Important information about WindowsXP and CDS32 End of Life


KASO KBEF

The CDS32 line of radio automation and playout systems was first introduced by Pristine Systems Corp. in 2002, over 17 years ago. All CDS32 systems operate on the Microsoft WindowsXP operating system which enjoyed a long lifespan.

April 8, 2014, Microsoft stopped providing security updates and technical support for Windows XP. Security updates patched vulnerabilities that may be exploited by malware and help keep users and their data safe. PCs running Windows XP are no longer protected. It is important that you migrate to a current supported operating system – such as Windows 10 – so you will receive regular security updates to protect your computer from malicious attacks and loss of income.

Beginning January 31, 2020, Pristine Systems will no longer support CDS32. Due to the lack of support from Microsoft Corporation on the operating system, industry standards improvements, and anti-virus support, Pristine Systems will no longer support CDS32 as of January 31, 2020.  Current CDS32 users covered by our support programs are eligible for automation system upgrades to Pristine’s Studio64 for Microsoft Windows 10 PRO 64 bit.  CDS32 users who are not on our support program should contact Kevin Loper (kevin@pristinesys.com) for their options to rejoin our support program and update their system(s) to the Studio 64 platform.

Studio 64 is built to harness the advantages of newer operating systems, while not alienating users accustomed to CDS3. Studio 64 was built using our 35+ years of experience in the radio automation industry.

Studio 64 presents a familiar user experience with greatly expanded capabilities to include features not possible in previous automation and playout systems.

Your current audio files, scripts, and logging software are all compatible with Studio 64. The user interface is also similar to CDS-32 so you are able to make the transition easily.

Just because you do not use the Internet on your CDS32 system, you should not consider it safe from attack. Malware can still find its way to the computer via other computers located on your local area network, or infected USB thumb drives, CDs and DVDs.

Please contact us today to discuss how Studio 64 with true 64-bit technology not only protects your station from security assaults leading to failure, but also provides a host of new features to make your job easier and more productive.

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