Wheatstone and RCS have entered into a dealership agreement to integrate radio playout with IP audio networking.
Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP is an IP audio network comprising audio consoles, routing, mixing, processing, silence detection and logic control. RCS meanwhile offers digital playout, music scheduling, traffic and newsroom systems for broadcast.
Working with WheatNet-IP, RCS systems will integrate to the audio network through a Wheatstone interface that lets broadcasters initiate automation controls and route audio from anywhere in the network without the use of soundcards. With this new dealership alliance, the two companies will be able to seamlessly integrate system sales and support as well.
“At RCS, we look for opportunities to create tight integration with industry partners who our clients use. This new partnership with Wheatstone continues our concept of being a one-stop- shop for broadcasters—providing sales, installation, customization and support with one call,” said RCS President and CEO Philippe Generali.
“Our relationship with RCS will take advantage of both companies’ technologies and infrastructure by enabling the reduction of equipment and installation costs and making more efficient use of software interfaces to augment and, in some cases, replace hardware,” agreed Wheatstone’s Director of Sales Jay Tyler.
The combining of their respective studio technologies and resources will provide broadcasters with end-to-end studio solutions from system layout, design and commissioning to 24/7 support from 28 local offices around the globe, including the United States, France, UK, Germany, Scandinavia, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, India, China, and Malaysia.
The agreement is effective immediately and applies to broadcasters globally.