A-LIST 3.0 - Now with MultiZone Bulletin Board Mode!

Whether you're a traditional TV broadcaster, or you just want to manage your own Internet TV station, this 'powerfully simple' hardware and software solution does what you want, when you want. We've condensed our years of automation experience into an all new platform with amazing power and great productivity features.

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Available in our new workstation/rackmount chassis line


What is A-LIST?



What is MultiZone Bulletin Board Mode?

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MODELS: CHOOSE WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU!

System configurations are available to fit your specific operational requirements.


A-LIST 360

Our standard single-channel HD and single or dual channel SD systems utilize a workstation chassis that can be rack mounted. This chassis comes standard with 2 x 1TB drives in a mirrored array (RAID1). 2TB, and 3TB drives are available as options.

Model Number
AL1S-1M
AL1H-1L12
Configuration
Chassis I/O Channels
4U SD 1
HD 1
Input Connections
CV Y/C YUV SDI
√ √ √ √
      √
Output Connections
CV Y/C YUV SDI HDMI
√ √ √ √ √
      √  


All A-LIST models feature our EAS interface that allows the system to function as a keyer and audio switch during emergency alert messages.



A-LIST 760

Our more powerful systems include a larger workstation/rackmount chassis which is designed to operate multiple channels. This is also the best choice for those planning for multi-channel expansion.  It accommodates up to four (4) independent playback or record channels. RAID5 multi-drive hardware controller and hot-swap bays are standard, with up to four 3TB drives.

Model Number
AL1S-1M
AL1H-1L12
Configuration
Chassis I/O Channels
5U SD 1-4
HD 1-4
Input Connections
CV Y/C YUV SDI
√ √ √ √
      √
Output Connections
CV Y/C YUV SDI HDMI
√ √ √ √ √
      √  


All A-LIST models feature our EAS interface that allows the system to function as a keyer and audio switch during emergency alert messages.


A-LIST NAS

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) server is the best way to consolidate and manage all your digital media assets (files). It replaces the 'tape library' from analog days with a network-based file management topology that's simple to use and efficient, maximizing productivity at every level. These servers are designed for the highest level of redundancy and asset protection, and are available in capacities ranging from 4TB to 96TB.

Our A-LIST systems can either play files directly over the network from your NAS, or prefetch (transfer) required playlist files from the NAS to the local drives.


4 bay table top NAS


8 bay rackmountNAS

AUTO-BUG • AUTO-LOOP • AUTO-FILL • TEXT • TIME-OF-DAY • LOOPING EVENTS • AS-RUN LOGS
ZONE BILLBOARD DISPLAY • DTMF • GPI/GPO TRIGGERS • ROUTER/SWITCHER CONTROL

A-LIST Playlist Automation uses a simple, graphics-oriented drag-and-drop interface that makes list creation and management intuitive and fun.

The software and hardware are smoothly integrated in a powerful, cost-effective 'video appliance' designed to withstand the demands of 24/7/365 automated file playback.

The unique system design offers unmatched flexibility and simplicity by playing any combination of files and folders … with automatic looping of specified folder content when tight scheduling is not required.

The versatility and functionality of A-LIST is equally appropriate for broadcasters, Webcasters, government and educational entities, and digital information displays.



A-LIST Playlist Window

Our unique PLAYLIST TOOLS let you create and manage all aspects of your playlist - from Events to Breaks, to multiple types and layers of Overlays. Our Next Generation graphics engine allows simultaneous display of ALL layers over playback or live video without the need for additional hardware.

Automatic features can be enabled and disabled at will, and on a per-event basis. These include AUTO-BUG, AUTO-FILL, AUTO-LOOP, and display of UP NEXT information.

We also provide full control over breaks, setting them to respond to DTMF, GPI/O, or Manual Triggers.

We offer a range of encoder solutions that accommodate every price point and functionality ... both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD).

PROGRAM STREAM encoders are generally used to create files for server playback.  TRANSPORT STREAM encoders are used to create single or multiplexed (MUXed) files to send (via ASI or SMPTE 310) to a digital transmitter for DTV broadcast.

ENCODING FILES

In general, you create digital files using three methods:
  1) copying from a videotape
  2) exporting a digital file from a non-linear editing system
  3) "capturing" a program from a satellite receiver

When copying a videotape, connect the video and audio outputs of the VCR to the corresponding inputs on the hardware encoder.

ENCODER OPTIONS

Depending on your selection from our available encoders, you can input composite, S-Video, component (Betacam), and HD/SD-SDI. Our simplest, most cost-effective MPEG-2 encoding package supports a single channel … and accepts composite or S-Video inputs. It also includes a scheduling utility for automatic and/or recurrent encoding sessions.

Some configurations include both encode and playback from the same hardware card, so you can input and encode a video signal and simultaneously monitor the output. With our DAYSHIFT software option you can "time-shift" (delay) the start of playback while the file is still encoding. Automated router control is an option.

Encoders can be configured as single or multi-channel in most of the input configurations.

Desktop

Rackmount

FILE FORMATS

We currently offer four (4) different types of real-time hardware encoders, each with their own capabilities and functionality. The simplest models create MPEG-2 and WMV files ... while the more robust configurations capture and transcode a large number of file formats. These cards are also capable of real-time streaming while encoding - and even saving two file formats simultaneously.

MPEG I frame(SD/HD)
MPEG-2 IBP (SD/HD)
H.264 with AAC Audio
WMV
DV-AVI

TRANSPORT STREAMS (DTV)

Digital broadcasting requires an ASI or SMPTE 310 transport stream input to the transmitter. We worked closely with NTT Electronics in the development of the MPC-1010, an exceptionally high-quality transport stream encoder that features four independent input modules that support composite, SDI and HD-SDI input sources. The 2U chassis includes a multiplexer (MUX) and static PSIP generator. ASI and IP Inputs are available for an external PSIP data signal. The unit outputs ASI and SMPTE 310 simultaneously.

THE A-LIST SYSTEM INTEGRATES CONTROL OF MATRIX ROUTING SWITCHERS TO SELECT AND DISPLAY THE PROPER SOURCES FOR SCHEDULED EVENTS.

In our system configurations you can control a routing switcher that outputs directly to your transmitter, DTV encoder(s), or Internet streaming device … or to all of these simultaneously. The A-LIST automation software selects router sources such as playback cards, satellite receivers, and "LIVE" studios, for display at the time of scheduled events - or when DTMF tones are received.

In some configurations the routing switcher feeds directly into the RUSHWORKS Input/Output engine that functions as the 'pipeline' for all video being output to the various destinations. Graphic overlays can be added to the signal in real-time for "branding", animated "snypes" and other visual elements.


SOURCE MONITORING IS AVAILABLE WITH A VARIETY OF FORMATS AND PRICING.

LCD MONITORS

If your station runs mainly unattended, monitoring should be minimal.  You can purchase an adequate 13" color monitor from a variety of retailers for around $60.  However, monitoring is critical if your operation is more complex and requires personnel.

We provide several options for convenient rack mount LCD monitors.  Based on the system architecture we recommend, we'll propose the number and size of monitors that best suits your needs.


4 x 4"


3 x 6"


2 x 8"

MULTIVIEWERS

A multiviewer is a device that displays multiple sources on a single LCD screen.  This can significantly reduce the space requirements, while providing a consolidated view of all your critical sources.  You can also use a projector instead of an LCD screen to display the output of the multiviewer.  Depending on the model selected, the sources will also display audio levels for each input.


Multiviewer

USER INTERFACE MONITORS


Most systems ship with a 22" (minimum) LCD/LED screen for the A-LIST interface display, with a sparkling resolution of 1920 x 1080.


Our VDESK Meeting and Event Production System ships with a 21.5" TouchScreen monitor.


22" LCD


21.5" Touch Screen

FINANCING OPTIONS

We have established long-term relationships with three excellent and aggressive leasing companies. Terms range from 24 to 60 months, with a range of end-of-lease options. Leasing conserves your cash flow and lets you focus on generating sales … which is the name of the game!

JB II Funding

For more leasing information on JB II Funding click here or call:
Jacob White - 877.386.3522 x333

TAYCOR Financial

For details on leasing from TAYCOR Financial click here.

Direct Capital

For details on leasing from Direct Capital click here.