Frequently asked questions about functionality and configuration of SL NEO media servers.

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SL NEO Server Software Installation and Activation

Installing a Set of SL NEO DEMO Software
First Launch, Express-Configuring Client Software at the Workstation by means of Wizard
The Instruction for Configuring the Server Platform and Installing Windows and SL NEO Software from Scratch
Configuring the Windows NTP Server
The Order of Activation of Server and Client Software
The Order of Software Updating, Saving the Server and Client Settings

Configuring the Server Platform

Configuring the Basic Components of the Server Platform
Administrator Control Panel. Part 1 - "Status"
Administrator Control Panel. Part 2 - "I/O Boards", "Storages"
Administrator Control Panel. Part 3 - "Program Outputs"
Administrator Control Panel. Part 4 "Recorders"
Configuring the Multiscreen Output, the Control Monitor for IO Signals of the Server
How to Start Work with the Server
Setting up the Access Rights to the Database with Media Materials
Guidelines for Network Security and Protection of SL NEO Media Servers

Configuring Client Software

Configuring the Client Application Air Manager. Part 1
Configuring the Client Application Air Manager. Part 2
Setting up Several Different Client Software Configurations on one Workstation (PC)

File Import

Configuring Automatic Import of Media-Files
Operations with Audio Tracks when Importing Media-Files


Adjusting and Normalizing the Output Level of the Audio Signal of the SL NEO Server
Loudness Normalization for Audio Programs in SL NEO Servers According to ITU-R BS.1770, EBU R128 new
Configuring the Automatic Load of Playlists
Import of Playlists from Excel
Configuring the Module Time Shift for Broadcasting with Delay
Configuring the Module for Short Delay - Profanity Delay
Program Switching, Control of Switching Signals from External Lines
Receiving and Rebroadcasting the Teletext Batches
Configuring WSS (Widescreen Signaling)
Managing the Start of Events of one Playlist from Another Playlist
Configuring the Emergency Screen - Alarm Clip
Configuring Generation of Reports about the Executed On-air Events

Capture and Recording

Adjustment of Automatic Switching Signals to the Server Inputs while Recording
Automatic Control of the Recorder from the Executable Playlist
Adjustment of Automatic Recording by the Internal Schedule of the Server
Automatic Restart of Capture Services

CG and Graphics

Organization of Graphic Layers and Automation of Playout Graphics
Types of Objects in Graphics Editor, Creating and Editing. Part 1
Types of Objects in Graphics Editor, Creating and Editing. Part 2
Types of Objects in Graphics Editor, Creating and Editing. Part 3
Examples of Creating Captions in Graphics Editor
Adjustment of Control of Turning On-Off the Graphic Layer from the Main Playlist
Adjustment of Displaying the Age Markers
Channel Logo Management
Automatic Change of Logos with Control from a Playlist Column
Example of Auto Generation of Secondary Graphic Events Forming Age Markers
Configuring a Counter Displaying the Time before the End of an Ad Block
Creating and Editing a TV-clock
Adjustment of Effects and Conversions between Clips in a Playlist
Capturing the Windows Desktop, Skype, Youtube in Live Broadcasting new

Receiving and Displaying Text from External Sources

Forming the Ticker Embedded Compositions. Creating an Info-Bar
Adjustment of Receiving and Displaying Data from the Weather Station

Redundancy: Main and Backup Servers Operating Together

Configuring Synchronization of Playout Channels for Main and Backup SL NEO Servers
Configuring the Synchronous Parallel Record at the Main and Backup SL NEO Servers
Configuring Synchronization of Content for the Main and Backup SL NEO Servers
Adjustment of Automatic Switching the Output IP-Streams of SL NEO Main and Backup Servers new

Generating and Receving Cue-Tones, Ads-insertion

Configuring Generation of SCTE-104 Messages in the Output Signal of the Central Station new
Configuring Generation of DTMF Tones in the Output Signal of the Central Station
Adjustment of Receiving and Processing SCTE-104 35 Marks for the Insert of Regional Commercials new
Adjustment of Receiving DTMF Tones for Management of Broadcasting Regional Commercials
Setting the Automatic Start of Regional Commercials by the Coincidence of Video Fragments
Automatic Placing Markers in the Material while Recording

Working with Transport Streams

Adjustment of IP-Streaming to the Network by UDPRTP, Using the Virtual Device Direct Show
Configuring Multi-Language Audio when Forming DVB IPASI Transport Streams
Configuring Generation of Closed Captions in DVB Transport Streams
Adjustment of Receiving IP UDPRTP Streams, Signals from Web-Cams, and Internet-Channels
Demultiplexing DVB-ASI - IP Transport Streams

Server Management, Device Management

Adjusting the Server Management by the HOT KEYS or from the External Control Panel
Configuring the GPI Option (ADLINK PCI Board)
Configuring the GPI Option (ONTRAK External USB Module)
Adjusting VTR Control for Recording from Tapes