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The leading DTV metadata generator in the U.S, GuideBuilder 5 manages channel signaling, electronic program guides, content ratings, and more for all types broadcasts, simplifying station workflows and reducing operational costs.

Signaling, EPGs, and more

GuideBuilder 5 seamlessly manages your PSIP, DVB-SI, and EAS metadata. This unified management system ingests schedule listings from multiple sources, maps your DTV networks, and outputs standards-compliant metadata.

GuideBuilder Program Editor

GuideBuilder 5 includes an editor for recurring programs, overruns, and last-minute changes. (Click to enlarge.)

With cost-saving deployment options

GuideBuilder 5 is available as an integrated server, a software-only installation, VM-compatible software, and a managed cloud service. All versions include a network configuration application, a web-based program editor, and ATSC 3.0 readiness.

GuideBuilder 5.2 now includes...

  • ATSC 3.0 broadcast route signaling
  • ATSC 3.0 broadcast announcement metadata (ESGs)
  • Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) alerts and NRT content
  • ATSC 3.0 A/V route encoding of DASH segments
  • Scheduled ingests from GuideBuilder NVR servers
  • Manual reordering of PSIP virtual channels
  • Forced output encoding and transmission
  • Conditional Access Table (CAT) descriptors for MPEG-2
  • Email notifications about RAID and power supply issues
  • ATSC A110 packet injection
  • Multiple schedules assigned to a single ATSC service
  • Activity Log tracking of output updates

GuideBuilder 5 key features:

  • Generates PSIP, DVB-SI, and ATSC M/H program guide metadata
  • Automatic inputs from TMS, Rovi, PMCP, and other schedule providers
  • Handles hundreds of ATSC and DVB transport streams
  • Outputs to third-party multiplexers (Harris, Ericsson, Rohde & Schwarz) and open-system options (Triveni carousel and UDP)
  • Generates Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Mobile-EAS metadata
  • Color-coded service status maps
  • Detailed activity messages and runtime log files
  • Automatic error message emails and SNMP traps
  • Easy software downloads for new licensed features
  • Web-based, multi-user Program Editor with schedule editing, recurring and default program events, service extensions, and event conflict management, viewable on PCs, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Linux-based OS for mission-critical operation
  • Software-only and Virtual Machine (VM) installation options

GuideBuilder 5 server specifications:

  • Type: 1RU rackmount chassis
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or later
  • Ethernet: Two RJ45 BaseT Ethernet ports
  • COM Ports: One serial port and two USB ports
  • Weight: Approx. 39 lbs

Specifications subject to change.