Spanish state broadcaster Radio Nacional de España has ordered 15 NTP 625 digital audio routing systems for installation across its regional studios. The order follows the recent installation of an 11-frame system at the network's Madrid headquarters. Three-frame systems will be installed at the largest regional centers, plus single-frame systems to handle smaller sections of the network. Delivery is scheduled to commence in December. The contract was negotiated by Lexon Broadcast, NTP's Spanish distributor.
Yangaroo has signed an agreement with the Academy of Country Music to power online review and professional member voting for the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be held in the spring of 2011. The Academy will employ Yangaroo's Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) to securely distribute ballots in digital formats to its voting members. Through DMDS, members will be able to review materials online and vote electronically at the time most convenient for them.
The agreement with the Academy follows similar, previous deals Yangaroo has inked with the Grammys, the Junos, the MTV VMAs and others to provide award shows with a cost-saving and environmentally friendly solution.
NewCap Radio, one of Canada's largest broadcast companies, has chosen Axia IP-Audio consoles and networking equipment. Alberta's CHLW (St. Paul), CKVH (High Prairie), and CFOK (Westlock) will receive Element 2.0 consoles and routing gear. NewCap will also expand its Axia installation in Brooks, Alberta, with CIXF joining sister CIBQ's existing studio network. The sale was made by Sadie customer in the UK to take delivery of the new Sadie 6 audio editing and production software. Prism Sound, makers of the software, has also announced sales of 10 native licences to Aberdeen College and 16 Sadie 6 licences, which will run on existing Sadie PCM2s, to Sunderland University.
Barix has partnered with StreamGuys to establish a low-latency IP distribution network for University of North Dakota football and hockey broadcasts. Twelve radio stations across North Dakota and Minnesota comprise the Fighting Sioux Radio Network. The network deployed Barix Exstreamer 1000 professional IP audio codecs across the distribution chain. The Exstreamer 1000 encodes and decodes program audio and relay signals, all delivered over the StreamGuys streaming platform.
The Canadian Space Agency based in Quebec recently bought a Sonifex DHY-03T digital telephone hybrid to use in a large, live, teleconference project. The specification required that the hybrid should have built-in echo cancellation, and the unit has internal memory allowing echo cancellation to 127ms.
Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, is using a Kaltman Creations Invisible Waves RF analyzer system to set up wireless mic systems at live sound events. Maurice Skogen, senior audio engineer, uses the system to find open channels and avoid interference issues on campus.