NMR / ToolsOnAir at BVE 2012

For hands on demonstrations of ToolsOnAir's products, please visit NMR's stand B26 at BVE 2012

NMR - a leading  value added reseller and systems integrator of complex post-production and broadcast solutions - and Zest4TV, an agile and cutting edge live events hire company, will be demonstrating the full suite of Apple-based broadcast solutions from ToolsOnAir, on stand B26 at Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) 2012 at London's Earls Court Exhibition Centre.

They will be demonstrating a portable multi-channel tapeless recording system using ToolsOnAir's Just:In Multi ingest application, along with their unique LiveCut multi-camera EDL recording solution, for the fastest turn around of multicam edits.

On the play out side, NMR will demonstrate the ToolsOnAir Just:Live video playback and real time graphics system, designed for live events production, along with the new "TV Station In A Mac Mini" solution, which is highly cost effective and is based on ToolsOnAirJust:Play 24/7 broadcast server software.


NMR's Business Director Neil Anderson says "Since bringing ToolsOnAir's products to the UK, we have had considerable success deploying the solution into a wide variety of places including the BBC, ESPN, MTV, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Twickenham RFC and many others. ToolsOnAir software is easy to use, yet powerful, cost effective and scalable using off-the-shelf Mac hardware and standard 3rd party products from the likes of AJA Video and BlackMagic Design. With Local TV about to finally become a reality in the UK, ToolsOnAir is ideally positioned to provide a complete end-to-end solution, at a sensible price point."

The ToolsOnAir "TV Station In A Mac Mini" solution consists of an Apple Mac Mini with dedicated ATI graphics acceleration, a AJA IoXT ThunderBolt video interface and a Promise Pegasus ThunderBolt RAID storage system. Running Just:Play server software, content owners can effectively deploy a fully automated 24/7 HD broadcast TV channel with real time graphics for the insertion of station logos, RSS feeds, news and weather tickers, lower thirds and more. For a fully redundant solution, a second, identical Just:Play server can be deployed in a Master/Slave configuration with network heartbeat awareness and video routing failover. The "TV Station In A Mac Mini" Just:Play solution is not just feature rich and cost effective but also highly efficient in terms of power usage and rack density.

Just:Play is ideally suited for deployment into niche broadcast TV channel markets, such as cable TV, religious channels, sports venues and auditoriums and will be perfect for small TV stations following the launch of "Local TV" in the UK, later in 2012.