BoB is an off-air recording system designed to be accessed by large numbers
of users on a network. Simple to use, BoB allows any authorised user to
schedule a recording of a programme appearing on the freeview spectrum
or on free to air satellite services. BoB displays digital tv and radio
broadcast information for the next seven days on a web browser based programme
guide. The guide also offers search facilities and will search for programmes
by name, key word or phrase.
All the recorded items are stored in a database of programmes and can
be accessed by anyone on the BoB network. This means that not only can
the user search for programmes due to be broadcast in the next seven days,
it is also possible to search the archive for relevant programmes previously
recorded. Users can search each others playlists and tag programmes to
make it easier for others to find them.
If an important broadcast is missed, BoB buffers the user's favourite
channels in a rolling archive (up to seven days), so the programme is
not lost. BoB even has extra modules which allow the user to add old programmes
recorded on video tape to the archive, or their own digital assets.
BoB national is a unique collaboration set up between
Cambridge Imaging systems, The BUFVC (The British Universities Film and
Video Council) and Bournemouth University's Centre of Excellence for Media
Practice. BoB National is a centralised service which offers unlimited
access to content streamed in Flash to authenticated students and staff
in subscribing institutions. Each institution will have a customised web
interface and staff and students will have direct access to their own
accounts, content lists and clips - either on or off campus. more...
A modular, flexible, scalable off-air recording and archiving system
designed to integrate seamlessly with your network. Choose your preferred
formats and bitrate for delivery across your network to your users. Integrates
with your local authentication system so you can restrict functionality
and content to different groups. Can be delivered as a full ‘Turnkey’
solution or provide your own hardware. more...