TagStationĀ® Partners with Arctic Palm and ENCO to Expand Support for On-Air System Integration

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Contact: Jane Madsen, jmadsen@emmis.com

Indianapolis…Emmis Communications (Nasdaq: EMMS) has announced that its TagStation® cloud service is expanding support for on-air system integration by working with Arctic Palm’s CSRDS and ENCO’s PADapult datacasting systems.
In an ongoing effort to help radio stations take advantage of TagStation, the cloud-based engine that supplies data for the NextRadio™ smartphone application, Emmis has reached out to these two popular datacasting services. Although Broadcast Electronic’s TRE remains the flagship middleware partnership, more options for stations that want to quickly launch TagStation with the services they currently use, can help with more rapid industry-wide adoption.
“As more and more cars with digital dashboards are being sold, and in light of the recent deal with Sprint for NextRadio to be included in many of its new smartphones, broadcasters must keep pace with the broadcast requirements to support these evolutionary receiver interfaces,” said Paul Brenner, Chief Technology Officer with Emmis Communications. “These new partnerships, along with ever-improving streamlined installation processes will help radio stations implement a solution that serves compelling content to digital dashboards and smartphones.”
The ability to provide support for other middleware systems is important to the success of a rich hybrid radio artist and ad experience. Any other systems interested in partnerships should reach out to Mike Englebrecht (MEnglebrecht@emmis.com) for more information on how to tie in with the TagStation cloud service.
For more information on TagStation, please visit www.tagstation.com.
About Emmis Communications
Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 9th largest publicly traded radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. Emmis operates 19 FM and three AM radio stations in New York, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Austin, Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.