The iPhone and iPad have revolutionized newsgathering by giving journalists unprecedented mobility and flexibility. Using these iOS-based devices, reporters and podcasters can go wherever the story is, cover special events, and capture that special interview. With an iPhone in your pocket, you’re always ready to go whenever and wherever breaking news hits.
For this reason, the use of iOS devices has become commonplace for newsgathering in the field. But if mobile journalists want more advanced functionality than the iPhone can do, they often turn to third party apps or cloud-based services to supplement their remote workflows.
Recognizing the growing need for mobile workflows, leading broadcast automation vendor ENCO began rolling out specialized, full-featured apps over a decade ago to give users of its DAD radio automation and playout platform smart ways to enable secure, remote workflows. Now, ENCO’s enCloud suite of innovative cloud-based solutions lets their radio station customers access and control their centralized DAD systems using connected iOS devices from remote locations.
This means a station’s roving news reporters, feature producers, and podcasters can work more efficiently by connecting to the DAD system back at the studio. Let’s look at a few of these cloud-based mobile solutions:
• iDAD-Live lets reporters and other field contributors send audio streams in real-time from their iPhones directly into the DAD system for immediate playout
• iDAD-Remote enables remote voice-tracking, editing, and recording capabilities; remote on-air control of DAD playout; as well as managing and transporting audio streams to DAD
• WebDAD gives users remote control of DAD automation functionality so they can control on-air operations, do voice-tracking, and manage playlists and asset libraries from off-site locations using an iPad or web browser
ENCO truly understands radio broadcasting and the way the business has been changing over time. Find out more about how ENCO empowers radio broadcasters at the studio and beyond.