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AIR Selects Netia’s Radio-Assist 8.1

Deployment to support provision of multilingual services stretching across India

All India Radio is replacing its existing news and radio automation system with the Netia Radio-Assist 8.1 family of digital audio software programs.

New Delhi-based systems integrator Progressive Infotech is coordinating the installation, which comprises more than 1,000 workstations at AIR’s national broadcast station and across 48 local stations. According to Netia, its Radio-Assist software covers each part of the production and broadcast workflow, allowing users to record, edit or prepare a playlist.

In addition to browsing and publishing tools for full multimedia functionality, explains Netia, the software features tools for acquisition, archiving, audio editing, commercial and music production, newsroom systems, scheduling, broadcasting and administration. The Unicode compatibility will allow the software to enable AIR to broadcast in 17 different languages and dialects, says the company.

In addition to Radio-Assist software installation and licenses, Progressive Infotech is also providing server infrastructure, audio boards, encoder, hardware, training and local support.