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VDS Delivers Promoter To American Forces Network

A leading provider of integrated technologies for the creation, automation and enhancement of video graphics for broadcast television, VDS, has announced that it has provided American Forces Network (AFN) with eight channels of Promotor.
A suite of applications that provide extensive capabilities for the automatic playback of graphic and audio promos, Promotor increases workflow efficiencies while reducing costs of operation.
At AFN, real-time playlist information from the automation system is sent to Promotor via the proprietary VDS Sentinel interface. Graphics templates on each channel's Harris IconStation advanced channel branding system can be filled with data that has been extracted from the playlist or retrieved from the Promotor database.
Promotor can then trigger the IconStation systems for real-time insertion of promos and other graphics.
Larry Mincer, President of VDS, said: "We are very excited that Promotor has been selected by AFN.
"The scalability of Promotor allows it to manage multiple IconStation graphics devices on multiple channels simultaneously, providing AFN with dynamic promos from one system."
Russ Johnson, Vice President of Sales, Americas, Harris Broadcast Communications, said: "Through this technology relationship, Harris and our channel partner, VDS, are helping today's broadcasters produce sophisticated graphics, while also streamlining their workflows and reducing costs."
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