Author Archives: Alain Savoie

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Content Group Support

Most people aren’t familiar with our site.  But, did you know we have a pretty good wiki!?

It was recently revamped to make it easier for users to find what they’re looking for.  And our developers frequently update the site whenever there are new features added.

Producers have Content Controls and Broadcast Controls.  Designers have Scene Tags information for objects and animation tags.

If you can’t find something, let us know.  It may be because we’ve misplaced it, or it’s too hard to find and we’ll need to fix it.

 

Community and Content Groups

 

Content Group Support

We’ve recently added a much requested feature in Super Ticker and Community:  Content Group Admin.   Essentially this means as a system Admin you can assign an Admin to a content group, which in turn will allow for that admin to create a series of user accounts for that specific content group.   This is especially useful with Community.  Along with this new feature, we’ve modified security groups to restrict what users are allowed to see.

Content Groups have also been updated across the board in anticipation for the big Community update.  All modules will support content groups in the near future.

 

Community

WDAY in Fresno is about to start their winter season and one of the requests they had was to have over 300 users for each of their School Districts.  Hence, when there’s a snow storm and the schools are closed, the School district administrator can log onto Community and update their School Districts’ status.

After a status update, our new Community Reader will automatically update your own instance of Super Ticker, therefore, ready for broadcast.

Finally, the new update isn’t only limited to Closings, but also Events, Stories and Scores.

Instructions on how to use this new Module is found here.

 

Query and Google

Google API

A couple weeks ago, Georg posted an article with new support for Google Login, Sheets (Scores and Closings) and Calendar.   Follow the links to view our wiki page offering step by step instructions on how to utilize these new features.

Query

In addition to Google API, standard Query templates have been added when updating Super Ticker.  I’ve also added some Query samples on our wiki for you to use and test.   Query is also supported in our Blade Module.

 

Brando BXF support

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A (Protrack by Myers Info Systems) reader was recently requested.  BXF is the supported format.  Brando already read many other traffic file formats, but BXF is one of the industry leading formats.  With this new reader, Brando finally covers almost 90% of all types of traffic data, making it compatible with virtually any broadcast master control traffic systems.

 

For more information fill out a Request A Quote or contact sales@localhost


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Intro to the blog world

This blog is dedicated to our loyal customers who have used or are thinking of using any of our Bannister Lake products.
Every couple of weeks or so, we will provide tips and tricks, as well as updates and road-maps of our products.  It might be more frequent than that especially if we have something we’re excited to share with you.

So lets start.

Super Ticker

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Our month of September has been busy.  Our developers have added a few features this past month for Super Ticker.

We’ve added a community module to Super Ticker which will soon read content from our Community Instances.
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Yes, but Al, what does this mean???

It means with the upcoming winter season, you can assign accounts to school boards to populate school closures.  Or same with stores for the holiday season.  Community hockey teams can input the game’s results so that the data can be shared to media outlets or websites. It’s a great way to share important community data.
community-iconClick HERE for more information about Community.
http://community.bannisterlake.com  is currently LIVE.
For your free account, please email sales@localhost

Google Sheets

GoogleSheetsScoreDo you want to manually insert score results from various leagues and games at once from a single shared location?  You can do so using Super Ticker, but it may become a hassle with all the clicking. An alternative is to use our new Google Sheets Score Reader.   This reader will link to any google sheet using our Scores Template and make it easy for production, or sports producers to enter results.

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For more information, check out our wiki.

For more information on getting an update for Super Ticker, contact sales@localhost
Brando Channel Branding
A significant feature was added to Brando.  Some advanced BLADE features were added, which allows you to create a Query based on a channel in your database.  From there, an xml can be generated, allowing you to populate any CG system or Website with scheduling content.  The XML will dynamically update based on the time of day, so you will always be aware of what show is coming up next and on which channel.


BlogFor more information fill out a Request A Quote or contact sales@localhost