The WASP Asset eXchange (WAX) is a tool designed for sharing, managing and distribution of media assets across local and remote locations. WAX provides flexibility to centralize high-end graphics in one location or follow a distributed model, where all stations feed into a big basket of graphics, and everyone can view these. The eXchange provides MOS [Media Object Server]-compliant software plug-ins that integrate with most of the newsroom systems like ENPS, iNews, NorCom, Octopus, allowing journalists and producers to access news, images and graphics elements; quickly create graphics using templates and then drag and drop them into the news rundown. The templates and high-resolution images will be stored on local servers as part of a distributed archiving and database system.
The exchange streamlines the process of data cataloguing and storage - this translates to easier access and distribution of assets. It provides users the flexibility to search for assets based on metadata and comes with a thumbnail view of media assets for enhanced pictorial view and easy navigation.
The easy to use drag and drop feature allows the user to import assets to all WASP3D modules (Drone designer, Data Buzz and other WASP3D modules).
WAX supports almost all formats including graphics and video file formats like TARGA, BMP, JPEG, PNG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, IMX, DV25, DV50, DVCPro, AVI, MOV, WMV, Quicktime, AI, SWF, H.264 to name a few.