For this week’s RCS Live, we decided to take a step back and review RCS as a whole. Who are we? Where does each of our products fit in the radio workflow? What do we have planned in 2022? We answered those questions and more, while continuing to be available for any user driven questions.
RCS is the world’s largest broadcast software company, featuring products that can deliver your station from the beginning of the radio process to the transmitter and on-air. Aside from a full product breakdown on our website: www.rcsworks.com, let’s begin with GSelector, our music scheduling software. GSelector will curate a music log based on goals and rules as defined by your music scheduling philosophy. On the billing side, Aquira is a sophisticated traffic software, allowing Traffic Directors the ability to schedule, reconcile and bill your station’s inventory. If GSelector is the brain and Aquira is the wallet, then Zetta is the brawn of the radio workflow. Zetta has live integration with GSelector and Aquira, receiving both logs and allowing users to broadcast with the latest groundbreaking radio features. Plus, with the introduction of Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery, administrators now have next level cloud redundancy by backing up all their audio, metadata, schedule, backups and more to their Zetta Cloud instance, written for and on AWS, following best practices and securities.
If you’re looking for remote capabilities, each of these products include a corresponding RCS2GO. Not an app, but a true URL, if you can access the Internet with proper security, like a VPN, users can control the on-air product with Zetta2GO, schedule music with Selector2GO, and monitor their sales budgets with Aquira2GO. Then there’s Revma, our content delivery network software, in which programmers can turn their Zetta terrestrial signal into a digital URL for online streams. Of course, we can’t forget about RCS News, serving as a centralized location for your reporters and news department to write, build, record and export your daily stories and newscasts.
Since RCS has a dedicated development team to each product, we strive to release two to three releases per year, full of evolving radio enhancements. Currently, Zetta just released 5.21.1 with 5.21.2 Beta being released in just a few weeks. Zetta 5.21.1 includes the new Light mode, joining the Dark and Metal themes, a completely redesigned Zetta2GO Voice Tracker module to include audio markers, like Trim In, Trim Out and Volume Points, and further remote COVID friendly workflows with Zetta Cloud Based Disaster Recovery.
On the GSelector side, we released GSelector 4.9.0 that features the new Flex Clocks, where programmers can schedule a clock down to the minute or up to 24 hours over a single day. A perfect enhancement for stations with syndicated programming! We also introduced 99 Custom User Defined Fields and expanded GSelector Jobs. On the Aquira front, we expanded our Aquira Sync in which users can integrate their Aquira system with Zetta. Traffic Directors can edit live copy, make commercial log changes and more, instantly appearing in Zetta!
If you’re looking for additional resources to learn more about our products or advanced tips and tricks, we are saving all our RCS Live videos on our archive at www.rcsworks.com/rcs-live. We also do a weekly blog write up, which you’re reading now, to help save you and your team time to see if the corresponding video properly answers your questions. If you’re new to Zetta or GSelector, then enroll in the RCS Academy and get either Zetta or GSelector Certified here: https://www.rcsworks.com/rcs-academy/
RCS is hiring! Media Monitors is looking for an Install Engineer and you can apply on our website: https://www.rcsworks.com/company/careers-at-rcs/ . GSelector 5.0.0 and Zetta 5.21.2 are just about ready for Beta users and if you want to play with the latest and greatest RCS features, reach out to your local RCS contact to become a Beta user. We’re live every week, streaming live on Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Twitter Live.