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Futuri Media Granted Patent

14-Apr-2016 | Source : Futuri Media | Visits : 7258
CLEVELAND - Futuri Media, the media industry leader in interactive technology, announced in a press release that it has received Patent 9,294,210 for its “System for Providing Interaction between a Broadcast Automation System and System for Generating Audience Interaction with Radio Programming.”

The third issued patent for Futuri President/CEO Daniel Anstandig and CTO Brian Seeders and first for Futuri Sr. VP/Technology Craig Bowman further protects the unique system Futuri has built, which powers the company’s LDR (Listener Driven Radio), Takeover technologies and interactive mobile apps already in place at hundreds of radio stations around the world. This patent also covers technology that Futuri uses to operate its streaming services, which are augmented by the recent acquisition of Canada-based StreamOn.

Futuri’s patented services on station websites and mobile apps connect live playlist data, drive contesting features, and engage audiences through social media. Using mobile devices, listeners vote for their favorite songs and sign up to be automatically notified by text, tweet or email message when those songs are about to play.

This patent also further protects the Futuri-powered Takeover platform, where listeners choose every song that plays. Audiences vote songs up and down; the song with most votes (within rules set by the program director) are played next on the air. All of these features are customized to offer marketers new advertising channels to promote products, events, services and special offers directly to listeners who are proven to be activated consumers.

Anstandig commented, “The driving force behind every product we create is our passion for research and development. We are proud to be recognized for this popular technology, and we have several additional patents pending to help broadcasters increase ratings and revenues. I’m particularly happy for Craig Bowman, a brilliant engineer who’s played a key role here at Futuri for the past six years.”

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