Newsroom Workstation

Thanks to features such as Cue mode, the remaining time announcement, extensive hardware integration so you can start playback from your production switcher, Softron's playout applications are widely used in Newsroom.
At ibc 2022 we are announcing the support of the MOS protocol so journalists can control the order of the subjects from their Newsroom.

What can you see here?

In this workstation, we are showing the ENPS integration with OnTheAir Video, using our MOS Gateway. Create rundowns in ENPS, add media to the stories, and see it update in OnTheAir Video. The MOS integration helps newsroom streamline their workflow.


  • MOS integration
  • Create playlists from ENPS
  • Trigger playback from production switcher (using GPI or Ethernet)
  • Countdown announcement
  • Dynamic graphics overlay
  • HyperDeck emulation
  • MIDI integration (in and out)
  • Cue mode
  • Secondary audio output (send audio to your audio mixer)

Video presentation
Software used on this workstation

OnTheAir Video

An affordable playout solution for live and 24/7 operations

  • Universal version, optimised for Apple Silicon M1 chip
  • Secondary Audio Output
  • Dynamic Graphics Overlay (optional)
  • Transitions
  • On-screen Preview
  • Support for Subtitling OP47
  • Automatic Folder-based Playlist
  • Added support for DNxHR and AVC-Intra 200
  • Send SCTE 35 triggers
  • Audio countdown announcements
  • Generate validation report

OnTheAir CG

Open and intuitive user interface

  • Easy-to-use character generator
  • Publish Items for use by the OnTheAir Video and OnTheAir Node attributes
  • Output to SDI or NDI®
  • Built-in RSS feed
  • Crawls (either to left or to right)
  • Use an additional video input as background
  • Play animated image sequences or videos
  • Remotely controllable