A broadcast server in the broadcasting sector has the task of playing back digitized broadcast material (films, magazines, news, weather, etc.) stored on storage media (hard drives, tape robots, etc.) one after the other. Technically, it behaves similarly to a VTR , only that the sending server houses a large number of virtual "VTRs". As a rule, it can be controlled “frame-precisely”, since “cue times”, as is otherwise the case with tapes, are not required. The transmission server is usually controlled via a transmission sequence control, which is operated by the transmission processor.
Examples of send servers:
- Omneon Spectrum Server (Omneon)
- Omneon MediaDeck (Omneon)
- Profiles (Grass Valley)
- ViTex 'INKA 4' (e & s)