Staff illness, unexpected absenteeism, unscheduled studio closures, inability to travel and the potential for transport and infrastructure failure around your business, has the potential to wreak havoc to both your bottom line and your audience’s enjoyment. Whatever comes up for you and your team, RCS has got you covered.
The versatility and power of Zetta has proven instrumental in revamping the output of countless broadcasters worldwide. RCS Zetta and its cloud service, Zetta Cloud, together with remote control partner Zetta2GO and the GSelector scheduling software, create slicker, more popular shows with measurably more impact for listeners and commercial partners alike.
By powering up producers and presenters, the essential ‘human component’ in your operation is free to focus on more innovation and more new programming ideas. Technically complex ear-grabbing audio is made ever easier and greater watchfulness as to the needs of the audience – and the means to make them happy – is right there at your fingertips.
But what happens when unforeseen circumstances come between your talent and your business? As the popular saying goes: The show must go on. But no matter how much you forward plan and pre-program, surely the radio machine stops when your team can’t make it into the studio?
Kitchen radio (station)
Maybe not. Zetta’s power to save the day in such situations is two-fold. Zetta is already world renowned as a powerful enabler of playout, eliminating many of the requirements for a studio and backroom staff. Smaller, slicker radio setups are able to program and produce shows that set the standard for quality broadcasting. Your at-risk headcount is reduced and your overheads are smaller than ever, all while your audience continues to enjoy the world-class programming they know and expect.
But it’s the ability to run Zetta from anywhere that’s the real game-changer in these uncertain times. Envisaged as a solution to recover from technical failure, Zetta Cloud functions equally well when circumstance come between your talent and their ability to get to your studio. With a little forward planning, a simple home studio can become the nerve center of your operation via Zetta Cloud, keeping the wheels (and music) spinning.
Zetta Cloud allows Zetta users to seamlessly store their entire Zetta set-up in the cloud and access it from anywhere. All your stings, jingles and music are uploaded and updated, creating the perfect back up ready to run from anywhere should disaster strike. Schedules and metadata are always intact.
Your computer is your studio
Fire up Zetta from home, sign in and you’ll have the same programming you made at the studio right there with your audience none the wiser as to the behind the scenes. As we face increasing uncertainty around the ability to travel, the power to turn any computer into a Zetta set-up truly allows the show to go on. And when normality resumes, Zetta Cloud will intelligently update all your changes, databases and audio back to the master system.
But what if your on-air talent is stuck in a scenario where broadcasting is impossible?
This is where Zetta2GO can step in. Zetta2GO allows any device with an internet connection to take control of a Zetta Automation/Playout setup. Using a tablet or smartphone, a user can view and fire off Hot Keys for a station. Through a browser you can display your logs while the Segue/Voice Track Editor allows the user to add voice track slots in the log, edit the segue, and fire hot keys from a Hot Keys bank. Don’t let travel bans and infrastructure failure prevent your team from putting on their show.
And if the talent itself is indisposed, Zetta has you covered here too by giving you the ability to forward plan. You can use GSelector’s unprecedented scheduling power to program your music in advance, create extended sections of complex audio in Zetta and sequence it all together. It’s so easy to use that anyone with even just a little Zetta experience can step in and run the show your audience and advertisers were expecting.
Backing up to the cloud
After all, Zetta Cloud has backed up your talent’s pre-programming, so their entire show is on the system and ready to go regardless of who’s actually at the controls. Resequence music on the fly, add more music and stings to replace spoken intros and keep the show moving while your talent concentrates on getting back up to speed.
Selector2GO, meanwhile, delivers the same simple ‘mobile play anywhere’ level of control that Zetta2GO offers, but is tailor made for editing your GSelector playlists. Use Selector2GO to sign in on your mobile or tablet, then tweak or completely revamp your music programming from anywhere. This enables you to cope with changes in shows, absent presenters, or the need to edit/replace scheduled music with something more appropriate in a changing world.
Plus – thanks to Zetta and GSelector’s tried and tested, rock solid reliability – if the absolute worst happens, and you’re truly without even the most basic essentials, a simple pre-prepared music and jingle set can be remotely swung in by any member of staff with a login. This solution can take the place of your scheduled broadcasting until someone on your team is ready to get behind a mic once more.
Remote working solution
Selector2GO is part of the RCS2GO line up that joins Zetta2GO and also includes Aquira2GO giving remote access for your sales team to access your broadcast inventory. Yes, even the essential off air talent in your business have their own remote working RCS solution should teams become dislocated from HQ but need to stay in the loop.
Whatever your needs, whatever the scenario, RCS has the software that lets you make better broadcasts from anywhere. Get in touch with us to find out how easy it is to remotely run your stations with RCS today.