Bitcentral’s Precis™ Used to Educate Future Journalists

Ryerson University, Toronto Adopts Precis as News Production Solution of Choice For Educating its students

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – April 14, 2012 – Bitcentral, dedicated to empowering newsrooms to produce more content for more platforms, announced today that it won its first University customer, Ryerson University – Faculty of Communication and Design’s School of Journalism in Toronto. Under the terms of the deal, Ryerson will install Bitcentral’s Precis as the news production workflow to educate their future journalists.

Ryerson University – Faculty of Communication and Design’s School of Journalism chose Precis after comprehensive research and discussions with many Bitcentral customers. Ryerson believe the software and workflow as the best suited for the preparation of students to enter the job market, as they represented versatility and ability to meet the needs of emerging platforms.

Bitcentral’s Precis is the most efficient, production system available to news professionals today. Precis brings four channels of playout and unprecedented MOS workflow integration and efficiency to newsrooms. Precis integrates with best-of-breed solutions to meet simultaneous production needs for broadcast, online and mobile with the scalability to meet the ever-growing number of delivery platforms.

Precis customers have the flexibility to choose from world class technology brands, such as Adobe’s Premiere® Pro or Grass Valley’s Edius for full craft editing. AP’s ENPS and Avid’s iNews are tightly integrated allowing for choice among the most popular newsroom computer systems.

The workflow goes beyond the newsroom and extends content creation out into the field. Ryerson’s students can access all the centrally held content from wherever they are and remotely contribute their packages back to the station.

It’s an exciting win for us as it shows the power of Bitcentral products outside their normal broadcasting arena”, said Alex Keighley, VP Sales, Bitcentral.

About Ryerson University Faculty of Communication & Design
Within the faculty Ryerson offer graduate and undergraduate programs in journalism. The students use the streets of Toronto as their workshop. They write, report, create multimedia and broadcast under the guidance of faculty members who have worked as industry leaders, or still do. They work in state of the art studios and their work appears in a variety of forms and publications including the digital-first, multi-platform news site The Ryersonian, and the award-winning Ryerson Review of Journalism. Once students have completed foundation courses they are involved in advanced instruction in news reporting, magazine writing and investigation, documentary-making, feature writing, multimedia reporting, photojournalism, and editing and production for all media.

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