At the 2012 NAB Show, DNF Controls will demonstrate the company’s array of applications based on its flagship technology, the Flex Control Network(R). An intelligent and cost-effective solution, Flex Control Network provides a complete control and connectivity infrastructure that integrates with existing equipment, protecting equipment investments. Also on display will be DNF’s new Production Control Application for live television productions and the new Tally Control System. DNF will also exhibit its popular AnyWhere Interface Box (AIB) and GTP-32 Control Processor.
DNF Controls Solutions and Products at 2012 NAB Show:
New! Production Control Application for Live Television
DNF Controls’ Production Control Application is a specific combination of equipment from the Flex Control Network(R). The Production Control Application provides fast, simple, and reliable control over video and graphic playout devices for live and live-to-tape programming. The Application is a complete, semi-automated solution that works with existing control room equipment to simplify production control, expand production capabilities, enhance production look and branding, and minimize production errors.
Image Caption: Production Control Application
New! Tally Control System — Bringing Simplicity to Tally Control
DNF Controls’ Tally Control System is a specific combination of hardware and software from the Flex Control Network(R), DNF’s modular platform of professional, IP-based machine controllers. A complete system for end-to-end management of monitor wall UMDs, on-air, record, and device tallies, the Tally Control System provides reliable and responsive tallying that is simple to set up, simple to use, and simple to maintain using a Web browser and intuitive interface. The Flex Control Network’s Ethernet-based architecture means tallies pass effortlessly between rooms, between floors, across campus buildings, to remote trucks, or around the world. Broadcasters can easily create complex and conditional tallies when on/off is not enough, and the system is readily scalable for special events or changing requirements.
Image Caption: DC20 for Tally Control System
AnyWhere Interface Box
The AnyWhere Interface Box (AIB) from DNF Controls is a compact, one-box, missing-link solution that solves equipment control and interfacing problems with no kludges. The AIB is a cost-effective way to address unique and specific needs, whether by establishing interoperability between incompatible systems, or by extending the functionality of existing systems that would otherwise require costly custom programming or interfacing. Powered over Ethernet or external power supply, the AIB is fast and easy to configure from a Web browser, with no programming or scripting required.
Image Caption: AnyWhere Interface Box
GTP-32 Control Processor — The Hub of Users Control Infrastructure
Designed specifically for broadcast and production environments, the GTP-32 is the hub of users control infrastructure, making control simple, cost-effective, and easily accessible. A programmable logic controller and GPI tally processor, the GTP-32 combines powerful GPI routing with robust serial and flexible Ethernet control, monitoring, and interfacing. A single GTP-32 unit can replace impossible-to-support custom solutions, extend the life of existing equipment, or integrate sophisticated control between devices.
Image Caption: GTP-32 Control Processor
“At the 2012 NAB Show, DNF Controls will be demonstrating the easiest and most accessible industry solutions available to the broadcast market. Today’s broadcast facilities comprise more disparate technology than ever before, and all these systems need to be networked, managed, and controlled in new, fundamental ways. Our versatile, modular solutions make complex and conditional control simple, efficient, and scalable. The new Production Control Application improves workflow and reliability by automating and timing complex interactions, while the Tally Control System provides reliable and responsive tallying that is simple to set up, simple to use, and simple to maintain.” — Dan Fogel, President, DNF Controls
Headquartered in Sylmar, Calif., DNF Controls is a leading provider of hardware- and software-based control solutions for the broadcast, audio/video production, postproduction, and graphics markets. By partnering with industry-leading manufacturers and customers, DNF provides innovative, reliable, precise, and easy-to-use products for point-to-point control, as well as facility-wide multipoint control applications. Its flagship technology, the Flex Control Network(R), is a modular platform of professional IP-based machine controllers that solve all manner of operational control problems, setting a new standard of excellence for operational efficiency, profitability, and reliability. DNF Controls’ customers include major U.S. and international broadcast and cable networks, television stations and production facilities, mobile production trucks, stadiums, and arenas. More information is available at
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