Central-control

 

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Central Control is Bitcentral’s new Master Control and Automation solution.

 

Central Control is a master control, television station automation, and modular broadcast management system that operates locally or remotely to perform a wide range of ingest and playout functions. Central Control is managed by an enterprise class master control and management module that can adapt to the needs of hub and spoke, hybrid or localized media playout environments.

 

Capabilities:

  • Ingest: 4 HDSDI Inputs Per
  • Playout: 4 HDSDI Outputs Per
  • IT Based utilizing HP Hardware
  • Asset Management
  • Archive: Online, Cloud, BluRay or LTO
  • Real time Compositing
  • Central Control of Multiple Locations
  • Broad Format Support
  • JIE and JIP
  • BXF Support

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bitcentral has the capability to provide television and news producing stations across all market sizes a full station solution when combined with Bitcentral’s CORE:news. Whether you operate in a highly localized, multi-channel environment or demand a streamlined centralized configuration, Bitcentral’s Central Control solution will grow with each broadcast organization and adapt to the ever-evolving needs of a master control operation.

Central Control Modules

Playout Module

Designed to maximize functionality and versatility, this multiple input/output (multi-I/O) device can be utilized as a single-channel integrated playout server or operate multiple channels using an enterprise-level “hub and spoke” model.

 

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Ingest Module

Whether you operate in a highly localized, multi-channel environment or demand a streamlined centralized ingest configuration, Bitcentral’s Modular Ingest System is able to grow with your broadcast organization and adapt to the ever-evolving needs of your Master Control department.

 

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Management Module

As stations continue to add localized channels and as networks/station groups continue to centralize Master Control functionality, your broadcast management consoles and applications must be able to keep up with the growing demand, both locally and remotely. Realizing that your Master Control hardware and software must evolve to meet the needs of a rapidly changing market, Bitcentral engineers developed Central Control to support a range of highly scalable functions, managed by an enterprise class Master Control and Management Module system.

 

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Bitcentral’s Central Control™ broadcast automation system can be installed on a single server or throughout a networked multi-server configuration. All Bitcentral system configurations are delivered as turnkey solutions.

Automation Peripheral Applications

Peripheral Applications which include the BXF Module for BXF-driven traffic communications such as Live Log, content update notifications and media maintenance integration; and managed asset distribution with the Media Transfer Module.

 

Additional system features

  • Skin-based graphic user interface with multiple language support
  • Internal unicode support allows the use of any language in a native manner
  • Built-in inter-user mailing system
  • Privilege-based user access
  • Customizable data display
 
 

Video Specifications

SDI SD/HD video inputs and outputs

Up to four 10-bit 4:2:2 serial digital video input per server.

Up to four 10-bit 4:2:2 serial digital video outputs per server.

Serial digital component 4:2:2 video at 270 Mbps in accordance with SMPTE 259M (SD):

  • 480i (NTSC) at 29.97 fps
  • 576i (PAL) at 25 fps
 

Serial digital component 4:2:2 video at 1.48 Gbps in accordance with SMPTE 292M (HD):

  • 1080i at 25, 29.97, and 30 fps
  • 720p at 50, 59.94, and 60 fps
  • 1080p/PsF at 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, and 30 fps
 

True multi-rate inputs and outputs

Simultaneous input and output of different video standards.

All I/O standards, HD and SD, must belong to the same frame rate group:

  • Dot frame rates: 23.98, 29.97, and 59.94 fps
  • Integer frame rates: 24, 25, 30, and 50 fps
 

Additional video input/output features

  • Auto-detection of input video standard
  • Video relay bypass support for two input when power is off
  • Independent horizontal and vertical preset for each video output
  • VBI and RP188 support

Master/genlockable video time base

  • Analog blackburst reference (tri-level or bi-level) or SDI input as reference
  • External termination using loopthrough
  • Sub-pixel adjustment with respect to genlock in SD
  • Pixel adjustment with respect to genlock in HD
  • Flywheel on genlock
 

AES/EBU audio inputs and outputs

  • 16-in/32-out unbalanced AES/EBU audio channels
  • Audio clock genlocked to video reference in accordance with ASE11-1997
  • Sampling rate at 48 kHz
  • Optional 44.1 kHz to 48 kHz resampling at input
  • 16-, 20-, and 24-bit audio streams are supported
 

Embedded audio inputs and outputs

  • Supports up to 16 channels of embedded audio per SDI video stream in accordance with SMPTE 272M A,B, and C (SD) and SMPTE 299M (HD)
  • Sampling rate at 48 kHz
  • 16-, 20-, and 24-bit audio streams are supported