AutoPilot enables multi-site, PC-based facilities management for the entire line of Burk remote controls, including ARC Plus Touch, ARC Plus, ARC Plus SL, ARC Solo, ARC-16, GSC3000 and VRC2500. AutoPilot's fully customizable interface makes managing remote sites easy for operators, engineers and managers. Built-in reports are easily tailored to individual needs, and can be printed automatically or emailed as a PDF to station personnel. AutoPilot also includes network management functionality, bridging the gap between broadcast and IT by including SNMP and ping with traditional I/O.
Warp Engine polling, a standard feature of AutoPilot, enables fast, bandwidth efficient, real-time monitoring of hundreds of ARC Plus or ARC Solo sites at a rate of 100 sites per second, with each site reporting as many as 32 status and/or meter values. Warp Engine polling is highly efficient, requiring less than 400 bytes per second of IP capacity for each monitored site. If communications bandwidth is at a premium cost, it can be further reduced by selection of a slower polling rate.
Available as an extension to AutoPilot, Jet Active Flowcharts make automatic intelligent site control easier than ever. Broadcasters can design a wide range of automatic functions by drawing simple flowcharts to describe how the remote control should respond to different conditions. Jet works with any site in AutoPilot, even supporting multi-site control using different models of remote control.