Boston, MA (November 19, 2014)—Technomad has updated Schedulon, which was first released in 2008, allowing users to upload and schedule audio files for automatic playback via the web.
Since the product’s debut, the company added enhancements like to-the-second scheduling, larger on-board file storage, net-based remote control, and so on. “We packed a lot of features and ease of use into the original Schedulon,” said Technomad vice president Rodger von Kries, “but we eventually hit the limits of the processor family we were using.” The firm’s ‘road map’ for the device included letting the user create and schedule playlists of songs “without using any special software,” explains von Kries, “as well as high quality recording and lossless audio playback. We knew this was impossible without rethinking the hardware.”
With a move to an embedded ARM7 processor and a mixture of .NetFM and custom C++ code, the company was able to deliver on its plan, and this month shipped the latest iteration of the Schedulon.
Improvements include the aforementioned ability to create and schedule groups of audio files called Playlists, enhanced recording quality, and the ability to play a wider range of audio formats, including MP3, WAV, and OGG Vorbis. The latest Schedulon also features an enhanced Real Time Clock, which drifts by less than one minute per year.
“We’ve kept what users love about the Schedulon,” says von Kries.”However, we’re able to implement some really advanced features now thanks to the upgraded processor and code base. We’re excited about the future of the product.”