WTIU, the Indianapolis PBS station owned and operated by Indiana University, has installed a complete NVerzion automation and storage management solution to streamline operations.
The station is relying on NVerzion’s Component Level Automation System Solutions (CLASS) platform to control its entire file-based workflow, from recording to scheduling, playback and non-real-time (NRT) delivery..
“WTIU airs programming on four digital channels 24 hours a day, in addition to producing local, regional, and national programs,” said George Hopstetter, station director of operations and engineering.
The station’s previous automation system had reached the end of life, and WTIU was looking for a replacement that would support “legacy third-party equipment with minimal complexity,” he said.
WTIU’s CLASS solution consists of a variety of hardware and software components, including:
- NControl on-air playlists
- NGest dubbing and recording software
- NPoint video preparation software and media events capabilities
- NBase SQL media database manager
- NView database viewer
- NCommand machine status and control
- NConvert traffic interface
- NTime time-driven event scheduling
- NGenius and XPansion storage management solutions
- Ethernet Machine Control (EMC)
- CPIM creative protocol interface module for XML traffic communications