Google hooked up with A-Ware’s MusicMaster Nexus Server at the NAB Show.
Demos of the new Google Radio Automation system featured a dynamic connection to MusicMaster via the Nexus Server.
The technology lets announcers in the studio request replacement songs that pass MusicMaster’s scheduling rules through a widget on the Google automation interface.
When the replacement song is selected, the change is reconciled automatically in both systems. Likewise, scheduling changes made in MusicMaster by the PD or music director are reflected in the Google system.
The Nexus Server is an HHTP service app that processes requests from third-party software systems across a LAN or the Internet, providing access to the MusicMaster database and scheduling intelligence.
It was designed as an automation interface but the company says the Nexus Server connects with other software systems like traffic and billing, research analysis and Web services. One Nexus Server simultaneously handles requests from multiple systems.