WinOn-Air

WinOn-Air combines a robust Media Asset Management platform with intuitive radio production, automation and distribution tools. Designed for news and music stations, WinMedia scales up to meet the specific requirements of small to large-scale broadcasters, including networks and multi-site organizations. Highly reliable and cost-effective, WinMedia pushes digital production and distribution to the next level.

overview

At the core of WinMedia is a Media Asset Management platform, which manages media and metadata across the organization. It also includes tools to share media and metadata, tools to automate the processes as administration and security tools.

Library

Based on SQL, the centralized content library provides ultimate flexibility to satisfy the needs of every type of radio station and make assets available at all times.

Designed for convergence, the library stores all types of multimedia content, including audio, video, images, metadata, rundowns and more.

Unlimited contextual metadata fields, configurable by type of content and users, store a wide variety of information including broadcast rights, music scheduling rules, associated pictures and more. Specific metadata fields can be configured to support your precise distribution needs.

Once ingested, content is immediately indexed and searchable. Powerful search capabilities including keyword search and template search profiles allow users to easily find content.

Segue and Voice Track

Our mix editor lets you manage your sequencings in no time. Quickly adjust volume, setup your fades, start/end/hook and loop points, intro/outro times, and insert voice-tracks for a lively broadcast.

Playlist management

WinMusic automatically generates playlists based on predefined templates, music and ad scheduling. Additional items can be inserted in playlists using simple drag & drops, mixes can be refined and voice-tracks recorded. Additional features such as automatic filling, stretch, and pre-listening give you all the flexibility you need to fine-tune your playlists.

Ideal for networks, WinMedia lets you easily setup local news or advertising breaks.

Renowned for its reliability, WinOn-Air is designed with advanced flexibility and rock-solid performance to ensure your radio station is on air and sounding great at all times.

ON-AIR Automation and live assist

WinOn-air operates both in live and automated modes and offers up to four on-air outputs. The intuitive and configurable interface displays key information as well as necessary tools for last minute modifications and regional/local ad breaks synchronization. For increased flexibility, WinOn-air combines a playlist and cart hot-keys. All features are directly available for seamless operations, including:

  • Intro, outro, hook and loop points
  • Regional / local ad break synchronization
  • Playlist management
  • Automatic / manual mode switching
  • Master / Slave mode
  • Broadcast while record
  • Centralized content catalog
  • Mix editing
  • Counters
  • Up to four on-air outputs
  • 32 cart hot-keys
  • Automatic fade
  • PFL
  • Automatic reconciliation

Players

Cartridge

Tight integrations

As a module of WinMedia, WinOn-air is fully integrated with all other WinMedia tools, including Schedule. All scheduled news, music and advertising items are thus automatically inserted into the playlist for immediate broadcast.

WinOn-air is IP-based and GPI-based for seamless interfacing with all popular studio equipment such as mixing consoles, dedicated remote controls, switchers and routers. To further enhance its advanced integration capabilities, WinOn-air supports a wide range of communication protocols such as Wheatnet, Livewire, Monitora, Dande and more.

High reliability

Based on a redundant architecture, WinOn-air provides several tools to make sure every single point of failure is removed:

  • Auto filling prevents dead air
  • Multiple instances capabilities ensure that clients and servers are always accessible
  • Preloading of sounds on the local machine in case of network failures
  • Complete disaster recovery solution by plugging in a backup playout system operating in slave mode. The master/slave mode ensures that if your main broadcasting PC fails, the second one will take over automatically at the exact same point in the playlist or cart hot-keys
  • Playout servers redundancy

In today’s fast-paced business environment, radio stations are constantly pressured to adapt to changing market conditions and to the way people consume radio. With an always-increasing number of media platforms, broadcasters need to rely on solutions that can scale up and branch out to include the latest technologies.
WinMedia facilitates fast content delivery to multiple devices.

Logging

WinMedia Logger is designed to automate multiple channel audio and video recordings. It includes multiple features such as record scheduling and content monitoring. Automatic segmentation of recorded files per show facilitates archiving and content delivery. WinMedia Logger allows for broadcast quality to lower quality recordings of up to 16 audio from a single workstation.

Social media

WinPublish adds an amazing new interactive dimension to radio programs by expertly managing social media content. Offering more than just a straightforward way to publish content on social networks, WinPublish fully integrates user-generated content (UGC) into your workflow by allowing you to easily select posts to be used on your website. Thanks to this innovative tool, capitalizing on UGC and engaging audiences has never been easier.

RDS and Live Text

Thanks to its Media Asset Management core, WinMedia expertly manages media and associated metadata. Our all-in-one application called WinPublish retrieves all necessary metadata and enables you to manage all RDS traffic and live text publication, using the UECP protocol, for your radio station or your entire network. Thanks to advanced RSS/XML feeds and scenarios, it automatically transmits information such as weather, breaking news and more.

Streaming

Whether you want to implement a web radio or to publish content on your station’s website, WinMedia offers an easy to set up, easy to use and completely reliable solution. It is an effective way to reach your online audience, provide a richer end-user experience by automatically inserting CD covers or video clips and expand your advertiser’s online exposure. Very cost effective, our solution allows up to 16 players and stream encoders from a single system.

Podcasting

WinMedia streamlines podcasting by automating transcoding and delivery. Setup your podcasting scenarios by choosing your preferred conversion rates and frequencies and let it do the work for you!

Networking

Sharing infrastructure, equipment and human resources across multiple sites ensures radio networks to substantially reduce costs. That is why WinMedia developed a powerful tool capable of managing flawless content and associated metadata transfers. Ideally suited for complex multisite deployments, in which each component such as ingest, production, scheduling, playout, distribution or archiving can be installed in any site, WinMedia enables a better collaboration between remote locations. Based on Internet technologies such as IP, VPN and FTP, it exports all types of media and metadata as well as complete rundowns including all associated items such as voice-tracks, mixes and more.

Archiving

For small to large-scale organizations, an accessible archive is essential to extend the reach of content through easy and fast repurposing on multiple devices. WinMedia offers a flexible solution, which manages all type of multimedia content, including audio, video and more. Seamless integrations with third-party systems provide control over digital tape libraries and make all your content easily available and findable from any location.

Administration

WinMedia offers system operators and administrators comprehensive tools for monitoring and managing the performance of their system. A wide array of features facilitates:

  • User rights management
  • Multi-language management
  • Purge
  • Monitoring