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PRODUCT SHEET:                    MERCURY PRIME                  MERCURY TTS (TEXT TO SPEECH)

Mercury Prime is a self-contained HD ticker system that combines the latest character generator technology with ticker and data mining software. Centralizing all ticker and branding needs into one turnkey solution – combined with local collection tools and automated data feed service – broadcasters can fully automate much of the day to day, labor-intensive news gathering for on-air display.

SYSTEM FEATURES:

  • Text To Speech, FCC Part 79 Compliance with custom Lexicon
  • Local, breaking news crawls
  • School closings
  • Election Returns
  • Weather forecasts, conditions and alerts
  • Sports tickers and stats
  • Stocks of local interest
  • EAS
  • Local events
  • Twitter Integration
  • Lottery results
  • Famous Birthdays
  • Snypes
  • Time and Temp
  • Information Channels
  • L-Bar Weather
  • Serial and GPI automation plus a browser interface
  • Full control of graphic element layering
  • Optional DVE

HEADLINES

Local and Automated CONTENT Feeds

  • Up to Three Independent News Crawls
  • Browser-based input of local headlines
  • Automated national feeds available
  • Complete control of speed, positioning, colors
  • Animated background and sponsor graphics
  • EAS Feature

ELECTIONS

AP ELECTION WIRE or LOCALLY ENTERED

  • Automatic Race build feature
  • Collects race results from the Associated Press FTP Wire, SOE
  • Manual point and click race entry feature
  • Information can be displayed in a lower-third ticker, or simultaneous full-screen output to separate CG
  • Results can be sorted and presented on website by State, County, District, Candidate, or custom setting
  • Winner can be automatically declared by the software
  • Automated website update
  • Monitor multiple race results through up to the minute desktop app

SCHOOL CLOSINGS

  • Web Automation, collects closings using an secure encrypted process.
  • Phone Automation,  option to collect closings using touch-tone commands, works in conjunction with Web Automation.
  • Browser Control, gives your staff the ability to close an organization, add a new organization to the system, and provides staff with up-to-the-minute closings.
  • Website, outputs scores to your website automatically, HTML, XML, RSS options
  • SMS, Emails: integrates with leading SMS messaging aggregators

WEATHER

Forecast, Conditions and Alerts

  • Current Conditions, displays current conditions, High, Low, Wind, Sky, Barometric Pressure, Dew Point, Humidity.
  • Forecasts, display up to a 7 day forecast or daypart forecast, including L-Bar Weather Channel.
  • Watches, Warnings & Advisories, severe watches, warnings and advisories from the National Weather Service.
  • Weather Maps, including Satellite, Radar, Watch/Warn


Sports Scores

High School Scores and National Sports

  • High School Sports, simple drop-down box selection method to input high school scores from a browser
  • National Scores, through automated feed, display NBA, NFL, NCAA sports, MLB, Hockey, Golf, Auto Racing, World Cup, and Olympics.
  • Website, outputs scores to your website automatically, HTML, XML, RSS options

TEXT TO SPEECH

  • Weather alerts, School Closings, Urgent News, EAS and more
  • Translates and voices audio output in multiple languages
  • Multi-channel
  • Phonetic pronunciation Lexicon editor with text lookup and voice preview
  • Prioritized playback queues with tones and voiced prompts
  • XML with CSS transformation, Database (native, ODBC), text
  • GPI, file change triggers
  • Serial interface to TFT and Sage EAS devices
  • 7-day event logging
  • 48K, 16 bit, stereo with volume controls
  • Tones and optional message on Main and SAP channel
  • All other TTS messages only on SAP channel

 

STOCKS

Stocks of Local Interest

  • Stocks of Local Interest – Set the typeface, font properties, and color of the navigation links.
  • Indices – End Of Day Indices, including Dow, Nasdaq, S&P 500
  • Top Movers – Top Gainers, Losers and Volume

SNYPES

Fly-in Animations

  • Fly In Animations– Display fly-in animation, choosing X, Y, and Z order
  • Time & Temperature – Display Time, and Temperature along with graphic
  • Count-Down Clock – Incorporate a count down clock with an upcoming event.
  • User-defined Text– animate text with your snypes, input daily through a our browser-based CMS.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Approve and Post Tweets

  • Tweet Barrage – Display hand selected tweets into your ticker. A great way to get feedback from viewers and notable figures on hot topics.
  • Search Hashtags– search hashtags for topics, or search twitter handles, including content within a designated region. 

LOCAL EVENTS

Keep your views up-to-date on local happenings, including family events, concerts, festivals, sporting events, and more.


LOTTERY

Lottery Results – Automated Lottery Results and Jackpots for North America


TURNKEY HARDWARE

  • Video Input/Output SD/HD 480i/720p/1080i
  • HDMI Monitoring Output
  • Blackburst Input: 720p/1080i/Tri-Level Sync in and HD or 2K format
  • 3D-DVE
  • Upstream or downstream deployment capable
  • Passes all Ancillary Data (Audio/Close Captioning)
  • AES Embedded Audio
  • GPI (8 inputs, 8 outputs)
  • 2 RU, rackmounted server, Windows 7 Professional, 16 GB Ram, dual-power, professional-grade nVidia 4 GB graphics board
  • 2 RU, rackmounted server, Windows 7 Professional for web/mobile/social media traffic management/publishing