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SMT Playout Automation

Automated 4K/HD/SD IP & NDI playout system for videos,

streaming, advertising and broadcast graphics

SMT Playout Automation is a turnkey playout server solution for scheduling programs advertising and graphics. It combines scheduling, ingest, playout, CG and interactive graphics within one server. The integrated show planner allows broadcasters to design, manage and air 7 days of program with only a single operator. SMT's automated playout is the go-to solution for broadcast and cable TVs, streaming-only TV stations, sport broadcasters, hotels, schools, corporate TV, shopping malls, airports and many more.

Main Features

» Multichannel playout solution for 24/7 broadcast operations

» Turnkey package including software and hardware with 4 HD-SDI outputs as well as NDI outputs

» Up to 4 channels SD/HD/4K/IP/NDI in a single server

» Integrated CG for on-air animated graphics including ticker, channel branding, crawlers, coming-up-next banners, » clock, breaking news crawlers

» Supports multiple video codecs and containers

» Integrated NDI multiview

» Parallel SDI (4K/HD/SD) + NDI outputs

» Scheduled Playlist for 24/7 autonoumos broadcast production

» Multiple playout options in a single server; up to 4 channels/card (Blackmagic 8K Pro) 

» Supports multi-language content playout and graphics playout

» Multi-user remote management (users must be in the same network)

» 8 TB integrated content storage


» In addition to the integrated 2D graphics engine a more comprehensive 3D graphics engine is available for

» multidimensional broadcast graphics like news-tickers, channel branding, crawlers and much more

» Easy scalable, additional channels as an upgrade (Blackmagic 8K Pro cards or additional servers required)

» ​External playlist editor for comfortable rundownlist creation 

» External Graphic editor that is used to create additional graphic templates

» Clean Feed output available with additional mux hardware for use with live feed

» MAM integration (customized based on client’s requirements)

» MOS protocol integration (customized based on client’s requirements)

» 10 or 12 TB storage upgrade

Up to four 4K channels in a box
Integrated CG for on-air graphics
Integrated NDI multiviewer
Multi-language content playout
Easy scalable, additional channels as upgrade 

Integrated CG for stunning broadcast graphics


The integrated CG can be used for station branding, coming-up-next banners, logos, ticker, animations, clock and much more. Graphic content can be animation, crawl, roll, or fade. SMT playout automation also supports video with alpha channel.


Playout and broadcast graphics - easy controlled by one intuitive user interface

The new developed graphics engine is integrated into the SMT Playout System. No additional hardware or software is needed. Operators can control the playback of all motion graphics, animations, corporate graphics, station logos, lower thirds and more with one intuitive user interface. SMT Playout supports simple 1D graphics like lower thirds as well as complex multi-layer 3D graphics. Applications include all types of live shows, news shows, election shows, sports and teleshopping.

Graphic and content playout from the leader of broadcast graphics


We are the pioneers in sports graphics and playout systems, having re-imagined the broadcast world 30 years ago. Our in-house developed products have a high reputation with many large TV-stations for over 20 years. All of SMT Munich's products are designed in-house. With our world-class enterprise support and over-the-air diagnostics, we deliver unmatched reliability for live broadcasting operations.


Turnkey package HW & SW

Easy to install and maintain

24/7 support & remote diagnostics

Over 20 years on the market

SMT Design agency turns your coporate

design into stunning broadcast graphics




» 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)


» 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

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