Utility transitioning from analog to digital cable TV

Utility transitioning from analog to digital cable TV
GLASGOW — Glasgow Electric Plant Board is now broadcasting its cable television channels two ways – in digital and analog signals – as it makes the transition to all-digital. Soon, probably by the end of October, the … Periodically, a message may …
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Top 3 reasons your school needs digital signage now
Do you remember the giant bulletin boards that took up large swaths of wall space and always got cluttered with outdated information or unapproved posts? Digital signage can free up that space, make approval for posts mandatory and impossible to get …
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Liverpool man helped police track down suspects ID'd in Amber Alert
Brian Ballentine was headed west on I-90 just after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning when he noticed a digital message board on the Thruway that described the suspect's vehicle. Within minutes, he suddenly found himself driving behind the vehicle and called …
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Broadcastvision Entertainment further Expands CAB and Personal Viewing Screen Controller Innovations Cable, Satellite and IPTV Functionality on Cardio Equipment

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) December 10, 2014

Broadcastvision Entertainment – http://www.broadcastvision.com – 3.0 CAB versions to allow the equipment cardio popular series Matrix® 7XE to work with the built-in TV tuner and cable console satellite or IPTV set-top boxes. The CAB provides the club owner flexibility, increased channel line-up, and savings in operating costs of the set-top box and releases exercisers hand held remote controls. The CAB is compatible with most cardio brand appliances including Matrix® 1, 3, 5 and series 7XE, Precor cardio equipment with console commands, Life Fitness® Inspire, Integrity & amp; amp; Discover generation Startrac® 1 & amp; amp; 2 Freemotion® 7 & amp; amp; 11 series and more. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0f8cc6iIxU .

In addition to the ACR (adapter box console) upgrades, universal controller Axcess is the entertainment controller Fitness offers only menu navigation and allows exercisers to run a cable, satellite or IPTV set-top boxes in conjunction with personal viewing any screen manufacturer. This eliminates the remote control unit systems and expensive modulation or MDTA heavy pocket multiplexer. The exerciser gets audio and control personal viewing screen with just the multimeter Axcess.

“late Chief modulate signaling equipment can cost an operator of thousands of dollars club and channel limited selections. The CAB and multimeter operate the cable, satellite or IPTV Set Top Box to provide more channels and HD content at lower cost. “Said Mark Blake COO Broadcastvision Entertainment. Broadcastvision designed the CAB and the universal controller to work with other displays and display controllers of personal branding entertainment as CardioTheater®, and CardioVision® MYE Entertainment®. “Many clubs are modernizing our CAB or multimeter, even if they are not required to have a set-top box for each piece of equipment. They are impressed with the amount of features we offer and feel safe in knowing that the product is proof future if / when they are required to have a set-top box, “Blake said.

Broadcastvision is your complete source for fitness entertainment including AudioFetch (TV audio for Apple® and Android® smartphones) 863MHz / 900MHz Wireless, Wireless FM, big screen televisions and media, sound systems, Digital Signage, Brand Music and messaging and personal viewing screens.

Broadcastvision is a pioneer and innovative leader in the market of entertainment fitness industry.

Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google, Inc. Matrix is ​​a registered trademark of Johnson Health Tech. Precor and CardioTheater are registered trademarks of Precor, Life Fitness Inc. is a registered trademark of Life Fitness, Inc. Startrac is a registered trademark of Startrac, Inc. Freemotion is a registered trademark of fitness Freemotion. Mye Entertainment is a trademark of Mye Entertainment, Inc. CardioVision is a registered trademark of ARG, Inc.

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Pittsfield Community Television Enhances Cable Network Operation with Tightrope Media Systems

Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) March 28, 2012

Tightrope Media Systems is helping Pittsfield Community Television (PCTV) in Massachusetts more efficiently automate content across three cable channels using the company’s range of Cablecast automation and video server solutions.

PCTV, serving the Pittsfield, Dalton and Richmond communities, produces and broadcasts programming for three distinct channels: Access Pittsfield, a public access channel; Pittsfield ETV, showing educational programming; and government programming channel Citylink. Each station offers interactive bulletin boards, video-on-demand and live web streaming — all enabled through Tightrope Media solutions.

A longtime Cablecast customer, PCTV added Tightrope Media’s new Cablecast SX2HD platform to incorporate high-definition programming. The Cablecast SX2HD video server supports three channels (one in, two out), multi-format SD/HD encoding and decoding, and built-in content storage (16TB). PCTV has also established file-based workflows using Cablecast SX2HD, allowing the facility to work more efficiently by moving away from tape-based studio operations.

In addition to program scheduling and playout, Cablecast SX2HD incorporates Tightrope Media’s Carousel digital signage application to manage program graphics, channel logo insertion and bulletin board content created both in-house and from the community.

“Cablecast SX2HD is the central heart-pumping system for everything that runs through here,” said Shawn Serre, chief engineer, Pittsfield Community Television. “That seamless integration means we’re not dealing with a lot of different components and vendors that don’t work together. It makes the entire operation very reliable.”

The Cablecast SX2HD video server supports native playout of many different file formats, including MPEG2 I-Frame only (up to 100Mbps) and DVCPro HD and SD. This helps PCTV retain video quality and eliminate cumbersome content transcoding processes that many facilities experience upon migration to file-based workflows.

Serre adds that the efficiencies extend well beyond internal processes and onto the greater community through the interactive capabilities of Carousel.

“The built-in Carousel Framework allows viewers, as well as educational and government users, to create and submit messages for broadcast on the bulletin boards,” said Serre. “These are displayed to 20,000 households along with community info, weather data, RSS feeds and other content. Carousel also informs viewers about upcoming programs and schedules. It’s very vital to the workflow.”

Serre notes that Tightrope Media Systems has grown along with PCTV as it moves away from being strictly appointment television. Cablecast SX2HD’s automated operation extends to Cablecast video-on-demand (Cablecast ProVOD) and live streaming (Cablecast SX Live) solutions to help viewers consume content in new ways.

“The rise of new media means that people are hungry to consume content in non-traditional ways, so being able to provide television in different manners gives our viewers more options,” said Serre. “People are more likely to think of us a forward-thinking organization, which is important in community television. Tightrope has made it very efficient for us to automate channels and bulletin boards while moving to HD and file-based workflows.”

About Tightrope Media Systems

Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and broadcast automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, internet video on demand, live streaming, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multi-channel instant replay machine for stadiums, arenas and Outside Broadcast vehicles. Tightrope’s award winning systems are used throughout the world. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com.