Viz Ticker is an advanced ticker system that makes it possible to build creative and compelling graphic tickers with total flexibility.
With Viz Ticker, multiple graphical elements (both scrolling and flipping) with various speeds can be displayed simultaneously. The elements can include text, animated images, and sound.
Viz Ticker is highly flexible, allowing users to create tickers of live data, animated 3D objects, images, and text. The tickers themselves are 3D objects, and can be designed to scroll around objects, for example a desk in a virtual set or the walls of a real studio
Real-time 3D graphics
Minimal buffering delay
Shared message pools
Unicode language support
Ticker content can easily be added through the use of templates. Content can be manually entered or automatically retrieved. For example, in breaking news stories or interactive text messages (SMS/MMS) content is manually entered. Election or sports results, news wires, social media, weather or financial data is typically auto-retrieved from external data feeds.
Viz Ticker allows for multiple clients to create and control the live tickers. The Viz Ticker user interface manages all information and task scheduling in a user-friendly manner.
Ticker Wizard and Ticker Client
The Viz Ticker solution consists of two applications. Ticker Wizard is Vizrt’s ticker configuration application. In this system, carousels (scrolling or flipping) are selected, and equipped with templates. Adjustments to the GUI settings in Ticker Client can be defined from this system. Ticker Wizard is typically used by a graphic artist.
The Ticker Client allows the user to create messages and add them to the carousel to be sent to air. Ticker Client is typically used by a journalist or operator.
Viz Ticker elements can trigger events when entering the scrolling ticker. Such an event may be the start of an animation, or the display of pre-defined text or graphic objects anywhere on the screen. Stock price movements can generate up or down markers, voting results can render 3D charts, and many other types of events can be triggered.
The system features multi-render support and can be set up to feed several output channels from one message carousel. Multiple clients can control a shared ticker message pool, as well as perform on-air control. Viz Ticker also supports Transition Logic allowing smooth visual transitions of multiple on-air tickers simultaneously.