Key West Technology
When budget is the overriding concern, look to the monochrome STAR-8 multi-channel crawl system. It is the most economical means of displaying basic crawls messages for large CATV and CCTV operations.
The STAR-8, a 1RU standalone, eight-channel analog crawl inserter, can display a single fixed page of text information or crawl a single message for each of its eight channels.
In the event of a power failure, the STAR-8 automatically connects its video input directly to the video output, bypassing the unit. When power is restored, the device will reset itself without displaying any out of sync characters.
When used with the powerful STARMU processor and Keywest Technology’s exclusive XCP software, STAR-8 is the ideal system for cable headends. In that configuration, the STAR-8 supports up to 320 channels, making it the most cost-effective multi-channel system on the market today. The STARMU processor can be controlled locally or remotely via modem or over the Internet. Non-volatile battery backup of each channel ensures that messages will be displayed automatically after a power outage.
With the latest version XCP software, which is supplied with or without the STARMU system, entry data and setting up crawls are easy. The software also provides off-line editing, real-time scheduling and remote communications. .