CSRDS is the main Data Casting module capturing and filtering content from all of the various input sources then formatting and posting to all selected output devices and services.
CSRDS runs on any Windows PC communicating with the automation system or satellite service via IP, Serial or monitoring a metadata file. As the metadata is received CSRDS filters out unwanted content based on the automation system categories, then formats and send the data to the selected devices and services.
To post to RDS/RBDS encoders CSRDS communicates to the encoder via an IP or serial connection and send the ASCII text commands based on the selected encoder.
For HD Systems, CSRDS formats the data based on the selected Format and send the data to the iBiquity HD API that handles the actual communication to the HD system. For the Artist Experience you will need the JMSAC API available from your hardware manufacturer. For newer HD systems this will already be installed and configured on the HD MultieCast+ unit. For older system you will need to install and configure the Export with the necessary services and configure the JMSAC accordingly. See The Artist Experience for Details.
For Web Sites and Streaming Services, CSRDS communications via FTP, HTTP, TCP, UDP, URL posts, output files to be monitored by the service. There are no set standards as to how metadata is formatted for these services so CSRDS supports user definable Templates. A template is a text file in the required format with our merge codes where the data is to go. See CSRDS Templates for details.
Web Services require an internet connection allowing the CSL application to poll the site for data.
|Automation Systems||Satellite Services||
Metadata From Web
CSRDS – CSRAS
Dalet / Dalet Plus
MegaSeg (for Mac)
Scott Studios Formats C and E
Wide Orbit (Google Automation)
Beethoven Satellite Network
Hard Drive XL
Salem Radio Network(SRN)
Beethoven Satellite Network
BOT Radio Network (BRN)
Metadata Logs (CSRAS)
Repeat Broadcast (CSRAS)
Studio Updates (CSLogIt)
Playlist (Now Playing Log)
Send Metadata on-the-fly, use a pre-defined song list or automatically send as scheduled in a playlist to our Radio Automation Simulation CSRAS
Send metadata one CSRDS location to remote sites via an FTP transfer. CSRDS uploads the now playing information to the stations FTP site using the included CSRAS template. CSWeather monitors the site and will download and post the metadata to the instance of CSRDS running at the site.
Export Music Logs from Music Music Master to CSRAS based on Scheduled Times OR Trigger segments based on on-Air event.
*Generic Format; Since there are no set standards for how systems format metadata for data casting we have added a “Generic” format that will search the metadata for common tags and terminators to find the key data items. This includes the Title, Artist, Cart/Cut ID, Type of event and duration. Normally this is an XML, XML “like” or a text format such as
<Title>song title</Title> or more text related Title=”song title” which may be definable within the automation system which can be used even if the automation system is not listed as a supported system.
|Supported RDS\RBDS Encoders||Streaming Services**|
|Inovonics 711 712 713 720 730 (RT+), 732 – 633 FM/RDS Monitor
Audemat FMB80 (RT+) FMB10 Silver, NextFM, Digiplexer
Axel Technology Tiger Shark (RT+)
Stereo Tool 8.0 and above (Thimeo Stereo Tool)
RDI 20 PRIA32(RT+) Nautel, Aztec Compatible, Orban Deva Kaverta and SiriusXM
Triton Digital (ANDO Media/Stream The World)
**User Definable templates may be created for any streaming system accepting ASCII metadata via TCP/IP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, URL Post or FTP. See our RDS Templates for details.