Employers need to consider the abilities of all staff in the modern workplace and they can do this by looking for support with experienced software partners.
For example, RCS teamed up with AFTRS for a breakthrough project to improve radio studio accessibility. With its all-encompassing automation software Zetta providing voice annotation functionalities, broadcasters can scale back on complex setups for a simplified – and autonomous – solution in the radio studio space.
Turning to technology for assistance
Preparing your setup for broadcast can be a complicated process and assistance can be needed plugging in microphones or tweaking mixing consoles. With RCS Zetta offering full flexibility across Linux, Windows and Mac OS systems, radio station owners can rely on a solution from a company that continues to stay mindful of accessibility needs.
According to Hypebot, there are over 15,330 radio stations in the U.S. alone, and that number continues to rise. With the COVID pandemic pushing growth due to the demand for news updates, entertainment and education during lockdowns, getting the right software for your station that supports all your employees isn’t always easy.
The RCS Zetta advantage
Zetta’s voice annotation functionality has already assisted users like AFTRS Graduate Diploma Radio student Nathan Lettes, enabling him to identify when a song is playing from the start and end points of a cue. He notes:
“It’s fantastic to have the freedom to be able to panel my own show and it is great both AFTRS and RCS have been as accommodating as they have. Time calls have never been something I have had with any playout system, it’s a bit of a game changer.”
Simple solutions like this can not only help teams to achieve their creative visions independently, but can also boost productivity among teams. In an interview with Business News Daily, Corinne Weible, co-director of Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), notes the productivity advantages the right technology can deliver:
“Technology created for people with a wide range of abilities also tends to help everyone be more productive. If companies aren’t providing the right inclusive environment, they’re going to miss out on the benefits.”
Seamless integration across RCS products
While Zetta‘s modular design has assisted on-air talent such as Lettes, it doesn’t end there. With seamless integrations across the other players in the RCS product suite (GSelector, RCS News and Aquira), RCS also offers a cloud based safety net for hosts to back up their projects and access their automations in case of a disaster.
Crucially, with the recent COVID crisis forcing stations to turn to flexible working, Zetta’s mobile counterpart, Zetta2GO, offers complete control of the playout system. The application enables teams to access files from any internet browser via a tablet or smartphone, while users can access their data logs and rotations on-the-go with full accessibility over mobile networks to cut through any limitations posed by location.
While RCS has taken the industry by storm with its innovative developments in radio tech, its support team – built on decades of experience and improvements based on the feedback from its users – plays a key role. “There’s always great service by the crew over at the RCS Support offices,” says Connor Newell, a user of the RCS product suite. “I can never say good enough things.”
With proven ease of access and a track-record of satisfied clients, it’s no surprise that the RCS product suite has picked up a string of awards and continues to be the reliable, accessible and flexible choice for radio broadcasters across the globe.