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on air computers

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:41 pm
by poon
I am curious, do most stations have protocal on how long to use their on air computers for? Is it pretty much the nature of the business to keep it running 24/7 (aside from weekly re-starts) until it crashes. Or is there a time frame most stations go by before they bring in a new on air computer? Our station has had some computers that have lasted 5 or 6 years and some others that get fried after 2 or 3 years.

Re: on air computers

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:46 am
by jamesw
We change our pretty much every 3 yrs.

Re: on air computers

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:54 am
by sarkarinaukri
Yup most of them run 24*7 ;)

Re: on air computers

Posted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:17 pm
by brook27xsh
You said how to solve this problem, I don't know, but I know a friend is proficient, I have time I will discuss with him and get back to you.

Re: on air computers

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:46 am
by billydee203
At the stations I engineer the on-air (automation) computers are on a separate network from the business network systems (which includes computers used for general net surfing). Automation workstations are allowed internet access for software updates, etc., only when an admin/engineer has logged into the system. Internet is disabled for jock or regular studio personnel access.

This pretty much stopped malware, viri and other issues dead in their tracks. Using laptops for in-studio surfing makes it simple to swap out with a clean system when it gets dirty. I just swap it out with an identical model and reload the hard drive, making it the replacement for the next time.

Re: on air computers

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:29 am
by mattyp
I guess you are using an old system which has now become outdated and the peripherals attached to it won't respond to it quickly. You can sell the old system on https://babasupport.org/apple/iphone-error-4005/ and buy a new one from there too.