update has been posted and ready for download. To update your system, run
the CSUpdate program in the installation directory, or
Click Here to download and install the latest
Update Module will verify your subscription status and check for updates. If
updates are available, the Updater will backup your existing version then
download and install the updates.
Featured Updates in this Release
Center Stage Live
Data Casting with Center Stage Live
The Artist Experience
CSRDS now supports "pictures on HD Radio"
via the Artist Experience from iBiquity. To configure your system for
the Artist Experience you will need to download the JMSAC version 2.0.2
or higher available from your HD Equipment manufacturer. The Artist
Experience document on the downloads page of our web site has the
instructions to configure your version of CSRDS to post artwork to your
Station Logos and local artwork can be
scheduled via CSScheduler but for album art you will need a subscription
to Tag Stations/Next Radio. (see Tag Station Update)
Due to the time required to send artwork
to HD receivers, when available, CSRDS will look for the next event and
pre-stage the artwork. For systems that do not have next event metadata
the album art may not show for several seconds into the event. Depending
on the number of HD stations, band width, audio quality, etc
artwork that cannot be pre-staged 60 seconds or more before the event
may not appear on the receiver. However, if configured , local
artwork may be sent to your web site or on-line player, due to copyright
restrictions Album Art from Tag Station can only be used for HD
For more on Bandwidth calculations check
the Bandwidth calculation included in the JMSAC documentation
Arctic Palm, Tag Station and iBiquity
have worked together to introduce the Artist Experience and Album Art to
create the best possible "listener" experience. During this process,
Center Stage Live has been modified to capture Tag Station Campaign
events, scheduled events and merge them with Center Stage Live events
for posting to RDS\RBDS, HD Radio, Web Sites, Streams, Tunein.com, etc.
Once configured, CSRDS will send all
metadata to tag station for processing and download any associated
artwork and/or campaign messages. This information will then be posted
to the various datacasting devices and services. For non-campaign events
scheduled in Tag Station, the information will be merged with events
scheduled in Center Stage and rotated into the display as required. For
Example, show information scheduled in Tag Station may rotate with the
local weather forecast scheduled in CSWeather and a Traffic messages
from the new room.
For more information on Tag Station check
CSScheduler has been modified to include
artwork with scheduled events. For HD Radio stations this artwork will
be posted via the Artist Experience process. (see pre-stage disclaimer).
For station using or not using HD Radio, a link to this artwork can be
posted to your web site or streaming player using the Template Merge
code ***GRAPHIC***. See the Artist Experience documentation on the web
site for configuring CSScheduler to post artwork. Simply upload the
artwork to a folder on your web site and configure CSScheduler with the
The CSRDS Display Simulator has been
modified to display the artwork downloaded from Tag Station or scheduled
in CSScheduler as each event is played. Please Note: The monitor is a
local display and will display short duration artwork even if it
does not appear on the HD Receiver.
CS Call Screening
CSScreener now supports the Telos VX
phone system. This process will require VSET firmware 126.96.36.19944 or
higher. When upgraded set the Screener IP on the VSET to the CSScreener
computer. When configured, CSScreener will look and perform exactly the
same as the VSET and actions may be controlled by CSScreener or the VSET.
To access the CS Contest for
contesting and Center Stage Live for data casting, you will require a
dual NIC to access both the stations network and the live wire network.
The CSScreener windows and control
buttons have been sized to allow for Touch Screen monitors.