July 21, 2022 Comments Closed

X-Pert Multimedia Solutions’ Playout Integrates with Caliope

Posted by:Maya Boycheva

X-Pert Multimedia Solutions announces that its flagship product X-Pert Playout, and respectively Channel-in-a-Box (a bundle of X-Pert Playout, X-Pert Graphics, and X-Pert Ingest), has been integrated with OnAir TV, the scheduling system of Caliope Media Software. OnAir TV is a highly automated TV scheduler that replaces the well-known manual drag & drop playlist generation process. It creates a playlist based on a set of rules and templates. OnAir TV schedules series automatically and it takes care of premieres and reruns. The software is able to fill gaps without human interaction. Once the playlist is created, it can be changed manually if needed before being exported to the X-Pert Playout. Besides the playlist scheduler, OnAir TV includes a Media Asset Management system (MAM) and an EPG generator.

Ludmil Kushinov, CEO of X-Pert Multimedia Solutions“OnAir TV gives additional value to our products. Now we can guarantee a 100% automated process for every linear TV channel, without any need for any human interaction. As a result of the reduced human activity, we can ensure fewer mistakes and a more optimized process in terms of time and human resources invested,” explains Ludmil Kushinov, the CEO of X-Pert Multimedia Solutions.

Norbert Deelstra, founder of Caliope Media Software“We want to make media operations more efficient, and that is why we invested our efforts in developing a user-friendly, stable, flexible, and technical advanced software,” says Norbert Deelstra, the founder of Caliope Media Software. “We are very happy to partner with X-Pert, one of the industry-leading playout platforms. By partnering we can be even more sure that the integration between OnAir TV and the X-Pert software will work flawlessly at all times. This will increase the reliability of the whole system stack and will reduce the time and effort the TV broadcasters need to spend on their software.

The customers can take advantage of the integration with OnAir TV regardless they have a perpetual licence of X-Pert Playout or X-Pert Channel-in-a-Box or rely on a subscription-based model.

X-Pert Multimedia Solutions’ product list

X-Pert Multimedia Solutions’ product list covers the three steps of the TV broadcast process: broadcast delivery, process improvement, and redundancy. The first step includes the flagship products X-Pert Playout, X-Pert Ingest, and X-Pert Graphics, the bundle X-Pert Channel-in-a-Boxand  X-Pert List. X-Pert List is included in X-Pert Playout and X-Pert Channel-in-a-Box for free but could be bought alone also. The second step, process improvement, gives additional value and functionalities to clients’ software infrastructure. Here are listed X-Pert Playout ControlX-Pert Content ReplicatorX-Pert Compact MAM, and X-Pert Quality Check. The third step, redundancy, is the way to make the client’s system more reliable. Here come X-Pert Backup Supervisor and X-Pert IP Switch.

About Caliope Media Software

The roots of Caliope go way back to the ‘90s when a few radio stations in The Netherlands started using a custom-made DOS-based radio automation software system, capable of handling editions (broadcasting different commercials in different regions). Nowadays its product list includes OnAir TV, OnAir Radio, OnAir In-Store, and OnAir Spots.

Caliope Media Software develops software for radio stations, TV channels, and in-store companies. The roots of Caliope go way back to the ’90s when a few radio stations in The Netherlands started using a custom-made DOS-based radio automation software system. In the 2010s MAM and scheduling system for TV (OnAir TV) was added, mainly aimed at TV music channels. With the growing number of clients for OnAir TV, more options were added. Nowadays, OnAir TV is a multi-purpose MAM and scheduling software system for all kinds of TV channels used by TV channels all over the world.

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