Software Defined Radio as a tool in the broadcast plant
Dennis Sloatman provides a brief tutorial on programmable logic controllers (PLCs) in broadcast applications
David Holland discusses the challenges of designing radio studios for video.
There are several audio codecs in use for streaming but they vary significantly in their ability to provide and maintain reliable audio quality at low bit rates.
The first thing in the room shouldn't be the last thing you think about.
Telephones remain low-fidelity because of choices made by telco network engineers decades ago. But there is better technology available now.
Wheatstone has its approach to providing a completely digital path from processor to transmitter.
Ad insertion for an online stream doesn't need to be a train wreck of clipped audio segments.
A direct connection to a transmitter's baseband input using a standard AES3 connection can eliminate some technical problems and provide a fully digital STL path.
Flywheel technology stores kinetic energy in a quiet, spinning disk to provide a reliable and predictable source of dc power that requires little maintenance.
As broadcasters remain on the front lines of providing emergency information to their audiences, it is exciting for stations to be a part of the existing EAS, as well as new initiatives designed to provide a more comprehensive solution for emergency communication.
At the rate the radio industry is going, within 10 years the most common audio connection won't be an XLR but an Ethernet RJ-45.
Wegener's intelligent, centralized, file-based workflow enables station groups to manage the delivery of unique program content from each affiliate, maintain a local identity and maximize ad revenue.
The first field-installed Kinstar antenna system is in use at KCST-AM, Florence, OR.
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
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
Migrating from T1 circuits to an IP-based system is an adventure that, until recently, was not for the faint-hearted.
Stations are experimenting with a variety of ways to broadcast surround sound over the air, which could be a significant driver for the acceptance of HD Radio.
The most daunting task of IBOC has been how to combine the analog and digital signals in a cost-effective manner. Dielectric believes it has the answer.
Now that individual computers take care of all the tasks related to radio automation, the logical evolution is integration of audio transport for program contributions and distribution.
Navigauge's patent-pending technology collects data to develop radio ratings and track mobile behavior and consumer retail patterns.
Low bit-rate audio coding is an enabling technology for a number of applications like digital radio, mobile multimedia applications and Internet streaming