KLCS-TV Los Angeles, Deploys Aveco Automation

KLCS TV Los Angeles is the first broadcaster in the US to deploy the industry’s first BXF 5.0 system with Aveco Social Media Gateway and Myers ProTrack. The award winning master control automation platform with integrated media asset management (MAM) from Aveco, is fully capable of customizing user interfaces which was the key factor in the selection.

“KLCS initiated a 100 percent file-based workflow nearly fifteen years ago,” said Alan Popkin, Director of Engineering & Technical Operations for KLCS. “We have now embarked on a total rebuild of the station to leverage the new efficiencies available with the latest technologies available. After a thorough review of automation systems, including on-site demonstrations of all main systems, the staff uniformly preferred the Aveco system for a number of reasons,” said Popkin. “It enabled us to customize the automation to our existing workflow as opposed to having to change the workflow to match the automation requirements. It is versatile enough to accommodate any changes we’ll need to make in the future, as the media business is constantly evolving.”

The number of “firsts” for Aveco has been quite impressive in such a competitive market, and this Czech Republic based independent automation provider has a long rich history of accomplishments. They include: The first dynamic traffic interface, 20 years ago — long before BXF. The industry’s first BXF 5.0 deployment, with KLCS, PBS for Los Angeles. The first cloud-based master control deployment. The industry’s largest library of broadcast interfaces and implemented APIs. The industry’s most advanced Integrated Playout, in conjunction with Harmonic. The first and only integration of Master Control and production automation in the same system, with automated cueing for frame-accurate PCR-MCR-PCR transitions. The first and only “self-healing” Master Control Automation system, made possible by Aveco’s underlying equipment pool manager. For example, if a backup video server port goes on-air as a primary, a new backup is instantly and automatically assigned from the pool equipment implementing a facility’s Priority Use Plan. The first Master Control Automation with integrated MAM. The first and only Master Control Automation integrated MAM that includes federated search across all MAMs and PAMs in a facility — enabling missing media to be found faster than any other system. The first and only Master Control Automation with a Social Media Gateway providing automated promotions on Twitter and other outlets operated automatically as part of Master Control or News Production Automation. The first and only Master Control Automation with a built-in serial change-over switch. The first Master Control Automation integrated with a NRCS for both MOS-updates and Traffic-updates on the same playlist. The first and only Master Control Automation system to handle all aspects of remote insertion of news-sports-spots through stream-splicing integration. The only Master Control system running on a, thus far, 100% virus-free/worm-free operating system (QNX), compared to Windows-based systems with numerous malware attacks each month. The only Master Control system that is client-server based, with simultaneous software client use in Windows, Macs, and Linux — familiar GUIs for users, on a solidly safe software operation core.

Aveco will be exhibiting all of their fine products at the 2018 NAB Show in April in Las Vegas at booth SU8516. Make sure to stop by for a product demo!

About Aveco
Aveco, based in the Czech Republic, with offices in Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Mexico City, Bogota, and New Delhi, designs, sells, and supports studio production automation, master control automation, and integrated channel playout systems worldwide. Varieties of architectures are available, from complex multi-channel, multi-site operations to small standalone systems, and from complete end-to-end production and playout facilities to individual products. With more than 300 customers in Europe, Americas, Asia, and Africa, Aveco has the technology and experience to deliver any workflow, to control any third-party device, and to provide media companies the reliability and 24-hour support Aveco is known for. Since its formation in 1992, Aveco has remained a stable, privately-owned company with a long-term commitment to steady growth and timely support. Whether a news broadcaster, general entertainment channel, music channel, or shopping TV organization, Aveco helps media companies become content factories, to produce, manage, and deliver content reliably, efficiently, and with maximum impact.
More information is available at, by emailing [email protected], or by calling our Prague headquarters at +420-235-366-707 or our Atlanta office at +1-818-292-1489.

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