The January 2019 update has been posted and ready for download. If you have an active support license run your CSUpdate program in the installation directory, or Click Here to download and install the latest Updater. For stations without an active support license contact your supplier or Arctic Palm Sales to activate your support license.

The Update Module will verify your support license, check for updates. If updates are available, the Updater will backup your existing version then download and install the latest updates.

January 2019 – Supplemental update

An additional update was released in March to expand local artwork assignments and improve timings for posting local artwork to HD Receivers for short term events and to override DTS Connected Radio artwork on both HD and DTS Connected Radio.

Featured Updates in this Release

Center Stage Live

Data Casting with Center Stage Live
Data Casting: Posting Program Associated Data to RDS\RBDS Encoders, HD Radio, The Artist Experience, DAB/DRM, DTS Connected Radio (DTS Hybrid Radio), Web Sites, Streaming Services, Web Services such as, TuneIn, etc.

DTS Connected Radio

DTS Connected Radio™ enhances the radio experience by adding internet connectivity to deliver additional benefits and features to the radio experience. DTS Connected Radio is compatible with the following Global Radio formats: FM, DAB,and HD Radio™.

DTS Connected Radiotm also provides artist images that can be used free of charge for HD Radio’s The Artist Experience and replaces the existing TagStation artwork that was shut down in the December 2019.


Modified to use program logo for program segments without artwork


The DTS Connected Radio functions have been modified to capture artist images for use in HD Radio or other data casting applications replacing the artwork from TagSation/Next Radio.

An additional template for Futuri has been added and can be used to feed the stream and future eliminating the need for a special Futuri instance

The Xpontential routines have been updated to process metadata from the Xpontential JSON feed.

WideOrbit IP workaround for broken datasets. Some WideOrbit metadata XML feeds may come in bursts with part of the xml, a break and then the rest of the xml. This especially true when using the Stack Change option to get next event to pre-stage artwork for HD Radio. To correct this issue a new WO DataSet Option has been added that will wait for the second IP packet with the rest of the XML data.

Generic Metadata Formats

Center Stage has been modified to support various “generic” metadata formats for automation systems that provide metadata using the most common field labels or support user definable output formats. These can be in any format that has defined labels for the Artist, Title, Duration, Event Type, and Cut/Cart ID. The labels are not case sensitive but the artist and title are mandatory while the other information will be defaulted if not in the metadata file. Additional fields may be in the feed will be ignored.

Defaulted Metadata when not included in Metadata Feed:

Duration Will default to 4:30

Type Will default to Music so if the type is not in the metadata feed only music events should be sent

Cut/Cart ID Will be generated based on the artist and title information for devices and services that require an event ID.


Type – This is the category in the automation system and when included it must be added to the music categories in the configuration. Any event with a category not in the configuration will be ignored

Duration -The system will accept HH:MM:SS, MM:SS, Seconds, thousands of seconds.

Next Events will be ignored and labels are not case sensitive. The file may contain other elements or text as long as the artist and title can be identified. See CSRDS Configuration Guide for valid labels)

The metadata may be as detailed as generated by various automation systems or as simple as:

       Artist=”Artist Name” Title=”Song Title” Duration=”length” Type=”category”


      <Artist>artist name</Artist>

      <Title>song title</Title>




any format as long as the key fields are identifiable


CSWeather now captured and sends Xpontential metadata using the new Xpotential JSON feed


The CSScheduler main window has been modified to accept station assigned artwork to scheduled events. This eliminate the need to set the Web Acces option in the Access control window.

The option to assign PNG files was added to the message scheduling options.

An additional HD Artwork option have been added to the File Menu. This is used to view the artwork DTS Connected Radio assigned to each music event and if desired, delete the entry so the artwork is re-set or override the artwork with station owned artwork.

A warning has been added for artwork for scheduled messages if the file size exceeds 12kb. While 24kb is allowed these larger files may not get to the receiver when a short term scheduled event is posted. For those sites that used TS for this purpose, the artwork was 450×450 for use on the NextRadio Player but a 170×179 8-12kb file was returned for use on HD.

There is also an export function to create a CSV spreadsheet file of artwork linked to specific event ids.