RCS Software, the world’s largest broadcast software company is pleased to announce an effort to integrate support for TagStation® into their automation systems, NexGen and Zetta. The integration of systems by RCS will enable NexGen and Zetta automation clients to seamlessly deliver music and on-air programming information, as well as enhanced spot and promotional information, to NextRadio®, without the need to purchase additional hardware or software.
NextRadio is a smartphone app that connects over-the-air FM broadcasts with the internet to give users an enhanced radio listening experience including album art and program information as well as station feedback and other interactive features with the touch of a button. TagStation is the cloud-based data service that allows radio stations to synchronize their broadcasts with images, interactive touch points, and other related data for display in the NextRadio app (NextRadioApp.com), HD Radio® Artist Experience (hdradio.com), and connected car dashboards currently in development.
Philippe Generali, President/CEO RCS commented, « We know the impact of NextRadio is going to be tremendous and TagStation is one more way to help radio remain the force it has always been. We are proud to be working with NextRadio and love the fact that our automation software will integrate with this powerful platform. »
About TagStation, LLC and NextRadio®
TagStation, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emmis Communications Corporation. TagStation, LLC has developed the TagStation® service to provide radio stations with artist and title information and unique interactivity with listeners. With partial funding from NAB Labs, TagStation also developed the NextRadio® hybrid radio smartphone app, which uses TagStation® cloud services to provide a rich FM radio listening experience on smartphones and tablets by combining the devices’ built-in FM tuner and the internet. Founded in 2013, TagStation, LLC is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN with offices in Indianapolis and Chicago, IL. For more information, about TagStation®, visit TagStation.com. For more information about NextRadio®, visit NextRadioApp.com.