As the demand for remote operations continues to increase in the industry, Imagine Communications has improved its ADC broadcast automation, allowing media companies to access and control their broadcast channel from anywhere. This powerful capability enhances existing multimedia workflows with better revenue assurance and business continuity, enables more efficient operations using remote personnel, and supports new business models, including hub and spoke deployments and unified broadcast operations from a centralized broadcast center.
ADC Flex is an intuitive, flexible and highly configurable addition to Imagine’s trusted ADC automation platform. Running natively in a web browser, ADC Flex provides a powerful, easy-to-use, out-of-the-box control solution, enabling media companies to leverage existing infrastructure and minimize operational training to lower their cost. total possession. ADC Flex can be added to existing ADC deployments or can be used as a basis for new installations and launching new channels.
ADC Flex allows operators to monitor and control channels, schedule content ingestion, and manage content from anywhere with Internet access, delivering operational efficiency while maintaining critical functions. With its modern HTML5 web user interface, ADC Flex is tailored to the specific operational needs of broadcasters, providing an identical look and feel whether the operator is in the machine room, remotely or working from home; all that is needed to communicate is a secure data connection.
âToday’s customers want highly resilient, intuitive, fast, configurable and reliable broadcast control,â says Andy Warman, Senior Vice President of Playout at Imagine Communications. âADC Flex offers this flexibility and agility, whether for an existing system or for a new ADC installation. The user interface has a completely modern look and feel that is easy to use and customize. It allows media companies to connect through their local area network or through a secure Internet connection – without the need for additional cumbersome hardware or interfaces.
Renowned for its extensive library of external devices, ADC automation can be tightly integrated with Imagine Communications’ Nexio video servers and the Versio integrated broadcast platform and provide an easy upgrade path when needed. ADC Flex leverages these capabilities and will adapt to changing technologies and workflow requirements.
Screens can be customized to meet workflow requirements and user preferences. Permissions can be assigned to users and groups, and favorites can be assigned for commonly used layouts. Since it is built using HTML5, ADC Flex can run on Windows, MacOS, or Linux. Control panels and supervision screens can also be created for tablets where mobility is required.
âThe events of the past 18 months have brought home the need to be able to work remotely, which in broadcasting channels means updating schedules, taking dynamic manual control and monitoring outputs,â Warman adds. âADC Flex is the solution that broadcasters around the world have asked for. “