The ContentDepot is designed to interface to the most commonly used station automation systems. We have worked with several automation manufacturers to develop these interfaces. A current list of these vendors is available by clicking on the "Automation Vendor Compliance List" tab below.
Please contact your automation vendor directly for more information about how your system will interface to the ContentDepot.
- Automation Vendor Compliance List
- Technical Specifications
Automation Vendor Compliance List
Last updated 05/2013
Each vendor in the list below has been contacted by or has contacted NPR Distribution regarding the interface between ContentDepot® storage receivers and station automation/playout systems. In all cases, the vendor has certified that their product can ingest and play ContentDepot files; in most cases, the vendor has tested their systems with sample files.
This is not an exhaustive list. In general, any automation/playback system commercially available in the US will play ContentDepot audio files. Please note that in most cases either a new application or an upgrade from the vendor is required to interface with ContentDepot receivers. There may be local costs involved to bring a station up to compliance with the ContentDepot.
Station staff should contact their vendor to confirm compliance and any work that must be performed to bring their system up-to-date.
|Arrakis||Digilink (various versions including Xtreme)||
6604 Powell St.
|B.E.||AudioVAULT (all versions)||
4100 North 24th Street Quincy, IL 62305
|BSI||Simian, Wavecart, Wavestation||
503 East 11th Avenue
|Dalet||Dalet, Dalet Plus||
110 Wall Street, 2nd Floor
29444 Northwestern Highway
5875 Trinity Parkway, Suite 105
195 Fairfield Ave, Suite 1C
410 Park Avenue, 15th Floor
1891 N. Gaffey St, Suite 233
|RCS||Master Control, NexGen (and variants)||
445 Hamilton Avenue, 7th Floor
|Google Radio Automation||SS32, Maestro, Digital Universe||
|SMARTS||Smartcaster, UDS Radio Suite (OnAir Digital products)||
2508 West Main Street
|WireReady||WireReady, CartReady, ControlReady.|
|Rivendell Open Source Radio Automation||Rivendell||
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Station Automation System Technical Specifications
February 27, 2012
PRSS ContentDepot Station Automation Interfaces V1.5 - New version
This station automation interface specification is available to all automation system vendors who expressed interest in interfacing with satellite receivers delivered as part of the Public Radio Satellite System (PRSS) ContentDepot. If you are interested in working with the PRSS to interface to the ContentDepot, please contact the PRSS Help Desk 1.800.971.7677.
February 16, 2005
This is an additional document that describes—from a more technical than operational standpoint—the technical interface between the ContentDepot delivery subsystem, which includes storage receivers at stations, and station automation systems. You could think of this document as an enhancement or background to the SAS interface specification.
For more information about station automation, please contact the PRSS Help Desk 1.800.971.7677