Octopus Newsroom and STRYME announce MOS-based partnership


Octopus Newsroom and STRYME announce MOS-based partnership

Prague, September 12,2018 – Octopus Newsroom announces a partnership agreement with Vienna-based STRYME which produces broadcast ingest solutions for the global broadcast market. The agreement centers on the integration of STRYME's GENESIX VideoServer V9 and the Octopus NRCS via the industry standard MOS software protocol.

"STRYME has gained an excellent reputation for the security, versatility and compactness of its server systems," comments Octopus Newsroom CEO Petr Stokuč. "As a result of this cooperation between the two companies, Octopus operators will gain the ability to control the STRYME's GENESIX VideoServer V9 directly from the newsroom system, allowing fast and efficient ingest from every content source they are likely to encounter. In practical terms that includes SDI, IP, compressed video, cellular feeds from mobile devices, and the rising tide of social media."

"This agreement with Octopus is fully in line with our strategy of simplifying and automating broadcasters' daily working processes," adds STRYME CEO Goce Zdravkoski. "Close integration between our server and the Octopus NRCS gives operators the ability to access, transcode, edit and publish footage from a single desktop workstation. The combination is ideal for newsrooms requiring the flexibility to producing traditional bulletins and programs as well as file-based on-demand content for the digital age."

MOS is an evolving protocol for communications between newsroom computer systems and devices such as video servers, audio servers, still stores, and character generators. It is supported and developed through cooperative collaboration between equipment vendors, software producers and broadcasters.

The integration of the Octopus NRCS and STRYME's GENESIX VideoServer V9 will be demonstrated by Octopus on stand 7.A39 and STRYME on stand 7.D57 at IBC2018, Amsterdam, September 16-18.

About Octopus Newsroom: Octopus Newsroom was founded in 1998 and is today the world's leading producer of newsroom computer systems. With more than 50 MOS partners, Octopus advocates an open ecosystem using the MOS protocol which enables operators to choose freely among high-quality providers of graphics, playout, MAM, prompters, traffic-handing and advertising solutions. Octopus Newsroom has successfully installed systems into more than 300 channels around the world. Based on Unicode, Octopus Newsroom products support all major character sets including Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese.