AES Committee Proposes Traffic Standard

AES Committee Proposes Traffic Standard
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Communicating station traffic information between different computer systems may be easier now that the Audio Engineering Society Standards Committee has released a draft Standard that spells out ways to route radio traffic control data through the use of a radio traffic audio delivery extension to the broadcast wave file format.
The radio industry currently does not have a uniform way to exchange traffic information between different computer systems, which has led to inabilities to transport audio traffic and continuity data effectively.
The radio traffic data format called CART, described in proposed standard AES46-xxxx, uses WAVE and broadcast wave file formats. Incorporating broadcast-specific cartridge labeling information into a specialized chunk within the file reduces the burden of linking multiple systems together. Any destination application will be able to extract information and insert it into its native database as needed.
A call for comments on DRAFT AES46-xxxx can be accessed at www.aes.org/standards.

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