Studer Introduces DIOS—I/O Routing Automation Software for Broadcasters

Studer by Harman introduces DIOS, a I/O routing automation software package helping to manage and simplify complex routing matrices within broadcast workflows.

Harman DIOS offers multiple key features to help broadcasters increase production efficiency and reduce workflow errors, including I/O routing management and automation, automated and redundant pathfinding, diagnostic notifications, transportation of baseband and IP data, offline configuration capabilities and more.

DIOS works seamlessly with IP networks, baseband networks, or both. In hybrid IP/baseband, DIOS manages the routing through the heterogenous network, which often is complex and composed of both IP and baseband components. DIOS is format agnostic, essentially acting as a translator for the various types of data routing through a multitude of products.

DIOS also enables broadcasters to bring different standards and APIs together into one ecosystem and connect third-party equipment that previously operated independently. With the ability to manage all types of input and output data, DIOS is a scalable solution that can adapt as facilities grow and needs change.

DIOS allows broadcasters to easily repurpose current facility equipment for other applications. With the centralization of control, users only need to make changes in one system instead of multiple systems, reducing the amount of time it takes to set up productions. The ability to build shows offline and pre-configure I/O routes in advance further decreases set up time. Plus, auto recognition of previous I/O routes enables broadcasters to make a smooth transition back to previous configuration.

“I/O routing is an extremely complex and time-consuming part of the production process, and unexpected hardware failures often require urgent changes to routing equipment in an attempt to stay on the air,” said Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Solutions & Marketing for Hospitality and Broadcast, Harman Professional Solutions. “DIOS automates the entire I/O routing process, enabling broadcasters to simplify production workflows, reduce human error during configuration and daily operation, and ensure that programs stay on the air in the event of an error.

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