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Ibiquity and Enco to Testand Market Delivery of Wireless Data
Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - Ibiquity Digital, developer and licenser
of digital AM and FM broadcast technology in the U.S., and
Detroit-based Enco Systems announced that they will test and market the
delivery of IBOC AM and FM digital wireless data via the Enco DADpro32
system. The companies have also agreed to test the benefits of
implementing Ibiquity's audio compression software on the DADpro32
Ibiquity Digital's IBOC technology allows broadcasters to seamlessly
transmit digital quality audio alongside existing analog-based
broadcasts and delivers wireless data simultaneously for a variety of
consumer applications. In the future, in-vehicle and home digital
radios, and potentially a host of consumer electronics devices, will
receive wireless data transmitted by AM and FM digital radio
Ibiquity Launches AM,FM IBOC with Full Support
Las Vegas - Apr 10, 2002 - Ibiquity Digital introduced technology
enabling AM and FM stations to begin broadcasting digitally. Broadcast
transmission equipment manufacturers Harris, Broadcast Electronics and
Nautel are introducing IBOC exciters at the 2002 NAB convention in Las
Through the integration of the digital exciters being introduced into
existing operations, stations can begin offering higher audio quality
and enhanced reception. In addition, IBOC has been designed to occur
simultaneously with the station's existing analog transmission and
within the existing spectrum allocation.
The AM IBOC technology is endorsed by the National Radio Systems
Committee (NRSC). The NRSC recommends that the FCC authorize the
technology as an enhancement to the current analog AM broadcasting
system in the U.S. for daytime usage. The committee, which is jointly
sponsored by the NAB and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA),
wrote in its report that "IBOC offers a chance to revitalize AM
broadcasting -- offering near FM-quality stereo reception." The NRSC
endorsed the use of Ibiquity's FM IBOC system in November 2001.
Based on the test results available, the NRSC urged the FCC to move
forward immediately with approval of AM IBOC as a daytime service. The
committee also recognized IBOC will provide new data services and
improved immunity from reception problems associated with analog AM
radio. Ibiquity intends to continue to work with the NRSC to provide
additional information about the nighttime operation of AM IBOC, with
the goal of obtaining an endorsement of nighttime service in the near
Following the announcement by major broadcasters supporting the
introduction of Ibiquity's IBOC Digital AM and FM technology, retailers
including Crutchfield, Good Guys, Tweeter, Ultimate Electronics and The
Progressive Retailers Organization, voiced their support for the
consumer launch in 2003. These retailers provide the primary
distribution channel in the major markets for consumer electronics
manufacturers such as Kenwood, Alpine, Harman/Kardon and JVC.
DRM Presents Live Demonstrationsat NAB 2002
Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM), the on-air
system that will revitalize the AM broadcasting bands below 30MHz in
markets worldwide, will have a strong presence at NAB 2002. Members of
the DRM Consortium will offer live demonstrations of the DRM system at
their LVCC booths and will present a DRM technical paper during the
DRM Live Demonstrations and Information:
IDT Continental Electronics Booth - DRM member IDT Continental
Electronics of Dallas, in cooperation with DRM members TELEFUNKEN
SenderSysteme Berlin AG and Fraunhofer IIS-A, as well as radio station
WEWN in Birmingham, AL, will demonstrate live broadcasts of DRM at its
booth (L2763, Radio Hall, LVCC).
The transmissions will be from the WEWN short-wave radio station in
Birmingham, AL, using an IDT Continental Electronics manufactured model
420C 500kW transmitter and a TELEFUNKEN designed and built DRM exciter.
The broadcast frequencies used for this test will be licensed WEWN
frequencies of 5825, 7520, 9975, 11875 and 13615 kilohertz. The special
receiver for these test broadcasts will be provided by TELEFUNKEN using
digital decoding techniques developed by Fraunhofer IIS-A.
Sirius Inducted Into Hall ofFame
New York - Apr 2, 2002 - On Apr. 11, 2002, Sirius Satellite Radio
will be inducted into the Space Foundation's Space Technology Hall of
Fame. Each year the space foundation honors innovators who transform
technology originally developed for space into commercial
Sirius is being recognized for its satellite radio service. Following
the company's service launch that began in February, Sirius will offer
service to 39 states over the coming weeks, with full nationwide
distribution available July 1.
Engineer Relief Funds Gains NewContributor
Indianapolis and Las Vegas - Apr 7, 2002 - The SBE Broadcast
Engineer Relief Fund has received contributions totaling $254,367.
Disbursements to the six families have totaled $246,000.
The SBE had an active role in the opening ceremony for the NAB2002
Broadcast Engineering Conference. The Ennes Trust and SBE have also
given their approval for the fund to be one of two 9/11 related
charitable funds that will receive the proceeds from the sale of a new
book titled Covering Catastrophe from Bonus Books. The book
covers the events of 9/11 as seen by the journalists who covered the
events. The book can be purchased through the SBE Bookstore.
SBE's EFD Releases V1.20
Indianapolis and Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - The SBE's Engineering
Friendly Documentation Project, a project designed to standardize
broadcast equipment design templates for use in CAD programs, has
formed two working groups. The Project, currently working under version
1.20, has divided its members into a core working group consisting of
the active members and a committee at large, consisting of the inactive
The project update to version 1.20 includes minor changes dealing with
manufacturer contact information. The Project has released a new CD
with complete details about the status of the EFD project. The info can
also be viewed online at www.sbe-efd.org.
EAV Technology to DistributeSonifex in Australia
Melbourne, Australia - Apr 15, 2002 - EAV Technology has been
appointed as the Australian distributor for the Sonifex line of
products. Melbourne-based EAV Technology is a broadcast electronics
supplier that has supported the Australian broadcast industry for more
than 20 years.
BSI, Broadcast ComputersHelp Rebuild Afghanistan
Eugene, OR - Apr 10, 2002 - Broadcast Software International (BSI)
and Broadcast Computers have teamed up to supply computer software for
the first radio stations to go on the air in Afghanistan since the war
on terrorism began.
The initial phase of the project is being undertaken by the UK's BBC,
who selected the Simian digital automation system for Radio Kabul. The
BBC looked to BSI distributor Broadcast Computers in the UK, who helped
them with a similar project in Kosovo a year ago. International funding
will see the project through.
In continuing service to the BBC, BSI and Broadcast Computers will
provide four additional Simian systems for new BBC World Service
programs broadcast to the former Soviet Union.
Fairlight AcquiresIntellectual Property of DSP Media
Las Vegas - Apr 7, 2002 — Fairlight has acquired the
intellectual property of the now-defunct DSP Media, which includes
DSP’s V motion and AV transfer products. Fairlight launched new
releases of AV transfer and V motion as Fairlight branded products at
The V motion Hard Disk Video Player/Recorder is a comprehensive and
user-friendly device for post production. V motion is designed to
replace all conventional analog and digital VTRs, offering
high-capacity hard-disk storage, editing, comprehensive networking
capability and 48kHz/16-bit integrated digital audio. V motion is
simple, powerful and effective, creating in a single system the ability
to build networked post production facilities in any
The V motion system's interface allows its users to attain new levels
of creative freedom. The touch-sensitive screen comprises the main
playback monitor bordered by 20 Locator Tiles (screen images) that
allow users to position edits on a frame-by-frame basis. This
performance is available in PAL and NTSC and in either DV-25 or
uncompressed video formats. Functionality includes standard video
editing commands such as move, copy, paste, top, split, tail and
rotate, allowing the picture to be conformed without rerecording.
Multiple playlists may also be stored with each project.
AV transfer utility is a software hub that handles all pro audio
formats. With AV transfer, any professional digital audio file format
can be accessed, played, converted, manipulated, imported and exported,
all from a single software program. AV transfer allows users to open,
play and export audio files and projects in all current leading
professional formats, including AES 31, OMF v1 and v2, AIFF, WAV, BWAV
and more. AV transfer will allow imports and exports between a variety
of major workstation platforms, including Fairlight, Avid, Lightworks,
Digidesign, AMS Neve, Apple, SADiE, Waveframe, Tascam, AKAI, Final Cut
Pro and others.
Sirius Available inEleven States
New York - Apr 10, 2002 - Sirius Satellite Radio has made its
service available in 11 states as part of its accelerated nationwide
roll out plan. Listeners can now get Sirius in Arizona, Colorado,
Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South
Dakota and Wyoming. Sirius plans to activate an additional seven states
by the end of the month.
These new service additions come after last month's announcement that
Sirius was moving up its nationwide service availability date by one
month, to July 1 instead of August 1, and that it was increasing the
scope of that acceleration to include entire states instead of just
RCS on Tour all Summer
New York - Apr 9, 2002 - RCS will bring radio programmers
face-to-face with Selector programmers in what RCS is calling the
Selector XV Victory Tour 2002. The tour allows RCS to interact with its
clients to gain instant feedback to improve the company's
The RCS Victory Tour team includes Selector and Linker experts and
radio veterans. The tour kicked off simultaneously in Seattle, Atlanta
and Los Angeles and will continue all summer throughout the U.S. and
Canada. Cities planned for the tour include Tampa, FL, Ft. Lauderdale,
FL, Miami, Philadelphia and Washington, DC. RCS plans to visit the top
50 markets by the end of the summer. Tour dates will be posted as they
MGE Facility SolutionsAlliance Grows
Costa Mesa, CA - Apr 8, 2002 - Formed in March 2001 to support
mission-critical networks and facility operations with bundled power,
environmental control and monitoring solutions, the MGE UPS Sytems
Facility Solutions Alliance has received wide market acceptance and has
posted more than $11 million in FSA partner product shipments during
fiscal year 2001. To capitalize on this growth and to offer an expanded
product offering to customers, MGE welcomes the addition of Capstone
Turbine, Power Conversion Products, an Eltek company and RLE
Technologies to the Facility Solutions Alliance.
MGE's FSA offers a completely integrated, bundled equipment approach.
The Alliance comprises the industry's strongest companies, leaders in
their own industries, in one group to provide customers with a single
point-of-contact for one-stop facility design, integration, purchasing
Also joining FSA is Power Conversion Products, a North American
subsidiary of Eltek Company. Power Conversion Products' switch-mode dc
power systems and 48V power plants are designed for fiber optics,
digital switching centers, microwave, cellular, PCS, high-speed data
and other mission-critical applications. This partnership was a natural
extension of the recently formed global joint venture, MGTEK Energy
Systems. Eltek and MGE formed this venture to offer global customers
turnkey ac and dc power solutions. Services of both companies are
available through FSA.
RLE Technologies has also joined the Alliance, featuring its Falcon
Remote Monitoring System, which can monitor virtually any type of
facility equipment. The Falcon is pre-programmed to interface with MGE
products and monitors a variety of parameters and equipment including
UPSs, generators, precision HVAC, dc power plant alarms, temperature,
humidity and other devices and systems including those offered by FSA.
RLE's complete line of environmental monitoring products, critical site
monitoring and water leak detection products will also be available
Encoda's Spotdata InvoicesMore Than One Million
Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - Encoda Systems' electronic invoicing (EI)
system, Spotdata, has reached new milestones in industry acceptance,
including now having processed 1.2 million invoices representing a
total dollar value of more than $7.7 billion.
Spotdata Electronic Invoicing is a system for the delivery of invoices
from TV stations, radio stations and cable networks to advertising
agencies, and has already been implemented by many stations and
agencies in North America. The system allows advertising agencies,
media buyers and in-house agencies to download invoices electronically
from radio and TV broadcasters as well as cable operators, eliminating
the need for paper invoices and speeding the reconciliation and payment
The number of licensed users on Spotdata in North America now exceeds
950 stations and networks, as well as 220 advertising agencies and
media buying companies.
Digidesign LicensesSonic NoNoise Technology
Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - Digidesign, a Division of Avid Technology,
has licensed Sonic Solutions' NoNoise sound restoration technology for
integration into the Pro ToolsHD line of digital audio workstations. By
incorporating NoNoise as a suite of software plug-ins for Pro ToolsHD,
Digidesign is able to provide its users with a method of removing
unwanted noise from recordings.
Since it was first introduced in 1987, Sonic's NoNoise technology has
been used to restore hundreds of thousands of music, film, video and
forensic recordings. NoNoise can eliminate a variety of audio artifacts
- hiss, scratches, hum, mechanical and impulsive noise, ambient and
background noise - while preserving the integrity of the original
Orban in Mexico
Apr 8, 2002 - During the first two weeks in March, Luis C. Endara,
Orban's director of worldwide sales, went to Mexico on a fact-finding
trip to meet with digital line carriers to introduce the Orban
Opticodecs and to establish a communication channel with the potential
ISP and ISDN carriers to the broadcast industry.
Telecommunications standards include a mixture of E-1 and T-1 circuits,
and the Mexican Telephone Company can handle the protocols in use
between major Mexican cities. While ISDN is expensive and rarely
available, TCP/IP connections seem to be more adequate when immediate
service is required. The different carriers visited expressed interest
in providing interconnections as a value-added service.
The Sountainer created interest and excitement wherever it was shown,
and its potential users had many ideas on how to apply it. Mexico will
be one of the first countries in Latin America to have GSM mobile
telephone service, and this opens up new opportunities for transferring
MP3 files over the GSM network.
Enco to MarketImpulse Radio System
Las Vegas - Apr 6, 2002 - Enco Systems will market Impulse Radio's
new Datacast Server, a software package that enables broadcasters to
create their own integrated audio and visual programming for digital
radio receivers, in the same bandwidth and on the same channels they
are using today.
Under the marketing agreement, Enco will integrate the Datacast Server
program into Enco's flagship DADpro32 product line and will market the
Datacast Server software to broadcasters for an annual licensing fee.
Enco also will service and support the Impulse Radio Datacast
Tascam Enters DevelopmentPartnership with Rocket Network
Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - Tascam has entered into a development
partnership with Rocket Network to develop a RocketPower application
that will enable users to send and retrieve Tascam data via Rocket
Network's global production network. Tascam users can work and exchange
files with other audio professionals around the world, greatly
expanding their creative options while reducing their audio production
and editing costs.
The new application is designed to work with Tascam's MX-2424 hard-disk
recorder, SX-1 Digital Production Environment, MM series of digital
dubbers and other products that support Tascam's OpenTL native file
format, including Pyramix, Steinberg's Nuendo and Waveframe. Data sent
via the Tascam application will also be interchangeable with other
RocketPower products from Emagic and Sadie. Users will be able to
download the free application from the Tascam Web site in the second
quarter of 2002.
BBC Rolls Out IBM/Jutel System
Las Vegas - Apr 9, 2002 - IBM Global Services has completed the
first phase of the BBC's local radio format nationwide digital
production and broadcast roll out. As part of IBM's Digital Media
framework, partner Jutel and integrated IBM technologies are fully
implemented at 26 BBC local radio sites throughout England.
The new, all-digital system enhances workflow efficiency for the BBC
radio stations and significantly improves day-to-day radio production
processes. Users now share information easily across local networks and
create even higher quality programming packages.
IBM's Digital Media Factory architecture has integrated Jutel's
RadioMan radio station technology with IBM X-series E-servers and
Intellistations. IBM Global Services also used IBM middleware and DB2
database software in the digital media system for the BBC.
Phase two of the implementation, which comprises replacement of radio
automation equipment at an additional 14 BBC local radio stations with
the IBM/Jutel system, will commence later this year. The final system
will comprise the world's largest decentralized computer-assisted radio
system, consisting of more than 1,000 workstations nationwide.
There are 39 BBC local radio stations in England that broadcast
predominantly talk programming 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. every day. The
stations attract about eight million listeners. BBC local radio is part
of BBC English Regions, the part of the BBC that is responsible for all
non-networked radio, television and text output in England.
Klotz Digital AwardedNew Contracts
Munich, Germany – Apr 8, 2002 - Klotz Digital has been awarded
a contract from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFM/RL). The European
branch of Voice of America has ordered Vadis technology to equip 57
broadcast studios including all 43 studios of the operational center
located in Prague, five studios in Moscow, two studios for Caucasian
services and seven Studios for Radio Free Afghanistan.
Italy’s third largest broadcaster - Radio Televisione Lombarda
(RTL) – trusts in Klotz Digital platform technology. The Italian
broadcaster uses Klotz Digital’s VADIS equipment to merge radio
(RTL 102.5) and television (RTL Hitchannel). Two Vadis systems were
supplied: In RTL’s operations center in Milan Klotz Digital
installed one shared Vadis main control room system for television and
radio and four consoles including one On-Air console for audio or
video. In RTL’s regional studio in Rome one main control room and
eight mixers were installed.
Radio Forth and WestSound, both regional radio stations located in
Scotland that are part of Scottish Radio Holding, will be digitalized
by Klotz Digital. The projects involve the installation of three
studios and a main control room (MCR) at WestSound and two studios plus
additional MCR equipment at Radio Forth. The Vadis platforms are being
supplied via Klotz Digital’s UK dealer Clyde Broadcast.
The Arabian Radio Network (ARN), running its headquarters in Dubai
Media City, ordered two Vadis D.C.II On-Air consoles, one Paradigm
console, one D.C.II Production console, four journalists edit desks and
central digital audio switching. ARN is a young broadcaster and
launched its program on September 1st 2001.
THIBA, another broadcaster located in Dubai, awarded Klotz Digital a
contract for central digital audio switching, two Vadis D.C.II consoles
and two Paradigm consoles.
Digigram Establishes LatinAmerican Subsidiary
Cuernavaca, Mexico - Apr 4, 2002 — Digigram continues its
expansion in Latin America with the creation of a new subsidiary in
Cuernavaca, Mexico. This new office allows Digigram to continue serving
this region and increase it customer service role.
Régis Berdaa is the director of the Digigram América Latina
office. The new office, located 40 miles south of Mexico City, can be
Digigram América Latina
Plaza Teopanzolco, Of. 210
Av. Teopanzolco N° 18 – Col. Cantarranas
62448 Cuernavaca, Morelos
TEL: +52 (777) 318 4718
FAX : +52 (777) 318 3762
SAPRR Chooses Audemat'sGoldeneagle
Mar 27, 2002 - Audemat has announced the success of its recent
tender for the implementation of the total monitoring solution chosen
by the SAPRR (Societe des autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône).
The Goldeneagle multi FM receiver for remote off-air monitoring, and
its Web server software Manager prove to be the choice for assuring the
continuity and quality of transmission over a network, 24 hours a
This news comes only weeks after TDF's decision to implement the
Goldeneagle monitoring solution with the renewal of its monitoring
network of 300 units. For the SAPRR, a first batch of 85 units
Goldeneagle will be installed this year.
Audemat's Manager centralizes all information coming from and going to
the remotely situated Goldeneagle units. It identifies all incidents
occurring on the transmission sites, tracks this information and relays
it via e-mail or SMS to the relevant technican or network
Autoroute info 107.7MHz, SAPRR's traffic information service, is the
largest and most extensive radio network in Europe. Monitoring the
quality and continuity of the transmitted information requires reliable
and flexible tools. SAPRR values the ergonomy of the Manager enabling
many users to access the software via simple browser (Internet
Explorer) to visualize alarms and to take corrective or preventative
action quickly and efficiently.
The Audemat Goldeneagle multi-receiver unit guarantees uninterrupted
monitoring of as many as 40 programs with its three tuners. Its mode
for analyzing and controlling RDS applications and specific traffic
information slots (e.g EON/TA, TMC), proved a high priority for the
Formed in 1961, the SAPRR is one of the largest french motorway
companys, responsible for the construction and exploitation of 1850km
of motorway situated in the center and east of France. Its primary
objective is providing first class service for their clients,
maintaining easy circulation, security and comfort over their motorway
network. For this reason, they created Autoroute info (107.7MHz), with
the aim of providing continuous traffic information to all motorway
users. This service is currently available over more than 2,000
kilometers of motorway.
RichardsonElectronics Hires Piper
LaFox, IL - Apr 8, 2002 - Richardson Electronics has hired Pat Piper
as a product engineer manager for Richardson’s subsidiary:
Piper brings to Richardson more than 20 years of satellite engineering
experience. Previously, he held the position of satellite systems
product line manager for Harris, with responsibility for overseeing
mobile ENG, SNG, production systems, fixed earth stations and VSAT
networks. Most recently, Piper served as ETM’s satcom North
American sales manager and broadcast account manager for MCL.
Among his responsibilities, Piper will be working with unique antenna
designs from SWE-DISH, including flyaway and driveaway applications,
and the IPT (Internet Protocol Terminal) satellite in a suitcase
RCS Vice President Retires
New York - Apr 9, 2002 – Lee Facto, vice president of
international operations at RCS, retires this week after 18 years in
corporate management. He has been a respected and trusted cornerstone
of the company almost since its beginning.
Prior to RCS, Facto was vice president of IGM, a pioneer in FM
broadcasting, automation systems and syndicated music programming.
Years later he was a co-founder of SBS, which provided traffic and
billing systems for radio, television and cable companies.
With the retirement of Facto, President Philippe Generali named Robin
Prior vice president. Most recently, Prior served as the product
manager for the digital automation software RCS Master Control. Prior
to his Master Control role, Robin was vice president - operations,
support and engineering at RCS. Along with his software expertise, he
has knowledge of broadcasting, sound recording and engineering.
SBE Adds Otey for CoordniatorPost
Indianapolis and Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - The SBE has hired David
Otey of Centennial, CO, as its new frequency coordination director.
Otey has been a member of the SBE since 1985, is a Certified Senior
Television Engineer (CSTE) and has been the SBE/NFL Game-Day
Coordinator in Denver for three seasons. As the Society's Frequency
Coordination Director, Otey will administer the SBE's National Football
League Game-Day Coordinator Program and work with the SBE's National
Frequency Coordination Committee. Otey began working for the SBE on
Lee Named to Orban/CRL InternationalPost
San Leandro, CA - Apr 8, 2002 - Peter Lee joins Orban/CRL as
director of European and international codec sales. Lee will spearhead
all European sales operations, and will be working with Orban/CRL Sales
veterans Luis Endara, Steve Gordoni and Kevin Clayborn in the
development of worldwide Opticodec sales. Many Orban/CRL distributors
know Lee from his years of work with Fostex, 360 Systems and
With the recent purchase of Dialog4, Orban/CRL is now entering the
international codec market, for which Lee sees a bright future.
Tiernan Named Orban ProductManager
San Leandro, CA - Apr 8, 2002 - Dean Tiernan is named product
manager for Orban Digital Editing Products. That includes Audicy, DSE
7000 and future editing products.
In October of 1997, Tiernan started at Orban as a customer service
engineer. He has managed the customer service department, and held the
position of director of the sales/service department, before his
appointment as product manager.
Tiernan comes to Orban after more than 20 years in local and network
radio. Unusual for someone in his position, he worked on-air, not in
engineering. In fact, Tiernan scored a triple crown for radio news
broadcasters, taking the top news awards from AP and Radio & TV
news directors, in addition to the best news anchor award for Northern
California the same year. His radio career began in high school at a
San Francisco area radio station. From there he worked on assignment as
a disc jockey in Asmara, Eritrea (then Ethiopia) for the US Army.
Dean has worked as a morning man, sidekick-newsman and presently is one
of the hosts of The Home Improvement USA Network Radio Show, which is
produced from the broadcast studios of Orban. Home Improvement USA is
heard on more than 40 radio stations Saturdays 10-Noon PST/1-3pm EST,
and Sundays 4-6pm PST/7-9 EST, and streams live on the Internet at
Rick Dees Gets Xstream
Syndicated personality Rick Dees, morning talent at Los Angeles'
KIIS-FM, and KIIS engineer Jerry Burnham show the Telos Zephyr
Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - Rick Dees, internationally known
syndicated morning personality at LA's KIIS-FM, the top-billing radio
station in the U.S., uses an Xstream and is impressed with the low
coding delay when it is used with the Low-Delay AAC algorithm. Jerry
Burnham, KIIS-FM's Special Projects Engineer in charge of Dees'
personal studio and remote equipment, has noted that the Low-Delay
coding is a tremendous advantage. The station uses the codec for
high-quality remotes that allow the remote talent to interact with
phone callers, traffic reporters and other remote sources without that
annoying time lag.
Low-Delay AAC coding, sometimes referred to as MPEG-4, was developed by
the Fraunhofer Institute, a company famous for its pioneering work in
audio and video coding, including the Internet audio standard MP3.
Low-Delay AAC gives broadcasters the high audio quality they've come to
expect from Layer-3, while reducing encode times by up to 80
EV Intros Special Edition RE2075SE
Las Vegas - Apr 8th, 2002 - In commemoration of its 75th
anniversary, Electro-Voice has released a special-edition version of
the RE20 microphone at NAB2002. Released in 1967, the RE20 has been
chosen as the emblem of Electro-Voice's 75th Anniversary because of its
The limited edition RE20 75SE will feature a matte-black housing, and
two embossed 75th Anniversary logos mounted between the signature
variable-D slots that extend along the side of the microphone housing.
Each mic is marked with an engraved serial number tag and ships in
special packaging, suitable for display.
The RE20 was designed to be a dynamic cardioid microphone for
recording, broadcast and sound reinforcement applications, and uses
Elctro-Voice's Variable-D design, which results in a microphone that is
virtually free of bass-boosting proximity effect.
Transamerica Audio Group toDistribute ATC in the U.S.
Las Vegas- Apr 8, 2002 - Transamerica Audio Group, U.S. distributor
of high-end professional audio equipment, has agreed to distribute
UK-based ATC's loudspeakers and electronics stateside. Bill Woodman
founded ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) in 1974 to produce a
mid-range drive unit that surpassed all others in sonic detail. The
company designs and manufactures the acoustic and electronic elements
of loudspeakers. Everything is manufactured in-house.
Other lines distributed by Transamerica Audio Group include: Drawmer
Signal Processing, SoundField Microphones, Soundelux Microphones,
Brauner Tube Microphones, AEA, FMR, Sequerra Audio Labs and George
Massenburg Labs (GML).
Tascam Announces V1.60Software for DM-24 Mixer
Las Vegas - Apr 8, 2002 - Tascam announced the 1.60 software update
for the DM-24 digital mixer. This software update is available as a
free download from the Tascam website at www.tascam.com. Version 1.60
software adds new features and functions to the DM-24, including
improved signal routing, improved MIDI Machine Control functionality,
new automation features and more.
The version 1.60 update allows users to assign mic/line inputs to aux 1
and 2 similar to the way aux 1 and 2 can be used as tape returns in a
tracking environment. When mixing channels 1 through 24 can be used as
tape returns, 25 through 32 can be used as effect returns and the 16
mic/line inputs can be assigned to aux 1 and 2, which can be stereo
linked and assigned to the stereo buss outputs. This adds an extra 16
channels, with pan and level controls, providing for a total of 48
mixdown channels on the DM-24.
The version 1.60 update also provides improved MMC functionality for a
number of DAW applications and HDR machines using an open MMC
connection. Users will also find new routing capabilities on the DM-24,
including the ability to access as many as 24 channels of simultaneous
recording with the addition of the optional IF-AN/DM I/O module. With
the new keep feature in the DM-24's automation system, users can now
save the current mix in the first memory bank and push previous mixes
to the next highest memory banks saving time and effort.
Clear Channel Facility addsWireReady32 News Delivery System
Northborough, MA - Apr 5, 2002 - Clear Channel's facility in
Columbia, SC, has installed WireReady32 for its multi-station combo
WCOS-AM/FM, WLTY-FM, WNOK-FM, WSCQ-FM and WVOC-AM news operations. With
just a few clicks of the mouse, WireReady32 allows every Clear Channel
newsroom to exchange ready-to-air sound clips with text between news
markets and to push finished content into any one of Clear Channel's
nationally deployed Prophet automation systems. Columbia is the 103rd
facility to be tied into the nationwide WireReady32 newsroom delivery
Since 1989, WireReady NSI has provided 24/7 service and has deployed a
wide range of PC-based applications used by more than 2,000 radio
stations and broadcasters around the world. WireReady's next-generation
Windows-based product, WireReady32, provides a suite of integrated
applications for sales and customer service, integrated production
management for 3rd party WAV editors, triple channel on-air
live-assist, satellite and music on hard-drive automation, digital
newsroom, storm-closings, web-publishing, satellite feed capture and
exchanging content with remote sites and group properties.
Dielectric CommunicationsIntroduces New Warranty
Raymond, ME - Apr 4, 2002 - In celebration of its 60th anniversary,
Dielectric Communications announces a new warranty. Effective April 1,
2002, orders for new products will carry a five-year warranty, and
complete systems will be covered by a 10-year warranty. This warranty
will be extended to all full-power FM and television product orders and
will include the tower structure, antennas, transmission line, combiner
and filter systems. Programs are in place to extend these new
warranties to equipment already ordered or shipped.
Dielectric was the first company to raise the bar on product and system
warranties with the introduction of the 2/5-year warranty in 1991. Once
again, Dielectric reinforces its commitment to the broadcast industry
by implementing this new warranty.