DAD-DR provides a fully-synchronised, ready-to-run backup of station’s local automation and playout system to minimise on-air interruptions and protect advertising revenues.
Broadcast software provider ENCO has launched DAD Disaster Recovery (DAD-DR), a cloud-based addition to the company’s DAD radio automation system that can take over the program and ad playout in case of a natural disaster or critical technical failure.
The new DAD-DR provides a fully-synchronised, ready-to-run backup of station’s local automation and playout system to minimise on-air interruptions and protect advertising revenues.
Providing a fully featured clone of the broadcaster’s on-premises DAD deployment, DAD-DR stays in continual synchronisation with changes made on the local DAD system to ensure that backup content is up to date and that all scheduled ad spots will run.
DAD-DR works with ENCO’s browser-based mobile control interface, WebDAD, allowing users to remotely update playlists, add new content, voice track shows, and perform library maintenance.
The transition from the station’s main DAD system to the cloud backup can be automated or controlled from a web browser.
The benefits of having a fully synchronised backup automation and playout environment in the cloud extend beyond just handling unexpected operational interruptions.
DAD-DR also makes routine systems maintenance less disruptive, as stations performing on-premises upgrades can switch over to their cloud-based backup during the process to eliminate any risk of on-air impact.
The subscription-based DAD-DR service will be hosted on ENCO partner StreamGuys’ broadcast-grade cloud infrastructure.
StreamGuys’ infrastructure promises to meet the performance needs of broadcasters and media organisations.