Content Automation for Playout Centers
and Satellite Operators
Playmate is an easy to use software & hardware combo for scheduling programs, managing channels, advertising and graphics.
Playmate integrated show creator allows to design and manage a week of broadcast program and put on the air by a single person. Every system is custom-tailored to meet site-specific needs, software and hardware wise.
PlayMate comes with 4 powerful modules
Rundown lists & show composer.
Compose your program with videos, graphics and advertising.
Build-in channel graphics
Create and edit on-screen graphics like channel branding and breaking-news in seconds, even when the program is already on air.
Synced advertising player
Monetize your content by seamlessly integration of advertising and sponsored videos
PlayMate comes with an internal media storage for fast and efficient media handling. PlayMate provides up to 177 hours of internal HD recording with H2.64.
Streamlined workflows for playout centers and content managers
Fully scalable from 1 channel to over 500 channels
PlayMate uses ultra flexible IP layout and is virtually unlimited scalable. Launch new channels within hours and qickly expand your business. Easily back scalable when removing channels, use resources which become available for other tasks. Each install can be custom-tailored to meet site-specific needs.
Made for 24/7 broadcast operation
Our clients told us: We want a software that is reliable and simple to use. We listened. Our engineers redesigned the user interface from the scratch. Clean & efficient, designed for 24/7 operations and optimized for heavy duty usage.
Built-in advertising player
Synced advertising player. Monetize your content by seamlessly integration of advertising and sponsored videos
Built-in Facebook and Youtube streaming
SMT Cloud renders your content to any output format including Facebook Live and Youtube Live. On top of that PlayMate supports “off-ramp” legacy playout (SDI) and modern IP infrastructure at the same time.
Integrated CG for live graphics, channel
branding and lower thirds
Create news-tickers and breaking-news on the fly and you can also edit titles and text while the show is on air! With customizable ready-made templates, you can change color schemes, textures, and styles and align graphics with your brand standards and visual identity.
Connect to top-tier news and content providers
PlayMate comes with a standard newsroom infrastructure that interworks with AP ENPS, Octopus 8, AVID iNEWS,
and Annova OpenMedia. SMT has comprehensive experience in integrating modules of existing newsroom system to
save cost. SMT provides full support during integration and implementation.
Streamlined workflows from everywhere in the world
All broadcasters can login to their channel and Ingest, manage and arrange content, free of geographic boundaries
Broadcasters can prepare playlists via web based clients from everywhere in the world
Geographically distributed playout servers can act like one single entity
PlayMate can be controlled by a scheduler timetable for automatic broadcasting operations
Playback and recording of channels from multiple servers is supported from a single client application
Playlist are run from within Channels. Each playlist window shows the channel name where the playlist is loaded, the playlist name, and all clips and events in the Playlist
Playlist supports functions such as delays time triggers, Go To’s and GPI Triggers
Channel linking for multi channel control
Batch record from VTR with manual/imported batch list and Virtual Tapes for VTR replacement
Searches with ability to save searches
PlayMate supports MOS-Server exchanges MOS-IDs with iNews to create playlist on the Image/Video Server
PlayMate is compatible with Newsroom Production System like OpenMedia or iNews who gather text and video contributions and sent it to the PlayMate system
Editors put together news for the playout remotely and sent it to the PlayMate system
Last Minute changes are updated automatically via MOS-id
PlayMate hardware / software specifications
PlayMate Hardware Specifications
19" 3RU enclosure
2160/59.94p*4 or 1080/59.94i
HD: XAVC Intra Class 100 (all MXF formats)
XAVC Class 480, 300, 100 (HD) (MXF format)
Choose from four SSD capacities: 1.2 TB,*5 2.4 TB, 4.8 TB, or 9.6 TB
Redundant power supply
Full range of playout and ingest system applications.
Bridges baseband output from cameras with file-based broadcast workflows.
Can display time codes or credits on a monitor in sync with the main playout line
LTO backup: Transfer MXFs created during recording to an optional internal LTO tape drive (one channel only)*4
External LTO/SSD backup: Transfer recorded MXFs to an optional external LTO tape drive or SSD cartridge
Control interfaces: Add an optional serial port or GPI port
Playing video files in a fraction of a second, the system starts delay free playing a video file.
The system provides signal output via SD-, HD- or UHD-SDI and NDI that source the video switchers.
Support of HD and UHD contents Customizable multilingual user interface
Full text search and individual search filters Easy playlist (rundown) creation via drag and drop
Creation of placeholders for files that are not physically available yet
Grouping of files within sets
XML-based import of sets from external systems (e.g. Annova OpenMedia)
AMP support (Advanced Media Protocol), that enables the system to be controlled by external applications and devices
Support for up to 16 concurrent channels incl. redundancy
Playback options like Autofollow, Cue black, Cue last, Loop, etc.
Frame accurate preview of files
Recording and trimming of files incl. edit-while-capture mode
Logging of all played clips (AsRunLog)
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