Playout

D-Series™

Advanced Playout Automation

The transition to a digital environment has created a number of new business opportunities — and challenges — for media and entertainment companies, from delivering content to new platforms to transitioning to IP-based broadcasting while maintaining stability in your core environment

Imagine Communications’ D-Series™ playout automation system is an exceptionally scalable system that provides world-class device control for linear playout channels and manages the movement of file-based media to multiple delivery platforms.  The enterprise-level system delivers reliable, frame-accurate control of high-capacity media distribution environments.

D-Series playout automation commands a single architecture that can easily grow to manage more than 1,000 channels. A powerful, configurable user interface maximizes efficiency, simplifies facility reconfiguration and enables control of large numbers of channels. System integrity and practical security — including user access — are provided across the entire facility through station-defined security policies. System configuration can be managed from any authorized operator workstation.

The dual redundant configuration of D-Series provides extremely high levels of system availability for a large broadcast facility. The system is also extraordinarily flexible, with dynamic device allocation and management processes supporting a broad range of ingest and playout devices. Open metadata exchange is supported via BXF, MXF, AAF, V-ISAN and other standards.