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DAD Radio Automation

DAD is a complete audio playout automation and control system for radio and television. DAD's incredibly rich feature set enables television and radio broadcasters to ensure reliable, accurate delivery of all audio content on time, every time.

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DAD Benefits:

USER FRIENDLY: Award winning Presenter interface for live assist Playout. Fast paced changes easily made on the fly. Customizable module based architecture.

POWERFUL ENGINE: Powerful automation engine allows for up to 16 separate playlists to be run from one workstation simultaneously.

SCALABLE DESIGN: Whether you need a single workstation or 100, a DAD system can be designed to fit you now and into the future.

PERFORMANCE ORIENTED: DAD is built for speed and reliability. High speed database allows for instant searching and sorting. Scrollable lists allow you to view all of your assets instantaneously.

CENTRALIZED CONTENT: Share content across multiple stations across multiple locations. Easily break away for local commercials, liners and jingles and rejoin seamlessly.

EASY INTEGRATION: Seamlessly integrate into any environment. DAD interfaces with all kinds of broadcast hardware and software.

SUPPORTS ANY LANGUAGE: Unicode compliant. DAD will work with any character set in any language.

AUTOMATIC PLAYLIST CREATION: Automatically create playlists out of music and commercial logs. Re-export traffic and without having to re-merge the logs.

FLEXIBLE COMMANDS: Integral programming language allows for construction of commands and macros to operate the system more efficiently.

SCHEDULING: Integrated scheduling software plus tight bi-directional interface to leading scheduling systems.

REAL-TIME LOG: Real time log changes in any studio at any time. No need to reload the current hour or current day’s log.

How does DAD work?

DAD is a complete playout solution scalable from the largest multinational television or radio broadcast application to small closed-circuit systems found in professional sports venues. DAD is a third generation software system built upon ENCO’s proven and widely accepted family of products in use at thousands of facilities worldwide.

Running on standard off-the-shelf PC hardware, DAD’s complete toolkit allows broadcasters to implement an audio delivery and automation system that precisely meets their needs. Combining rich functionality of multiple reproducers or “players” and recorders, flexible array panels, and user-defined hot keys, DAD enables broadcasters to optimize performance for their specific requirements. It provides a platform for integrating the many sources of content flowing into today’s modern broadcast environment including news, traffic, weather, and scheduling, as well as reconciliation to billing and corporate information systems.

DAD is available as software only, or as a turnkey system delivered with ENCO’s tested and proven hardware configurations.



Voice Tracker To Die For

Managers tell us repeatedly that Presenter’s powerful Voice Tracker makes their announcers sound better and saves their stations money. Announcers hear song heads and tails in their headphones while recording. On-screen waveforms are shown for these heads and tails in the tracker area at the lower right. These graphs mean your announcer sees the natural talkover points and fadeouts before he hears them. With Presenter, voice tracks usually sound great on the first take. Our Hit The Post feature fixes timing issues without any re-recording.  In automated shifts, if any song gets skipped due to an overloaded hour, the associated voice track is also dropped automatically.


Remote Voice Tracking by Internet

You can easily share distant announcers who voice track. Corporate uniformity or duplicate libraries are not required. Voicetrack into your playlist from anywhere in the world via Web Browser, iPad, or Windows PC. No VPN required.


ENCO's Stretch and Squeeze

Your timing to network shows will be perfect with Presenter. Note the automatic over/under calculation on the second button at the top left. In live shows, you can fill with talk and Fast Fire keys. In automation, songs are automatically stretched or squeezed slightly to time exactly as needed with no change in pitch.

Regardless how spots were recorded, they can play as perfect 30 or 60 seconds for network substitutions.

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