This latest security maintenance release, Airtime 2.5.1a is a recommended update for anyone hosting multiple Airtime installations on a single web server. It resolves a critical security issue related to user accounts in Airtime versions 1.6.0 to 2.5.1. However, web servers that are hosting single Airtime installations are not affected.
Another security enhancement in this release is that the administration interface is accessed over https by default, using the method described in the Airtime manual.
In the last minor release, 2.5.1, Airtime improved the reliability of program scheduling with linked shows, and added important bugfixes to station and user timezone handling.
Working on new features for The Scope radio station, based at Ryerson University, the Airtime team have been working closely with our Newscoop theme developers to offer a brand new Broadcaster theme. This theme is customised for radio broadcasters and offers Airtime users even more functionality and control for a full online radio experience. The design is based on our popular Newscoop theme, Rockstar, designed by Stephanie Miebach and Christian Kobben. One of the distinctive features of this theme is how it integrates Airtime widgets for weekly schedules and HTML5 audio playback.
The last major release, Airtime 2.5.0, enabled playout logging in the exact format you require and the ability to export that data in CSV or PDF file formats. This is a great feature for professional radio stations who need an organised (digital) paper trail. Advertisers and stakeholders, the DJ community and listeners benefit from having easy access to detailed playout history in formats that are easy to share forward.
The playout history templates can be customized to comply with the broadcasting regulations in your country. This feature also enables you to see playback statistics on each file and show in your library. That data can be edited manually, for corrections or logging of analogue sources.
Airtime is open source broadcast automation, playout and scheduling software.
The Airtime team is planning a new tool to connect radio producers and podcasters with radio stations. We'd like to hear your feedback about how we can build this tool to suit your needs. Join the conversation over on our forum and stay tuned in 2014!