We are featuring the products that won the Radio World Best of Show Award at the recent NAB Show. Winners were chosen by a panel of radio engineers and RW editorial staff for their innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.
“Full virtualization from mic to transmitter is now possible for broadcasters not yet ready to entrust their broadcast chain to a public cloud provider,” Wheatstone says.
Its Layers product line introduces an entirely virtual broadcast operation, from “glass” consoles to backend mixing, audio processing and streaming into the transmitter or CDN provider.
The Layers Server Software Suite runs on enterprise IP servers and replaces specialized hardware. One server can host multiple mix, FM processing or stream instances for several studios and locations connected by WheatNet-IP audio networking.
New Layers Glass Software for the laptop, tablet or other glass surface includes full-function radio and TV virtual consoles with familiar buttons, knobs and multi-touch navigation and menuing. Layers Glass user interfaces are also available for controlling, provisioning and setting audio processing and streaming parameters.