OmniBus iTX 1.2 hits the market

OmniBus Systems is
shipping version 1.2 of iTX, software solution makes
the conventional broadcast automation, master control and playout chain
obsolete. iTX version 1.2 includes a range of new features and functions that
significantly extend the power of the system for broadcast, Web streaming,
mobile TV and business continuity applications. iTX is also one of the
industry’s first deployments of 1080p24 playout capability.
Embracing the
requirements of both large high-end broadcasters and smaller media operations,
iTX 1.2’s numerous enhancements include schedule preview; Omneon reference file
support allowing direct content read and playout of Omneon files from within
iTX; multiple language support with instant language track re-assignment and
support for Omneon language stacking; an exceptionally flexible audio engine
with native Dolby surround encoding and input/output remapping; support for
multi-regional breaks and opt-outs; automated insertion of evergreen content
for disaster recovery; capabilities for newsflash and roll-under situations;
closed captions; enhanced control of a wide range of external devices such as
routers, VTRs, subtitlers and graphics systems; and live instant playback for
news and sports programming.
“The watchwords for
this new version of iTX have been flexibility in a wide variety of scenarios
and broadcasting environments, together with the powerful new capabilities for
very demanding operations requested by our larger broadcast customers,”
said OmniBus CTO Ian Fletcher. “iTX retains its core strengths of
versatility and the ability to respond instantly when changes are required
on-air, and now adds tools and features that solve some of the most difficult
problems facing broadcasters today, such as the correct handling of
Dolby-encoded surround sound. iTX’s new 1080p24 capability is a really
significant breakthrough, offering broadcasters for the first time a
ready-to-run system that de-livers the highest quality images consumer equipment
is capable of receiving.”