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The November 2015 update has been posted and ready for download.  If you have an active support license run your CSUpdate program in the installation directory, or Click Here to download and install the latest Updater. For stations without an active support license contact your supplier or Arctic Palm Sales to activate your support license.

 

The Update Module will verify your support license, check for updates. If updates are available, the Updater will backup your existing version then download and install the latest updates.

 

Featured Updates in this Release

 

Center Stage Live

Data Casting with Center Stage Live

CSScheduler

 

Logo and Static Message Scheduling

A new scheduling function has been added to CSScheduler providing the tools necessary to day part station logos and/or Static Messages. Station Logos and Static Messages are processed differently than other logos and messages in that they become the default item used when Now Playing information is not available. Using the Logo and Static Message scheduling window we can select a graphic, associate a message and if necessary, mark the entry for verification. We then enter the schedule by station, date, time of day and day of week.

Once updated, CSRDS will monitor the entries and use the scheduled logo and static message during the schedule period. Events marks for Verificaiton will be logged each time they are posted. With the addition of the Inovonics 633/632 to feed the over the air data back to CSRDS the item will be confirmed as a broadcasted message.

For Example, a sponsored program may show a static message like "The Classic Rock Hour Sponsored by Pizza Palace" while the logo shows the Pizza Palace logo.

CSRDS

Static Radio Text

In addition to using Scheduled Logos and Static messages a new "Static Radio Text" option has been added to the CSRDS configuration options. As more FM RDS receivers come to the market with a bigger display showing both the 64 Character Radio Text and the 8 Character scrolling PS showing the same information is a little redundant. CSRDS has always had the ability to lock the 8 Character PS to a specific message as a Static PS setting. Now with scheduled Logos and Static messages we have added the ability to lock the static message in the 64 character radio text area while scrolling now playing information in the 8 character Dynamic PS area.

For Example, during the Tucker and TAZ morning show the Static message may show "Tucker and Taz Live on PALM-FM", the logo may show a picture or Tucker and Taz while the PS information displays the now playing information.

Expanded Capture Events Log

Due to the number of different Now Playing formats supported in CSRDS as well as the various methods for categorizing events the CSRDS Event Viewer Captured Log has been expanded to display more information. Depending on the amount and format of the now playing data the number of events will include the last 25 to 200 events.

CSPostIt

Additional XML Tags

The CSPostIt Web Upload module has been update to include additional tags providing URL Links to a Logo, special artwork and/or a media file. These items are entered in CSScheduler using the Web Updates option in the Access Control section of the tolls menu. When selected, individual items may be schedule for on-air use in the CSLive copy prompters, updated to a specific web page or both. Those selected for a web update will be included in a page specific XML file and uploaded to the station web site where the web developers can add the content to the stations various web pages.

CSLink

Delay Write

CSLink, the Center Stage Live Protocol converter that captures data in one protocol (Serial, IP, File) and sends it out using another protocol (Serial, IP, File) now has the option to delay the write to a file. In some cases we have seen IP information coming in bursts and the delay allows CSLink to put the pieces together and create a complete file that can be used in other applications such as CSRDS.

CSRDSVW

The Datacasting Simulator was modified to simulate the Static Radio Text messages posted by CSRDS

CSWeather

CSWeather now supports a link to the Beethoven Satellite Network. CSWeather will download the BSN playlist and send it to CSRAS where individual events will be sent to CSRDS based on the playlist schedule. If desired, this information will be captured by one instance of CSRDS and posted to the CSRDS audit file where it can be used for time shifting to another date and/or time.


 

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