DeckChair is an entry level automation product which is offered at a very competitive price. It is compact, occupying only 3U rack of space and hosts Device control, Database and Client, providing control of up to three on-air channels. The system adopts its Neptune roots of proven on-air reliability and a wide range of features to ensure professional on-air programming for small channel playout.
DeckChair is available in six pre-configured options and customers can expand their systems at a fixed cost in line with the capabilities of their video servers. Systems are provided pre-loaded with a full set of device drivers allowing future expansion using a simple upgrade package. New drivers are immediately available and ready to go.
DeckChair controls VTRs for ingest and playout, routers, and video servers using industry standard VDCP protocol. It provides various options for secondary device control using either simple GPI triggers or control of dedicated on-air graphics devices.
DeckChair also includes scheduled recording for users wishing to do automatic unattended ingest of live feeds. Content delivered using FTP by third parties on to the server is automatically detected and can be made available for Playout. Included with DeckChair is a 1 year warranty that covers both hardware and software. Each system is supplied with a CD so that customers can restore their systems back to the original factory settings.
- From 1 to 3 channels
- Available in 6 preconfigured packages 1 or 2 clients
- Small footprint - 3RU
- Professional on-air graphics support
- Playlist Import and As-Run reporting
- Easy upgrades available within the range