AssetTagger can be accessed through the web from any network accessible computer and is driven by Smart Central and is a cloud application running on your private server. You can access primary on-air applications within the automation system through a web-based portal. AssetTagger and can be launched as an application to ingest content from digital file sources or tape, time a show, “tag & bag” syndicated promos, view and approve content. In AssetTagger you can also edit database information.

When a television station is running a syndicated program, the show will send the stations raw promos that each station must edit local video graphics and an audio over for each promos sent. One 30 second raw promo from the show must be edited 3 times: One with a graphic that will say something like, "Tuesdays at 4pm"; Then the next version will say "Tomorrow at 4pm"; Then another to say, "Coming up Next".

One promo must be edited three different ways for a station to run it on the air. That work is being done for each promo by each station every day. There are hundreds of these promos each day. A television station will spend between 10 to 40 hours a week editing syndicated promos. Once the Editor is finished with the produced promos then they must be ingested in Master Control. This is a very labor intensive process.

To help streamline this process we created AssetTagger, which gives the station the ability to mark the virtual SOM for the video and audio layers. This allows Acuitas to play back that raw promo several different ways. It automatically tags the promo during playout. Depending on how the raw promo is scheduled we can play it out to show "Tuesdays at 4pm", or "Tomorrow at 4pm", or "Coming up Next". This greatly reduces the labor time for syndicated promos. Lastly, if every station in the group has Acuitas then we can use the same promo to play out for each local station with localized graphics by handling the content once. Huge time and cost savings.

AssetTagger is set to replace Florical’s legacy acquisition products such as MediaFiler, MediaTimer, and InventoryBrowser over the next couple of years. AssetTagger is the automated “tag & bag” method in the Florical Acuitas server.

Experience the new automated workflow for managing “tag & bag” for syndicated promos within the Acuitas channel-in-a-box server. The user can ingest the “raw” promo and then mark the “in” point for the video and audio tags and then AssetTagger will generate multiple copies of the syndicated promo for playout. This feature will reduce the need for departmental involvement in the “tag & bag” process; saving both time and money.



Important Must have SMART Central and Acuitas:

SMART Central Specifications

  • Dell /Intel Core 2 server class computer with Microsoft Windows:
    • Windows 2003 SP2, 3.0GHz CPU, 4 GB RAM, 160GB HD X2, RAID1.
  • Remote AirBoss - Control or view on-air from any networked workstation (AirBoss list license required for each instance of Remote AirBoss).
  • Supervisory Monitor - monitor multiple channels from one workstation and directly select any single channel to access for control.
  • Supervisory Monitor comes in two modes: duration based or event based.
  • Remote Editor - Remote access to view or edit any schedule available from traffic.
  • Inventory Browser - Browse your database and view low-res files of your inventory from any networked PC; Great for sales, traffic and Master Control.
  • Live Log traffic interface for two-way communication with traffic. Traffic is notified of missed spots or errors and can immediately "make-good".
  • Asset Dispatcher - Ingest at one facility and push content, timing and metadata to regional sites automatically based on spoke site dub-lists

Acuitas Specifications

  • Up to two AirBoss playlist applications per chassis (see AirBoss datasheet for features of AirBoss)
  • Two SD/HD playback channels
  • Each SD/HD playback channel has two SD/HD inputs from external router/switcher
  • Cut, Cut-Fade, Fade-Cut, Fade-Fade transitions
  • Integrated graphics-Two layers background, four layers foreground
  • Audio-over w/internal playout of audio file
  • Text crawls, school closings, EAS/Amber alert
  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion (live input and file based)
  • 2D DVE w/graphics behind and in DVE
  • MPEG-2 MXF, AVI file playback to 50 Mbps (Long-GOP) or 100Mbps(I-Frame), 4:2:2 or 4:2:0,MPEG-2 Program Stream and Transport Stream
  • HDV file playback
  • A single instance of MediaFiler and MediaTimer can be installed per chassis (See MediaFiler and MediaTimer datasheets for features of these products)
  • Three SD/HD encode channels
  • Two SD/HD decode channels
  • Shuttle/Jog capabilities
  • MPEG-2 MXF, AVI file playback to 50 Mbps (Long-GOP) or 100Mbps (I-Frame), 4:2:2 or 4:2:0,MPEG-2 Program Stream and Transport Stream
  • Supports Florical Systems ShowTimer product (See ShowTimer datasheet for features of this product)
  • Remotely accessible GUI via web browser
  • TCP/IP based control
  • Adaptive cable equalization on inputs
  • HD-SDI, SMPTE 292M, 75? BNC
  • SD 480i at 29.97 Hz or 25Hz, 1080i at 29.97 or 25 Hz; 720P at 59.94 or 50 Hz
  • Analog blackburst reference input
  • 16-in/32-out unbalanced AES/EBU audio channels
  • Embedded audio support
  • Up to 8 audio channels per SDI port (Stereo 5.1, 7.1)
  • 48 KHz 24 bit audio
  • Automatic bypass during power loss
  • Redundant Gigabit Ethernet ports for file transfer and control
  • Dual redundant 750W 100-250V power supplies, high efficiency design (92%)
  • Redundant cooling fans
  • Off the shelf HP DL380 G7 2RU chassis
  • Matrox X.mio2 video hardware
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system
  • RAID-1 SATA drive system for operating system and software
  • RAID-5 SAS drive system for media storage
  • All hard drives are hot swappable, removable from the front of machine
  • 125 Hours @25 Mbps standard, can be expanded to 300 hours @ 25 Mbps internal storage


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