Imagine Communications has announced the launch of Nexio NewsCraft, an all-in-one news production that can be used for remote production.
Nexio NewsCraft streamlines news production from ingest and preparation to playout and delivery over multiple platforms, the company said.
Based on proven open standards, Nexio NewsCraft operates in hybrid SDI/IP architectures, interfaces tightly with newsroom computer systems (NRCS) via a fully implemented MOS interface, and allows access to systems on-prem, in the field or from home.
“In talking to news broadcasters around the world, the message was absolutely clear,” explained Steve Reynolds, president at Imagine Communications. “The overwhelming desire is to be first with an accurate telling of the story ― and our new solution will meet that mission-critical requirement hands down.”
Multiple software tools can be layered on the server architecture, giving wide and fast access to content and empowering journalists by removing technical and operational constraints wherever they access the functionality, said Imagine. As needed, artificial intelligence tools like automated metadata extraction can be added to facilitate increased productivity and monetisation of assets.
As a system purpose-built for speed, Nexio NewsCraft enables crash recording to be started with a single button on the control screen; scheduling a recording is as simple as dropping an event in a calendar.