Harmonic’s innovative Spectrum™ ChannelPort is an integrated playout solution that combines channel-branding capabilities with a media server to simplify integration and reduce maintenance and operations costs.
Helm gives operators comprehensive control of both the branding and server aspects of ChannelPort. On the branding side, keyers can be monitored and controlled and graphical assets can be browsed and taken to air. Helm can also update text on-air using ChannelPort’s integrated character generator. Helm also controls the ChannelPort media server, via the Spectrum Player API. This provides manual clip load and playout, as well as monitoring of the server’s internal playlist.
Additionally, operators can load pre-built playlists directly into ChannelPort, for emergency playout of a simple playlist.