Techtel has developed an integrated browser-based software solution for the Tasmanian Parliament consisting of a purpose-built web interface which manages up to four simultaneous recordings of their video feeds. This comes as the customer deploys a brand new television broadcast system, also provided and integrated by Techtel in 2019, with an emphasis on automation and remote control of their broadcast equipment.
For the Tasmanian Parliament to have full remote control of their video recordings, Techtel designed a customised web application utilising a REST API interface which integrates with a video server from Bluefish444. This setup enables a single operator to control multiple HDI-SDI video outputs from up to four simultaneous events from the comfort of their own web browser.
An added streaming capability from the video server back to the control desk offers confidence monitoring for the operator through on-demand generation of video thumbnails
Finally, all of these features are controlled via a unique user interface, designed by Techtel, with comprehensive drill-down detail and a high level of customisation. “We developed this integration as the direct result of feedback from the Tasmanian Parliament – our customer wanted to be able to manage the recordings of their video feeds via a simple web interface and the Bluefish444 REST API integration lets them do just that.” said Matt Feeney, Director of Projects at Techtel.
This custom integration is derived from Techtel’s wider software integration platform, Inflo – a bespoke, ‘soft-coded’ service which connects video files with multiple formats from multiple platforms and applications via one simple User Interface, helping organisations who deal with large amounts of video content aggregate their diverse subsystems from disparate platforms into one intelligent multifunctional system.
“We are proud to embrace the growing trend towards controlling broadcast technology from anywhere with an internet connection and this deployment for the Tasmanian Parliament is the first phase of a broader software development effort from Techtel. We are looking forward to adding more modules and appliances to this matrix which will enable more diverse workflows for our customers”, said Mal Chandler, Techtel CEO.