Claret, France (July 7, 2006)–NETIA, a provider of software solutions for managing and broadcasting television and radio content, announced that Radio France Internationale (RFI) is equipping all 18 of its on-air studios within the “Maison de la Radio” in Paris with AIR-DDO playout software.
AIR-DDO is one of several tools available in NETIA’s Radio-Assist 7.5 range of digital audio software programs, which cover the entire operation of a radio station from production to broadcast.
“RFI was the first radio station to become a customer after we were incorporated, and once again in this exciting digital audio broadcast project, they have entrusted NETIA with the complete playout infrastructure of all of their on-air studios,” said Pierre Keiflin, senior vice president for Netia. “The wide range of benefits that accompany the AIR-DDO and Radio-Assist programs will allow presenters and studio technicians in RFI’s on-air studios to focus more on programming content and being creative, and less on the technical issues that often arise during on-air broadcasts.”
Each RFI studio will run a playlist simultaneously by deploying two AIR-DDO workstations: one will serve as the primary station and the other as a backup. Since both workstations have identical playlists, should a problem arise within the primary station, the operator can switch to the second for immediate takeover. This allows RFI studios to achieve optimal security and total reliability and prevents on-air downtime.
Directly linked to the scheduling workstations, AIR-DDO will also keep track of the latest changes made to the playlist in real time, refreshing automatically. To meet developments in music radio networks, the AIR-DDO program has been enriched with many DJ functions, including drag-and-drop capabilities, easy-to-use sound cueing, sequence looping, PFL playback on each channel, and automatic sound linking and voice fade.