September 2013

Put your new news studio on air with the News Studio in a Box

 

Come to see us at IBC 2013 in booth 3.B67

 

 

IBC 2013

At IBC 2013 this year, Aveco will introduce the Redwood family, bringing exciting new solutions for news studio and MCR playout to the industry. Targeted at markets with limited budgets but not willing to trade off quality or professional functionality, Redwood puts a news studio or new channel on-air quickly. The number of staff and their technical knowledge are both reduced.

In addition to Redwood, Aveco's traditional products will be demonstrated including comprehensive Studio 2 demos, ASTRA MCR and ASTRA MAM media asset management.

New Redwood Family - "News Studio in a Box" and "Channel in a Box" Solutions

The Redwood family is an exciting new product line for Aveco's customers and dealers. It gives our current customers new options for expansion and provides our dealers new markets and opportunities with a product that stands out from other "Box" solutions on the market today.

Redwood is a family of entry-level and scalable solutions designed around a client/server architecture. It is aimed at the News Studio and Master Control markets with smaller budgets but who still need professional quality and functionality. Redwood "Channel in a Box" systems come complete with everything needed to put a channel on-air including graphics, media player, switcher with effects, and Aveco's powerful automation engine.

 

Redwood Studio (News Studio-in-a-Box)

Redwood Studio is the first of its kind for news studio automation and playout. We believe it will define a new market segment that can address the complexities of a news studio. It provides broadcasters a way to automate the entire workflow, generate a unique and consistent look and feel with no trade-offs in graphics, and put the show on-air with minimal training, minimal staff, and minimal equipment.

The Redwood Studio client integrates a powerful graphics, playout and mixer engine controlled by Aveco's existing ASTRA Studio 2's easy to use studio control interface giving users functionality traditionally available only in much more expensive and complex products.

The Redwood server provides system level functionality including media asset management, file ingest, user interface, system utilities, database management, and a powerful template engine that simplifies the job of the journalists. In addition, the server runs the Aveco MOS interface which offers tight integration with, Octopus, ENPS, Gorilla, iNEWS, OpenMedia, and other NRCS systems for generating the rundown.

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REDWOOD Play (Channel-in-a-Box)

 

Redwood Play is a cost-effective integrated playout solution benefiting from Aveco's 22+ years of automation experience in master control. Small TV channels as well as large broadcasters with a combination of premium channels and niche channels can enjoy Redwood's ease of installation, expansion, and control through the a unified GUI and workflows.

Leveraging the powerful capabilities in Redwood Studio, Redwood Play is a Channel in a Box solution for master control. The Redwood Play client includes clip playout, graphics, switching, and DVE effects, which reduces capital and operational costs to the broadcaster.

Both clients can be used together to further reduce operating costs, by automating the complete newscast with the REDWOOD Studio client automating the live newscast and the Redwood Play client automating the commercial breaks both under control of the Redwood Server.

ASTRA Studio 2 (Next Generation News and Studio Automation)

Last year we introduced ASTRA Studio 2 which had just gone on air at SWR in Germany.

ASTRA Studio 2 continues to grow and is winning customers. After seeing SWR, RBB in Germany decided on Studio 2 in spite of intense competition and is on-air today. Joiz TV in Germany is an excellent example of a modern dynamic broadcaster using the full ASTRA Suite of Tools solution to provide high productivity with limited staff. Here ASTRA Studio 2 is integrated with ASTRA MCR and ASTRA MAM to fully automate a newscast switching between the rundown for news and the traffic system for commercial breaks - all under control of the ASTRA user interface.

Come see what is new in ASTRA Studio 2.

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ASTRA Studio 2 (Next Generation News and Studio Automation)

Last year we introduced ASTRA Studio 2 which had just gone on air at SWR in Germany.

ASTRA Studio 2 continues to grow and is winning customers. After seeing SWR, RBB in Germany decided on Studio 2 in spite of intense competition and is on-air today. Joiz TV in Germany is an excellent example of a modern dynamic broadcaster using the full ASTRA Suite of Tools solution to provide high productivity with limited staff. Here ASTRA Studio 2 is integrated with ASTRA MCR and ASTRA CMS to fully automate a newscast switching between the rundown for news and the traffic system for commercial breaks – all under control of the ASTRA user interface.

Come see what is new in ASTRA Studio 2.

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ASTRA Social Media Gateway

Since we introduced the Social Media Gateway last year, customers have been looking at different ways to take advantage of this new tool. One exciting option is to provide advertisers a way to link their social media infrastructure with their on-air commercial.

For example, at the start of a soccer game, ASTRA´s Social Media Gateway automatically sends out a "tweet" about the start of the game. Advertisers can then pay extra to include a link in that tweet for ordering a pizza to enjoy during the game. This win-win-win solution provides additional revenue to the broadcaster, additional sales for the advertiser, and an easy method to order a pizza for the game.

 

And, last but not least:

 

Join Us For Our IBC Beer Party

Come and join us on Sunday night after the show (17:00 - 20:00) for some special Aveco Beer and snacks. Bring your friends, customers, or just yourself for a relaxing evening at our booth 3.B67