SMT Playout Automation

Automated HD playout system for videos, advertising and graphics

SMT Playout Automation is an easy-to-use system for scheduling programs and managing channels, advertising and graphics. The integrated show planner allows clients to design, manage and air a week's worth of broadcast programming with only a single operator. Every system is custom-tailored to meet site-specific software and hardware requirements.

Show scheduling

SMT’s Channel Playout offers an intuitive system for program scheduling, channel management and advertising and graphics integration. SMT Playout Automation provides broadcasters with the ability to plan, control and arrange all types of visual content with two simple user interfaces. The schedule is created in Microsoft Excel and is then transferred to Sigistudio, SMT's playout software.

System Overview

Automation

With SMT Playout Automation, broadcasters can schedule their broadcast program weeks ahead. Program schedules are created in MS Excel. After the master program is added to the Excel sheet, the system automatically calculates the remaining playout time for advertising. Program planners can add an unlimited number of advertisements and trailers. After the schedule is finalized, the SMT Automation transfers the entire schedule, including all video file paths to Sigistudio for automatic media import. Sigistudio automatically loads all video files according to the Excel schedule.

Automation

With SMT Playout Automation, broadcasters can schedule their broadcast program weeks ahead. Program schedules are created in MS Excel. After the master program is added to the Excel sheet, the system automatically calculates the remaining playout time for advertising. Program planners can add an unlimited number of advertisements and trailers. After the schedule is finalized, the SMT Automation transfers the entire schedule, including all video file paths to Sigistudio for automatic media import. Sigistudio automatically loads all video files according to the Excel schedule.

Automation

With SMT Playout Automation, broadcasters can schedule their broadcast program weeks ahead. Program schedules are created in MS Excel. After the master program is added to the Excel sheet, the system automatically calculates the remaining playout time for advertising. Program planners can add an unlimited number of advertisements and trailers. After the schedule is finalized, the SMT Automation transfers the entire schedule, including all video file paths to Sigistudio for automatic media import. Sigistudio automatically loads all video files according to the Excel schedule.

Channel Playout

Master Program

The master program is the center of SMT Playout Automation. It serves as a reference point for the system to calculate the remaining air-time.

Advertising Playlist

With its integrated rundown list for advertising, SMT Playout Automation helps broadcasters keep their advertising in a clean and structured way. To make revenue streams from advertising more efficient, advertising can be scheduled with the integrated program scheduler.

Channel Branding

Create and edit on-screen graphics such as channel branding and breaking news in seconds, even when the show is already on air

Specifications 

 

Dimensions:

» 19” rack mount enclosure

» W: 48,26 cm (19") H: 4U/ 17,80 cm (10,5")

» Master / slave configuration 2 * 4HU D: 68,50 cm (26,59")

 

Operating Temperature:

+10 C° to + 35C°

 

Operating System:

» WIN 10 professionell 64 bit

» 32 GB RAM

» 2 Xeon Multi-Core CPUs

» 1/10Gbit ethernet networking

» SSD storage

» 750W power supply redundancy

» DVD drive, mouse, keyboard

 

Hard Drives and Storage:

» SSD system disk

» SSD data disk (RAID)

Configuration:

» 1 IN (Fill, 12G)

» 1Out (Fill & Key, 12G)

» 2 OUTs (Fill, 12G)

» 1/10Gbit ethernet networks

 

Video Formats:

» 4K 4096 x 2160 50p/60p

» UHD 3840 x 2160 50i/50p/60p

» HD 1920 x 1080 50i/50p/59,9i/59,9p

» HD 1280 x 720p 50p

» SD 720 x 576 50i

» SD 720 x 480 59,9i

All video formats support 8/10-bit 4:2:2, SDR or HDR output