OnAir Radio

OnAir Radio2018-10-04T08:08:55+00:00

Advanced radio automation software

OnAir Radio is our fully integrated radio automation system. OnAir Radio contains everything you need to run your radio station: player, music scheduler, multiple carts, jingle machine, recorder, music library, mix editor and integrated RDS.

OnAir Radio excels in operating multiple stations and in the broadcasting of localized editions to different regions.

The tight integraton between all the modules and the many smart features makes it a very efficient and user friendly radio automation system.

The Player

A clean interface, all functions easily accessible

The player has an user friendly interface and is easy to understand while all functions are quickly available. There are no unnecessary buttons nor an abundant use of colors, resulting in a clean screen. The player can be used in Autoplay modus for non-stop and in live-assist modus for manual operation. With the ‘Auto reload’ function switched on, all changes in the scheduler will be immediately reflected in the playlist. The player can be connected to both analogue and digital consoles.

The Player of OnAir Radio

The mix  editor

The player has a built in mix editor. This mix editor not only enables you to quickly adjust cross-overs, but is also used to record voice-tracks. It is also possible to edit the recorded items, making this a very versatile tool.

Th cross-over editor, used for adjusting cross-overs and recording voice-tracks

Cart Players

Cart players are small stand-alone players which can be used in live-assist situations. Every cart player can be loaded with as many items as you want; All items can be played individually but it is also possible to play the items in non-stop modus with the ‘Auto Play’ function. Voicetracks can be inserted and recorded in carts, just like in the Player. You can open as many cart players as you have audio outputs available. Cart players can be connected to analogue and digital consoles, allowing you to control the cart players with your console.

Jingle player

OnAir Radio is equipped with a very flexible Jingle Player. This Jingle Player is the perfect tool to start items very quickly during live-assist.  An unlimited amount of different Jingle Players can be defined. Every Jingle player can contain 64 items. Every button on the player can have its own custom colour. The Jingle Player can be connected to the Novation Launchpad for even quicker access. If the Jingle Player is connected to the Novation Launchpad the colors of the buttons on the software will be the same as on the Novation Launchpad.

Novation Launchpad

The Jingle Player can be controlled with the Novation Launchpad.

Hardware connections

OnAir Radio, as a complete radio automation software system, is able to connect to both analogue and digital consoles; OnAir Radio can be connected to the Axia models from the Telos Alliance, the digital radio consoles of Wheatstone or the USB consoles of D&R. Analogue consoles can be attached with a Labjack.

The Axia models from the Telos Alliance and the digital radio consoles of Wheatstone are excellent examples of digital radio: Not only the music is transported over TCP/IP, also all the I/O traffic for your Faderstarts are TCP/IP based. This means that you only need a network cable to control OnAir Radio with your console.

USB and analogue consoles

OnAir Radio also can be combined with the Airlite console of D&R.

Transport of your audio and I/O for the  faderstarts is done over USB in this case.

Of course, OnAir Radio can also be combined with analogue consoles.

The LabJack USB U3 LV device will then handle the I/O communication for your fader starts.

Operating multiple stations or channels

OnAir Radio specializes in operating multiple stations or channels. With our multi-station or remote station system, managing your multi-station operation will be efficient and user friendly.

  • Every radio station or channel is controlled from the same console

  • All your assets are stored in one single library

  • The central planner makes playlists for all your stations

  • It is possible to start multipe stations per computer,  no need for 1 computer per station

  • There is no limit on the amount of stations that can be operated with OnAir Radio

Centrally operating multiple stations on remote locations

If you have multiple stations on different remote locations and want to manage them all from your headquarters, our ‘remote player‘ solution can be used.  All playlists are made in the headquarters and the playlists are distributed to all remote locations almost real-time. All your music, promo’s and commercials are being synchronized in the background.  This will also be done near real-time and the process is completely automatic.

Regionalized content

If you are broadcasting to different regions and want to broadcast different commercials (or other localized content like news, traffic, jingles, promos etc) you can use our Commercial Player system.

The system is fully scalable. It doesn’t matter whether you are broadcasting in 2, 9 or 40 different regions, our commercial players can handle it easily.

If regionalized blocks differ in lengths, OnAir Radio will handle the filling of the shorter blocks. This is done completely automatic. A sophisticated algorithm is used for the filling: Normal items, commercials, station ID’s, jingles, promo’s and white spaces are being used at various positions to ensure a smooth listening experience. The filling of the Commercial Players will be done in near real-time. It is possible to change files seconds before airing. In this way it is always possible to broadcast the latest local news or change commercials at the very last moment.

Multiple regions in live-assist

The DJ can start the Commercial Players from the player just like a normal item. So, in a live-assist situation, starting a Commercial Player (or a set of commercial players) is not different from starting just any ordinary item in your playlist. A clear progress bar shows the DJ how long the commercial block will run.

RDS

RDS is integrated in our software and shows you both static and dynamic messages.

Of course, also the ‘now playing’ can be shown if you like.

Like all onAir Radio modules, the RDS module can be used for multiple stations and multiple regions.

OnAir Logger

OnAir Logger is a stand-alone application that contains a set of loggers. It can record audio from different sources and make recordings immediately available for (re-)broadcasting or archiving. By connecting OnAir Logger to an output on your mixing console everything coming from your mixing console can be recorded.

The logger also makes it possible to record and repeat broadcasts completely automatic. Of course, it is possible that the news and commercials will not be recorded and hence will not be repeated.

Music Scheduler

OnAir Radio, as a completely integrated radio automation system, has an integrated music scheduler. A good music scheduler is probably one of the most import assets of a radio automation system. This is why we have equipped OnAir Radio with one of the most advanced music schedulers around. One of the big advantages of having an integrated music scheduler is that all changes in the music scheduler are reflected immediately in the playout. Another advantage is that not only the music, promo’s and commercials can be scheduled, but non-schedule items like commands and events as well. This integrated music scheduler can also be used to prepare your broadcast by recording voice-tracks. The voice-tracks can be recorded in the music scheduler and will be inserted in the player automatically. This means that it is very easy to prepare your shows days ahead if you like.

Integrating this powerful music scheduler will not only make your operation much more efficient, it will save you the hazzle and costs of the integration of 2 separate systems as well.

Planning Rules

The planning rules module is the tool to make the templates for your playlists. The many automated features and the user-friendly layout makes this music scheduler one of the most powerful and versatile music scheduling tools for radio stations around. The planning rules will provide you with a non-predictable playlist with a good flow of music from which your audience does not grow tired.

Clocks

The Clocks are the basic building blocks of your schedule: Add categories, rules or commands to a clock and build as many clocks as you need.

Planning Rules (Clocks)

Day Templates

Use Day templates to define the different days. You can make as many day templates as you like. In this way you can have a different day template for every single day of the week, but you can also define day templates for special occasions like Christmas or New year.

Formats

Format are a set of rules that can be applied to a single clock or to a set of clocks. Use formats to further define the ‘Feeling’ of your playlists.

Planning Rules (Mood)

Sequence

At Sequence you can define how items are followed up by each other.  You want an male voice to be followed by a duet or female Voice? No problem! Only want 3 Classic Rock items in a row? No problem! You want a English item separated by at least 2 other items? It can be done!

Planning Rules (Formats)

Rotation

Rotation: Divide the day in “Dayparts” and define how items should rotate during your dayparts. An example:  How long should it take if an item is scheduled in the morning before it can reappear in the morning? These kind of Rotation Rules ensures you will get a playlist which is far less predictable.

Planning Rules (Rotation)

The Library

The Library of OnAir Radio is the central storage place for all your assets. It not only contains playable items, but also non-playable items like commands and charts.

Library

The editor

Items can be easily added to the library by drag and drop. MP3 tags are automatically read and a wave form will be created which helps you in cueing the item.

All kind of metadata which is used for the scheduling later can be attached to the item easily.

Highlights of OnAir Radio

  1. Reliable: Our radio automation software is extremely stable. It is built for Windows 10 and is natively 64 bit.
  2. Fail safe: Automated backups and an email system which warns you in case of troubles ensures the continuity of your operation.
  3. User friendly: OnAir Radio has a logical and clear interface which makes it easy to learn and to operate.
  4. Complete package: OnAir Radio contains everything you need to run your radio station.
  5. Easy connectivity to all kind of hardware: OnAir Radio can be connected to different kinds of hardware and consoles, both analogue or completely digital over TCP/IP.
  6. Voice tracking from home: With our optional Web X Editor all you need for recording and editing voice-tracks from home is a web browser and a microphone.
  7. Excellent support: We understand that support is vital in the broadcast industry so we provide excellent support.
  8. Highly automated: OnAir Radio is a highly automated system, making your operation very efficient and diminishing human errors.
  9. Multiple stations: OnAir Radio excels in the operating of multiple stations. Every station uses the central music database and can be controlled from a central place.
  10. Regionalized content: OnAir Radio makes it easy to broadcast different commercial blocks to different regions without any manual interaction.
  11. Low Total Cost of ownership (TCO): Using OnAir Radio means a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): The high degree of automation will save you time. The software is easy to learn, so no expensive training is required. The software needs almost no support from technicians which can keep your labour costs low. Being a integrated solution, you save money on separate packages and integration costs and efforts.

Upgrade your existing radio automation software system to OnAir Radio

Upgrading from your existing radio automation software system to OnAir Radio is an easy task with our FREE importing tool.

This import tool will import all your current items, artists, categories, cuepoints and other metadata from your old radio automation software system to OnAir Radio.

Importer

Import your data into OnAir Radio

Our import tool will import data from radio automation software or music scheduling software like

  • Dalet
  • Enco
  • Powergold
  • MusicMaster
  • Carmen server
  • Radiohost
  • Megamix

We are regularly adding new radio automation systems to this import tool. Contact us on how we can help you to upgrade from your current radio automation system to OnAir Radio.

OnAir Radio Questions

Do you have any question now? Just connect with us on Facebook Messenger and we can answer all your questions now.

Other possibilties to contact us:

  • You can Skype us. Our Skype ID is: info_caliope
  • Mails will be answered quickly. Send your enquiry to: info@caliope.eu
  • Grab the telephone and call us on +31 20 365 21 86
  • Have a cup of coffee at our office in Amsterdam

Demo OnAir Radio

If you would like a demo of OnAir Radio you are very welcome to visit our office in Amsterdam.

Of course, it is also possible to get an online demo. Just fill in the details of the form below and we will contact you to make an appointment. If you would like to make an appointment over the telephone then call us on +31 20 365 21 86.

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