Google Terminates Radio Ad Biz 

Google has decided that the effort is not working, so the company is dropping it. Google will also sell its radio automation business.

Field Report: Allen & Heath Zed-14 

When a critical mix is necessary, especially if auxiliary sends and recordings are needed, the Zed-14 is an invaluable tool at a simple or extensive remote event.

RCS Updates RCS News 

The new version, 4.0, enhances the teleprompter function in addition to other updates.

Reaching Millennials 

There is a new generation that needs to be spoken to. Millennials (also called Generation Y or Generation M), will possibly be one of the most influential generations in terms of how communication works. What this generation has in common is the ubiquitousness of the use of technology in their lives.

Steinberg Updates Nuendo to 4.2 

The update includes integration with the MR816 CSX/X and CC121 hardware and new workflow enhancements.

Field Report: P.I. Engineering X-keys Desktop 

The X-keys Desktop is a practical and fun device that makes lengthy, repetitive and routine keystrokes as simple as a push of a button.

V-Soft Offers Internet Security Option 

V-Soft has developed a system that allows a user to gain authentication through an online Web server in addition to the physical local or network key.

Entercom Portland Stations Launch on Flytunes 

By the end of August, Flytunes coverage will expand to include all of Entercom Portland's stations.

Streaming Audio 

If you aren't already streaming audio from your radio station, you probably will be soon. Streaming is a natural alternative to program delivery for radio

Inside IPv6 

We are now running out of available IP addresses under the current addressing scheme called IPv4, which is limited to a maximum of 4,294,967,296 addresses. This may seem like a lot of addresses, but consider that according to ICANN, the available IPv4 addresses will run out by 2011.

Yangaroo, OMT Integrate Imediatouch and DMDS 

The partnerships allows Imediatouch users to import Yangaroo DMDS feeds into Imediatouch libraries with Cart Chunk information

Applications for IP tunneling 

A connection established through an IP tunnel is similar to plugging a PC into the network connection at the station. IP tunnels can operate through any type of wired or wireless network.

Field Report: Audio Compass 1.0 

A new software application called Audio Compass makes remote radio broadcasts easy. Now we can produce shows wherever there’s high-speed connectivity and a PC. Audio Compass is a simple software application that turns a PC into an audio codec.

Taming a wild monitor point 

When monitor points suddenly exhibit surprisingly high field strength, one's first inclination is to look at the previous logs and ask the technical staff about the monitoring point's history

Applied Technology: Broadcast Electronics The Radio Experience 

Datacasting, or messagecasting as we call it at BE, is simply the broadcasting of data, whether it's audio or a text message in the form of data

Tascam Updates USB 2.0 Interfaces 

The updates include new drivers and Steinberg Cubase LE4.

Audio Science Redesigns PCI Tuner Adapters 

The ASI8921 is a half-length PCI card, much smaller than the ASI8700 series, and can be fitted with one or two tuner modules as required

Content delivery options 

As a stand-alone medium, traditional broadcasting is subject to a multitude of restrictions as compared with other Internet-driven delivery platforms

Applied Technology: Viero Web services 

Several years ago, a new technology called Web services began to make headway in software architecture. The technology leverages the same mechanisms used by Web browsers and Web servers to allow systems to more easily communicate and share data. Web services have proven extremely useful and are now considered to be mainstream software architecture

Allen & Heath Shipping Zed-24 USB Mixer 

The stereo mixer features multiple inputs, 10 independent outputs, four aux sends, a USB send and return, a dual stereo input capability and advanced monitoring facilities.

Orban and Wowza Offering In-browser Radio Streaming 

Circuit Research Labs and Wowza Media Systems have introduced new capabilities that empower Web broadcasters to take advantage of the new MP4 and HE-AAC capabilities introduced in Adobe Flash Player 9.

New Delivery 

We live in a time when we must take a good look at the definition of radio. Why? Consider the story of a college sports fan who wanted to hear the radio broadcast of a recent football game, but wasn't near a radio. He used his cell phone to get online, navigate to the station that carried the football game broadcast, clicked on Listen Live, and heard the game. He wasn't listening to FM or AM signal propagation. He was listening to a digital audio stream, but wasn't it the same material that was heard over the air?

KPBS-FM Turns to Stream Guys During Wildfire Emergency 

KPBS-FM, an NPR member station serving the San Diego region, was knocked off the air on Oct. 23, 2007, when the Southern California wildfires destroyed power lines that fed its transmitter on Mount St. Miguel.

Field Report: Adobe Audition 3.0 

Obviously, Audition 3 is far from lacking when it comes to creating top-quality audio. Whether a musician, voice-over artist or radio producer, Audition 3 is pushing the envelope by expanding creative possibilities, making affordable features efficient and available.

Automation Server Performance Enhancement 

The keys to the revenue-producing potential of a facility are performance, reliability and ease of operation of the computer-based audio system (CBAS). Here are some ways to improve performance and reliability of the CBAS in a facility. Ease of operation I’ll leave to the vendors.

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