Qnet is a software suite
designed to automate the tasks of scheduling and playing songs, spots,
jingles, reports and other types of services present at a radio broadcasting
A special accent has been
put on the networking capabilities - and thereafter the name Qnet. The
system is designed to manage an entire network of stations connected via
ISDN lines or LAN.
The software suite is composed
of several programs:
DATABASE - managing of main
archives: songs, spots, jingles, backgrounds, live reports and timed blocks.
Remote playlists editor and recorder with Speech-on-intro function. Integrated
recorder/player/editor. Fast audio parameters editing. Database operations:
integrated and very fast sorting and searching, editing aid operations:
replacing, filling, deleting, moving, copying and swapping of database
fields. Music manager for song files administration. Automatic playlists
generation. Extremely rich blocks and playlists: songs, spots, jingles,
backgrounds, reports, news, files, speeches, pauses, time announcements,
advices, external commands execution, automatic and random song or jingle
insertion (by type or group), playlist change command, sub-blocks. Pre-,
mid- and end- spot events, pre-events, break-events. Spots fixing at the
block beginning, at the block end, in the block (to avoid automatic recalculation
of spots scheduling). Table-driven playlist editor for optimal songs scheduling.
Table driven spots scheduling (media plan) for full control of spots scheduling.
Economic categories management.
STUDIO - full automatic player.
Two audio cards managed - one for on-air and one for prelistening. Programmed
playing via remote playlists function or user editing. Automatic playing
via types playlist. Playlists changing managed via table-driven editor.
Unlimited numbers of jingles buttons (12 per group, 5 groups per panel,
one fixed panel and unlimited number of interchangeable panels). Multiple
jingles per button. Files, external commands, time announcemnt and RDS
- Traffic announcement function on jingle buttons. Mix over, abort and
sequential playing of jingles. Manual and automatic insertion of playlists
and blocks. Manual insertion of songs, jingles and files everywhere in
the playlist. Two kinds of fade, normal fade and soft fade (fully programmable).
Alternative start of songs (hot-start). Mix editor. Panic button for automatic
safe restart on user panic. Automatic and manual reloading of databases.
Automatic files reception via multiple external programs. Stations simulation.
Automatic live-in (via I-Live, no operator required). Three logs (normal
log, errors log, detailed log). Reminder.
RECORDER - sound recorder, player
and simple editor. Recording timers.
QCD - CD audio extraction.
MP2ENCODER - encode WAVE files
in Digigram compatible MPEG layer-2 files
LOGWORKS - Logs processor for
Qnet Studio. Presents played songs and spots in a user-friendly fashion,
with all the relevant data.
The manual is available for
the demo version.
Supported audio devices:
Digigram cards with NP drivers. Standard audio cards for Windows (DirectSound
and Wave mode).
Supported audio formats:
16 bit PCM WAV files. MPEG layer-2 and layer-3 files (fixed bitrate only).