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Myriad 5 Playout

Myriad 5 Playout

Myriad 5 Playout Will Be Available Summer 2017

Myriad 5 Playout is our next generation studio playout system designed to suit the needs of all modern radio. Built around the twin concepts of flexibility and connectivity, Myriad 5 Playout offers robust, fault tolerant playout that provides the presenter with the tools they need in the way they want to work. 

Ultimate Flexibility - Dynamic Layouts

Every radio station and every presenter is unique, so how can a single playout system suit them all without a compromise? We designed Myriad 5 Playout so that everyone can have the playout system they want, because you design the layout.

The Dynamic Layouts allow you to create unlimited unique layouts that can be switched at the touch of a button. Every major part of Myriad Playout is available as a 'pane' that can be positioned anywhere on screen and at any size. 

So whether you are a power user or a novice broadcaster, you can have a layout that focuses on the tools you want to use and in the way you like to use them.

The Many Faces of Myriad 5 Playout

Default Layout
Ultra Simple
3 Columns
Media & Favourites
Multi- Line Dashboard (US Style)

Connected Playout - Smart Info 

We live in a connected world and listeners have instant access to the latest information about the music they love. To remain relevant, your presenters need to make sure they also know what Drake is up to or what Taylor Swift's latest red carpet dress looks like.

Thankfully, Myriad 5 Playout is here to help with the 'Smart Info' pane. 

The 'Smart Info' pane dynamically aggregates live information from sources such as Twitter, Wikipedia and your own music database to deliver context sensitive information during live shows. Click on a Media or Log item, and the 'Smart Info' pane will gather and display information about the Song/Artist that you have selected.

Make your presenters instant experts on everything with Myriad 5 Playout.


 Smart Info Pane

Robust Playout Designed To Survive Real World Issues

A playout system should be fast, flexible and reliable. With Myriad 5 Playout we re-engineered every aspect of the technical foundation of the system to not only provide the most responsive and reliable system ever but we have also built in several layers of optional protection to allow you to scale the system from a single PC to an enterprise level playout centre.

Level 1 - Software Protection 

Myriad 5 Playout offers the ability to isolate the audio engine from the main playout interface meaning that the audio will continue to play even if the user interface needs to restart. In fact, the audio engine can store multiple hours of playlist allowing it to continue to play even if the issue takes a little longer to solve!

You can even run the audio engine on a totally separate PC if you wish.

Level 1 protection will be available from launch in Myriad 5 Playout.

Level 2 - Server / Network Protection

Level 2 protection provides protection against server or network failures by using locally stored audio and data resources on mission critical playout systems. So Myriad 5 Playout can use locally cached audio and data to continue playout even in the event of a server or network failure.

Level 2 protection will be available after the initial Myriad 5 Playout release window.

Level 3 Protection - Studio Protection

By combining the remote audio engine from Level 1 with the 'run local' ability of Level 2 it is possible to implement Level 3 protection which guards against a total studio failure (and network/server failure) by running a parallel Myriad 5 Playout audio engine, perfectly in sync with your main playout studio but running at an independent location.

Level 3 protection will be available after the initial Myriad 5 Playout release window.


Flexible Control - With Touch & SmartSign

Myriad 5 Playout has been built from the ground up to provide a number of intuitive ways to interact with the 'SmartSign! system from Broadcast Radio.

Touch First

Myriad 5 Playout has been built from the ground up to be ideally suited to touch enabled systems. Everything from the 'ribbons' to the 'Favourites' has been designed with touch based interaction in mind. That is not to say you have to use touch as there are many other options but if you like touchscreens then you will love Myriad 5 Playout.


Traditional Keyboard

Of course, if you prefer to go old school then you can use the updated Myriad 5 Playout K500 keyboard to control your playout experience, plus the good old keyboard and mouse still work as well!



Myriad 5 Playout is also designed to be controlled by a number of external devices including our own 'SmartSign' system. 'SmartSign' uses the 'Broadcast Radio Hardware Service' to communicate directly with Myriad 5 Playout and control the onscreen action. So by putting 'SmartSign' on a touch enabled device (such as a 10" Windows tablet) you can take control using your own control surface for Myriad 5 Playout.


Simplified Experience - Unified Media Wall & Log

Myriad 5 Playout has been built using the latest Microsoft SQL technology with a single unified database now being used not only by Myriad 5 Playout but also by Myriad 5 Schedule and Myriad 5 News meaning you get a truly unified experience.

The Media Wall is also now included on the single database making searches nearly instantaneous and meaning you only every have to enter the data once to add media to your scheduling, news and playout systems.



The Media Wall


The Media Wall is your catalogue of all the Media Items available on the system. These might include:

  • Single audio items
  • Pad list items
  • Rotating lists of audio items
  • Random lists of audio items
  • Commands
  • Streaming URL's
  • Split events
  • Plus much more to come....


With all the Media Items available, it is great to have a single place to access all your favourites at the touch of a button. Favourites are arranged into sets of twenty and offer instant access to any Media Item on the Media Wall.


Broadcast Radio Hardware Service

All of our fifth generation products are built to use the 'Broadcast Radio Hardware Service' which allows you to share real world events (such as GPIO's) with software within the Broadcast Radio eco-system. So you could have a single hardware I/O device that shares hardware events with Myriad 5 Playout, SmartSign and Myriad 5 Logging across multiple sites using your existing wide area network.


Upgrade Included - For Myriad 4 Total Subscription Customers


Great news for all Myriad 4 Total Subscription customers, your Total Subscription includes all future upgrades so as long as you are still in subscription, you can update to Myriad 5 Playout for no extra charge.

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