ENCO unveils enStreamer – The Pi Based Audio/Video Decoder and Automated Player
Southfield, Michigan, April 8, 2015 – ENCO, a broadcast industry leader in audio playout and automation solutions unveils enStreamer, an audio/video decoder and automated player for broadcasters and system integrators. enStreamer is a dedicated-hardware solution built on a modified Raspberry Pi platform that can decode a continuous stream of audio or receive audio and video files with playlists and store them locally for automated playout. Intended to be a primary ora failover device, each enStreamer unit is able to overcome interruptions to the live stream by switching over to local playout automatically.
"Broadcasters and system integrators can now deliver regionalized programming through scheduled switching to replace identifications, commercial ads, and news actualities with localized content, even with limited internet connectivity," said Ken Frommert, General Manager of ENCO. "This level of versatility makes the enStreamer perfect for transmitter sites, translator sites, network stations, and digital signage installations."
Timed events, often used to denote top-of-hour identification, are recognized by the enStreamer units to keep the programming on schedule. Segues and overlapped voice tracks will playout just as the operator intended. Furthermore, updates made to the playlist at the studio will be replicated on the enStreamer’s playlist almost immediately. When configured to playout from local storage, the enStreamer logs what is played and automatically sends that information back to the studio for reconciliation.
ENCO will be debuting enStreamer at NAB booth C-145 in Las Vegas, NV April 13-16. For more information on enStreamer please visit www.enstreamer.com.
Founded in 1983, ENCO Systems is a world leader in playout and automation system solutions for demanding radio and television organizations. ENCO is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan USA and retains a worldwide distribution network. For more information, please visit: www.enco.com.
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