RiscPCs lurk at World ServiceBy Chris Williams. Published: 10th Oct 2004, 14:31:36 | Permalink | Printable
Big responsibilityIt's come to drobe.co.uk's attention that a number of RiscPCs are currently propping up several of the Beeb's radio language services. The RiscPCs are reportedly acting as 'jukeboxes' for a number of the BBC World Service's language services, each running an application called Trackstar - which, we've learnt, is remarkably stable.
And that's a jolly good thing too, given that the Acorn era kit is used "extensively" for Auntie's French for Africa and the Arabic services, which in all totals up to a combined audience of fifty million listeners per day. Per day.
Although, as much as this editor enjoys listening to the World Service when burning the midnight oil, sadly the Beeb's fine output (proprietary format and all) can't (as yet) be heard online with RISC OS.
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