Claret, France (July 26, 2007)–NETIA announced three new enhancements that bring added networking, distribution and scheduling capabilities to the company’s Radio-Assist 7.5 range of digital audio software programs. The latest release of the Radio-Assist software suite features integration of NETIA’s U-Share network management system and a Feed-In IP Mode for day-to-day scheduling of all automatic recordings of external programs, available with customized Axia IP-Audio networking components.
“The movement of audio to the right place at the right time is a critical part of streamlined production operations,” said Xavier De Vynck, NETIA vice president of business development. “Through these new features and components for Radio-Assist, we’ve provided functionality that simplifies the exchange of content among users and applications to enable more flexible, fluid and synergetic workflow processes.”
Radio-Assist 7.5 covers the entire operation of a radio broadcaster, allowing production staff to record, edit or prepare playlists while working within a single application. Radio-Assist features tools for acquisition, sound-file editing, commercial and music production, newsroom systems, scheduling, multicasting, administration, and more.
NETIA has integrated its U-Share network management system into Radio-Assist 7.5 to simplify the distribution of audio content from one site to multiple destination sites. U-Share automates the exchange of content over the latest transmission platforms–IP transport or DVB video transport–for easy management of content distribution. Other content exchanges can be organized according to priority with flexible options for setting and modifying transmission schedules. U-Share optimizes the exchange of video and audio content through autonomous and automatic management of its transport network. For each transfer request in a given time slot, U-Share offers the best solution for the current network congestion, thus considerably reducing transfer costs.