Radio World Buyer’s Guide articles are intended to help readers understand why their colleagues chose particular products to solve various technical situations. This month’s articles focus on products for visual radio.
Visual radio broadcasts offer an excellent opportunity to create additional engaging content, allowing broadcasters to reach their listeners on multiple platforms including social media.
Regional Dutch broadcaster NH Radio is using Visual Radio Assist to automate its visual radio broadcasts.
“NH Radio has been a power user of the product from the start, and has recently upgraded to the latest version, version 4,” the supplier said.
Visual Radio Assist automates visual radio broadcasts. The product auto-switches cameras based on audio levels from presenters. NH Radio uses it to create an entertaining experience for listeners via live stream, morning TV or social media posts.
Beyond camera automation, NH Radio uses the dynamic Output Players to display scheduling and show information on alpha layered overlays and physical decor screens. This feature is possible through VisualRadioAssist broadcast-standardized NDI signals, which provide integration with NH Radio’s existing video infrastructure.
Broadcast Engineer Bart Schutte said the flexibility of the Visual Radio Assist Scheduler enables NH Radio to automate the control of studio decor screens and overlays on stream and TV, even if radio shows change at the last minute.
Visual Radio Assist is offered with various monthly pricing tiers including Lite, Pro, Plus and Enterprise. The latter features studio redundancy, unlimited users and players, custom dashboards and a large amount of cloud storage.