In Australian radio news, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has decided to replace its current NETIA equipment news management and playout system with the latest version of Radio-Assist 7.5 digital audio content management software. The solution for on-air delivery in all seven of its News and Current Affairs and Radio networks across Australia will be installed over the next 18 months by NETIA’s Australian agent, Syncrotech Systems Pty and the ABC.
The newly purchased Radio-Assist program replaces the current NETIA solution and D-CART systems and will be installed on up to 5,000 workstations across approximately 75 of ABC’s capital city, regional, metropolitan, and content/program production facilities.
Paul Heaton, managing director of Syncrotech Systems based in Sydney said the project will refine the operational and distributional methods of radio broadcasting.
The NETIA Radio-Assist 7.5 software will now be utilized throughout the entire ABC Radio Network and includes a high level of integration with iNews for the news department. As a result, ABC’s network traffic will also increase. NETIA’s USHARE integrated bandwidth management tool will take care of this as well.
The Radio-Assist 7.5 range of digital audio software programs cover the entire operation of a radio station, from production to broadcast, including acquisition, sound-file editing, commercial and music production, scheduling, multicasting, administration, and more.
No contract price has been announced.