updated 12:40 pm EST, Thu January 6, 2005
BUG.tv video servers
BUG.tv has released upgraded versions of its servers, which it says the products are "the world's" first motion graphic video servers based on Apple Xserve G5 platform. The new dynamic "BUG-STACKER" Interface software lets you "stack" video files and cue them for play out, by simple drag-and-drop actions. It is optimized for live operations, such as news and sports presentation environments.
In addition, the upgrade features enhanced control and monitoring functionalities, including improved compatibility with standard broadcast television control protocols (Louth, Florical, Sony VDCP, serial, etc.) and the ability to program GPI Out signals directly in the playlist. The video servers also allow users to play Final Cut Pro, Motion and Adobe After Effects files projects directly "on air" without time-consuming ingest operations via simple drag & drop functionality.