ENCO is again expanding its enCloud suite, and the tech firm says 2017 NAB Show attendees will have access to its WebDAD, “an even richer and fully virtualized toolset to remotely access and control the studio-based ENCO DAD radio automation systems.”
WebDAD is the first ENCO enCloud solution that brings total control of a radio station from any remote location, so long as there is a network connection. With a direct line to DAD in the studio, the broadcaster can control the complete on-air interface over IP via any standard web browser. This includes the ability to manage and drive on-air presentation, playlist manipulation, voice tracking, and other critical production tasks across the end-to-end workflow.
Among other capabilities, the WebDAD can enable part-time, contract, and remote workers to access the playout system. This can enhance voicetracking opportunities for radio stations, ENCO notes.
“While radio conjures up images of DJs talking into mics and operating radio control panels, the reality is that we’re now moving in a direction where everything is OS-agnostic and increasingly virtualized,” said ENCO GM Ken Frommert. “With WebDAD, the board operator no longer needs to be physically at the radio station or sitting in front of the automation system to control and playout a live radio show. They can now take full control of their radio station as if they were in the studio via a web browser on their iPad, mobile phone or other connected device.”
WebDAD is due to ship this summer.
ENCO will demonstrate WebDAD at Booth N2024 from April 24-27 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.