Neptune Lite has been designed to meet the needs of smaller broadcast operations. It provides frame accurate, reliable and user friendly playout and ingest tools that can be used to run up to four television channels. Neptune Lite shares the same core technology of Neptune, making it possible for broadcasters to begin with Neptune Lite and to upgrade to a full Neptune system when needs arise, without losing any of the initial investment.
The base package includes a Client and a Device Controller, which controls broadcast devices via RS422 or network interfaces. The Client is multi-functional, providing an intuitive user interface from which operators can control transmission, ingest material, perform media management and monitor status using different panels. The Device Controller communicates to the Clients via Pebble Beach Systems' powerful TCP/IP protocol. A separate housekeeper hosts the system database and generates logs. Neptune Lite can optionally work with Anchor Media Manager to enable intelligent direct media control and tracking across near-line storage and stand alone data tape drives.
Same core code & applications as Neptune
Entry level up for up to 4 channels (4 Playlists) or 4 Clients
- Controls up to 32 devices
- Includes Secondary devices
- Optionally supports Anchor Media Management near-line and stand alone data tape drives
- Upgradeable to Neptune - without penalty
- Add more channels or clients
- Add Browse based workflows
- Add Data Library Control