David Systems Common Abbreviations

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Abbreviation

Long name + Meaning

AAC

AdvancedAudioCoding, an audio coding standard for lossy digital audio compression. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format

AES67

Audio Engineering Society (standard #67), a technology standard for AoIP (Audio over IP) interoperability, developed by the Audio Engineering Society

API

Application Programming Interface

BCS

BroadCast Server, a DAVID product hosting scheduling and play-out real-time database.

Seldom also used as abbreviation for the entire BroadCast server System

BUS

Broadcast Utility Server, Part of the broadcast system - Executes automatic schedule integration tasks (e.g. FlexIE - flexible in/export)

CART

CARTridge, a feature of TurboPlayer to insert jingles, bumpers, stingers, station IDs and so on (like endless audio tapes in the past)

Cart Wall

A Cart Wall was a box whare all CARTs have been stored, all CARTS had at the back a color code, signalizing the type of format element and texts to describe the content (metadata). This collection of CARTs is now realized in software and visualization of types has been kept.

CDN

Content Delivery Network, a globally distributed network of proxy servers to serve content to end-users with high availability and high performance

CFM

CrossFade Mixer, predecessor of OnAIR TrackMixer

CM

Content Manager, a DAVID product used for accessing DigaSystem content

CR

Change Request
CxGCustomer Experience Group, is DAVID Systems team for product management, support and customer care, projects, consulting, training

DAB

Digital Audio Broadcasting

DAB+

Digital Audio Broadcasting+, successor of DAB

DBM

Database Manager, a DAVID product used for accessing DigaSystem content

DBX

DataBase eXtension, a xml file format used by DAVID database applications, serves as entry backup. Successor to DBE

DigaCare

DigaCare is the support contract for DigaSystem support and maintenance including entitlement to software updates

DIP

DAVID Integration Platform

DPE

DAVID Platform Evolution, the evolution from desktop applications towards a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) with state of the art REST Services and Web Applications.

d-Studio (CareFeed)

d-Studio is developed during the pandemic to provide a studio experience for all Radio people working remotely, while focusing on maintaining high audio quality standards and ease of use – can be hosted on premise or in the cloud.

DSNData Source Name, used for describing connections to database servers

EBU

European Broadcasting Union

EPM

Endpoint Manager, a DAVID solution for integrating 3rd party applications, like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro into DigaSystem.

ETE

EasyTrack Editor, a DAVID 3 track Audio Editor

ETS

EasyTrack Screen, a GUI element of DAVID Audio Editor (ETE)

FCP

Final Cut Pro, a Video Editor from Apple

FTP

File Transfer Protocol

GPIO

General Purpose Input Output, interface between a physical switch and computer processor

HiRes

High Resolution, optimal quality audio or video resolution

IPv4 / IPv6

Internet Protocol Version 4/6, a communication protocol that routes traffic across the internet. IPv6 is successor of IPv4

Kit@Home

StandAlone applications to produce and integrate elements in you radio for external operations

LoRes

Low Resolution, reduced quality audio or video resolution (usually) for the purpose of reduced file size

LTO

Linear Tape Open, magnetic tape data storage technology, open standard, especially used for backup

LVC

Loudness Visualization Controls, a DAVID component for visualizing loudness

MCL

MediaComponent Library, a DAVID product

MOS

Media Object Server Communications Protocol, a protocol for communications between Newsroom Computer Systems and Media Object Servers

MPEG

Motion Picture Engineers Group, a society for specifying and standardizing audio and video formats

MTE

MultiTrack Editor, a DAVID product for editing audio entries, with infinite tracks

MTS

MultiTrack Screen, a GUI element of DAVID Audio Editor (MTE)

MXF

MaterialeXchangeFormat, an open broadcasting file format for videophiles

NRCS

NewsRoom Computer System

OS

Operating System

OTM

OnAIR TrackMixer, a DAVID plugin für TurboPlayer, DigAIRange

PCL

Process Control Language, used for I/O Relais cards

PCL COM Server

Process Control Language Communication Server, a DAVID product, predecessor of PCL Service

PCL Service

Process Control Language Service, a DAVID product, successor of PCL COM Server, switch signal interface

PFL

Pre-Fader Listen or Pre-Fader Listening, listen allows one to listen through headphones what the pre-faded part sounds like, while the studio loudspeaker is being used to monitor the rest of the program

POC

PlayOutCenter, a central function unit of digital tv

RCE

RoughCut Edit, a DAVID product for rough cut video editing within a web browser

R&D

Research and Development

RDP

Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol, provides remote display and input capabilities over network connections for Windows-based applications running on a server

RMS

Record Mode Screen, a GUI element of DAVID Audio Editors (MTE, ETE and STE)

or Root Mean Square, a waveform function value for decibels

ROADRealtime Online Audio Distribution, a DAVID product - Enterprise Multichannel Recording and Playback Service, with AoIP inputs/outputs and automatic ingest capabilities

RWW

Read While Write

SAF

Stateful Automation Framework, a DAVID software component for executing, configuring and monitoring automation modules.

SCE

SubClip Editor, a DAVID product for graphical editing of subclip meta data

SDN

Streaming Delivery Network, a network of servers to deliver streaming media data to end-users

SOA

Service Oriented Architecture

SOW

Statement of Work, a document created by presales

SQL

Structured Query Language, relational database language to define, edit and retrieve data

STE

SingleTrack Editor, a DAVID Audio Editor

STS

SingleTrack Screen, a GUI element from DAVID Audio Editors (MTE, ETE and STE)

TP

TurboPlayer, a DAVID product. Playout Automation System

TP ServiceTurboPlayer Web Service, a DAVID product. Set of Web Services for real-time playout and scheduling control

UI

User Interface

UX

User Experience

VM

Virtual Machine

VST

Virtual Studio Technology,  plugin applications for audio editors, usually effects processing

Web TP

Web TurboPlayer – Responsive UI HTML5 playout automation client (can run on Mobiles)

WF-System

Workflow System, executes and manages editable technical workflows with the help of audio- and utility processors

XML

eXtensible Markup Language, a machine-readable language used to describe hierarchically structured data in text form