The Harris® D-Series DSX™ is a next-generation automation system that delivers rock solid, transmission proven, frame-accurate control to complex broadcast environments. This scalable system manages the movement of file-based media to an extended set of delivery platforms — while providing world-class device control to support linear playout channels.
The transition to a digital environment has created a number of new business opportunities — and challenges — for media and entertainment companies, including:
D-Series DSX systems provide comprehensive, real-time ingest and playout automation capabilities for enterprise-level, multichannel operations. The system manages a wide variety of playout devices to efficiently automate the delivery of content to multiple platforms and maximize operator productivity. For large multichannel operations, D-Series DSX is the enterprise system of choice.
D-Series DSX automation delivers a complete set of basic and optional features to support diverse content-delivery business models and ensure competitiveness in the chase for market share. That means you’ll benefit from operational efficiencies, system reliability and, most importantly, the scalability to support channel expansion. D-Series DSX offers the following advantages:
A number of features are built into the D-Series DSX user interface to maximize operator efficiency.
Screen content can be split horizontally (top) or vertically.
Up to 10 schedules can be displayed with the horizontal timeline.
D-Series DSX makes the transition to a networked IP control environment easy. Already in use for data exchange and media file transfer between devices and applications, IP is now increasingly used for real-time playout control.
D-Series DSX automation is a member of the Harris media software suite — a family of applications designed to support the workflow within a media operation, from proposals and sales through media playout and delivery. D-Series DSX provides one system of interoperability using open messaging standards, such as BXF.
Harris applications that combine with D-Series DSX to enhance broadcast scalability and productivity include: