ENCO transforms WebDAD into HTML5-based platform

At the 2018 NAB Show, ENCO will once again transform the possibilities around remote control of automated studio workflows with the second generation of WebDAD, the cloud-based solution that now allows broadcasters to take full, native control of the radio station from any networked location.

Part of ENCO’s enCloud family, WebDAD provides users with a fully virtualized platform to remotely access and control their studio-based ENCO DAD radio automation systems.

New for NAB, ENCO will unveil WebDAD’s second-generation user interface, fully redesigned and optimized through an HTML5 architecture. The open, flexible nature of HTML5 programming ensures that broadcasters are no longer limited to specific web browsers, enabling complete native-level control from any workstation or mobile device.

“The benefits of web-based control of radio automation have long been understood and requested by broadcasters, but until WebDAD the interfaces have been limited to the simplest playback tasks,” said Ken Frommert, president, ENCO in a statement. “WebDAD changed this by introducing the ability to manage and drive on-air presentation, playlist manipulation, voice tracking, and other critical production tasks across the end-to-end workflow. With our HTML5-based re-design, WebDAD becomes the most powerful and comprehensive browser-based interface yet, giving broadcasters and production teams a direct line to DAD and complete control of the one-air interface over IP via any standard web browser.”

WebDAD introduces new operational efficiencies for full-time station personnel, and also allows part-time, contract, and remote staff to access the playout system from a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other connected device. Radio stations and networks can quickly establish a decentralized work force, and allow talent to be heard in several markets with the ability to voice track from anywhere. This further moves broadcasters in the direction of a fully virtualized broadcast and production environment, since the the board operator no longer needs to be physically at the radio station to control and playout a live radio show.

WebDAD expands the enCloud product line, which includes popular tools for mobile journalism and remote voice tracking. ENCO will demonstrate WebDAD and the entire enCloud suite at the 2018 NAB Show, taking place April 9-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. ENCO will exhibit at Booth N3824.

“When paired with other technologies and applications in our enCloud suite, broadcasters can truly make the world their studio,” said Frommert.