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Forward T Products - Comprehensive Automation of Your TV Studio

SoftLab-NSK presents a new product line "Forward T" for video production and broadcast automation. The "Forward T" family inherits the best features of thousands of "Forward" systems installed all over the world and their operating experience of many years. The product line systems are based on the "FD300 board".

The universal system "Forward T" is distinguished with its multifunctionality. The professional performance at a moderate price opens a wide range of possible solutions in medium-sized and individual studios as well as in large TV companies.

The "Forward T" product line includes (also see Product Comparison):

Product Product Function and Concise Description

Forward T

Forward T

Video and audio input/output, nonlinear editing. Includes an FD300 board (with a cable for connecting video and audio signals), the software for inputting video and audio, nonlinear editing, and creating titles.

Important: The Forward T and Forward TK products have the ability only to prepare titles with previewing them on an external TV monitor without overlaying titles on the passthrough video. See More

Forward TT

Forward TT

Overlaying multilayer titles on the passthrough video by a schedule in real time. Includes an FD300 board (with a cable for connecting video and audio signals), the software for creating titles, and the software for the broadcast automation FDOnAir.

Important: The Forward TT product has the ability only to overlay titles on the passthrough video without playing audio from files. See More

Forward TA

Forward TA

Broadcast automation by the schedule with real-time control. Includes the Forward T plus the broadcast automation software FDOnAir with the full functionality of Forward TT and playing video clips with audio.

The Auto Detect program for automatically inserting commercials by the cue tone (DTMF, jingles) is offered as an additional option. See More 

Forward TP / TP2

Forward TP/TP2

Retransmitted signal delay server with the ability to rearrange the broadcast. Includes Forward TA plus the FDPostPlay program server for delaying the signal and the software for cutting clips for the rebroadcast, playing clips by the schedule being performed via the broadcast automation software FDOnAir.

The Auto Detect program for automatically inserting commercials by the cue tone (DTMF, jingles) is offered as an additional option. See More 

Note: The Forward TP and Forward TP2 products differ in the number of the video data channels simultaneously input: one or two. See More 

Forward TS 

Forward TS

Forward TS is the Forward T product line enhancement for working with MPEG MPTS (Multi Program Transport Stream) in the ASI and/or IP formats with the ability to insert commercials and overlay titles.

Important: This product is supplied as a turnkey solution, it being possible to complete by agreement with the customer. See More 

Forward Goalkeeper

Forward Goalkeeper

Multichannel Recording and Slow Motion Instant Replay Server. Designed to broadcast sports programmes with slow motion instant replays. Quick selecting effective moments for instant replay and their slow motion are performed via the RM Console software included in the package.

Important: This product is supplied as a turnkey solution, it being possible to complete by agreement with the customer. See More 

Forward TK

Forward TK

Chroma key (rear projection) of professional quality and nonlinear editing. Includes the Forward T product with the FDKeyConfig and FDKeyConfig Pro software for configuring the rear projection.

Important: The Forward T and Forward TK products have the ability only to prepare titles with previewing them on an external TV monitor without overlaying titles on the passthrough video. See More 

A number of ready solutions for the broadcast automation and broadcast design have been created lately. They are based on the "Forward T" product line. For more specific information on each product, please visit the corresponding Web page. Also see the "Demo" Section.

Note: The "Forward Goalkeeper" and "Forward TS" products are supplied as turnkey solutions completed in accordance with the system requirements sufficient for their steady operation, therefore, these products are not included in the tables with system requirements.

System Requirements

Operating System: Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 (important: Windows 9x/ME are not supported)

  CPU RAM LAN
Forward T / TK Pentium IV - 2.4 GHz 512 MB 1 Gbps
Forward TA / TT Pentium IV - 3.0 GHz (HT) 1024 MB 1 Gbps
Forward TP / TP2 Pentium IV - 3.2 GHz (HT) / Core2 Duo 1024 MB* 1 Gbps

 * Depends on the signal maximum delay time

Supplying the "Forward T" products as an OEM kit with an SDK for third-party developers is available. You can get the current version of SDK on the "Download" page. For more specific information, please, contact Support.