RCS Helps Get Radio Back On Japan Airwaves
April 6, 2011 at 2:29 PM (PT)
RCS and its new ZETTA automation system is helping to re-establish communications within some of the worst-hit areas of JAPAN, following the recent earthquakes and tsunami. To inform over a quarter-million displaced survivors living in temporary shelters, a well-known TOKYO television personality has helped create a temporary network of at least 20 FM radio stations to fill the information void. Where other media is available - such as Internet - this will also be used.
RCS immediately responded to the request from Japanese broadcasters to provide free licenses for ZETTA, which will be used to provide a musical sustaining service for the network of community stations. Each station will opt in at certain set points to give local news and information updates. RCS will also support Japanese broadcasters with resources out of its THAILAND and MALAYSIAN offices.
"We are pleased to be able to provide our very latest software technology to assist in re-establishing local radio operations in some of the worst-affected parts of JAPAN," RCS Pres./CEO PHILIPPE GENERALI said. "At this time, hundreds of thousands of people are living in temporary shelters and they are desperate for news and information. This initiative brings together some big players who are going to do whatever they can to get a temporary FM network up and running and providing the necessary hardware -- including listening devices -- for the people.