The radio studio of the future?
OmniPlayer returns to IBC, one of the world’s largest showcases for broadcast media technology. The event is scheduled for September 14-18 in Amsterdam, and OmniPlayer plans to cause a stir in the Netherlands with the introduction of the latest generation of its radio automation software in a fully virtual radio studio.
What awaits OmniPlayer E2 users? The OmniPlayer 3 is ready to replace it.
This comes in response to what the company says is a rapidly changing market – a market in which radio stations need more flexibility in how they produce radio.
It is their belief that great shows can be created from any location on any device, inside or outside of the traditional studio environment.
“Leading radio stations face the growing challenge of remaining relevant to young audiences, competing with popular music streaming services and an ever-growing number of internet radio stations and podcasts,” says Peter van Klei, director of OmniPlayer sales and marketing. “Allowing radio to be created from anywhere without moving bulky equipment removes the distance between radio hosts and the audience, allowing radio to be created with – and among – listeners. Added easy-to-use multi-channel publishing features to reach a younger audience on the platforms of their choice.
OmniPlayer 3 is designed to address these challenges by decentralizing radio automation functions and allowing them to run as a service on a variety of hardware infrastructures, both locally and in the cloud. The open architecture allows users to create a radio from any location and on any device, controlled by HTML5 thin clients, connecting through a sophisticated RESTful API. Radio stations can even choose to develop their own OmniPlayer 3 web clients or integrate certain functionality into other applications running in a web browser. Alternatively, other applications can be controlled from the OmniPlayer 3 embedded web browser.
Additionally, OmniPlayer’s multi-channel publishing tools make it easier than ever to not only create linear radio, but also adopt on-demand radio through podcasting and social media posting. To further reduce the investment in proprietary hardware in the studio, OmniPlayer supports both audio and GPIO over IP, in all of the most commonly used standards, enabling connectivity between devices and applications over computer networks. standard.
In addition to the basic OmniPlayer automation software, a set of collaborative control and workflow tools are available, such as the OmniReporter mobile app for journalists and OmniVeo visual radio to extend radio with fully synchronized video. There is also Acolyte, billed as a ‘virtual radio co-host’, which is designed to help on-air talent do their jobs even better by having automated news and traffic information, up-to-date artist bios and tweets the latest at your fingertips.
OmniPlayer exhibits at IBC in Amsterdam at booth 8.D36