Burli Newsroom runs on standard Windows PCs running either 32- or 64-bit Windows 10, 8.x, or 7.
Windows XP and Server 2003 (and all earlier versions) are no longer supported. We no longer recommend Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008R2 because Microsoft support for them ends in January 2020 and Burli releases after early 2020 may no longer work reliably on them for reasons beyond our control.
Burli Software does not supply the computers for its systems, but virtually any current server, PC or laptop capable of running Windows 7 Pro or higher will run Newsroom with ease. This includes Apple hardware using Boot Camp or virtualization.
We strongly recommend that you consult with technical staff at Burli Software or your local reseller if you have questions about any non-standard equipment or configurations.
Audio over IP
Burli Newsroom is widely deployed worldwide with IP-Audio systems from both Axia and Wheatstone. Burli uses standard audio drivers provided by the manufacturers. Multi-channel audio AoIP drivers are supported. Burli also offers soft logic (GPIO over IP) for both systems.
|Workstation Minimum||Workstation Recommended||Server Recommended|
|PC||Windows 10, OS minimum RAM, 10GB free HD space. Windows XP no longer supported. Windows 7 support ends January 2020.||Windows 10, OS minimum RAM, 160GB free HD space||Windows Server 2016, multi-core processor (i5, i7, i9), 500GB free HD space. Windows Server 2003 no longer supported. Server 2008R2 support ends January 2020.|
|Display||17" 1280x1024||19" or larger widescreen||15" 1280x1024|
|LAN Speed||100Mb switched||1Gb or faster to switch||1Gb or faster to switch|
|Sound Card||Standard Windows WDM sound card or qualified AoIP driver||Prosumer or pro sound card, or qualified AoIP with WDM driver||Standard Windows sound card or qualified AOIP with WDM driver. For audio ingest professional multi-channel card(s) or AoIP drivers recommended|
Newsroom is designed to work within a standard LAN network environment, enabling collaboration among newsroom team members. The following information will help you determine the kind of network architecture your newsroom is likely to need. Please keep in mind that these examples are only generic samples.
A complete Burli Newsroom system can run on a single PC. Often that will be a reporter’s laptop, but it can also be a single PC that simultaneously handles data capture, text and audio editing, and broadcast/automation system integration. This configuration is ideal for bureaus or for freelancers working from a home office. A stand-alone installation includes full Virtual Newsroom tools and so can connect to other newsrooms or bureaus for manual or automated sharing of news data.
Newsrooms of fewer than a handful of workstations will benefit from Newsroom’s distributed data management capabilities. Data ingest functions (newswires, Twitter feeds, audio feeds, e-mail, etc) can be distributed so that each journalist’s workstation takes responsibility for some data management duties. This management happens transparently in the background and users can continue with text and audio editing at the same time. Due to limitations imposed by Microsoft, newsrooms of more than about eight workstations must run a Windows Server operating system on at least one machine, but capture functions can still be distributed across standard journalist workstations running standard versions of Windows.
Many Burli installations have thirty or more workstations and a great variety of data pouring into the system around the clock. Any newsroom of more than about 7 or 8 PCs will require a dedicated file server and, optionally, redundancy tools to ensure one or more back-up file servers are always available. Data ingest, news audio logging and data archiving generally take place across dedicated capture PCs (the main Server can often perform some of these functions as well). Large newsrooms that share a great deal of data with other sites or have many journalists working remotely may also find one or more dedicated Virtual Newsroom servers worthwhile.