ARRAKIS SYSTEMS

Find your new Automation.

Answer a few questions below to find the right Broadcast or Internet Radio Automation for you.

See the comparison chart below to see the technical specs of our automation systems.

Comparison Chart.

Our automation software family is designed to be tailored to your specific needs. If you want it all, then choose APEX. If you'd like to save a little, and don't need all the features, then our other software options may meet your needs.

Features

Satellite

Bridge Switcher

16 Audio Channel Input

Satellite Liners & ID's

Network record & playback

Satellite Autofill protection

 

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Ball Games

Manual Ball Games

Fully Automated Games

Rain Delay

 

 

 

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Recorder

Manual Records

Timed Records

Record Satellite Sources

Auto-overwrite old recording

Auto-Schedule to Play

 

 

 

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Live Assist

Hot Key Pages

Live Playlist

Live Voice track

Time of Day Clock

F-Key Hot Keys

Multi-Monitor Compatible

User Profile Screens

4 Fader Play Output

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

 

Hard Disk

Plays .mp3, .mp2 & .wav

Touchscreen compatible

Harmony Sound Card

24 x 7 Schedule

Never have Dead Air

Autofill Protection

RDS / Title & Artist info

Save Templates

Music Categories

Play out Sound Card

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

YES

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Networkable/Multi-Studio

Standard Windows Network

Networked Audio Production

APEX-Tools Compatible

Connect 2+ studios

Network Reports

Network Scheduling

Network Voice Track

Network Library Management

Audio Distribution Manager

Password protected users

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Remote Access

Control On-Air Computer

Remote Voice Track

Remote Schedule Change

Remote Library Manager

Remote Reports

Remote Closure Control

Remote Ball Games

 

 

 

YES*

YES*

YES*

YES*

YES*

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES*

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES*

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES*

YES*

YES*

YES*

YES*

YES*

YES*

 

 

Scheduler

Cart Rotations

Start & Kill Dates

3rd Party Traffic Import

Weekly Schedules

Refined Music Shuffle

Instant Schedule Update

Music Clocks

Simple Voice Tracker

Full Featured Voice Tracker

Merge 3rd Party Schedules

Timed Events (Hard Break)

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

 

 

4 Player Output

Harmony Sound Card

4 Fader Outputs

Crossfade Carts

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

NO

NO

YES

 

 

Internet Streaming

Compatible

Title & Artist info

Podcasting

Single Encoder

Unlimited Encoder

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

NO

 

 

Reports

BMI / SoundExchange

Spot Logs

Accessible over network

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

 

 

Resources

Online Tutorials

Email Support

30 minute Phone Training

Warranty

Factory Training

Unlimited Phone Training

Unlimited Troubleshooting

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES***

YES***

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

7 Day

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

NO

NO

NO

NO

NO

 

 

 

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES***

YES***

 

*Requires 3rd party remote access software Learn more.

**Only available with the Radio Wave unlimited license.

***The buyout option only includes unlimited phone training & troubleshooting for the first year. After the first year, it is an option to purchase a support contract. The per month option does include unlimited training & troubleshooting for as long as the users contract.

 

 

 

Features Key

Satellite

Bridge Switcher - Comes with the Bridge Switcher Hardware. Learn more.

16 Audio Channel Input - The Harmony Switcher has 16 audio channel inputs.

Satellite Liners & ID's - The Bridge Switcher accepts closures from a Satellite receiver, which can then play custom liners and station ID files to play during a satellite hour.

Network record & playback - With the Bridge Switcher, you can create a record schedule, that can record any of your 8 audio input sources.

Satellite Autofill protection - Built-in to the APEX scheduling, is an autofill feature for satellite. If your audio files are close to 30 or 60 seconds in length, it will auto shrink or expand the file so it will become a true 30 or 60 seconds. The file must be within 4% in order for this feature to automatically apply.

 

 

Ball Games

Manual Ball Games - Manually schedule, and play/operate your ball games.

Fully Automated Games - Schedule ball games to automatically start and stop, so as to play completely unattended.

Rain Delay - Built-in rain delay feature. You can receive a closure, which will then pause the ball game and go to an alternately scheduled automation schedule. If the rain delay ends, it can then automatically go back to the game, where it left off in the schedule.

 

 

Recorder

Manual Records - Create a recording by manually starting and stopping the record. Quickly trim, normalize and edit the file for quick play back.

Timed Records - Create a schedule of recordings, that will automatically record the selected audio source at a specified time. This can be scheduled to only record for if there is audio above a certain threshold, as well as by closure.

Record Satellite Sources - Record satellite audio for later playback.

Auto-overwrite old recording - Setup your Timed Record schedule to record over your old recording, and schedule the file to play the updated file automatically.

Auto-Schedule to Play - Schedule your timed record file to auto-play at designated times.

 

 

Live Assist

Hot Key Pages - Create hot key pages for quick access to specified audio files. Create an unlimited amount of Hot Key pages with custom names.

Live Playlist - Create custom playlists for your live shows.

Live Voice track - Quickly and Easily voice track your show live.

Time of Day Clock - Clock with Day / Hour / Minute / Second.

F-Key Hot Keys - Quick access F Keys, that allow you to perform your tasks faster and more efficiently.

Multi-Monitor Compatible - Connect 2 or more monitors, and place your modules anywhere on the screens, in exactly the format you want.

User Profile Screens - Create custom user profiles, to quickly save the layout of your On-Air modules, the way you want. Then quickly access that profile at any time.

4 Fader Play Output - 4 fader output to send to 4 channels on console. 3 faders are designated for overlapping audio as a song transition occurs. The 4th output is for cuing audio files.

 

 

Hard Disk

Plays .mp3, .mp2 & .wav - Capable of playing any MP3, MP2 or WAV format audio file. It will also automatically pull MP3 tag data, such as Title and Artist information.

Touchscreen compatible - Will work with any Windows based touchscreen monitor.

Harmony Sound Card - Works with the Harmony Quad Sound Card hardware. Learn more.

24 x 7 Schedule - Create weekly schedules that play automatically, unattended.

Never have Dead Air - Autofill protection if audio is missing or if the hour is under scheduled.

Autofill Protection - Software will recognize if a file is out of kill date, or is missing, and will autoplay another specific file based on user settings.

RDS / Title & Artist info - Compatible with RDS hardware or software, and will transmit Title and Artist data to your RDS unit. Check with Sales for compatibility listings.

Save Templates - Save & Load schedule templates, such as a Christmas schedule, for later use.

Music Categories - Create up to 21 different music categories and schedule special music hours.

Play out Sound Card - Is capable of playing audio out a physical sound card. Radio Wave will only send your audio out your encoder as an internet stream, and is not suitable for terrestrial radio.

 

 

Networkable / Multi-Studio

Standard Windows Network - Works on a standard Windows network infrastructure, and not require any special hardware or software to communicate over the network.

Networked Audio Production - Allows audio files to be imported over the network into the On-Air computer software. For example, you can produce an audio file on a networked computer, and transfer over the network to the On-Air computer, and the automation software will recognize the addition of the audio file.

APEX-Tools Compatible - Will work with APEX Tools and utilize all of its features. Learn more.

Connect 2+ studios - Using the APEX-Tools software, you can connect to as many LAN connected studios.

Network Reports - Generate reports on any computer on your LAN.

Network Scheduling - Modify any of your schedules for any of your stations on your LAN.

Network Voice Track - Create Voice Tracks for any of your LAN stations.

Network Library Management - Manage your audio libraries for any connected LAN station.

Audio Distribution Manager - A feature within APEX-Tools, that allows you to distribute any of your stations files to specific stations on your LAN.

Password protect users - Create user privileges for specific features and stations for your staff. This protects your stations from unintentional access to stations and features.

 

 

Remote Access

Control On-Air Computer - Control your On-Air computer from anywhere in the world, using an internet connection.

Remote Voice Track - Voice track for your automation from anywhere in the world, using an internet connection.

Remote Schedule Change - Modify your schedules for your station(s) from anywhere in the world, using an internet connection.

Remote Library Manager - Manage your audio libraries from anywhere in the world, using an internet connection.

Remote Reports - Access and generate reports from anywhere in the world, using an internet connection.

Remote Closure Control - Receive closures that can control your automation, such as ball games.

Remote Ball Games - Remotely access via the internet, or by closure, to control your ball games. Start and stop breaks, play liners, ID's, delay and return to game as well as end the game remotely.

 

 

Scheduler

Cart Rotations - Create cart rotations for spots for easy scheduling and playback.

Start & Kill Dates - Add kill dates for files to play at only certain times of the year.

3rd Party Traffic Import - Import 3rd party traffic schedules to quickly schedule your week.

Weekly Schedules - Create weekly schedules that rotate using music categories and cart rotations.

Refined Music Shuffle - Powerful Music Shuffle feature, that prevents titles or artists to play back to back.

Instant Schedule Update - Any changes in the scheduler will automatically update the On-Air playlist for quick last second changes.

Music Clocks - Create custom clocks to merge with traffic, or music. Extremely flexible and powerful.

Simple Voice Tracker - Create voice tracks for your entire week in a matter of hours. Sound live when

the station is unattended.

Full Featured Voice Tracker - Powerful Voice Track module that allows you to set custom overlap times, duck audio and play Music Beds underneath the voice track.

Merge 3rd Party Schedules - Capable of merging a 3rd party music file with a traffic file.

Timed Events (Hard Break) - Can schedule hard breaks at user designated times anywhere in the hour. The default are soft breaks at the top of each hour.

 

 

4 Player Output

Harmony Sound Card - Works with the Harmony Quad Sound Card hardware. Learn more.

4 Fader Outputs - 4 fader output to send to 4 channels on console. 3 faders are designated for overlapping audio as a song transition occurs. The 4th output is for cuing audio files.

Crossfade Carts - As a track is finishing, you can manually bring the audio down on a fader on your console, use the next cart player to play a music bed and control its volume via a fader as well. Then on the 3rd fader, control the volume of the incoming song.

 

 

Internet Streaming

Compatible - Will work with most major internet streaming services. Learn more.

Title & Artist info - Will send title and artist information to designated internet streaming service.

Podcasting - Can be used for creating podcasts, and then uploaded to your website or service.

Single Encoder - Has a single audio output internet streaming encoder. Works with any Shoutcast or Icecast protocol service.

Unlimited Encoder - An unlimited license that allows you to create as many streams as your PC will allow. The unlimited license is per PC, and is only limited by the power of your PC's power (processor, RAM, etc...).

 

 

Reports

BMI / SoundExchange - Quickly and easily create music played reports for royalty

payments.

Spot Logs - Create spot logs to see what and when spots played.

Accessible over network - Access the reports screen from anywhere on your Local Network.

 

 

Resources

Online Tutorials - Online training tutorials, that are extremely helpful for learning the software.

Email Support - FREE email support. Answers will be giving within 24 hours on the next business day.

30 minute Phone Training - Phone training session, used to help get the customer familiar with the basics of the software.

Warranty - Warranty for hardware or software.

Factory Training - FREE training here at our facility in Colorado. Customer must provide own means for transportation, food and lodging.

Unlimited Phone Training - FREE unlimited training. We utilize GoToMyPC to log on to your PC and give a personal training session. Training sessions occur during normal business hours, excluding holidays.

Unlimited Troubleshooting - Receive help to identify possible issues.

 

APEX

w/ Satellite

APEX

Hard Disk Only

New

Wave

APEX- Live