Archive of the Facility Control Category

Myers Tapped for CentralCast Project by Virginia PBS Affiliates WCVE & WVPT

PROTRACK TO UNIFY OPERATIONS FOR THE RICHMOND & SHENANDOAH VALLEY STATIONS

Northampton, MA – Myers, the highly respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced the award of a contract from Virginia PBS members WCVE and WVPT to consolidate their ProTrack-based infrastructure into a unified, collaborative workflow. When completed, the Centralcast will streamline the two station’s operations, reduce costs and enhance service to their viewers throughout central Virginia and bordering areas of West Virginia.

The Myers team will implement the project in conjunction with Snell, the facility’s chosen automation partner, allowing the multi-station partnership to take full advantage of existing content workflows, yet maintain independent sales and schedule rights processes for each. The stations will benefit from a unified ProTrack database environment with centralized metadata, PSIP and content library management, plus shared master control services seamlessly integrated with Snell’s ICE channel-in-a-box and Morpheus automation systems. ProTrack will also facilitate the sharing of program schedules across channels and stations.

“Myers proven, reliable, business and technical solutions have served the diverse needs of WCVE and WVPT well for many years,” said Mark Spiller, WCVE’s vice president for broadcast operations. “It’s imperative that our partners in this collaborative undertaking fully appreciate the complexities of our file-based workflow and provide the necessary integration to make it succeed. We have full confidence in the experience and expertise of the Myers team.”

“We are uniquely positioned to lay the foundation for a variety of collaborative station models,” said Crist Myers, president and CEO of Myers. “ProTrack’s operational flexibility – from an individual station to a complex, geographically dispersed hub & spoke configuration – gives our clients a wide range of options to strengthen and grow their business models. The combined power of ProTrack and Snell automation will provide the partner stations with the necessary tools to optimize and manage content across their entire transmission chain. Shared infrastructure projects like these provide efficiencies, a seamless workflow, and a sustainable model for the future.”

ProTrack, Myers’ proven flagship suite, is available in both radio and television editions. It offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

About MYERS
Myers has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. The company provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For additional information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

About WCVE and WVPT
WCVE-TV, a PBS member station licensed to Richmond, Virginia, first signed on in 1964 and is owned by Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation. Its programming is carried by satellite WHTJ in Charlottesville, Virginia. For further information, please visit: ideastations.org/tv

WVPT-TV, a PBS member station licensed to Staunton, Virginia, is located on the campus of James Madison University in Harrisonburg. It first signed on in 1968 and is owned by Shenandoah Valley Educational Television Corporation. WVPT’s over –the-air coverage area consists of 40 counties in Virginia and West Virginia. For further information, please visit: www.WVPT.net

About Snell
Snell is a leading innovator in digital media technology, providing broadcasters and global media companies with a comprehensive range of solutions for creating, managing, and streamlining the distribution of content for today’s multi-screen world. Specializing in TV Everywhere and Live TV applications, Snell provides the necessary tools to transition seamlessly and cost-effectively to 4K UHDTV, file-based, and 3Gbps operations, while enabling broadcasters to monetize and deliver their media assets across multiple distribution platforms. Headquartered in the U.K., Snell serves more than 2,000 broadcasters, post facilities, and global media companies in more than 100 countries through its worldwide team of sales and support personnel. More information is available at http://www.snellgroup.com.

Myers Information Systems contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmoon.tv

Myers Returns to Content & Communications World 2013 With Latest Edition of ProTrack

CCW BOOTH # 765

Northampton, MA — CCW 2013 will set the stage for Myers – the highly respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – to officially launch the significantly enhanced 6.07 version of its flagship ProTrack broadcast management solution. ProTrack, available in radio and television-specific editions, connects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. The scalable and affordable software suite serves as the unifying element within the broadcast operation and integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow.

The new edition of ProTrack will be demonstrated in Booth 765 at CCW in New York City’s Javits Convention Center, November 13-14.

Built on a more powerful SQL database management engine, the enriched Radio and TV versions reflect feedback and requests from end-users and further streamline facility workflows. Numerous functionality and enhancements make information more accessible and facilitate growth and expansion, especially at the Enterprise level.

ProTrack offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

ABOUT MYERS
Until recently known as Myers Information Systems, the company has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. Myers provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

Myers contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmoon.tv

Myers Introduces Live Log Dynamic Data Exchange Between Traffic & Automation

Northampton, MA – Myers the highly respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced the introduction of Live Log, an extension of its BXF integration between ProTrack and 3rd party automation systems. Leveraging the BXF protocols developed by SMPTE, Myers’ advanced implementation features dynamic updating of running playlists.

“Myers has been a long-time SMPTE member and supporter,” said Crist Myers, company CEO and president. “We’ve actively participated in the BXF Working Group since its inception, and I’m pleased that we are among the very first traffic systems to successfully implement this highly sought-after functionality. By facilitating a seamless exchange of information between programming, traffic and automation, we benefit both our clients and theirs with greater efficiency and real-time decision-making tools.”

Live Log broadens the bi-directional, real-time exchange of data between ProTrack and the facility’s play-to-air automation. It provides the ability to edit ProTrack logs and deliver them to automation in real-time. Users may view changes before republishing and receive confirmation receipts when the updates are accepted; and ProTrack will maintain a history of those modifications. Live Log permits users to make and track strategic business decisions within ProTrack. It improves operational efficiency through streamlined processes and enhances sales opportunities by extending log-closing deadlines with the ability to identify, react to and reschedule errant spots.

ProTrack, Myers’ proven flagship suite, is available in both radio and television editions. It offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

ABOUT MYERS
Formerly known as Myers Information Systems, Inc., the company has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. Myers provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

Myers Information Systems contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmoon.tv

Myers Shows Latest Innovations To Its Broadcast Management Solution at NAB 2013

Las Vegas, NV – Exhibiting at NAB for the seventh consecutive year, Myers – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – is demonstrating the newest features and versions of its flagship ProTrack broadcast management suite in Booth N 6415 in the LVCC’s North Hall. ProTrack, available in radio and television-specific editions, scalably streamlines operations for individual and multi-channel facilities to get the workflow rolling!

ProTrack TV
ProTrack TV is a comprehensive, expandable and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. It serves as the centralized unifying element within the broadcast operation and integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow while preserving existing investments. Whether a single channel or multi-channel broadcaster, distributing in a linear and/or non-linear format, ProTrack TV helps close-the-loop so that work flows smoothly.

MAM
ProTrack TV’s Media Asset Management Module (MAM) provides a highly effective and affordable solution for managing media assets. Using defined business rules, the popular ProTrack TV broadcast management solution provides confirmation to traffic/scheduling personnel whether a media asset is available and if so, moves it to where it’s required in advance of when it’s needed. A highly intuitive solution, ProTrack MAM automatically triggers the movement of media assets to/from playback and archive, based on data from ProTrack TV’s schedule environment.

Automation Integration
Incorporating Automation Integration into the widely used ProTrack TV broadcast management establishes a direct link between traffic and third party play-to-air automation solutions. It offers streamlined workflow and eliminates redundancy across departments. As a pioneer in delivering the most extensive range of bi-directional BXF integration to automation, Myers defines the lines of responsibility and helps to eliminate labor-intensive tasks to keep traffic and master control in-sync.

ProTrack On-Demand
The On-Demand Module for ProTrack TV’s broadcast management solution enables media facilities to build, schedule, track and publish program and sales packages. It also provides transcode requests for station-defined distribution platforms and needs, such as Mobile, Internet, Cable, DVD and more. Whether a single or multi-channel broadcaster, distributing in a linear and/or non-linear format, ProTrack TV helps close-the-loop between systems and departments so workflow can really roll!

ProTrack Radio
ProTrack Radio is a comprehensive, scalable, and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. Operating as a central unifying element within the broadcast facility, ProTrack Radio integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow and preserve existing investments. Whether a single or multi-channel broadcaster, ProTrack Radio helps bring systems and departments together to ensure a streamlined workflow!

ABOUT MYERS
Until recently known as Myers Information Systems, the company has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. Myers provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

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Myers contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Acoustic First Ceiling Tiles get a face lift for the perfect fit to any application

For Immediate Release

Acoustic First Ceiling Tiles get a face lift for the perfect fit to any application.

Sonora acoustical ceiling tiles

Sonora acoustical ceiling tiles

Acoustics First® has expanded their line of acoustical ceiling tiles allowing you to dress up any ceiling grid with a generous number of finish options. The legacy line of Sonora® ceiling tiles includes fabric faced ceiling tiles in either the standard square edge or a tegular edge that reveals below the grid. These tiles are available in a multitude of fabric colors and can be utiliezed in a wide range of applications to provide an upscale ceiling system that looks as good as it sounds. If you are looking for the absence of color, there are now two white options. The Sonora® UltraWHITE facing provides a basic smooth white finish while the Sonora® Nubby tile provides a texture white appearance. White ceiling tiles are an excellent choice for areas where a seamless look is desired and maintaining a room that is both bright and vibrant. Alternatively, if your application requires the ceiling to disappear, a black scrim version is also available. These black scrim ceiling tiles are a popular choice for public theaters, home theaters, restaurants or any application where a dark ceiling is desired. Additionally, choose from either a PVC faced or encapsulated ceiling tile if your application requires a wipe-able surface for resistance to liquids and dirt. Test labs, animal shelters, restaurants and similar facilities may require their ceiling tiles to be cleaned on a regular basis. In addition the ample amount of absorptive ceiling tiles, Acoustics First® also carries a wide range of diffusive ceiling tiles including the patented Art Diffusor® Model C and Model F. Product information, specifications and pricing can be found on the website @ http://www.acousticsfirst.com/sonora-ceiling-tiles.htm.

Ryan Larkin
Sales & Marketing
www.AcousticsFirst.com
Acoustics First Corporation

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Acoustics First Corporation supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, and institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com or call Toll Free 1-888-765-2900 (US & Canada).

Myers Returns as PBS TechCon 2013 Sponsor

TEAM MEMBERS WILL EXHIBIT AND PARTICIPATE IN PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS

Northampton, MA – Myers – the highly respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced the company’s return as an exhibitor and Silver-level Sponsor at the Public Television Service’s Technical Conference (TechCon), held in conjunction with the National Association of Broadcasters’ mid-April convention in Las Vegas. Myers has actively supported and participated in the annual event since its inception.

Myers personnel will host a ProTrack Users’ session sponsored by the PBS Traffic Advisory Committee designed to give station staff a first-hand look at the company’s latest initiatives,
as well as product and service enhancements. The Myers team will share best practices and provide a forum for station users to share knowledge and exchange tips for streamlining workflow and getting the greatest benefit from their ProTrack broadcast management system. The company will also participate in a Q & A panel within the NRT Traffic Workflow session.
The seminar focuses on the integration of non real-time (NRT) content delivery within a station’s everyday workflow.

“We are exceptionally proud to continue our participation in, and sponsorship of this valuable public broadcaster’s conference,” said Crist Myers, president and CEO. “This annual PBS event offers us a great opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with our loyal end-users, as well as station management and industry partners; it inspires us to continue the development of new efficiencies, innovations and cost-effective solutions for the public media sector.”

ProTrack, Myers’ proven flagship suite, is available in both radio and television editions. It
offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

ABOUT MYERS
Formerly known as Myers Information Systems, Inc., the company has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. Myers provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

Myers Information Systems contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Myers to Show Latest Innovation to its Broadcast Management Solution at NAB 2013

Click to VISIT MYERS AT NAB BOOTH # N 6415

Northampton, MA – Exhibiting at NAB for the seventh consecutive year, Myers – a leading developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – will demonstrate the newest features and versions of its flagship ProTrack broadcast management suite in Booth N 6415 in the LVCC’s North Hall. ProTrack, available in radio and television-specific editions, scalably streamlines operations for individual and multi-channel facilities to get the workflow rolling!

ProTrack TV
ProTrack TV is a comprehensive, expandable and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. It serves as the centralized unifying element within the broadcast operation and integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow while preserving existing investments. Whether a single channel or multi-channel broadcaster, distributing in a linear and/or non-linear format, ProTrack TV helps close-the-loop so that work flows smoothly.

MAM
ProTrack TV’s Media Asset Management Module (MAM) provides a highly effective and affordable solution for managing media assets. Using defined business rules, the popular ProTrack TV broadcast management solution provides confirmation to traffic/scheduling personnel whether a media asset is available and if so, moves it to where it’s required in advance of when it’s needed. A highly intuitive solution, ProTrack MAM automatically triggers the movement of media assets to/from playback and archive, based on data from ProTrack TV’s schedule environment.

Automation Integration
Incorporating Automation Integration into the widely used ProTrack TV broadcast management establishes a direct link between traffic and third party play-to-air automation solutions. It offers streamlined workflow and eliminates redundancy across departments. As a pioneer in delivering the most extensive range of bi-directional BXF integration to automation, Myers defines the lines of responsibility and helps to eliminate labor-intensive tasks to keep traffic and master control in-sync.

ProTrack On-Demand
The On-Demand Module for ProTrack TV’s broadcast management solution enables media facilities to build, schedule, track and publish program and sales packages. It also provides transcode requests for station-defined distribution platforms and needs, such as Mobile, Internet, Cable, DVD and more. Whether a single or multi-channel broadcaster, distributing in a linear and/or non-linear format, ProTrack TV helps close-the-loop between systems and departments so workflow can really roll!

ProTrack Radio
ProTrack Radio is a comprehensive, scalable, and affordable broadcast management solution that interconnects Traffic, Scheduling, Sales, Engineering and IT departments. Operating as a central unifying element within the broadcast facility, ProTrack Radio integrates seamlessly with existing infrastructure to optimize workflow and preserve existing investments. Whether a single or multi-channel broadcaster, ProTrack Radio helps bring systems and departments together to ensure a streamlined workflow!

ABOUT MYERS
Until recently known as Myers Information Systems, the company has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. Myers provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

Myers contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Acoustics First releases video on Vibration Isolation

Acoustics First has conjured up yet another video demonstration. As the fourth in a series designed to help explain common acoustic principles, this video briefly reveals what is necessary to provide vibration isolation.

VIBRATION ISOLATION DEMONSTRATION: Controlling Mechanical Sound Transmission

As the quandary of vibration isolation can quickly prove to be obtuse and relatively difficult to understand. Common problems like footfall from upstairs neighbors, industrial noise from machinery and HVAC equipment or isolating speakers and scientific devices can require completely different approaches. Most often, an on site assessment should be completed by a qualified engineering professional to determine an appropriate acoustic solution. In many cases the solution will require a modification to the structure and implement more than a single strategy.

This simple vibration demonstration challenges to provide a basic understanding of how acoustical materials may be used to prevent the spread of mechanical noise and vibration through existing structures like walls, floors and ceilings.

In this acoustic demonstration, a surface mounted piezo transducer connected to an analog meter will register levels of sound vibrations transmitted to the table. A vibrating device placed directly on the surface will transmit sound vibrations and resonate loudly throughout the table. These vibrations will register on the analog meter. By inserting isolation materials between the device and the surface, the mechanical sound transmission is reduced and sound no longer registers on the meter.

VIBRATION ISOLATION DEMONSTRATION: Controlling Mechanical Sound Transmission


Acoustics First Corporation supplies acoustical panels and soundproofing materials to control sound and eliminate noise in commercial, residential, government, and institutional applications worldwide. Products include the patented Art Diffusor®, sound absorbers, noise barriers, acoustical fabrics and accessories. Acoustics First® products are sold for O.E.M applications, direct, and through dealers. For more information on acoustical materials and their application, please visit www.AcousticsFirst.com or call Toll Free 1-888-765-2900 (US & Canada).

Myers To Exhibit At National Religious Broadcasters Convention

Latest Versions of ProTrack TV & Radio to be shown in Booth #912

Northampton, MA – Myers – the highly respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today confirmed the company’s plans to participate in the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention and Expo — March 2nd to March 5th at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The Myers team, returning for their ninth NRB appearance, will be at Booth #912.

The annual NRB event is the largest marketplace dedicated exclusively to Christian media professionals. More than 200 vendors will showcase their products and services to thousands of attendees, among them radio & television station owners and key staff, program producers, Web developers, pastors, denominational leaders, advertising agencies and more.

“Religious broadcasters and content developers are a very important segment of our industry,” said Crist Myers, company CEO and president. “Expo attendees are involved in every aspect of the management and creative process, from concept to underwriting to distribution. The business and content workflow tools within ProTrack have been carefully crafted to optimize the management and efficiency of any creative enterprise.”

ProTrack, Myers’ proven flagship suite, is available in both radio and television editions. It offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

ABOUT MYERS
Formerly known as Myers Information Systems, Inc., the company has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. Myers provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

Myers contact: Crist Myers
+1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

Myers Unveils New Identity

COMPANY REVEALS LOGO & BRANDING INITIATIVES

Northampton, MA – Myers Information Systems – an established and highly respected developer of broadcast traffic, business, and content management software – today announced a major initiative to refresh the company’s presence in the marketplace. “We’re beginning 2013 – the company’s 30th year in business – by streamlining our name and introducing a new brand identity,” said Crist Myers, company CEO and president.

“We’ve been just plain ‘Myers’ to our customers for some time now. The ‘Information Systems’ part is a bit outdated and limiting; ProTrack has evolved tremendously from its early program management and scheduling software roots into a far more capable and robust broadcast management system that supports the entire broadcast chain from program acquisition to reconciliation,” noted Myers. The new brand identity builds on the company’s solid foundation of long-held and practiced core values: User-centric, innovative software backed by a team of knowledgeable, friendly people. “Myers has enjoyed great success partnering with, and building solutions for public television and radio stations; that’s not changing. We developed the new look to make our brand more accessible to digital content operators in parallel markets, such as corporate, educational, faith-based and government media channels.”

The company’s existing email domain and web address, www.MyersInfoSys.com, will continue.

ProTrack, Myers’ proven flagship suite, is available in both radio and television editions. It offers comprehensive scheduling and business management for individual, multichannel and multi-station facilities. Actively used by more than 226 media outlets, supporting more than 1,300 channels, ProTrack provides a high-level of structure, scalability, and systems integration for today’s rapidly evolving media environments.

ABOUT MYERS
The Myers team has been developing broadcast management software since 1989. The Company provides technology and services for television, radio and other digital media providers designed to improve every aspect of their operations, from contracting to invoicing, media management to scheduling, and from trafficking to reconciliation. For more information, please visit: www.myersinfosys.com

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Myers Information Systems contact: Crist Myers
1-413-585-9820 / sales@myersinfosys.com

Press contact: Desert Moon Communications / Harriet Diener
+1-845-512-8283 / harriet@desertmooncomm.com

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