In Industry Newsby tfwm

RUSHWORKS, a provider of low cost, high performance TV production and automation systems, recently completed a facility design and upgrade for long-time customer, the City of Denton, TX. Rush Beesley, RUSHWORKS’ president made the announcement from headquarters in Flower Mound, Texas.

RUSHWORKS had previously done two facility “makeovers”, in 2010 and 2013, migrating the production and automation infrastructure from analog to digital. This time the city requested an upgrade to full HD production and playback, so the most recent effort included a redesign of the workflow to include RUSHWORKS A-LIST SD/HD BROADCAST Automation and Streaming System, and a VDESK PRO 8 Integrated PTZ Production System.

“The RUSHWORKS team did exactly what they said they’d do,” said Billy Matthews, the Cable Television Supervisor for the city. “They listened to what we wanted, designed the entire project and left us with the functionality and form we needed. We love what they did.”

The control room was completely gutted and rebuilt around a 40×40 matrix routing switcher, with wall-mounted multi-viewers and arm-mounted touch screen interface monitors for A-LIST and VDESK. A-LIST, RUSHWORKS’ automation solution, features up to four SD or HD playback channels in a chassis, with live input pass-through and recording, and multiple layers of downstream graphics including bugs, crawls, and EAS. Multiple playback formats are supported, with real-time up/down conversion between SD and HD files. The system provides drag-and-drop playlist creation, traffic and billing import and as-runs, router control and many more productivity features that significantly enhance workflow. Click here to view a brief video on A-LIST

The VDESK, RUSHWORKS’ touch screen Integrated PTZ multi-camera production system, was configured to control four PTZ cameras in the council chamber, and three more in the staff workroom. The audio system was upgraded to include ten dais microphones and a digital signal processing system for managing input levels and in-room speaker output. Click here to view a brief video on VDESK

The job was completed in five days, working around scheduled meetings.

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