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||Rivendell|
|Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars||Artwork for songs, spots & promos||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars||Metadata for songs, spots & promos||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars||Station schedule artwork *||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Output to NextRadio® & Connected Cars||Station schedule metadata *||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes|
|Output to HD Radio®||Song artwork **||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no||no|
|Output to HD Radio®||Song metadata||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no|
|Output to HD Radio®||Spot & promo artwork **||yes||yes||no||yes||no||no||no|
|Output to HD Radio®||Spot & promo metadata||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no|
|Output to HD Radio®||Station schedule artwork *||yes||yes||no||yes||no||no||no|
|Output to HD Radio®||Station schedule metadata *||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no||no|
|Output to FM RDS||Song metadata||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no|
|Output to FM RDS||Spot & promo metadata||yes||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no|
|Output to FM RDS||Station schedule metadata *||yes||yes||yes||yes||no||no||no|
|Security||Encrypted communication via HTTPS||yes||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.
- Rivendell: Has a loadable module (RLM) that enables you to send data to TagStation without the need for any middleware.
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