Automation News for August 24 2017

Salesforce App Cloud: Automate Business Processes

Consider these questions before proceeding with unattended broadcasting: What happens on the channel if you turn off your transmitter? Who is going to be helping? How many volunteers will be helping in the next 6 months? Next year? How late can you stay open? Does your space have limited access? Can volunteers can let themselves in and out of the studio? What is your budget for automation hardware & software? Radio Automation Handbook 3 Of those questions, most relate to volunteers. Even with a complex automation system, the quirky, highly individualized personality of your station should be heard loud and clear. KVLP-LP operates at 101.5 FM in Visalia, CA. Bill Balsley of KVLP-LP says he built a 24/7 automation system because “The rent-free transmitter site cannot include a studio” and “I consider broadcasting only six hours daily to be a waste of scarce resources.” Before going on the air in 2005, he put together a reliable, cheap and easy system for automation. Don’t forget: FCC rules for Station Identification and the Emergency Alert System still apply for automated broadcasts! “Station-ID file names are prefixed with odd numbers; PSAs, calendars, underwriting, and community interest announcement files are prefixed with ‘fives’ only; music files are prefixed with even numbers. Radio Automation Handbook 5 ”After sequencing the program, drag those files to the burnlist, add the announcements, and finish with enough station-IDs to fill between songs. ” Radio Automation Handbook 6 OK, Computer If you’ve decided that computer based automation makes sense for your station, the next decision you’ll need to make is Mac vs. PC- if this decision hasn’t already happened. Mac MEGASEG- WSLR-LP, WECI, WBCR-LP MegaSeg is promoted as both DJ’ing and Radio Automation Software, and is one of the more popular choices among community radio stations who choose to use Macs. In regards to using automation, WBCR-LP’s Nick Ring says “why not be on the air at all times for people who want to listen?” Regarding MegaSeg in particular, “It is a pretty flexible program with a selection of interfaces, from a more digital DJ type 2-deck interface to the one we use which is more geared towards station use. ” Radio Automation Handbook “We raised our antenna 2 days before the expiration of our CP…Asa and I sat on the roof of the hospital where the antenna was raised putting MP3s into the computer as the wiring was being connected”- WBCR-LP 7 WBCR-LP uses MegaSeg for: Automatically playing prerecorded & syndicated shows in the schedule Automation during unscheduled time slots- a mix of music, station IDs, promos, PSAs DJ assist- music library, station IDs, promos, PSAs that DJ can access during live show How is MegaSeg put on the air at WBCR-LP? Asa shares: “It is just an input on the board. ” Radio Automation Handbook 8 Over at Grassroots Community Radio WSLR-LP, 96.5 FM in Sarasota, FL David Beaton says that, although “we have built a station family of over 90 folks,” they still need automation for “our gaps and overnights- after 1am to 7am- when we lack programmers,” and that MegaSeg was in the right price range. The KREV-LP Automation System was developed by Mark Lee specifically for KREV-LP and for their particular workflow, which is mostly prerecorded shows; as such it may or may not work for your station. KREV-LP Automation System “metaplaylist” for Monday Radio Automation Handbook 11 It is licensed as Shareware, though the station does accept donations. Radio Automation Handbook 24 Linux RIVENDELL – KDRT-LP KDRT-LP 95.7 FM in Davis, CA has been using the Rivendell automation system since first going on the air in October 2004. Most people know what formats generally are, but in many commercial stations, format is the holy-grail- the mysterious key to finding commercial success- so some automation systems revolve around the idea of tightly controlling the format and which elements are contained in that format. ” Radio Automation Handbook 33 The FCC and Radio Automation Generally speaking, the FCC doesn’t care too much about radio station automation, since the same “on-air” rules apply whether a human or computer is at the controls.
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Austin Home Automation Systems Company

Home Automation & Home Theater Systems are now more advanced and high tech than ever! Control has completely changed by way of ipad control, iphone control, tablet/smart phones and more. Control each light and its level of illumination from your ipad, monitor cameras from your phone, adjust your thermostat wirelessly, play your outdoor speakers by the pool with the click of a button, control your entire Austin Home Theater or Media Room wirelessly. Not every company that portrays itself as an Austin Home Automation Company actually is one. The fact is that “Automation” can mean a lot of things, and there are many Home Automation systems out there that just don’t get the job done right. As the designers of your automation, entertainment, energy management, and communications systems, Capitol Audio Video creates new lifestyles by leveraging proven, and amazing technology. Customer Satisfaction – Automation, Home Theater and Audio Video Systems need service from time to time. Home Automation in Austin – We design your audio, video, security, climate control, lighting systems, access control, sprinklers, and motorized window treatments. Specialized Home Lighting Systems and Dimmers – Save on energy and manage your energy usage. Corporate Office Commercial Speaker and Intercom Systems – that bring music and communication systems to every part of your office. How to budget for a Whole Home System including Home Theater, Audio Distribution and Automation. Austin Home Automation & Commercial Technology SolutionsBusiness owners, corporations, and luxury homeowners use Automation to control temperature, audio/video, manage energy, camera systems, lighting, shades, projector screens, conference rooms and boardrooms, and much more. The slightest adoption of smart ipad control by RTI Systems allows you to take control of a room inside your home, a training room for a business, etc. As a full home & business electronic systems company, we specialize in complete audio/video, access control, door and gate control, lighting, energy management, structured wiring / pre-wiring homes, home theaters, media rooms, multi-room audio, home stereo, and full smart home controls. We come to you! Custom Smart Homes Austin TX home automation companies.
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Radio Automation Software

Command Center System 5 is a complete radio automation suite containing everything you need to run your radio station over the air, the Internet, or both. Beneath its beautiful, user-friendly interface are deep automation capabilities and an advanced feature set. All priced within reach of even the smallest broadcasters. We back it with the best support in the industry. Our radio automation software, is the most powerful, stable, and user-friendly product available anywhere near its price range, and in fact, rivals the capabilities of systems costing thousands more. With advanced automation, live-assist, and satellite switching control, Command Center is the go-to choice for stations of all sizes, from the smallest LPFMs to coast-to-coast radio networks. View our stations all over the world, in Google Earth. With Command Center System 5, you’re getting a complete radio broadcasting package. In addition to selling System 5 as software-only, TuneTracker Systems has six “Station-in-a-Box” packages to meet the needs of broadcasters large and small. We have systems that run completely local content, use switchers to broadcast satellite programming for part or all of the day, and handle both over-the-air and Internet streaming simultaneously. There’s a Station-in-a-Box package just right for you, with storage options as huge as 4 terabytes. Part of the magic behind System 5 is the environment it runs in. Haiku is an operating system that looks and feels like Windows or a Mac, but beneath the surface, it’s much leaner, cleaner, and faster. Haiku was designed from the ground up for speed and high performance, making it the ideal place to do radio.
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Vicon

Vicon is the industry leader in plasma cutting machines, coil lines, and HVAC ductwork machinery. Every Vicon plasma cutting table and machine shipped by Plasma Automation and Vicon Machinery is backed by professionals with over 40 years in the machine tool industry. It is with pride that we can say that every machine produced is 100% manufactured in America. We pride ourselves as the leader in complete turn-key solutions. We build the machine, we write the software, and we support the solution.
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