Intelligent Assistance has released
Intellicaster, which it describes as a turnkey automated podcasting system for Mac OS X. Designed for TV and radio broadcasters, Intellicaster publishes podcasts without the need for human intervention. Prices start at $4,495.
Intellicaster combines Mac hardware and software to automatically record programming at specific time intervals, such as evening newscasts, or morning or afternoon programming. Users can delete commercials, and Intellicaster encodes the audio content for podcasting, uploads it, and publishes the programming. It can also substitute cleared commercials into the feed.
Intelligent Assistances has an arrangement with klickTab to link to klickTab’s Really Simple Syndication (RSS) commerce system which provides a paid subscription system — subscribers pay for episodes or shows much like they do with the iTunes Music Store.