Henrico County Television (HCTV) installs ClassX LiveBoard SCG, part of FOR-A, to deliver data-based content
FOR-A Corporation has recently announced that Henrico County Television (HCTV) installed ClassX LiveBoard SCG broadcast graphics software to air video and other dynamic data-driven content on its channel.
ClassX is an Italian IT company that develops high performance, reliable software and complex systems for graphics content management. FOR-A is the exclusive distributor of ClassX in North, Central, and South America.
For many years, the HCTV production team has built an educational video library available on YouTube and HCTV. When the team started moving to shorter more news-style content, HCTV Operations Engineer Michael Stoeckle began looking into options to create more flexible and dynamic overlays for its bulletin board.
Last fall, HCTV designed and built a new HD infrastructure and brought in the ClassX system. The design is planned and built around players, live streams, social media and real-time data, all going through LiveBoard SCG. “The goal will be to make HCTV an extension of the great work of our whole PR team, keeping it current with the very latest content,” said Stoeckle. “ClassX is the primary tool that makes all this possible.” HCTV installed LiveBoard SCG with GPI, PIP, Video Input Switcher, all three template editors, and Social Server/Player. ClassX was added to HCTV’s air-server and web-interfaced bulletin board software.
“A big benefit is that, with scripting, I can not only receive TCP/IP commands to trigger anything in LiveBoard,” added Stoeckle, “but I can also send TCP/IP commands out to other software and devices. In the future, scripting could create a lot of workflow possibilities such as integrating ingest and file-management solutions tied into ClassX.”