Modern Multichannel Automation

Aviator Automation™ is an integrated playout automation in the Aviator modular ecosystem. It is used to streamline multichannel control environments with an intuitive web-based UI, and designed to coordinate the management of all the components needed for complete channel origination.

Aviator Automation supports anywhere operations with easy-to-navigate event management, vertical channel workspaces, and horizontal timelines. Being part of the Aviator integrated playout environment ensures assets get to air fully prepped and QC’d on time, every time. For added peace of mind, Aviator Automation delivers a wide range of redundancy offerings, including N+M and multisite playout capabilities.

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  • Intuitive: Modern and flexible operability with drag & drop, versatile containers, linked lists, gang roll
  • Anywhere access with web-based applications
  • Unified multichannel control: Centralized playlist management with multiple configurable views: rundown, timeline, dashboard
  • More redundancy options: Hot failover, cold standby, N+1, N+M
  • Tightly integrated with other modules in Aviator such as ingest, content management, graphics, master control, or audio manager
  • Elastic scalability: Service-oriented architecture (SOA) allows geo-dispersed deployments and operations
  • Choice of hardware: Virtualization supported
  • Cloud workflows: Integrates seamlessly with Imagine Aviator for hybrid cloud/on-prem deployments
  • Channel landing page provides simple, high-level overview of all channels and their status
  • Easily visualize and operate multiple playlists at the same time
  • Primary event control for clips and live events
  • Secondary event control for graphics, MCS transitions, SCTE insertion, audio profiles, secondary record and more.
  • Traffic integration with BXF protocol
  • Traffic Translator to apply schedule translation rules
  • Playlist management: create, modify, save, load, or append playlists
  • Requests for missing media and automatic cache
  • As-run creation and stored on central database; viewer for easy display and export
  • Fast event editing: Insert, delete, copy/paste, drag/drop and modify primary and secondary events
  • Offline list editing
  • Event status and error monitoring, including QC status and QC actions
  • Clocks/Timers: Playlist time, remaining duration, break duration, gap / overlap warning, time to event and more
  • Advanced secondary event management, select types to be hidden or displayed
  • Preview any clip or graphic event in the playlist. Thumbnail preview of channel output
  • Playlist control: Play, Ripple, Stop, Clear Schedule, etc.
  • Third-party control: Imagine video servers, routers, multiviewers, custom drivers, GPO
  • Integration layer with RESTful API to integrate with 3rd-parties
  • Event containers to group shows or commercial breaks; easily expand/collapse and re-order; assign SCTE triggers and other secondary events to these containers
  • Find & Replace in current list or selected lists
  • GPI Triggers
  • Export missing media log
  • System health status with detailed metrics
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Steve Reynolds

Steve Reynolds is President of Imagine Communications, a global leader in multiscreen video and ad management solutions that broadcasters, networks, video service providers and enterprises around the world rely on to support their mission-critical operations.

Steve brings 25 years of technology leadership in the video industry to Imagine Communications. He has served as the CTO at Imagine Communications and Harris Broadcast, Senior Vice President of Premises Technology at Comcast, Senior Vice President of Technology at OpenTV, and CTO at Intellocity USA.

Steve earned a MS in Computer Engineering from Widener University and BS in Computer Science from West Chester University. As the Chairman of the AIMS Alliance and a member of SMPTE and SCTE, he has participated in numerous standards-making bodies in the cable and digital video industries. Steve also holds over 40 patents relating to digital video, content security, interactive television and digital devices.