Flowics to focus on data-driven graphics at IBC2022
At IBC this year, Flowics will be focusing on creating data-driven broadcast graphics using Flowics Data Connectors with Flowics Graphics and Flowics Middleware for sports, esports, news, weather and more.
Data Connectors are native integrations of external third-party data providers built into the Flowics Graphics cloud-based graphics engine. They make it possible to integrate live external data – such as live sports statistics or betting, weather, finance and cryptocurrency data – into broadcast graphics without the time and expense of custom development or manual data entry. Instead, data flows seamlessly from third parties into Flowics Graphics and on to the designated cloud-based graphics files as directed. In this way, users can create state-of-the-art live graphics complete with the value-added information audiences expect – all within minutes and with little knowledge of graphics production.
Flowics will be introducing more Data Connectors for live sports and news production at IBC.
Furthermore, the Flowics solution is flexible enough that the Data Connectors architecture can integrate on-site data sources through the Flowics Middleware. This flexibility is especially beneficial for users that deal with data sources that are only available in a local area network instead of on the internet.
Finally, through a recent update, Flowics Middleware will support Flowics Data Connectors. As a result, broadcasters that subscribe to Flowics Middleware and any of the available Flowics Data Connectors will be able to integrate live data from any of the 20-plus data providers already natively integrated into whatever third-party graphics engine they choose. That means Flowics customers will have many more options when using the connectors to create data-driven broadcast graphics. Through this plug-and-play solution, certain Flowics Data Connectors will be available for integration with on-premises graphics engines from third-party vendors such as Chyron, Ross and Vizrt.
Also at IBC2022, Flowics will highlight another major update to Flowics Graphics that will enable creative teams to reuse graphics templates and create customised rundowns of graphics quickly for their live shows. The release includes a redesigned graphics control interface to manage graphics playlists and Data Connectors, preview graphic overlays and get access to social media content and audience participation in real time.
“Our goal at Flowics is to empower producers and provide technology to captivate audiences,” said Gabriel Baños, CEO, Flowics. “We help broadcast engineering and graphics teams to reduce costs and effort, and to make their workflows more flexible. It will be great to show IBC attendees why so many broadcasters in Europe and around the world already rely on the power of Flowics.”