Radio and Virtualisation

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A look at what the 'Cloud' and 'virtualisation' may mean for the future of radio.

Radio, the ‘Cloud’ and Virtualization

In which areas of the global radio industry is  ‘virtualization’ affecting radio as we move into 2020? What is it? How might these trends change the future infrastructure model for radio, in the USA and elsewhere? The newest Radio World e-Book explores the topic. In this e-Book, veteran engineer Doug Irwin asks technology suppliers and others about virtualization in audio management, production and playout, processing and more, with an emphasis on developments of the past 12-18 months. To what extent is a cloud-based infrastructure the model of the future for radio media companies? Does the elimination of the main studio rule mean that studios will go away? What are the technical issues and concerns that are raised by the idea of cloud-based infrastructure? Can the cloud approach be ‘extended to a location of the broadcasters’ choosing? What else should broadcasters know today about where these technologies are headed, to be prepared?

(Source: Radioworld, 31st January 2020)

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