ENCO Optimises Remote Broadcast for Automated Radio Workflows
ENCO has earmarked IBC2018 as the European debut its second-generation WebDAD platform, a cloud-based solution that now allows broadcasters to take full, native control of the radio station from any networked location. Part of ENCO’s enCloud family, WebDAD provides users with a fully virtualised platform to remotely access and control their studio-based ENCO DAD radio automation systems.
WebDAD’s new user interface has been fully redesigned and optimized through an HTML5 architecture. The open, flexible nature of HTML5 programming ensures that broadcasters are no longer limited to specific web browsers, enabling complete native-level control from any workstation or mobile device.
“WebDAD’s second-generation platform transforms the possibilities of web-based remote control across automated radio broadcast workflows,” said Ken Frommert, President, ENCO. “Once limited to simple production tasks, we have broadened to include remote control opportunities across on-air presentation, playlist manipulation, voice tracking, and other critical tasks. Our HTML5-based re-design positions WebDAD as the most powerful and comprehensive browser-based interface on the market.”
WebDAD gives broadcasters and production teams a direct line to DAD and complete control of the one-air interface over IP via any standard web browser. This means that board operators no longer need to be physically at the radio station to control and playout a live radio show. WebDAD also introduces new operational efficiencies for full-time station personnel, and also allows part-time, contract, and remote staff to access the playout system from a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other connected device.
“We’re giving a radio stations a valuable toolset to decentralise their workforces, and bring in on-air and production talent from around the world,” said Frommert. “Broadcasters have complete power and ability to voice track from anywhere, further moving broadcasters in the direction of a fully virtualised broadcast and production environment.”
WebDAD expands the enCloud product line, which includes popular tools for mobile journalism and remote voice tracking. ENCO will demonstrate WebDAD and the entire enCloud suite at the IBC2018, taking place September 14-18 at RAI Amsterdam. ENCO will exhibit at stand 8.A59.