The Studio at Verizon had been searching for a file-based playout system for a couple of years, when we decided to try the free download from Softron. Finally, we were able to test a playout solution on our machines, in our facility, on our schedule. It was the first system we tried that didn’t feel like an 'instant replay' solution. We decided very quickly to purchase a two channel 'OnTheAir Video' license and couldn’t be more pleased with our decision.
We now are running three systems of the playout software, a machine with “OnTheAir CG”, and a recording system with a four-channel version of “Movie Recorder”, all networked to our central asset storage. We have found the software to be environmentally stable and operationally reliable. The user interface is intuitive, easy to master, and the software is “feature focused”. And because of the similarity of the UI, our production staff can move from system to system with minimal training.
Most important to me is the quality of Softron tech support. Most of the time you get routed directly to engineers that can respond to your needs. They are courteous, competent, and follow-up when necessary.
We are still quite pleased with our decision to integrate Softron into our facility and look forward to a future with more of their products.
Chris Nicolaou - Consulting Engineer