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FORK Live Assist module enables operators to easily push content directly to air or live presentation using an attractive, user-friendly interface that can also be controlled from external USB control surfaces, or even GPO enabled production switcher, allowing complete integration into existing controls rooms. Options include loop, sync roll, hold on last frame and play- through, ensuring broadcasts or presentations never go to black. Live Assist is fully integrated with industry-standard newsroom systems such as iNEWS, ENPS, and OCTOPUS. This integration allows for importing of rundowns of entire shows created by producers in a Newsroom Control System (NRCS), including placeholder clips of items yet to be edited. Live updates of the rundowns can be managed from the NRCS or the Live Assist operator can take local control. Multiple playout channels in Live Assist can also be used to push content (such as graphic loops) to studio monitors for a rich production look.


Recently released, Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a leading video, data, audio and film integration firm, introduced Primestream NewsPod, a turnkey integrated HD production and automation package for small and medium-sized newsrooms. Built around Primestream’s FORK Production Suite, the end-to-end solution includes all the hardware and software required to ingest, edit, playout and distribute news content.