For many years, the Malaysia radio market has been dominated by the RCS V15 Master Control playout and Selector music scheduler suite. Because clients are very comfortable and familiar with these great products, there has to be a good reason for happy customers to upgrade to our amazing 21st Century Zetta and GSelector combo.
This year we have broken that hypothetical glass ceiling and start the rollout of Zetta and GSelector in the Malaysia market. Ironically, one of the drivers has been Zetta’s ability to deal seamlessly with . . . disaster!
Media Prima became our third Zetta/GSelector deployment this year. Like more and more radio companies, having robust and proven Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity Plans (BCP) has become more and more important as part of their overall security preparedness.
At Media Prima, we use Zetta site replication and ZCast to replicate the content and programming for their DR/BCP needs.
Media Prima’s first DR/BCP drill following the Zetta installation took place at 5am, November 1st when a notification was sent out to the announcer that they needed to start broadcasting from the BCP site.
The announcer duly arrived at the BCP premises and we’re happy to say that Zetta did the job flawlessly by auto-sending all the Assets, Logs, VT, Segue and Commercial load to the BCP site. The BCP operation ran for the planned 18 hours without incident. No need for data to be manually restored from a backup in order to activate audio playout at the BCP site.
From our point of view, the success of this sort of meticulous DR/BCP drill proves how far advanced Zetta is compared with other playout systems. Features like Zetta site replication and ZCast have eliminated a lot of DR/BCP logistical challenges that radio companies encountered in the past.
As in the rest of the world, Malaysia is joining the switch to Zetta/GSelector.