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When playing music from sources other than the on-air playback system, the artist and title information are not available for the RDS\RBDS encoders, HD Systems, Web Site, Streams or for reporting purposes. Our new playlist editor and radio automation simulator modules make this possible with an immediate on-the-fly update, using a preset song list or using the playlist editing feature to create a playlist for pre-recorded segments.

 

For stations recording segments for a repeat or encore broadcast, the Radio Automation Simulator can be scheduled to re-send the now playing information from the original broadcast during the repeat broadcast.

 
Playlist Queue Sheet Editor

Using the Center Stage playlist editor, we can enter the now playing information into a secondary music database where it can be recalled for use in one of three methods.

 

On-The-Fly entries for Now Playing

 

Once the song information has been entered, we can use the Play Now command to save the information to our mini-music library and send the data to CSRDS for use in the "RDS Data Casting" services. Once sent, the information is recorded in a daily CSLogIt log for verification and reporting as well as the CSRDS playlist history and to the streaming sites for other reporting purposes.

Ideal for live segments where music is played from CD's, Tape's, MP3 players or even turntables.

 

Pre-Defined Song List

 

Should the host wish to prepare a list of songs they may use during their broadcast, they can create the list and save it for later use. When the song is played, a single click sends all of the information to the RDS system

 

Playlist/Queue Sheet Editor

 

For recorded segments we can use the Playlist Editor to create a Queue Sheet Playlist for use in the Radio Automation Simulator module CSRAS. To create a playlist, we enter the start time of the segment and add all of the songs, commercial breaks, voice tracks, etc with their associated times and CSLogIt will create a log based on those times. As events are added, the playlist editor will calculate the time CSRAS will send the event. A special Set Time command is included to re-sync the clocks to a specific event.

If desired, the playlist can be viewed on the screen or printed as a log to create the actual audio file.

 

Import Playlist

CSLogIt supports both the Sonart log and iTunes Text Export formats which can be imported directly into the Playlist editor.

 

Remote Playlist

There is also a remote version of this module which can be freely given to off-site producers to create a playlist for their segment. When completed, the remote module can be used to "FTP" the playlist and completed audio file back to the station eliminating the need to release the FTP site or login information.  Like other remote modules, the playlist editor will be authorized via an Authentication file created at the station.

 

Playlist Monitor

 

The playlist monitor is the module that will monitor the FTP site looking for authorized playlist and audio files. When found, the validated playlist will be downloaded and ready for use in CSRAS. The audio files will be downloaded to the appropriate import directory for use in the automation system. Non-authorized data will simply be deleted from the FTP site.

 

      

Radio Automation Simulator

CSRAS is our Radio Automation Simulator that will send data to the RDS system based on a pre-defined playlist. Depending on need, CSRAS can process data for different purposes.

 

Repeat or Encoder Performance.

If you are recording a live broadcast that will be re-broadcast at a later date and/or time, we can schedule the repeat broadcast using the CSScheduler module. At the set date and time, the now playing information sent during the original broadcast will be re-sent for the repeat broadcast. If desired, you may schedule different promotional messages to be used during the repeat broadcast promoting the Encoder performance or announcing this is from a previous broadcast.

 

Time Zones

 

If you are delaying a live broadcast to be aired at the same time in another time zone, we can configure CSRAS to "hold" the meta-data for that time zone for the time difference. For Example; if a live broadcast at 10AM EST is to be delayed for broadcast at 10AM CT, we simply configure an instance of CSRAS to delay the metadata for 60 min before sending it to the instance of CSRDS for the CT broadcast.

 

Sonart Automation

 

Currently the Sonart automation system does not send now playing information to be used for RDS systems. However, it does create a playlist with the times of each event. If desired, we can schedule CSRAS to watch for these playlist and use the information to send now playing information based on the scheduled times.


 

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