Great support and the system is running good thanks.
Chris Martin
Joe's service was excellent. Very quick, detailed and exactly what i needed to know.
Robin Hall
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Jon Benditz
Batavia Access Television
The assistance was prompt and accurate.
Scott Hanley
Quick and simple solution to our issue. Had server up and running again in short amount of time. Thank you.
Jeff Smith
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Bill Jennings
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Trent Comer
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James City County
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Fred Ramos
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Jeff Sirrine
We used to have a volunteer who came in to maintain our on-air schedule. Now it happens automatically in Cablecast!
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Joe is awesome!
Barry Behlen
Excellent as always.
Matthew Philpit
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Youngt
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James Jones
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Dennis Dutra
With the information I was provided, I was able to solve my issue and learned a little more about the program also!
Betty Mueller
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
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Lisa Corbally
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Brian Krause
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James Fellows
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Adam Bennett
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Jimmy Moore
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
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Althof's TV
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Assistant Director, Londonderry Access Center
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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Dick Johnson
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James City County
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James Fellows
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Bob Sepe
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Adam Bennett
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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Tim Dean
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Jesse Lenarz
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Jason Faulds
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Youngt
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Tightrope Media Systems Launching Next-Generation Cablecast Flex Video Servers at 2016 NAB Show

New server family increases configuration flexibility, channel density and customer value while providing a powerful platform for future software advances

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA, April 12, 2016 – Tightrope Media Systems is using the 2016 NAB Show (April 18-21, Las Vegas Convention Center) as the launch pad for Cablecast Flex, a new generation of multi-format video servers in the popular Cablecast broadcast automation family. Debuting in booth SL4228 at the show, Cablecast Flex servers combine the proven reliability and rich feature set of Tightrope's earlier Cablecast SX series with higher channel density, flexible configurability and increased performance. The Cablecast Flex platform also provides a powerful foundation for future Cablecast automation software enhancements.

Cablecast Flex Servers are available in two models, the Cablecast Flex 4 and the Cablecast Flex Lite. The Cablecast Flex 4 server features four channels that can be flexibly configured as either inputs or outputs. Ideal for customers with multiple channels – such as PEG operators with public, education and government access offerings – this increased channel density reduces equipment requirements, lowering both initial and operational costs. The Cablecast Flex Lite features one input channel and one output channel.

With Cablecast Flex 4, customers can do with one server what previously required two, lowering costs, minimizing maintenance and maximizing efficiency.


"It is very common for PEG stations, digital sub-channel broadcasters and educational campuses to operate three or more channels," said Steve Israelsky, VP Sales and Marketing, Tightrope Media Systems. "With Cablecast Flex 4, these customers will be able to use a single server to do what previously required two. This not only lowers their equipment purchase costs, but also enables ongoing savings in space, power, cooling and systems maintenance."

Users can change the input and output configuration through software controls, future-proofing the servers as customers' needs and channel line-ups evolve. The configuration flexibility of the Cablecast Flex line also extends to the servers' built-in storage, enabling customers to match the systems' internal capacity to their needs. Cablecast Flex 4 servers will be available with 16TB or 32TB of useable content storage configured as RAID5 for performance and fault tolerance. An additional model without an internal drive array will be offered soon for customers who prefer to connect an external storage system through a Fiber Channel or iSCSI interface.

Cablecast Flex servers include all of the powerful features and benefits that have delighted users of the preceding Cablecast SX series, delivering network-class reliability and comprehensive functionality in an affordable package. Multi-format playout enables media files encoded in MPEG2, H.264, DVCPro, ProRes and other formats to be played directly to air, with no transcoding required. Integrated live input encoding, channel branding and HD/SD up- and down-conversion can be controlled easily through Cablecast's intuitive software while minimizing the need for costly and cumbersome external equipment.

Cablecast Flex servers are driven by Cablecast broadcast automation software, providing a simple graphical, web-based user interface for automated playout scheduling, bulletin board promotion, reporting and online publishing. The Cablecast software can efficiently manage multiple Cablecast Flex (playout and recording), Cablecast Pro VOD (Video on Demand publishing) and Cablecast Live (live streaming) servers, or can be used standalone to control third-party video decks and routing switchers.

"For more than a decade, cable and broadcast stations have depended on Cablecast servers and software to easily, reliably and affordably manage and automate their channel operations," continued Israelsky. "Cablecast Flex servers continue this tradition while giving our customers even more value, greater flexibility and a forward-looking platform for the future."

Cablecast Flex servers will start shipping on May 16.

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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