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Scaleable and flexible ‘mission-critical’ system on display

Further improvements to IDS, IPE’s scalable, network-based display and control system, are being demonstrated in Hall 11. Consisting of dedicated software and hardware devices that use a standard TCP/IP backbone, IDS can be scaled to suit any installation, claimed the company.

It is already used globally by broadcasters to provide anything from simple timing and tally information to complex station-wide control functionality via networked displays and touchscreens.IDS gives users the ability to integrate with, and harvest, technical information from across a network, aggregate that information, and then either display or control use of the information. The system’s four primary functions include clocks and timing, information display, control and integration, and content management.

Reuben Such, head of sales and support at IPE, said: “You could operate a broadcast facility without IDS, but it would be painful and expensive.

It is fair to say that for existing users, IDS is seen as a mission-critical workflow component.”

IPE said it designed IDS to be fully scalable and flexible, to allow seamless integration with existing broadcast and media processing technologies.