Southfield, MI (March 23, 2016)—ENCO will launch a new audio insertion manager that automates text-to-speech conversion at the 2016 NAB Show.
Designed to deliver emergency alert audio to visually impaired audiences, the compact 1RU system also brings sound to automated audio content on primary TV channels. The new AIM-100 audio insertion manager addresses 21st CVAA compliance regulations, which require TV stations to provide audio descriptions of emergency information on their Secondary Audio Program (SAP) channels.
The AIM-100 monitors incoming XML or TXT files from news tickers and other master control systems, and prioritizes and converts that information to audio. ENCO’s built-in automation intelligence delivers the audio in a human voice. All information is precisely logged and time-stamped to prove compliance.
The flexible customization features allow assignment of specific parameters for prioritization and program interruption, including the insertion of audio tones and alert loops. Users can also create a custom dictionary of pronunciations to further optimize use, from adding regional dialects to building a comprehensive list of specialized jargon.