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Tieline has announced that, according to statistics results, usage of its Report-IT Enterprise app has doubled since March.
Report-IT Enterprise is a live streaming codec app that lets users stream audio from remote locations over cellular or Wi-Fi networks. The system also allows station staff to create playlists of recorded files to play live while streaming and send FTP recorded files to the studio for podcasts, or transfer files to news ingest systems like Burli and Radio-Assist.
“There’s no doubt there was a huge demand for Report-IT and other remote broadcasting solutions when the pandemic first hit,” said Charlie Gawley, V.P. sales APAC/EMEA. “Report-IT Enterprise was extremely popular initially as it was fast and simple to deploy network-wide. Basically, anyone with a smartphone could download the app for free and go live.”
According to the firm, its TieServer statistics confirmed this data and showed “a more than three-fold increase” in app logins and use in March and April.
“It helped countless broadcasters as they rapidly implemented broadcasting from home strategies across their networks,” continued Gawley.
“Report-IT’s ability to support high quality and reliable live streaming, as well as file recording and FTP, allowed voice tracking, podcast recording, and other tasks to be completed. Plus, the Timeline Cloud Codec Controller allowed engineers to control Report-IT mic audio levels and app connections remotely at the source from their own home, or anywhere with an internet connection.”
Working and broadcasting from home is now the way things are likely to be for the foreseeable future. Major networks also openly foresee working and broadcasting from home to become the norm for many. At the very least, stations are likely to support a mix of home broadcasting and studio-related work.