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RE: New Main Automation Computer
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From: Jesse Ruggles <Jesse.Ruggles@moody.edu>
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2018 14:13:49 +0000
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Thread-topic: [CRTech] New Main Automation Computer

RCS is partial to Dell.  If you’re looking to have a support contract on the computers, Dell is usually pretty good about it.

If the plan would be to have shelf spares of critical components and manage all support needs internally, I’d probably opt to build them myself. 

The latter option will save money, but will require more man hours.  The former will cost more, but will require less man hours.  I think the size of the operation and the size of the support staff (particularly the workload-to-staff ratio) would be a key factor in determining which route to take.


Just my 2¢





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From: Jim McDermott <jim@spiritfm.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 3:06 PM
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Subject: [CRTech] New Main Automation Computer


If you were shopping for a new PC to run your station automation on, what would you look for and where would you shop? Asking for a friend...

Currently running RCS Zetta and Axia Audio Drivers


Jim McDermott
President, Lake Area Educ Broadcasting
Spirit FM Radio & The Pulse Channel

Lake of the Ozarks, MO
www.spiritfm.org -- www.pulsechannel.org

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