Tower Media Middle East Fz Llc operates Al Aan Radio, an interactive radio platform that broadcasts from Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It offers a mix of news, songs, music and targeted programs for the largest segment of young listeners in Arab countries and around the world.
Al Aan Radio was looking for a browser-based radio automation system as part of an upgrade to their radio facilities. They wanted to migrate to a cloud-based system that could be used both in the studio and in the field. In addition to getting rid of heavy server hardware and legacy equipment, they also aimed to simplify their workflows. They chose Jutel’s RadioMan system to fulfil their needs.
Al Aan Radio installed RadioMan Platform Services to Amazon Web Service’s regional cloud. They set up a light studio with a mixing console, control PC with HTML5 browser, microphones and headset.
The station uses a locally installed Media Node as the deployment model for the playout node. Media Node is an audio playout engine that connects a studio to RadioMan software in the cloud.
RadioMan notes that the key benefits of their system for Al Aan Radio include flexible, phased deployment, web-standard user interfaces and the ability to enable business workflow-based user experiences. In addition, the remote use capability is important to the station.