Texas' Travis County Media Services Optimizes Automation Workflow With NVerzion NControl Lite
SALT LAKE CITY — April 23, 2013 — NVerzion, a leading provider of cutting-edge tools for digital broadcasting and television station automation, today announced that Travis County Media Services, the public access channel for the fifth largest county by population in Texas, has selected NVerzion's NControl Lite end-to-end automation solution to control its file-based broadcast and recording operations more efficiently and reliably.
"Prior to using NVerzion NControl Lite, our automation system was limited in the amount of equipment it could control, making it impossible to manage the entire broadcast workflow," said Al Jackson, media operations manager, Travis County Media Services, TCTV-17. "NVerzion automation is extremely versatile, allowing us to communicate reliably with every component in the broadcast workflow. As a result, we have dramatically increased operational and cost efficiencies while maintaining a consistent on-air broadcast."
Travis County Media Services operates TCTV-17, a county government access channel that delivers live telecasts of Commissioners Court meetings and a variety of original programs to the Central Texas community, including the state capital of Austin. During a recent migration to a larger facility, the broadcaster deployed NVerzion NControl Lite automation for its primary playback, recording, scheduling, and logging operations in order to increase operational efficiencies.
The high-performance NControl Lite software and hardware package includes: NGest professional dubbing and recording software application, NPoint video preparation software for segmenting and trimming, NControl router/cuts-only transmission playlists, NBase SQL media database manager, NView database viewer, NConvert that produces a specialized electronic as-run log format, and EMC Ethernet Machine Control.
Designed and pre-installed by local system integrator ZVS Media, NControl Lite runs on completely off-the-shelf hardware, enabling easy integration with third-party equipment — including routing, on-air graphics, and master control switchers. The highly scalable and customizable automation solution seamlessly ingests content and automatically schedules video playback of meetings taking place in an onsite Commissioners courtroom, in addition to other community events. Operators have simultaneous access to content from a highly intuitive graphical user interface that can be modified on the fly to meet Travis County Media's specific broadcast needs.
"NVerzion automation enables a more streamlined, file-based, end-to-end workflow that is both cost-effective and time-saving," said Reed Haslam, director of sales and marketing, NVerzion. "By reliably managing Travis County Media Services' entire broadcast operation — from acquisition to preparation, monitoring, and playout — NVerzion automation dramatically speeds up operations while ensuring a high-quality on-air broadcast."