Softron Media Services showed new modules for its OnTheAir Suite of applications during NAB. Softron is taking a new approach with five new applications: OnTheAir Server, OnTheAir Node, OnTheAir Live, OnTheAir Server and OnTheAir Manager.
OnTheAir Node and OnTheAir Server comprise the centerpiece of Softron's new client/server architecture for the OnTheAir Suite. OnTheAir Live communicates directly with OnTheAir Node. It is used primarily when outputting simple 24/7 broadcasting. It is designed for live production.
OnTheAir Server and OnTheAir Manager, which is the client for the server, are bundled together. These applications work together with OnTheAir Node to add advanced scheduling and channel management features. OnTheAir Server and OnTheAir Node can be installed on the same computer. OnTheAir Manager can be started from the same computer or connected via TCP/IP to OnTheAir Server.