TagStation Features Supported by Middleware Products & Integrated Automation Systems

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Below is a list of TagStation features and a breakout of which features are supported by middleware applications and TagStation-integrated automation systems.  

At the bottom of this page you'll also find some information on the steps that need to be taken with your provider of choice before you can connect your automation system to TagStation.

Output TagStation Feature Middleware Products & Integrated Automation Systems
    TRE CenterStage Live JumpGate Slingshot PADapult WideOrbit AFR
Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars Artwork for songs, spots & promos yes yes yes yes yes yes
Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars Metadata for songs, spots & promos yes yes yes yes yes yes
Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars Station schedule artwork * yes yes yes yes yes yes
Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars Station schedule metadata * yes yes yes yes yes yes
Output to HD Radio® Song artwork ** yes yes yes no no no
Output to HD Radio® Song metadata yes yes yes yes yes no
Output to HD Radio® Spot & promo artwork ** yes yes no no no no
Output to HD Radio® Spot & promo metadata yes yes yes yes yes no
Output to HD Radio® Station schedule artwork * yes yes no no no no
Output to HD Radio® Station schedule metadata * yes yes yes yes no no
Output to FM RDS Song metadata yes yes yes no yes no
Output to FM RDS Spot & promo metadata yes yes yes no yes no
Output to FM RDS Station schedule metadata * yes yes yes no no no
Security Encrypted communication via HTTPS yes yes yes yes yes yes
Security Password authentication yes yes yes yes yes yes

* TagStation schedule includes optional PRSS MetaPub integration

** for events (songs, spots, promos) with a duration of 27 seconds or longer

Preparatory Steps for each Provider

  • TRE: You'll need to contact Broadcast Electronics to purchase the proper upgrades.
  • CenterStage Live: You'll need to download the latest CSUpdater.
  • JumpGate: You'll need to provide your TagStation ID to JumpGate support. This ID is provided by our Support Team.
  • Slingshot: Confirm that your automation system is supported and we'll include Slingshot in the set-up materials we deliver to you.
  • PADapult: We’ll ask that you confirm your set-up with ENCO.
  • WideOrbit AFR: Has a setting that enables you to send data to TagStation without the need for any further middleware.  This is supported in version 3.7.58 and higher.

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