Flexible multi-channel playout
Spectrum XE extends playout to the uncompressed domain with premium re-encoding capabilities as well as advanced audio and video processing. You can also stay in the compressed domain, dedicated to splicing MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and HEVC transport streams. This ensures that the quality of the incoming live or file sources stay intact and offers high channel density.
Transport stream content acquisition
A record list registers any kind of TS or on-demand program. The built-in automation of the Spectrum XE uses these record lists to schedule the recording of events. TS files, generated by dynamic re-encoding, become immediately available in the media library for editing or playback.
The Spectrum XE graphical user interface includes intuitive playlists, record editing, control features and a set of advanced monitoring views for reporting the status of multiple, simultaneous channels. Spectrum XE automation can also interface with external traffic and billing or master control systems via a BXF/CCMS interface.
Built-in automation manages all channel schedules frame-accurately and provides powerful control and monitoring utilities. The automation system drives each channel with one or more playlists that define live or file-based events, as well as graphics overlays, as either primary or secondary events.
Smart asset manager
Spectrum XE allows transport-stream file provisioning through an FTP interface. The Spectrum XE Media Library makes all these sources available for editing, playback and also receives all overlay graphics. A native Smart Asset Manager tool handles video clip provisioning according to the channel schedules.
Reliable & scalable
Spectrum XE runs on a 1-RU server featuring a dual RAID system, hot-swappable redundant power supplies and scalable storage. There are also optional GbE ASI and SDI physical interfaces available.