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Algerian Radio standardises on NETIA systems

Algerian Radio (ENRS) is fitting out 15 of its regional stations with Radio-Assist 7.5 digital audio software to streamline its entire production workflow from acquisition through to broadcast.

Algerian Radio (ENRS) is fitting out 15 of its regional stations with Radio-Assist 7.5 digital audio software to streamline its entire production workflow from acquisition through to broadcast. The installation will give each station the tools to exchange content securely and efficiently with other sites and remote databases. Each regional station is equipped with the Radio-Assist architecture featuring redundant Air-DDO broadcast modules and servers, with NETIA’s DBShare module providing data security.

“Radio-Assist tools combine to provide broadcasters with the functionality they need for smooth operations from start to finish,” said Mustapha Rezzoug, director of products at NETIA.

“As a result, Algerian Radio’s regional stations will enjoy complete production capabilities, intuitive planning and playout functionality for localised broadcasts, and secure storage and sharing of media internally and between sites.”

NETIA’s Radio-Assist 7.5 range of digital audio software programmes covers the entire operation of a radio station.

Working within a single application, the user can record, edit, or prepare a playlist.

Each of the ENRS regional stations uses a broadcast studio equipped with two Air-DDO modules operating in a master-slave mode for security reasons. In each case, the workstations are equipped with Radio-Assist to cover the entire production process. Functionality includes record, import, editing with NETIA’s Snippet and Multitrack XT, modeling of programme slots with grid editor, and playlist editing with Feder-All Desk. Staff members at each local station also use Radio-Assist for logging and telephone recording for remote phone inserts.

NETIA has also designed a complete set of custom training modules aimed at the specific needs of regular users and administrators as well as “super users,” who will then be equipped to conduct internal training.

“With this tailor-made training programme, NETIA has given us the knowledge base we need to get the system up and running in local stations using just our internal resources,” said Mohamed-Hacine Ladj, director of technical services and equipment. “The quality of the training and the autonomy of our teams is a key factor to ensure the security of the digitisation process for our stations.”

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