The Deyan Automation Systems GraphXmaster Dual-Channel SD Logo Inserter is a 3RU-high device that's designed for keying logos, crawls, tickers, emergency alert system (EAS) messaging, and other graphic elements onto a broadcast signal. The dual-channel GraphXmaster is a PC with installed software and a graphics card with two SD-SDI inputs and two SD-SDI outputs to transmit 10-bit SD signals. A preview channel allows the user to set up the screen before going live to air.
To serve content to the GraphXmaster, text displayed in a crawl can be entered manually or imported from a file. Tickers can be created with Deyan's included GraphXmaster software or another third-party application. The logo inserter supports the Sage CGEN protocol for retrieving EAS messages from an EAS generator.
Text crawls, EAS crawls, and tickers can have transient color backgrounds with various levels of transparency; they can support Unicode characters and scroll both left-to-right and right-to-left.
For each item, the user can set layer, fade-in/out time, size, transparency, movement and various effects. For text-based elements (including clocks and text crawls/tickers), additional options include color, font, and outline properties. All items can be displayed automatically at a scheduled time or be set to auto-repeat by user specified period. Clocks can be set up in 12- or 24-hour mode, and they can be shown as either hours & minutes or minutes & seconds.
GPI control is a standard feature of GraphXmaster. A single GPI can control multiple items – for example, both a clock and a logo image.