ENCO will preview WebDAD 3.0 at the NAB Show.
The company has talked about this new version of its remote automation control interface in recent months, but the convention will provide a first in-person look. V3.0 is scheduled to be released this summer, and an upgrade path from current WebDAD installations will be available.
The new iteration “will feature a completely revamped architecture designed to improve the user experience while laying the foundation for future functionality and scalability.”
[Related: Read our exhibitor preview with ENCO’s Ken Frommert]
President Ken Frommert said, “We have rebuilt WebDAD 3.0 from the ground up on modern development practices to address the intrinsic role that remote access now plays in today’s media operations, and to provide an extensible platform for future growth.”
The browser-based user interface is redesigned. “Layout changes enable more intuitive operation and streamline workflows for key features, while selectable dark/light modes let users tailor the look to their preferences and working environment,” the company said. “Reactive forms retain information across interface screens, minimizing the need to re-enter the same data in different sections of the workflow. Performance optimizations also improve the responsiveness of the interface to users’ actions.”
Version 3.0 also offers more granular control over user permissions, such as the ability to restrict access to specified libraries, functions and systems. Added support for third-party accessibility assistance tools improves usability for people with impairments or disabilities, the company said.
“Other updates include a simplified deployment model for easier installation and upgrades, as well as enhanced cross-browser support.”
ENCO said WebDAD also serves as the user interface for DAD Disaster Recovery, a cloud-based companion to DAD automation systems.
NAB Show Booth: N5625