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.
Edward Cating
Production Manager, WilliNet Access TV
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
Grayson always takes good care of us!
Marnie Rhein
With the information I was provided, I was able to solve my issue and learned a little more about the program also!
Betty Mueller
Grant was fast to reply and was knowledgable. Thanks for your help.
Althof's TV
Perfect; received a phone call message that helped point me in the right direction.
James Fellows
Perfect; received a phone call message that helped point me in the right direction.
James Fellows
Excellent as always.
Matthew Philpit
Outstanding response time.
Brenckmanj
It’s never a chore to use Cablecast, it can be as simple or as complicated as you want without any of the headaches.
Drew Caron
Assistant Director, Londonderry Access Center
Joe was very helpful and followed up with me on this issue. Very professional and knowledgeable.
Lucas Johnson
Grayson is to be commended... thorough and follows up.
Bob Sepe
Joe's service was excellent. Very quick, detailed and exactly what i needed to know.
Robin Hall
Quick response and knowledgable support.
James Carlton
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
Better than good! It was excellent! A live person answered the phone and was very responsive! Thank you!
Lisa Corbally
Always fantastic support. Thanks!
Tim Dean
Outstanding response time.
Brenckmanj
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
Joe is awesome!
Barry Behlen
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.
Michael D'Amato
Broadcast Communications Manager, Edison, NJ
With Cablecast, it takes me less than 10 minutes to create the schedule and my work is done.
Michael D'Amato
Broadcast Communications Manager, Edison, NJ
So far, everything is running smoothly again. Grayson is very helpful!!
Lisa Hawkins
I appreciated the fast and courteous assistance I received. Can't say enough good things about the technical support we always receive!
Youngt
Quick response and knowledgable support.
James Carlton
Talk about blazing fast speed! I've never EVER had an issue resolved so quickly by a support department. Bravo.
Jimmy Moore
Brook was awesome, quick response.
Jeff Sirrine
Thanks for such a quick response.
Fred Ramos
So far, everything is running smoothly again. Grayson is very helpful!!
Lisa Hawkins
There’s still nothing else like Cablecast...nobody else is bringing PEG stations the benefits that Tightrope does
Randall Hisle
James City County
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
Great support and the system is running good thanks.
Chris Martin
Quick and simple solution to our issue. Had server up and running again in short amount of time. Thank you.
Jeff Smith
I appreciated the fast and courteous assistance I received. Can't say enough good things about the technical support we always receive!
Youngt
We recently purchased Cablecast and are amazed with the potential and power that it has.
Jon Benditz
Batavia Access Television
Thank You for your hard work, the system is great! I would recommend Cablecast to any new stations.
Dick Johnson
Super.......quick response. Great to see you have a feedback system. Nice job.
Bill Jennings
Quick and helpful. Just what I needed.
Dennis Dutra
The support is always better than the information I give. I've never been more satisfied with a company's customer support!
Jason Faulds
There’s still nothing else like Cablecast...nobody else is bringing PEG stations the benefits that Tightrope does
Randall Hisle
James City County
TRMS has the best support staff I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Great Job, Great Products!
Trent Comer
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
Exceptional service! A+
Brian Krause
The assistance was prompt and accurate.
Scott Hanley
Thanks for all the help. Always a pleasure to work with. Very quick and efficient!
Adam Bennett
Quick and helpful. Just what I needed.
Dennis Dutra
Always satisfied with the quick responses. Thanks.
Adam Bennett

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Tightrope Introduces Compact, Multiformat HD Video Server

Tightrope Media Systems has debuted Cablecast SXHD LE video server, a new multiformat HD and SD video server.

SXHD LE is a single-box, 1-RU solution for video playout that includes 4 TB of storage, built-in branding functions, and other time- and money-saving features, making it ideal for small-scale broadcast operations such as public, educational and government-access TV stations; campus television; local origination cable channels; hospitals; and cruise ships.

The Cablecast SXHD LE video server plays MPEG-2, WMV, H.264, AVI, DVCPRO HD, and ProRes, with no transcoding required, and it encodes MPEG-2, DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, and ProRes formats up to 220 Mbps in the full 4:2:2 profile. Besides having built-in support for all of those formats, the SXHD LE plays video files back-to-back on the same output.

Channel branding is facilitated with video overlay features such as a station bug, bug text and crawls with both foreground and background images, possibly eliminating the need for a downstream key.

The server also automatically downconverts HD files to SD for playout on an SD channel, and upconverts for HD playout.

The SXHD LE comes with Cablecast station automation and scheduling software, which allows users to "write once, publish everywhere." Users enter the program information into the system one time and then drag programs onto the schedule, and Cablecast automatically publishes the schedule to the channel, the website, TV Guide's format and station programming reports. Cablecast also automates file conversion for Web-based video on demand.

The SXHD LE is a lower-cost alternative to Tightrope's Cablecast SX2HD server in a smaller footprint. It is capable of standing alone, or it can control a Tightrope Carousel player through built-in software. The Carousel player automatically shows the program schedule and promotes upcoming shows throughout the day, and also serves as a community bulletin board for campus, shipboard, and community announcements.

The Cablecast SXHD LE video server will be available in the third quarter.

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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