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ENCO will provide a first look at WebDAD 3.0, the next generation of its browser-based, remote radio automation control interface, at the 2022 NAB Show (April 24–27 in Las Vegas). The company says the new version will feature a completely revamped architecture designed to improve the user experience while laying the foundation for future functionality and scalability.
“For years, WebDAD has been improving flexibility and efficiency for radio stations as personnel worked remotely more often,” says Ken Frommert, president of ENCO. “These benefits took on even more significance over the past two years and proved invaluable for limiting in-person staff contact during key waves of the pandemic. We have rebuilt WebDAD 3.0 from the ground up on modern development practices to address the intrinsic role that remote access now plays in today’s media operations and provide an extensible platform for future growth.”
ENCO says the most visible WebDAD 3.0 enhancement is the modernized redesign of its browser-based user interface. It says layout changes enable more intuitive operation and streamline workflows for key features, while selectable dark/light modes let users tailor the look to their preferences and working environment. Reactive forms retain information across interface screens, minimizing the need to re-enter the same data in different sections of the workflow. Performance optimizations also improve the responsiveness of the interface to users’ actions.
ENCO expects to release WebDAD 3.0 in mid-2022, with an easy upgrade path from current WebDAD installations to the new version. ENCO will preview WebDAD 3.0 alongside other innovations in booth N5625 at the 2002 NAB Show.