On-board Automation, Media Storage & DB, Graphics, Ingest, Playout, Time Sfift, TS Encoding Tools
On-board Automation, Media Storage & DB, Graphics, Ingest, Playout, Time Sfift, TS Encoding Tools
On-board Automation, Media Storage & DB, Graphics, Ingest, Playout, Time Sfift, TS Encoding Tools
On-board Automation, Media Storage & DB, Graphics, Ingest, Playout, Time Sfift, TS Encoding Tools

Device Control

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During the recording or playout process, the SL NEO Servers carry out routing in accordance with the events in the play/rec-lists, control the external routers through RS-422/232/Ethernet interfaces using Harris/Leitch, Evertz, Network and other protocols. For ingest from tape, tape players are connected to the servers through RS-422/IEEE1394 ports. The SL NEO Servers allow user to output GPI signals to control all kinds of devices that support GPI inputs.

The SL NEO technology presents the opportunity to place management software and device control interfaces directly within the SL NEO broadcast server, which leads to significant cost savings and improves the system’s reliability, as the need to use separate device control/automation servers is eliminated.


The SL NEO Media-Server built-in Device Control Subsystem is a common software & hardware platform that supports all SkyLark SL NEO automation solutions. As the core hardware element of ingest or automation playout system, the Device Control Subsystem manages all basic functionality from a high-performance server & client software applications and device boards.

The Device Control Subsystem houses serial interface cards, network cards for communication and device control and the optional timecode reference card, in a variety of configuration options. Serial- and IP-network connections are employed to provide high-speed communications with video servers and other broadcast devices.