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OpX One

Open the door to your possibilities!

  • Powerful, state-of the-art radio automation technology in one stand-alone computer.
  • Easy to learn
  • Powerful enough to handle the largest audio libraries
  • Clock builder to easily manage your satellite programing
  • Remote Voice Tracking capabilities
  • Built in data repeater
  • Remote Control access
  • Complete single station turnkey solution.

System Requirements:

Although OpX One will run on a variety of PC hardware platforms (we do not impose any restrictions) for peace of mind, we strongly suggest that you consider purchasing a fully configured system direct from BSI that is ready to operate out of the box (we can even pre-load a Music Library from our MusicStore for you).

These hardware configurations have been thoroughly tested with OpX One and are known to work well when properly configured by BSI Technicians. Most ‘off-the-shelf’ PCs will require careful configuration as Multimedia machines, rather than general office computers.

BSI systems are built using Dell computers and include a 3-year On-Site Warranty; or we can customize a 19" Rack Mounted solution for you using branded components that we have tried and tested. Although OpX One will run on a variety of PC hardware platforms (we do not impose any restrictions) for peace of mind, we strongly suggest that you consider purchasing a fully configured system direct from BSI that is ready to operate out of the box (we can even pre-load a Music Library from our MusicStore for you). These hardware configurations have been thoroughly tested with OpX One and are known to work well when properly configured by BSI Technicians. Most ‘off-the-shelf’ PCs will require careful configuration as Multimedia machines, rather than general office computers.

BSI systems are built using Dell computers and include a 3-year On-Site Warranty; or we can customize a 19" Rack Mounted solution for you using branded components that we have tried and tested.

If you decide to source your own hardware from other vendors then you will be responsible for any additional costs incurred to correctly configure your Hardware or Windows Operating System. BSI Technical Support is limited to hardware or software that BSI has supplied and reserves the right to charge for configuration of third-party hardware / software that has been purchased elsewhere.

Our recommended platforms are:

  • Dell Precision 3620 Mid-Tower Computer or BSI Rackmount system based on Asus P9B-WS or P10S-WS motherboards
  • configured with an Operating System hard drive and a large storage hard drive dedicated to audio files
  • Intel Core i5 or Xeon 2.4GHz or better
  • 8GB RAM
  • Windows 7 Professional 64bit, or Windows 10 Professional 64bit
  • Professional AudioScience Audio Cards or Axia Livewire multi-channel driver
  • 19" or larger monitor running at 1280 x 1024 or higher resolution (21” 1920x1080 recommended)
  • System optimized for multi-media play out, rather than ‘appearance’ or office applications
  • High-quality 24x7 rated power supply
  • Although OpX One will run on lesser configurations, this is known be a good, stable platform that will run for extended periods of time. Please check with BSI Sales for latest model specifications.

    If you are sourcing your own computers & hardware, please ensure that all the hardware is fully compatible with the motherboard - and pay particular attention to memory, cooling, and power supply quality. We have put together a list of some of the major pitfalls to avoid:

    • Any server based operating system (including Windows 2008, 2012, or 2016) for playout systems
    • Windows Vista (any type) is not supported
    • "Stock" Windows installations (a fresh install of Windows, without system manufacturer supplied trial-ware, ad-ware, or bloat-ware, is imparative to system stability)
    • Celeron, budget level processors, or AMD Processors – we prefer Genuine Intel Core i or Xeon CPUs
    • Non-Intel Chipsets (these have all proved troublesome in the past)
    • Software RAID / SCSI / Emulated Drives - use SATA drives and hardware RAIDs when necessary.
    • 'Cheap' Memory - make sure you use a brand recommended and certified by your motherboard manufacturer.
    • Flimsy, thin cases with little RF shielding
    • Consumer grade audio devices
    • USB/Firewire external audio devices

      If you decide to source your own hardware from other vendors then you will be responsible for any additional costs incurred to correctly configure your Hardware or Windows Operating System. BSI Technical Support is limited to hardware or software that BSI has supplied and reserves the right to charge for configuration of third-party hardware / software that has been purchased elsewhere.