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Batavia Access Television
TRMS has the best support staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Great Job, Great Products!
Trent Comer
If there were an option of Excellent I would choose that. Brooke and Ray were great. They really helped me more than they can imagine.
James Jones
With the information I was provided, I was able to solve my issue and learned a little more about the program also!
Betty Mueller
Grayson is to be commended... thorough and follows up.
Bob Sepe
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James Fellows
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James Jones
The support is always better than the information I give. I've never been more satisfied with a company's customer support!
Jason Faulds
Better than good! It was excellent! A live person answered the phone and was very responsive! Thank you!
Lisa Corbally
Great support and the system is running good thanks.
Chris Martin
With Cablecast, it takes me less than 10 minutes to create the schedule and my work is done.
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Broadcast Communications Manager, Edison, NJ
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Adam Bennett
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Adam Bennett
Your support was outstanding. Joe got right back to us and stayed with us until our channel was back on the air. I am very satisfied with Tightrope as a company for several reasons.
Charles Nolley
Director of Media Services, Governors State University
Excellent as always.
Matthew Philpit
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Always fantastic support. Thanks!
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Joe was very helpful and followed up with me on this issue. Very professional and knowledgeable.
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Grayson always takes good care of us!
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Fred Ramos
So far, everything is running smoothly again. Grayson is very helpful!!
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Grant was fast to reply and was knowledgable. Thanks for your help.
Althof's TV
Joe's service was excellent. Very quick, detailed and exactly what i needed to know.
Robin Hall
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Chris Martin
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Brian Krause
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Dennis Dutra
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Bill Jennings
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Randall Hisle
James City County
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Drew Caron
Assistant Director, Londonderry Access Center
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Jimmy Moore
With Cablecast, it takes me less than 10 minutes to create the schedule and my work is done.
Michael D'Amato
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Jeff Smith
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James City County
So far, everything is running smoothly again. Grayson is very helpful!!
Lisa Hawkins
It's not just this time. It’s every time. I know that when I call in or send a request I do get the service I need.
Jesse Lenarz
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Jeff Sirrine
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Dennis Dutra
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Youngt
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Brenckmanj
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Dick Johnson
We used to have a volunteer who came in to maintain our on-air schedule. Now it happens automatically in Cablecast!
Edward Cating
Production Manager, WilliNet Access TV
The assistance was prompt and accurate.
Scott Hanley
We're using Tightrope's SV4 video server along with Carousel. The beauty is that the control software for the server, Cablecast, and Carousel are tightly integrated.
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Tightrope Media Systems Evolves Online Viewing with Cablecast 6.1 Software

New server and automation software release adds VOD Chaptering, expands web management and integration tools

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, March 24, 2016 – Tightrope Media Systems will unveil a new software upgrade for its Cablecast broadcast automation platform at the 2016 NAB Show (April 18-21, Las Vegas Convention Center), enhancing the way that Community TV broadcasters manage and present live and on-demand content to online viewers. Building on the customer acclaim and momentum of the recent Cablecast 6.0 release, version 6.1 adds features that address evolving audience viewing habits across smartphones and tablets, along with open APIs that maximize front-end presentation flexibility for Community TV station web developers. Tightrope Media Systems will exhibit at Booth SL4228.

The new VOD chaptering feature lets viewers jump to what they want to see in one easy click, without having to scrub through the stream to find it.


Cablecast customers report that version 6.0's powerful Video on Demand (VOD) publishing has emerged as a very popular feature with Community TV viewers, and the new VOD Chaptering capabilities in version 6.1 expand Cablecast's powerful VOD experience. The VOD Chaptering application provides new functions that allow users to insert chapter markers at important points in the content, along with searchable descriptions of the marked events. Viewers watching the VOD version of a program can jump directly to a section of interest, such as a council meeting agenda item or a scoring play in a sporting event.

"Today's busy viewers want to not only watch programs on their own schedules, but also skip directly to the particular sections they're interested in," said Steve Israelsky, VP Broadcast Solutions, Tightrope Media Systems. "The new VOD chaptering feature lets viewers jump to what they want to see in one easy click, without having to scrub through the stream to find it."

Sophisticated and streamlined web content delivery was already one of the strongest selling points of Cablecast. Extending the modernized site redesign introduced in Cablecast 6.0, Tightrope further improves content presentation while simplifying program discovery for viewers. VOD programming and live streams are accessible to audiences through the new Cablecast Public Site, which provides an elegant front-end layout of a TV station's schedule, live streams, VOD content and programming highlights. Category names are customizable and galleries can be updated dynamically based on customer-defined search criteria, increasing the flexibility and freshness of how programming is presented without ongoing manual effort.

For customers with multiple channels, the site now allows viewers to switch between channels – for example, from public access to education – providing faster access to targeted live and VOD content. Behind the scenes, the Cablecast Reflect cloud-based service continues to offer customers the ability to deliver Cablecast's adaptive bit rate, H.264 streams to a virtually unlimited number of viewers while conserving station network bandwidth.

Each Cablecast system comes standard with the Cablecast Public Site, a ready-to-use website that stations can serve as a standalone web portal, or integrate into existing websites. Since all Cablecast 6.1 functionality is now built on open-source APIs, web developers have unlimited freedom to incorporate Cablecast web display features and custom applications into their own websites.

Further easing operational management, Cablecast 6.1 features an overhauled reporting engine, including an updated user interface and new functionality. A new 'First Run' report lists all content that ran for the first time during a specified period for one or more channels, helping stations comply with franchise authority reporting requirements.

"Our customers have been very excited about the web display features we introduced in Cablecast 6.0, and the new version elevates it even further for both the broadcaster and viewer," said Israelsky. "Whether online viewers are looking for public affairs shows, sports, news or simply the newest programs overall, they will be able to browse and connect with interesting content even faster across desktops, tablets and smartphones. Cablecast 6.1 ensures viewers, developers and stations have greater control of their experience."

About Tightrope Media Systems

Founded in 1997, Tightrope Media Systems is the pioneer of web-centric digital signage and broadcast automation systems. It provides station automation, video servers, Internet video on demand, live streaming, the Carousel Digital Signage system, and ZEPLAY, a multi-channel instant replay machine for stadiums, arenas and Outside Broadcast vehicles. Tightrope's award winning systems are used throughout the world. You can reach Tightrope Media Systems at (866) 866-4118 or visit them on the web at http://www.trms.com.

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NAB 2017 Ace Award

Tightrope's trade show booth was the winner for best "Awesome Cool Exhibit" in the small island category at NAB 2017. Only four Ace Awards were awarded out of over 1700 eligible exhibitors at NAB 2017.

2015 - APEX INSTALLATION AWARD

The annual DSE Apex Installation Awards honor innovative and compelling content created for digital signage and digital out-of-home networks. This year's 32 Apex Installation Award finalists were chosen by an independent panel of nine industry professionals and named from a field of nearly 80 entrants from 13 countries vying in 11 major digital signage categories.

2014 - AVA Digital Awards Gold Winner

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. Work ranges from digital engagement campaigns – to audio and video production – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing.

2014 - AVA Digital Awards Platinum Winner

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes excellence by creative professionals responsible for the planning, concept, direction, design and production of digital communication. Work ranges from digital engagement campaigns – to audio and video production – to website development – to social media interaction – to mobile marketing.

2013 - Gold MarCom Award

Tightrope received a Gold MarCom Award for the work done on the Mitsubishi video wall (created for Infocomm 2013). Gold Marcom awards are presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. View the wall in action: Mitsubishi Video Wall

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