The partnership integrates Radio.Cloud’s browser-based Live Studio software with Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP audio network to allow Wheatstone users to control automation and studio functions such as fader levels and other console controls from either the Radio.Cloud web interface or the WheatNet-IP control surface. Wheatstone says it is the radio industry’s first fully integrated cloud environment, which combines program automation with AoIP control and routing.
According to Wheatstone, the agreement provides Wheatstone’s global user base with a practical platform that integrates native AoIP with Radio.Cloud’s cloud-native automation. The Radio.Cloud radio playout system is AWS certified, which means it can take advantage of developed AWS microservices like S3 synchronized storage among several data centers and Lambda serverless requests.
“Radio.Cloud is fully dedicated to a cloud-native operation, but there are many cases where a hybrid model makes absolute sense. Wheatstone is an ideal partner for us because Radio.Cloud can now perfectly communicate with the on-prem hardware,” said Christian Brenner, CEO and founder of Radio.Cloud. “They have one of the largest installed bases of AoIP systems in the industry.”
Wheatstone Technology Manager Dominic Giambo adds: “Partnering with Radio.Cloud extends the reach and capability of our AoIP network for our customers now. But it also moves us all a step closer to the future, where radio can be a lot more mobile and agile — and that only benefits the industry as a whole.”
Both companies are now working on integrating Radio.Cloud with Wheatstone’s new Layers Software Suite to bring high-quality audio processing software to cloud data centers.
You can read more about what the partnership between Radio.Cloud and Wheatstone means to radio broadcasters in an interview between Radio.Cloud’s Andrew Scaglione and Jim Hammond, and Wheatstone’s Dee McVicker here.
Visitors to the 2023 NAB Show can see this and other Wheatstone products at booth W3000, while Radio.Cloud will demonstrate its automation and live studio platforms at booth W1773.
Find more on the 2023 NAB Show here.