The Newsroom plug-in is simply a bridge between the Content Engine and a Escenic broadcast system in which newsroom management functionality is handled by the newsroom system. In such a system, Viz Content Pilot's newsroom component is displayed inside the newsroom client program and provides newsroom users with access to video and graphics content managed by the Escenic broadcast system. For information about these system, see:
Your newsroom documentation
The iNews integration makes use of the iNEWS FTP server and communicates with the server in active mode. You must therefore ensure that your network and firewall setup allows the use of active mode FTP.