What is VUE?

VUE is a tool set providing intelligent operational interfaces.

VUE is a software-defined interface that uses widgets and visualization to provide contextualize interactions to satisfy user's intent. Its flexible interactions can be provided on multiple platforms.

VUE is the perfect tool to create more efficient and effective workflows within any media or broadcast environments.

Benefits

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Context
Oriented
Intuitive
Interface
Adaptable
Application

Security

Efficient
  • Context Oriented

    VUE has been designed from the ground up to provide an unmatched user experience. We make sure that you'll always have the right tools for the task at hand. VUE will take away unnecessary complications from your workflow by using MAGNUM to orchestrate setting crosspoints or controlling edge devices. VUE will use VistaLINK PRO to give you context surrounding any issues that affect your signals.

  • Intuitive Interface

    VUE is easy to use. We've enhanced the operator skill set for tasks that include producing a show or ensuring the quality of your content. You'll know exactly what you're doing since VUE combines controls and video in a single interface. Not only is it easy to use but also easy to configure. VUE's controls can be easily built up by you, similar to how your smartphone's home screen works.

  • Adaptable Application

    VUE provides high return on investment. VUE is future-proof. We release a new VUE update semi-annually full of improvements. When you decide to add new gear (Evertz or Third Party), VUE won't have to be significantly altered. For example, new sources and destinations can automatically populate in VUE's interface. It's a great product for the future due to the flexibility of VUE's controls.

  • Security

    Security is crucial. We'll make sure that only the right people can have access to your VUE. MAGNUM has a suite of security features, including end-to-end encryption and Active Directory. MAGNUM will also restrict what assets are exposed to VUE. This means that your users will only have access to the sources, destinations, and controls that they have clearance for.

  • Efficient

    Getting VUE into your facility will also bring a few perks; less hardware, less time spent on tasks, and a lot less effort spent. A single VUE station can replace a router-panel, QC monitor, multiviewer control surface, proc gear, and more. Not only does it replace hardware, but you save a lot of time only having to navigate one interface. We make it less complicated, so you'll have a much easier time doing the same job.

VUE-ANYWHERE

VUE can now be accessed remotely on your LAN or WAN with the VUE-ANYWHERE feature. This will enable your VUE to be accessible via any browser. This means you'll have access to all of your broadcast devices, through VUE. VUE will provide you controls (like XY Routing, A/V Proc, SNMP, etc) and visualization in a single interface.



Plaform Features

Users can access and control multiple systems from a single interface. VUE improves productivity and cost efficiency by enabling a single operator to manage an entire broadcasting infrastructure and operation: from content creation to distribution.

Touch Capabilities

  • • VUE makes controls easier by utilizing a touch monitor
  • • Uses intuitive touch-gestures which simplifies operations

Context Oriented Workflow

  • • Build up your own layouts using our widgets
  • • VUE can switch between different layouts, ensuring you have the right tools for the job.
  • • With MAGNUM Schedule, VUE can automatically switch from one context (QC workflow with proc controls) to another (Producer workflow)

Centralized Management

  • • VUE layouts are shared between VUE's
  • • User Permission Groups
  • • Point-and-Click configuration
  • • Centrally manage software revisions across network of VUE clients

Third Party Control

  • • Works with third party routers
  • • Includes full control for many Third Party Devices
    • • Tektronix PRISM
    • • Harmonic's SPECTRUM X
    • • Advanced Media Server System
    • • Viz Ticker, and Viz Multichannel

How it Works

VUE Design Studio allows you to drag and drop widgets to create layouts.

VUE Widget Tray.
The widget offers various settings. You can modify its appearance or technical settings through this menu.
A router control widget is dragged from the widget tray and dropped into VUE. The widget automatically pulls a list of sources and destinations from MAGNUM.
The widget has been configured to display as many destinations, and their sources, as will fit. Click on any of the green boxes to route a new source into that destination.

Topological View

The Evertz Orchestration Layer consists of a unified software stack that acts as the centralized management hub. They work together to coordinate your broadcast and forward only relevant controls to your VUE stations. The Orchestration Layer controls, manages, and monitors all of the devices in your facility. VUE interacts with the Orchestration Layer to provide the necessary tools for the operator's task.

Interactive UI

Click on the different elements.

  • Widgets

    Choose from a selection of predefined widgets for interfacing to routers, multiviewers, terminal gear, master control, and Mediator. Access generic VUE widgets for visualization and graphical implementations.

  • Personalized Design

    Graphical element widgets allow the user to personalize the workspace. Using the various design elements operators can use their own graphics, text, colors to build a contextual work environment.

  • Multi System

    VUE enables the user to interact with multiple video routing, multiviewer, infrastructure, master control / branding, and playout systems. From a single unified work surface, operations can now interact with these systems without having to change context.

  • Visualization

    Visualization of either baseband and/or IP encoded video with dynamic UMDs and audio bars.

  • Tailored Controls

    Access tailored device controls for SNMP enabled equipment including sliders, buttons, spin boxes, and drop downs.

  • Automation Interface

    Automation Override and Playlist widget for providing control / status of selected PlayTime Channels using the integrated Mediator system.

  • Intuitive Router Control

    Tailored controls for interfacing to router control. Provides a user defined view of router sources, icons, text size/colour, and available sources for intuitive routing control.

  • Playout Control

    Playout Device Control and Allocation Management widget integrated with Evertz' Mediator systems. Provides simple control of playout device redundancy setups and specific device controls such as source, keyer, and emergency overrides.

  • Service Alarms

    Provides operators with alarm information for a subscribed service or service group. Alarms can be marked as acknowledged and/or corrected states. The service alarm log feature is integrated with Evertz' VistaLINK PRO system.

  • Live Design

    Toggle between Edit mode and Operation mode. Allows users to tailor the graphical layout of the interface to meet operation requirements for a specific task or use.

  • Penalty Box

    Prioritized notifications alerting operators to issues/events that can be addressed efficiently and effectively. Integration with Evertz' VistaLINK PRO system to provide operators with alarm notifications from the devices and services that it is monitoring.

  • MAGNUM

    MAGNUM provides centralized device management and configuration for enterprise VUE applications.

Applications

• Production

Simplified router-interface combined with native video decode creates an easy workflow for working in a Production Environment.

• Quality Control

Visualize your content, and give your operations exactly the controls they need to correct any issues you encounter.

• Control Monitoring

VUE integrates into systems like MAGNUM and VistaLINK PRO to give you the tools to monitor multiple inbound and outbound feeds at once.

• Head End

VUE can show you pre-encode, post-encode, and your return feed in a single workstation. You'll also be able to flip between channels quickly in order to monitor multiple feeds.

• Hub and Spoke

Manage your playout systems seamlessly with VUE. VUE integrates with Evertz Mediator and OvertureRT to provide multi-channel playlist control, asset management, and feed monitoring.

• Distribution

Native VUE decode will completely change the way you monitor outbound content. You can simultaneously display your air path, while providing automatic change over controls.

Types of Users

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  • The Engineer

    Perfect for monitoring and configuring facilities:
    • • Seamless integration with VistaLINK PRO monitoring services
    • • Offers complete X-Y routing profiles
      • • VUE offers the controls necessary to configure and distribute router profiles to your software or hardware
    • • Multiviewer Configuration
      • • Create and Distribute multiviewer layouts from VUE
    • • Salvo Configuration
    • • VUE unifies troubleshooting tools

  • The Technical Operator

    For operators with a lot of technical responsibility
    • • VUE combines visualization with controls in a single location which is ideal for any operator
    • • Monitor your video while setting up a show
    • • Display the full route-state of your facility
    • • Add custom device controls to modify GAIN, SATURATION, or HUE
    • • Manage the operations-friendly elements of your facility from VUE
      • • Nameset management
      • • Tally Management
      • • Salvo Management
    • • Manage what other VUE stations have available to them: restrict, sources, contexts, multiviewers, and device controls from other VUE stations
  • The Creative Operator

    VUE is perfect for Creative operators
    • • Simple, intuitive controls help non-technical operators be comfortable with the technical elements of their job
    • • By combining multiple control elements, you're reducing the complexity involved in Operations
    • • VUE restricts access to sensitive controls
      • • All controls in VUE are based on user permissions

Ordering Information

VUE-SW PDF VUE-ANYWHERE
Note: Decoding capability may vary with stream bitrate
* Up to 4K resolution
Windows Application* WORKS FOR VUE-VCS1 and VUE-VCS2
No Decode Extends VUE Screen through a web browser
Windows Application Extremly low latency
Users with existing computers for portability High quality video and audio
VUE-TOUCH2 Play video VUE-TOUCH10 VUE-TOUCH13 PDF
Note: Decoding capability may vary with stream bitrate
* Up to 4K resolution
2RU Touch Screen & Button (CP251) 10" Touch Screen 1280x800 13" Touch Screen 1920x1080
1x H.264 No Decode 1x H.264
Rack Mountable Desktop Panel 1920x1080 Small Screen
Retrofitting existing consoles for router control & more Suitable for low tech users Versatile users
VUE-CUBE-G3 PDF VUE-VCS1 PDF
VUE-VCS2 PDF
Note: Decoding capability may vary with stream bitrate
* Up to 4K resolution
User Provided Screen* User Provided Screen*
4x H.264 or 2x J2K Bulk H.264, J2K & 2110
Workstation Enterprise
Power users Power users

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