As online listening increases and costs follow, the decision to stream is no longer simple. After all, streaming is very different from the traditional broadcast model.
In 1998, the IEEE adopted the standard defining one Gigabit (1Gb) Ethernet over fiber optic cabling. In June of 1999, the standard defining 1 Gigabit Ethernet, or 1000BaseT, over copper pairs was ratified.
PCI sound card
Just about every feature we have appreciated in the broadcast cartridge has been replaced by a more flexible and better-sounding alternative.
Simple point-to-point audio paths have become complex networks joining multiple studio facilities and transmitter sites, sometimes spread over a large area.
The card has two balanced mono inputs at microphone or line level and two balanced analog outputs.
Remember when creating a PC-based network was relatively simple (except for spending countless hours fighting with the operating system software)? Thankfully, most of those problems have been eliminated. Of course, we're not just transferring files or sharing printers anymore.
The phrase “radio production” is a catch-all phrase used to describe any event that is not created live on the air. Production reaches farther than commercials and includes non-commercial production work such as station imaging and promotion, and feature program origination.
Paul A. Litwinovich reviews this radio automation system.
One would think that by now all radio stations and audio production studios have replaced their analog reel-to-reel tape recorders with some type of digital editing system. Many have, but surprisingly, my visits to different facilities have revealed that there are still many that haven't upgraded to the latest technology.
ComStudy 2.2 is a suite of RF study tools, the primary functions of which are the prediction coverage and interference, along with the study of AM and FM allocations. The software also supports TV and land mobile; however, my version does not support those functions. If I had to describe this software in just a few words, I'd have to say, feature packed.
Routers, switches and hubs are integral parts of a wide-area computer network. Each has its own unique function.
Webcasters that survived the Copyright Office's December royalty decision have been dealt another nearly fatal blow.
Making money online is possible by using the complimentary aspects of the website and radio.
The innovative phase of on-air playback systems has reached its peak.
We all know that habits change. Radio listening habits (and naturally radio itself) have undergone some changes from their origin. The most dramatic change
Portability was the DAW trend this year. Previously, manufacturers raced in order to beat each other in releasing the newest feature. Increases in sampling
Last month, I discussed three methods to remotely access your server dial-up, extranet and the virtual private network (VPN). This month, we will look
Radio has been resilient enough to recover from every downturn it has experienced with an even higher subsequent peak.
Is there a future for Internet radio? It depends on whom you ask. The news in mid-April certainly put a damper on all things audio on the Internet. First,
Incrementally or all at once, the transition is coming. How digital is your facility?
In January, the NAB and several broadcast groups sued the U.S. Registrar of Copyrights, seeking to overturn the Copyright Office's final rule that radio
Establishing and maintaining your station's Internet presence is a full-time job. Having a presence on the Internet isn't exactly a walk in the park.
The Internet is based on a layered protocol model. Each layer provides specific services and has particular responsibilities. The Internet protocol, or
Local Area Networks (LAN) allow users to share data and resources, such as printers and Internet connections. It's hard to find a business without a LAN