What is IDS?

A simple touch of genius from IPE

Production Timer
Production Timer
Off-set Timer
Off-set Timer
Camera Control
Camera Control
DMX Lighting
DMX Lighting
IR Control
IR Control
Clocks and Tally
Clocks and Tally

From studio to newsroom, IDS provides a dynamic, organisation-wide display and control system

As facilities become more multi-functional, with studios and control rooms being used by different stations and their production teams, Chief Engineers and Specifiers are looking more and more for systems that can be operated by non-technical staff, expanded as requirements dictate whilst reducing operational costs in the process.

Comprised of dedicated software and hardware devices that operate using a standard IP infrastructure, IDS is a powerful multi-function toolbox. Its screen designer and logic mapping software enables users to create sophisticated displays and control interfaces for a variety of applications common to both radio and TV broadcast facilities:

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Clocks and timing – clocks (analogue and digital), production timers, multi-time zones, up/down timers, off-set time recorders and tally interfaces – every device on an IDS network is synchronized using NTP/LTC.

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Information display – dynamic information including clocks, cue lamps, scrolling text, control interfaces, video streams, URLs, RSS feeds, alerts, signage and branded media can be delivered to any connected display device.

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Control and integration – IDS doesn’t just interface with essential broadcast equipment, it also integrates with a growing number of third party control and playout systems including cameras, mixers and DMX lighting.

With IDS, sharing facilities is simple. Its modular and expandable architecture makes it particularly advantageous when building large systems. Networks can be simple with only one or two devices or complex, with hundreds of devices, operating together or in specific groups for particular locations.

Using familiar touch screen behaviour and intuitive interfaces, operators can quickly get down to what they do best. Furthermore, changes to configuration and workflow can be made on-the-fly and with little training.


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IDS is used by many of Europe's leading broadcasters including BBC, Sky, BFBS, Peel Media, RUV and Radio Nova. For more information, take a look at our case studies.