Gainesville, FL, April 12, 2009 – Digital Broadcast, a leading producer of master control and newsroom automation products, opened NAB 2010 with its expanding line of broadcast products. New and legacy products are displayed at the Digital Broadcast booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Featured in the expanding line are:
MediaFire IP provides multichannel splicing of MPEG2 and MPEG4 media for direct feeds to cable or a transmitter. The system maintains the streamed MPEG network so that no baseband switching or keying is required. As well, it allows ingest of ASI and Ethernet directly from digital satellite receivers. It requires no decoding to baseband and re-encoding into the MediaFire Video Server.
The MediaVault Archive is a mass-storage system with blue laser or LTO tape technology that provides mass storage of broadcast media. The high-speed searchable index is based on file metadata. Archived material can be played at any access-granted desktop computer.
The MediaFire Safety Net is a disaster recovery system that provides complete on-air functions off-site in the event the station is unable to maintain on-air operations. It offers an extremely economical backup to existing master control automation and server systems since the MediaFire contains both automation and inventory in a single server. When necessary, it can take over complete on-air tasks with current inventory and logs.
The MediaView verification recorder is a server system that provides ongoing verification of off-air feeds. Storing up to a year’s worth of off-air feeds per station, the system provides the capability of searching by date and time, scrubbing and burning material to CD or DVD. It can also provide simultaneous comparison of multiple station off-air feeds.
The MediaFire Automated Master Control System is a full-featured master control automation system with built-in automation and direct interfaces to spot and syndicated program delivery services. Content from media delivery services moves automatically to MediaFire, fully prepped and ready for playout. A distributed IP network-based system, MediaFire automates master control from ingest to playout to reconciliation with traffic and billing. Automated record and net delay will be featured with this system. The system is being exhibited in HD as well as SD.
MediaFire Central is a centralized broadcast system in which multiple stations can be controlled and spots can be regionalized from a central site with all the advantages of MediaFire Automated Master Control.
A news automation system, the NewsBank Automated News System consolidates servers and editing functions so that news stories can be received, edited and automatically aired according to rundowns provided via MOS interfaces to newsroom computer systems. NewsBank features specialized interchanges with the major news delivery services so that stories can be edited and aired in their native digital formats. HD as well as SD is featured.
About Digital Broadcast
DIGITAL BROADCAST offers a premier line of broadcast program and news automation control products including master control automation, newsroom automation, automated media delivery transference, on-air verification, disaster recovery, archiving, and broadcast centralization. Digital Broadcast products feature totally integrated hardware and software and interfaces to the full range of existing station equipment and services. Headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, Digital Broadcast maintains regional offices on the West Coast, Southwest, Southeast, Midwest, Northeast and Latin America.