Bannister Lake’s Elector Used In Canadian Elections

Canadians go to the polls on Oct. 21 and Bannister Lake is providing two national broadcasters with election management solutions. Global Television and CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel (Canada’s version of C-Span), will use the company’s Elector software to produce election night coverage.

Elector allows producers to see and track real-time results, take advantage of filtering to zero in on specific races, make race calls, and accurately create graphic playlists for broadcast.

The software features a multi-user, web-based user interface. Producers and analysts can spot voting trends and translate those trends into powerful graphic presentations. Graphics can then be dragged, dropped, and organized into playlists in preparation for broadcast. Elector's Restful API can be used to strategically distribute real-time data content to online destinations, widgets, mobile devices, and augmented reality and virtual reality systems.

"Election night is an important opportunity to not only bring audiences up-to-the second results but to use that data to identify regional, demographic, and historic shifts, and present it all with spectacular graphics," said Georg Hentsch, president, Bannister Lake. "Elector provides production teams with the tools to easily reveal those trends and clearly communicate to viewers how results are unfolding."

Elector is an election results solution engineered and designed exclusively for Canadian elections; however, Bannister Lake's Chameleon data management product includes an election module that supports U.S. and any other election process. Like Elector, Chameleon election data can feed multiple broadcast graphic engines, online, mobile, and other broadcast visualization systems. Bannister Lake is expanding its election offerings with data-driven web widgets that allow online users to customize data to specific electoral districts to access local information and analysis.

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