Once CSNetLink is installed at the local
station(s) and the station and demographics information has been entered at the
host site, the metadata messages are scheduled at the host site. Schedules are
"Run-Of-Station" content that, depending on the Network policies, will be
inserted into the RDS\RBDS, HD, Web, Stream, and/or Web services.
Metadata is scheduled by station demographics,
date, time of day and day of week. When all Schedules have been entered, the
host site uploads the schedules to their FTP site ready for the local station.
At the local station, the CSNetLink module
monitors the FTP site and will download the schedules for the local stations
matching the schedule criteria. The messages are automatically inserted into the
Center Stage Live data casting system. As messages are posted to the data
casting services, they will be logged into the station's daily "as run" file. If
the optional Inovonics 633 or 632 are used, the entry will be marked as a
Between Midnight and 4pm the "as run" file from
the previous day will be uploaded to the FTP site where the CSNetLink module at
the host site will automatically download the file ready for affidavits.
Once installed and configured, there are no
processes required at the local station. The process does not connect to or
impact the on-air system in any way.