KMIR & WGBA Go Live with Precis™ 4 and Oasis™

Jun 07 2012

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – JUNE 7, 2012 – Bitcentral, dedicated to open news delivery and the success of its partners, announced today that Palm Springs, CA station KMIR and Green Bay, WI station WGBA have upgraded to Bitcentral’s Precis™ news production and playout solution and Oasis archive & share solution.

KMIR implemented the Precis Bitcentral system in October 2006 and successfully upgraded to the latest versions of Precis and Oasis hardware/software yesterday, June 6th, 2012.

WGBA implemented a full Precis system with Oasis on June 7th, 2012 and joins other journal stations in the Bitcentral family. Both stations also received targeted Edius 6.06 upgrade training and improved broadcast newsroom workflow training during the transition. Congratulations to your staffs and thank you for your partnership during these implementation projects.

Bitcentral’s Precis is the most efficient, production system available to news professionals today. Precis brings four channels of playout and unprecedented MOS workflow integration and efficiency to newsrooms. Precis integrates with best-of-breed solutions to meet simultaneous production needs for broadcast, online and mobile with the scalability to meet the ever-growing number of delivery platforms.

Bitcentral’s Oasis shares over 4 million news stories annually with that number steadily increasing each year. The flexibility of Oasis has allowed the launch of a new weekly TV news show utilizing shared content and substantially improved the quality of unique content delivered to local markets.

Precis customers have the flexibility to choose from world class technology brands, such as Adobe’s Premiere® Pro for full craft editing or Bitcentral’s browser editor Create, which allows newsrooms to achieve more with the resources they currently have. AP’s ENPS and Avid’s iNews are tightly integrated allowing for choice among the most popular newsroom computer systems.

The workflow goes beyond the newsroom and extends content creation out into the field. Journalists can see and use all of the station’s content from wherever they are and remotely contribute their packages back to the station.