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News >> BETT Review 201708-02-2017


The last week in January saw the worlds largest education technology show, BETT at the London ExCel exhibition centre, and once again we were at the show with a range of exciting new technology. If you made it to the show, it was great to see you but if you didn't make it to the show, fear not, here are all the details about what you missed!

Myriad 5 Playout

Myriad 5 Logo

ll the School Radio studio packages at the show featured the brand new Myriad 5 Playout system. Whilst Myriad 5 is still a few months away from full release, we were delighted to preview the many new features that will help School Radio stations around the UK. Highlights include:

  • Customisable layouts for simple or advanced interfaces
  • QuickRecorder tile that records, trims and processes audio
  • Favourites for quick access to your favourite audio
  • SmartInfo tile that displays info from Wikipedia and Twitter
  • Beautiful clean new look

Myriad 5 was really popular on the stand with everyone agreeing the new simplified workflows, optimised for School Radio will make running a School Radio station easier than ever! 

Myriad Simple Layout

New Look Starter+ Studio Package


First up was a new name and new look for the 'Classic' package now called the Starter+ Package. The Starter+ features the new SRMv2 mixer as well as Myriad 5 and all the new School Radio resources. You can have the Starter+ installed in your school from just £4999+vat. 

Starter Package & SR3

Also on the stand were the Starter Package and the SR3 Portable Plus.

Starter Package

The Starter Package offers our most cost effective School Radio solution allowing you to build and launch your own School Radio station for as little as £3499+ vat.

SR3 In Orange

The SR3 has been one of our best selling solutions for many years. It offers a complete, self contained and portable School Radio studio ideal for schools where space is at a premium. We had a striking, bright orange SR3 on the stand but if you are after something a little bit more sedate it is available in a range of tasteful (and some not so tasteful) colours! Get an SR3 installed in your school from £7499+vat.

New UR7 Ideal For Higher Education

This year, we were also joined on the stand by our colleagues from University Radio with their new UR7 studio package designed to provide a fully authentic environment for full time broadcasters or the delivery of broadcast radio & journalism courses.

UR7 Console

UR7 Guest Area

UR7 Rack


The UR7 is an example of a bespoke University Radio studio solution. You could have a similar solution in your School or College for around £15499+vat

Vitis for more details.

SmartSign Debuts

SmartSign Logo

One of the new technologies on display on our stand this year was the new SmartSign studio signage system.

SmartSign is designed for use in radio studios to display key information to presenters and guests such as the time and the status of critical equipment such as the microphones.

SmartSign 21"

On the stand we had three different implementations of SmartSign to show just how flexible it is. The standard studio sign configuration above shows the presenters the time (in several time zones) as well as warning them when the microphones are active.

SmartSign 7"

Studio guests also got their own mini 7" SmartSign to warn them when their microphones were switched on!

Finally, we used a SmartSign running on a 10" Windows Tablet to provide a futuristic control interface for the Myriad 5 Playout system.

SMartSign On Tablet


SmartSign is available now and is compatible with all School Radio studio packages.

For more details visit the SmartSign page on our Broadcast Radio website. 

New Studio User Guide

Studio User Guide


Another new addition to our lineup at the show is the School Radio User Guide, our glossy 196 page guide to setting up and using your School Radio studio package.

The School Radio Studio User Guide covers everything from what the knobs on your mixer does to how to use the software to create radio programs.

User Guide Mixer

The guide can be downloaded in digital format, free of charge by everyone or you can order your own, full colour hardback copy for £30.

User Guide Equipment

Download your copy today for FREE.

Arrange Your Free Demo / Workshop Today

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Want to know more about School Radio and how it could be used to help your students expand their speaking and listening skills whilst showcasing your school?

Contact us today to arrange a free two hour demo / workshop where a selection of your students (group of 8 - 12 works best) will learn how to plan and record their first radio show.

It is totally free and there is no obligation to buy.

Arrange a demo today.