Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has launched a range of new features within its cloud-based management system, Dejero Control. The expanded capabilities of Control further simplify the workflows of broadcasters and content providers enabling expanded device sharing and metadata generation.
Automated and customisable clip metadata
Leveraging the integrated cloud workflow, a new automated and customisable recorded clip metadata feature allows users in the field or back at the control room to edit and add metadata to clips via the Dejero Control interface. Station administrators can create a custom metadata template that is used across all clips to add relevant auto-generated metadata defined by the templates. Users at the station can now quickly search and find relevant content—saving them significant time.
A metadata template is applied to all ingested clips at the station level and users can select from a list of ten pre-set fields, such as geolocation and acquisition date—all auto populated from the transmitter. Customers can also add free-form fields that station operators can define to further organise recorded clips.
“It can be very inefficient and time consuming for broadcasters to find relevant content in their systems. With our new metadata feature, we are providing a means for broadcasters and media organisations to automate the generation and tagging of metadata, saving them valuable time and enabling them to speed up content retrieval and automate metadata driven workflows,” said Todd Schneider, chief technology officer at Dejero.
Expanded device sharing
The system now offers an expanded device sharing capability that allows broadcasters to temporarily route a feed from a field transmitter to a partner station or broadcaster. Building upon this capability, broadcasters can now also share access to receivers. This adds flexibility to how stations integrate with other stations or freelancers in the field. Dejero customers can now send or receive video with the transmitters and receivers set up within the ‘device sharing’ feature in Control.
The simple UI of Dejero Control allows station operators to provide freelancers or other collaborators access to route content, while a cloud-based infrastructure permits device sharing to provide secure, controlled interoperability between stations and freelancers.
Metadata and expanded device sharing capabilities continue to build on the features of Dejero Control to support broadcasters in transforming their workflows. Existing Control features including real-time analytics, usage reports and notifications, remote controlled settings, and transmitter health monitoring combined with the new features all aim to simplify time-consuming processes allowing broadcasters to focus on the work that matters most and automate their workflows driving improved efficiencies.
“As a leading innovator in embracing and leveraging the cloud for broadcasters, we are continually working to bring our customers more ways to automate and simplify their workflows. Dejero’s flexible and customer-centric approach delivers innovative, effective solutions that we will build on for our future cloud-based offerings,” added Schneider.