Public Schools Prevent Profanity With Algolith

The Profanity Cleaner and Delay solution will be especially important to block out any unexpected obscenity during a new live call-in show called “Board Chat,” which premiered July 15. 
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Frederick County (Md.) Public Schools is using the Algogear Profanity Cleaner and Delay System (PDS-1001-MD) to delay both audio and video content during its live broadcasts.

With 63 schools, 40,155 students and 5,452 faculty and staff, the system’s Television Department produces several programs on Comcast Channel 18 in Frederick County and on its Web site.

Programs can also be viewed live on the FCPS Web site.

The Algogear Profanity Cleaner and Delay solution will be especially important to block out any unexpected obscenity during a new live call-in show called “Board Chat,” which premiered July 15. “The Algogear Profanity Cleaner and Delay solution will be critical to the success of the broadcasting needs of our schools to keep our content ‘clean’ for our community audience,” said Tim Dean, television manager for the school district.

The PDS-1001-MD gives broadcasters the ability to “pixelize” the image and pass through sound, or to go to a safe channel for video, audio or both at the push of a button.

“The Algogear PDS works like a charm. Furthermore, the installation was a snap,” said Dean. “We feel more confident and secure with a system like this in place that we are acting on behalf of the best interests of the community, especially younger members of our audience.”

The Algogear card is available for $5,995, but because of the unique reconfigurable nature of the cards, Algolith customers can receive this new Profanity Delay System for free, simply by downloading it off the Algolith Web site. Algolith’s One Card, One Price, More Choices Program allows users to repurpose their Algogear card to any one of Algogear’s video processing applications— at no additional cost. One Algogear card holds the power of the entire line of nine applications available from Algolith, including solutions for signal processing, format conversion, as well as Sync and Delay. All Algogear applications have the ability to run on the same card, providing broadcasters with the choice to select the cards’ functionality at one point in time, and repurpose the card to another function at a later point in time.

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