Broadcast Manufacturers Aid in Bringing Radio Facilities to Japan

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Broadcast Manufacturers Aid in Bringing Radio Facilities to Japan

Apr 7, 2011 11:58 AM

Japan - Apr 6, 2011- RCS and its new Zetta automation system is playing a role in helping to reestablish communications in some of the worst-hit areas of Japan, following the recent earthquakes and tsunami. With at least a quarter of a million displaced survivors living in temporary shelters, a well-known Tokyo TV personality has started a project to provide temporary community radio stations at some of the worst-hit disaster areas.

Many of the people who lost everything, are desperate for the latest news and information -- particularly about their devastated towns and cities. The temporary network of at least 20 FM radio stations will help fill the information void. Where other media is available, such as the Internet, it will also be used.

The initiative, with the guidance and support of Japan's Ministry of General Affairs, has also attracted some other big players, such as telecoms giant, NTT DoCoMo, and Sky Perfect TV which is providing satellite broadcasting links to help distribute content.

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.

As well as providing expertise from within Japan itself, RCS will also support Japanese broadcasters with resources out of its Thailand and Malaysian offices.

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