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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.

Vendor Products Contact Information
Arrakis Digilink (various versions including Xtreme)

http:www.arrakis-systems.com

6604 Powell St.
Loveland, Colorado, 80538
Tel: 970.461.0730
Fax: 970.663.1010

B.E. AudioVAULT (all versions)

http://www.bdcast.com/

4100 North 24th Street Quincy, IL 62305
Tel: 217.224.9600
Fax: 217.224.9607
E-mail: bdcast@bdcast.com

BSI Simian, Wavecart, Wavestation

http://www.bsiusa.com

503 East 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
Tel. 888.274.8721
Fax: 541.338.8656

Dalet Dalet, Dalet Plus

http://www.dalet.com/

110 Wall Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Tel. 212.269.6700
Fax. 212.269.6709
E-mail. sales@dalet.com

ENCO DADpro, DADpro32

http://www.enco.com/

29444 Northwestern Highway 
Southfield, Michigan 48034
Tel. 248.827.4440
Fax:  248.827.4441

D.A.V.I.D. DigaSystem

http://www.davidsystems.com/index3.htm

5875 Trinity Parkway, Suite 105 
Centreville, VA 20120-1971
Tel. 888.374.3040
Fax: 888.620.3267
E-mail: info@silexmedia.com

MacroMedia AirForce

http://www.mmairforce.com/

Tel. 952.432.2774
Fax: 952.432.2537
E-mail: Sales@mmAirForce.com

Netia Netia

http://www.netia.net/us

195 Fairfield Ave, Suite 1C 
West Caldwell, NJ 07006
Tel. 1.888.207.2480
Fax: 1.888.207.2480
E-mail: j.martin@netia.net

OMT iMediaTouch, MediaTouch

http://www.imediatouch.com/products_imediatouch.html

410 Park Avenue, 15th Floor 
New York, NY 10022
Tel. 1.888.665.0501
Fax: 212.253.4149
E-Mail: sales@imediatouch.com

OnAirWare AirTraffic Control

http://onairware.com/

Tel. 978.897.7981
Fax: 413.828.8311
E-mail: Tower@OnAirWare.com

Pristine Systems CDS32

http://www.pristinesys.com/

1891 N. Gaffey St, Suite 233 
San Pedro, CA  90731
Tel. 310.831.2234
Fax: 310.831.6287
E-mail: sales@ pristinesys.com

RCS Master Control, NexGen (and variants)

http://www.rcsworks.com/en/

445 Hamilton Avenue, 7th Floor 
White Plains, New York 10601
Tel. 914.428.4600
Fax: 914.428.5922

Google Radio Automation SS32, Maestro, Digital Universe

http://www.google.com/radioautomation/
For more information and support go to: http://www.google.com/radioautomation/contactus.html

SMARTS Smartcaster, UDS Radio Suite (OnAir Digital products)

http://www.smartsbroadcast.com/

2508 West Main Street 
Emmetsburg, IA 50536
Tel. 800.765.2930
Fax: 800.398.8309
E-mail: support@smartsbroadcast.com

TuneTracker Systems TuneTracker

http://www.tunetrackersystems.com

TuneTracker Systems
612 McDonald St.
Oconto, WI 54153
Tel: 920.273.0543
Email: http://www.tunetrackersystems.com/contact.html

WireReady WireReady, CartReady, ControlReady.

http://wireready.com/
P.O. Box 714 
Eudora, KS 66025
Tel. 800.833.4459
E-mail: sales@wireready.com

Genesys Genesys

http://www.genesys-systems.com/

E-mail: info@genesys-systems.com

Rivendell Open Source Radio Automation Rivendell

http://www.rivendellaudio.org/

For Tutorials, How-tos and FAQs visit Rivendell’s Wiki page:
http://rivendell.tryphon.org/

 

Station Automation System Technical Specifications

February 27, 2012
PRSS ContentDepot Station Automation Interfaces V1.5 - New versionAdobe PDF Logo
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
SAS_Technical_Interface_Specification_v1.2Adobe PDF Logo
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