‘As part of another RCS Questions and Answers in a Time of Remote Workflows, we broke down how to set up and configure GSelector S3 scheduling.
S3 stands for Schedule Subscription Service and it’s available as part of your GSelector contract with an additional installation suffix. Essentially, S3 creates a unique profile for a Subscriber so that a Publisher can create one master schedule and export it to an unlimited amount of Affiliates/Subscribers. The key is S3 allows the local Subscribers to maintain local clock structures, while overwriting their song positions with that of the Publisher.
In the latest Facebook Live, we broke down each step of the S3 setup process. First, connect the Publisher’s GSelector Server to the Subscription Manager, define the Publisher station, create a Subscription profile based on a 24/7 grid, enable the Subscriber’s S3 configuration in GSelector, and finally select the defined Subscriber profile.
While creating the Subscriber’s profile, there are multiple profile choices including Full Music Log (Subscriber’s local clocks are overwritten by that of the Publisher), Music Only (Subscriber maintains local clock structure and imaging) and Custom (The Publisher defines what asset types are sent over). Most users prefer the Music Only profile.
At the Publisher level, users can set Trust Levels based on clock positions and once they’re done with a log, they would lock it for S3 scheduling. Once locked, Subscribers can schedule their logs, as they normally would, and as part of the first step of the scheduling process, GSelector will acknowledge the defined Subscriber profile and bring in the music/logs from the Publisher.
If you’re interested in setting up GSelector S3 or looking for more information, please don’t hesitate to reach out to RCS Support or your local RCS GSelector Sales Representative. Don’t forget to follow us on www.Facebook.com/RCSSoundSoftware and we’ll see you every Thursday at 11am ET.