WTMO, WRMD Streamline Automation with NVerzion
12/07/2017 Orlando, FL - NVerzion, a leading broadcast equipment manufacturer headquartered in Salt Lake City, working in concert with the engineers at WTMO-CD in Orlando and WRMD-CD in Tampa has completed the installation of a comprehensive multi-channel Broadcast Automation system.
The two Spanish language Telemundo affiliate stations serving the Florida coast are owned by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned company representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo network.
After on-site, in-depth personnel training by the NVerzion staff, the two systems at the separate stations function identically. Prior to the install, management stressed the importance of uniformity in operations across their multiple channels. Tighter integration with the existing Marketron traffic system, compared with the previous Automation system, was the deciding factor.
The NVerzion automation system controls a 360 Systems Maxx Video Server, and Sigma Technology Systems 64x64 HD Router. The system is being used for Commercial Insertion purposes which receives Network Cue Tones to trigger the start of each break, while interfacing with the Evertz Namedropper for station ID’s. The NVerzion automation system efficiently interfaces with the existing Marketron traffic system and offers increased stability and reliability.
Gary Faller, Regional Broadcast IT Engineer for ZGS' Florida stations, appreciated the customized “manual” router control software, used now for the stations’ locally broadcast news and entertainment. It was an easy and straightforward integration into the Master Control facility design. Another improvement was the inclusion of multiple trigger outputs, and the reliable NControl automated playlist manager.
Always a point of pride at NVerzion, the high level of customer support was a highlight of the two companies' time spent working together. Faller praises the "Great support for NVerzion automation system long after installation and commissioning were completed."
About WTMO Orlando and WRMD Tampa: Owned by ZGS communications, these Telemundo stations serve Florida's Spanish speaking population with live news casts and syndicated programming. ZGS Communications is an Arlington, VA based company operating 11 TV stations and two radio stations across the eastern and southern US.