WebDAD: The Next Generation


A cloud-based tool that gives broadcasters the power to take full, native control of a radio station from any networked location has now entered its second generation.

To celebrate, ENCO is bringing it on a trip to Amsterdam.

IBC2018, one of the world’s leading broadcast media technology conferences and expos, will serve as the European debut of WebDAD.

The platform is part of ENCO’s enCloud family and provides users with a fully virtualized platform to remotely access and control their studio-based ENCO DAD radio automation systems.

WebDAD’s new user interface has been fully redesigned and optimized through an HTML5 architecture. “The open, flexible nature of HTML5 programming ensures that broadcasters are no longer limited to specific web browsers, enabling complete native-level control from any workstation or mobile device,” ENCO notes.

Company President Ken Frommert adds, “Once limited to simple production tasks, we have broadened to include remote control opportunities across on-air presentation, playlist manipulation, voice tracking, and other critical tasks. Our HTML5-based re-design positions WebDAD as the most powerful and comprehensive browser-based interface on the market.”

WebDAD also introduces new operational efficiencies for full-time station personnel, and also allows part-time, contract, and remote staff to access the playout system from a laptop, tablet, smartphone or other connected device.

“We’re giving a radio stations a valuable toolset to decentralize their workforces, and bring in on-air and production talent from around the world,” Frommert says. “Broadcasters have complete power and ability to voice track from anywhere, further moving broadcasters in the direction of a fully virtualized broadcast and production environment.”

ENCO will demonstrate WebDAD and the entire enCloud suite at the IBC2018, taking place September 14-18 at RAI Amsterdam. ENCO will exhibit at Stand 8.A59.