Master Control Workstation

More than 100 TV stations are using Softron's playout applications to broadcast their channel 24/7 thanks of its easy to use scheduler.
In the past 2 years, we have added even more features for this workflow, such as the support for SCTE triggers, sidecar files for CC, a traffic option with Wide Orbit integration, remote control, and more...

What can you see here?

In this workstation, we can demonstrate how OnTheAir Video can be used for scheduling your station's programs for unattended 24/7 broadcast. Import the WideOrbit traffic playlists in OnTheAir Video, trigger SCTE, handle breaking news events, and more...


  • Integration with WideOrbit traffic solutions
  • Media browser to share clip attributes across the channel
  • Remote control multiple channels from one Mac
  • Support for purge list to delete files after they aired
  • Playlist validation report
  • Control video routers (Ross or Videohub)
  • Gang playback control (skip to next on multiple remote playlists)
  • SCTE triggers
  • Closed Captioning
  • Transitions (Built in or Custom)
  • Dynamic graphics overlay
  • Secondary audio output

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