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Take playout to the next level

Your solution to playout automation with integrated broadcast graphics

The media and broadcast environments are quickly evolving and broadcast playout needs to be there every step of the way. Viewer preferences and technology advancements are ultimately driving demands from emerging platforms that require for VOD and OTT delivery, and much more – nowadays playout requirements go drastically beyond linear playout.

Your broadcast playout solution needs to give a guaranteed top performance every time it’s showtime, and still be able to keep up with the ever-changing requirements. You need future-proof, easy, and cost-effective playout automation that allows you to be flexible and adapt quickly to the changes happening around you.

What comes to mind when thinking of the tools you need to deliver successful playout? You need: multi-channel playout automation, graphics template creation, cost-effective master control & channel branding for playout, cloud playout, and software-defined integrated master control playout, all of which Gallium and StreamMaster provide.

Discover how our solutions Gallium and StreamMaster help your business deliver great content, streamline your workflows, stand out with unique channel branding, automate your channels and networks in a reliable and efficient way, and much more. Get ready, it’s showtime!

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Key Features & Benefits:

  • Scalable workflow, scheduling and automation for single or multi-channel installations.
  • Automated control of transmission devices for broadcast graphics or complete channel playout
  • Integrated broadcast graphics for live playout
  • Built-in automated branding & promotion system offers unique in-channel/cross-channel capabilities.
  • Enterprise class reliability using COTS hardware. Software only playout means you get the advantage of COTS hardware and flexibility of future-proof software updates with new features and standards as they evolve.
  • Flexible, bespoke and modular, the combination of StreamMaster and Gallium offer a powerful suite of software tools to create the precise feature set needed for every individual broadcaster.
  • Use Opex pricing models to acquire just the exact features you need and only pay for it when you use it. Why pay for 100% of a hardware product when you only use 60% of the time 40% of the time.
  • IP SMPTE ST2110 Master Control playout solution using COTS hardware with optional SDI I/O for easy transition.
  • Quickly bring new channels to air on premise or in the cloud.
  • Easy cloud deployment for cost-effective business continuity & disaster recovery applications, even low cost or thematic channels.

FAQ Gallium / StreamMaster

What file formats does Gallium / StreamMaster support?

StreamMaster supports many of the standard file formats and continues to expand on this when new codecs and formats emerge into our market. Because even standards for codecs and formats can vary at R&S we would always recommend that a selection of representative files are provided for validation. We always play files in their native format. Full list of supported files can be found on our website.

Where can I improve my current workflows?

With Gallium and StreamMaster solutions we can add a level of business logic that makes customer workflows more efficient whilst allowing manual intervention when required."

What level of redundancy do I require?

Gallium and StreamMaster solutions can be very flexible with their redundancy models from N+1 to 1+1 architectures. Also, we can design redundancy models that can be built in different locations and environments when access is made available to a shared network.

How can I monitor the current state of my channels, systems, and hardware?

Gallium and StreamMaster solutions are visualized through the Gallium UI. The UI has a design function that allows the user to design layouts that are specific to a particular task. For example, the user has the ability to use panels to create a layout that provides a configuration option to filter on different criteria’s. This can be built up to provide a monitoring by exception layout across all the channels you are interested in for this function. We also offer a public REST APIs to access the current state and health of the system, where the results from these queries can be used in a systems wider monitoring tool which is pulling data from all parts of the environment and contributing to this holistic view.  

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