Utah Scientific Integrates GS-4000 Graphics Station CGS’s Newschief
Utah Scientific’s new GS-4000 graphics station can now receive automated real-time data feeds and local content updates from CGS’s Newschief system as a result of a new partnership between Utah Scientific and CGS Infographics Automation. Utah Scientific’s GS-4000 works with its own MC-4000 master control switcher to support graphics, including fixed text, multiple text crawls, still and animated logos, snipes, and time-and-temperature displays. Integrated with CGS Newschief, the Utah Scientific graphics station automates the task of collecting data from multiple sources and merging it with graphics for on-air display.
“Our alliance with CGS benefits two groups first and foremost: TV stations and viewers,” says Tom Harmon, president and CEO of Utah Scientific. “For the station, it solves what can be a vexing problem — quickly getting accurate, updated information to air. For viewers, it means that information is there when you want it and can be relied on, whether it’s a school closure on a snowy day, results from the countywide soccer tournament, or a breaking news story from overseas.”
The CGS Newschief Data Feed is a centralized source of automated headlines, weather, sports scores and statistics, lottery results, stock prices, and market indices. CGS can also provide Newschief software to facilitate the collection of local information such as school closings, high-school sports, and election returns.
“Newschief is a single source that enables broadcasters to deliver reliable, relevant, hyper-local information to their audience,” says Bryan Mullins, partner at CGS. “Combined with Utah Scientific’s cost-effective GS-4000 platform, it provides broadcasters with a turnkey solution to engage and inform their viewers.”