Bannister Lake Provides The Shopping Channel with BL Custom Development Solution on XPression Platform


Last Updated: October 1, 2013 8:16 pm GMT
(Cambridge, Ontario--October 1, 2013) Bannister Lake has developed a custom broadcast graphics solution on the Ross Video XPression platform for The Shopping Channel (TSC). TSC is Canada’s leading interactive Canadian multi-channel retailer and a division of Rogers Communications Inc.

TSC purchased XPression Studio to replace an aging SD graphics system. Bannister Lake’s custom broadcast solution integrates with TSC’s existing programming infrastructure, and it bridges the gap between TSC’s current inventory, TSC’s product catalog database, and XPression.

The Bannister Lake solution features four main components:
  • A show generator transforms XML show data into XPression Sequence groups and takes items for all show resources, including: show bugs, name keys, real-time TSC inventory counts, product information, pricing, countdown timers, and support for social media integration.

  • Display controls provide manual and automated CG operation. In addition to the XPression Sequence control, a virtual shotbox interface features configurable macros for graphics output.

  • A data mirror utility maintains broadcast redundancy. The synchronization tool automatically and continuously mirrors all XPression show data to provide a hot-swappable broadcast system backup.

  • An XPression graphics project contains corporate branding template elements and dynamically populated text and graphics fields.
The Shopping Channel went live with XPression and Bannister Lake’s custom broadcast solution at 10:00 p.m. ET on Friday, September 6, 2013.

About Bannister Lake Software Inc.
Bannister Lake is a leading provider of professional video graphic display solutions for broadcast television, cable, satellite, digital signage and audio visual applications worldwide. Our display solutions integrate seamlessly with existing infrastructure, automating the process of data entry for video graphics display, and improving the productivity of organizations.

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