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OmniBus Delivers Automation and Workflow Products at IBC

Products managing more than 200 channels worldwide (August 17, 2005)

The theme of the OmniBus presence at IBC2005 is "Delivering Automation and Workflow Products," reflecting the fact that not only are all the products being demonstrated on the presentation area of the OmniBus stand full general availability (GA) releases, having passed rigorous quality assurance (QA) testing, but that these same products also are installed and on-air, managing more than 200 channels worldwide. OmniBus delivers real products to real customers based upon real experience.

IBC2005 Product Announcements

OmniBus Launches OPUS Content Management And Workflow Suite V1.1
The OmniBus OPUS Content Management and Workflow Suite v1.1 comprises fully integrated, task-based products that unlock the value of video content. The OPUS Suite v1.1 has all the features and integration you'd expect from a market-leading content management and workflow product, including "Soft XML" metadata providing unlimited user-defined elements and hierarchy (tracks); logged event ranking and filtering on track, clip, or global bases; seamless shot list/EDL publishing to AVID Unity and GVG Profile systems; metadata searching including thesaurus, phonetic, proximity, and stem searches; and full indexing and searching of user-defined metadata.

The OPUS Suite v1.1 breaks down complex video content management operations into individual elements of functionality, seamlessly integrating the searching, viewing, and moving of video content at the desktop. Business workflows, operational processes, and content are integrated through a high-level task-management layer, with rich interfaces to external systems enabling the broadcaster to implement enterprise-wide, best-of-breed content management solutions.

OmniBus Launches Colossus Automated Transmission Suite V3.1
The OmniBus Automated Transmission Suite v3.1 offers a perfect mix of affordability and high functionality for playout centers of all sizes. It has all the features and integration you'd expect from the market-leading automated transmission product, including dynamic device allocation across multiple streams, timeline-based track displays to show multilayered events, full-featured item preview from either offline or live schedules, OPUS Content Management integration at all levels of the transmission workflow, and flexible desktop displays for customizing user workstations and enhancing user operations.

Simplicity of operations is what really sets Colossus apart. With its G3 technology, broadcasters can structure their operations according to their own needs and workflows. Through the use of modular control components that address virtually every device and process involved in media ingest, monitoring, playout, and management, Colossus gives operators precise access to -- and control over -- the specific areas of media and data necessary to perform their jobs efficiently. Colossus is extremely powerful and extremely flexible.

OmniBus Launches Broadcast Control Suite V1.7
The advanced OmniBus Broadcast Control Suite provides tailored device control, using flexible network interfaces to allow more people to use more resources efficiently. The suite offers all the features and integration you'd expect from a professional broadcast device-control product, with networked machine control; fast, intuitive, and configurable user interfaces; the world's most advanced routing infrastructure; a suite of wide-ranging ingest components; and a G3 driver directly adopted by major device manufacturers using OmniBus SDK.

With unmatched flexibility in providing device access, operation, and management over distributed networks, the OmniBus Broadcast Control Suite builds highly efficient, highly integrated broadcast operations. Encompassing products for router control, machine control, and integration with signal processing equipment, this suite provides a customizable user interface for access by multiple local and remote users, seamlessly integrating with the OmniBus content management and workflow systems.

OmniBus Launches The HeadLine Newsroom Suite V1.0
The OmniBus HeadLine Newsroom Suite is designed to help broadcasters provide more efficient and distinctive news coverage. The suite offers all the features and integration you'd expect from a professional news product, with highly flexible and responsive ingest applications; intuitive journalist-desktop timeline editing with MPEG-1 and WM9; full integration with the OmniBus OPUS logging and content management system; a sophisticated, multiformat field editor with DV capture; and advanced news production automation.

The competitively priced OmniBus HeadLine Newsroom Suite delivers unparalleled levels of operational efficiency. Highly flexible ingest enables simultaneous multiple-operator access. Editing can be performed through the OmniBus intuitive timeline-based desktop browse editors, and through interfaces to industry-leading craft editors. Providing story-based playout with manual, automation-assisted, and fully automated transmission, the OmniBus newsroom systems integrate to industry-leading MOS-compatable newsroom computer systems and the OmniBus content management and workflow systems.

About OmniBus
OmniBus Systems provides broadcasting, cable, and satellite organizations with comprehensive automation and media content management solutions addressing every area of television-related operations. Its newsroom, content, and workflow automation solutions include acquisition and recording of rich media material, media content management, and playout. OmniBus is a global company with headquarters in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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