New Innovations Arrive For MOM and DAD


This ain’t your parents automation tools.

As broadcasters transition to more IP workflows and virtualized environments, ENCO is introducing new software-defined tools to its TV and radio automation systems that the company says “will amplify production value while reducing operational burdens.”

On the television side, ENCO is now unveiling updates for its MOM (Media Operations Manager) system that extends MOM beyond standard automation-related tasks and deeper into the TV production infrastructure.

This includes an integrated graphics generator for live channel branding, support for Network Device Interface (NDI) connectivity, and the ability to produce a live show with live camera and NDI inputs. “Its support for NDI-connected devices now allows users to easily share bidirectional SD, HD and 4K/UHD video over a single, ubiquitous, standard Gigabit network – amplifying MOM’s value in IP production,” ENCO notes.

MOM was brought to market to offer broadcasters, cable television operations and streaming media providers a platform to organize and manage broadcast production and integrated channel playout tasks with a platform mirroring that used for ENCO’s radio automation customers.

“The transition to IP-based operations is rapidly expanding, and MOM’s ease of use and expansive feature set will both simplify and accelerate the move to IP network-based production workflows for broadcasters at any budget level,” ENCO President Ken Frommert said.

On the radio side, the newsroom can now consider an updated MOS Interface that allows DAD systems to play out assets from any MOS-supported newsroom system. By adding support for the Media Object Server (MOS)-based protocol used by newsroom computer systems, DAD users can now manage—add, move, and modify—audio embedded in news stories. Changes are automatically synchronized with playlists to keep everything up to date.

ENCO’s DAD family has more recently expanded into the area of live remote production. As part of the company’s growing enCloud suite, ENCO is making WebDAD available on a global level.

WebDAD expands the enCloud suite, which includes popular tools for mobile journalism and remote voice tracking. Another recently introduced application, Weblib2, allows users to remotely view and modify media libraries, edit playlists, and more using their smartphones and tablets. ENCO will also demonstrate Weblib2 at IBC.

ENCO will introduce these new automated enhancements for studio and remote production to global audiences at IBC2017, taking place Sept. 15-19 at the RAI Amsterdam. ENCO exhibits at Stand 8.D74.