Cloud-optimized Automation Platform

Versio™ Automation is a cloud-optimized, schedule-execution engine designed to drive playout in a pure Versio™ modular playout-based ecosystem, providing a control interface that allows you to coordinate the management of all the components needed for channel origination.

With an intuitive web-based UI, Versio Automation supports anywhere operations with easy-to-navigate clip management, vertical channel workspaces, and horizontal timelines. Being fully integrated with Versio modular playout workflow tools ensures assets get to air fully prepped and QC’d on time, every time. For added peace of mind, Versio Automation delivers a wide range of redundancy offerings, including N+M and multisite playout capabilities.

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  • Cloud-ready
    • Enables expansion into new markets or regions
    • Reduces capex spend
    • Ensures globally accessible playout operations
    • Scales on demand
  • Cost effectively launch new channels, leveraging the agility of the cloud
  • Get to air faster and easier with unified UI, database, and metadata
  • Experiment with emerging business models, while maintaining primary revenue streams
  • Adapt quickly to changing market dynamics
  • Provides exceptional agility and flexibility with its service-oriented architecture
  • Reduces long-term infrastructure costs with future ready components and flexible design
  • Reduces equipment and operational costs by virtualizing master control
  • SOA scalable distributed architecture
  • Utilizes cloud-native services (e.g., AWS) to increase reliability, resiliency, and scalability
  • Control of Versio integrated audio, video, and graphics functionality
  • Unified, intuitive web-based user interfaces for faster functional flexibility
  • Hybrid IP/SDI content management and playout solution
  • Scalable modular solution designed to provide a tailored fit for all installations
  • Channel landing page provides simple, high-level overview of all channels and their status
  • Built-in asset management and workflow tools
  • Easy-to-navigate clip management and vertical channel workspaces, including advanced secondary event control and horizontal timeline
  • Hybrid IP / SDI content management and playout solution
  • Geo-dispersed playout operations
  • Unified centralized channel management
  • Playout with digital asset management capabilities
  • Linear channel playback
  • Monitor by exception
  • Web-based applications
  • RESTful API layer
  • Operational elasticity
  • Virtualization
  • Redundancy options
  • BXF import from traffic
  • Gang roll support
  • Offline list editing
    • Publish list to one or multiple channels
    • Copy-paste between offline and live list
  • Containers
    • Consolidate events into container groups
    • Create manually or from traffic
    • Easily expand/collapse and re-order
    • Assign SCTE triggers and secondary events
  • Find and Replace in current list or selected lists
  • GPI Triggers
  • Export Missing Media log
  • Channel Preview window
  • System health status
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Sinclair Broadcast Group Puts Cloud Playout Through its Paces

From rapid deployment of new services to massive economies of scale, cloud-based playout promises to revolutionize the way broadcasters deliver channels. But how is it actually working in the real world? 

Join us as we sit down with Mike Kralec from Sinclair Broadcast Group to hear how SBG put cloud-based tech through its paces during a migration of three of its emerging networks ― Comet, Charge! and TBD ― to AWS.

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