This test system interfaces to a Windows PC via a single USB connection. While the Dscope can be rackmounted with the appropriate hardware, its approximate 12" x 9" footprint makes for a good fit with a host laptop computer, thereby creating a portable, no-compromise audio test system.
Moving six stations is no easy task, especially on a short schedule.
More equipment into smaller spaces? This review shows how a rack design can keep things cool.
The Cox stations in Tampa, FL, look to the future but keep a firm footing in the present.
The improvement of digital devices over analog is also obvious in most cases. But think about your facility: Is the digital improvement as good as it could be?
Cumulus is currently in the midst of an expansion, and we look inside some of the group's recent projects.
The most popular method of point-to-multipoint audio distribution, a satellite receive system requires regular maintenance.
Great studios aren't just wired, they're built from the ground up.
The wholesale movement and consolidation of station facilities has made the contract engineer as much a project manager as a part-time maintenance engineer.
Read about a studio move on a grand scale, taking the network operation more than halfway across the country from its previous location in Las Vegas.
Stardraw Radio is a computer-aided design (CAD) program for designing radio studios.
Modern equipment is stable and reliable, but some things should be checked on a regular basis.
Regardless of the compliment of analog and digital equipment, every station's goal is to maintain a quality audio signal through the entire chain.
The Portable People Meter continues to report higher average quarter-hour audiences on a 24-hour day.
WDEL-AM (1150) and WSTW-FM (93.7) are using separate Arbitron encoders to differentiate over-the-air audio from Internet-streamed audio.
WAEB-FM, WCTO-FM, WKXW-FM, WLEV-FM, WRFY-FM and WZZO-FM have joined the 38 Philadelphia-area radio stations that have already been participating in the PPM trial during 2001.
Eight TV stations, 38 radio stations and 22 cable networks in the Philadelphia market have encoded their audio signals for the U.S. market trial.
Over the next 12 to 16 weeks, Arbitron expects to recruit a representative panel of 1,500 consumers, age 6 and older, in the Philadelphia Designated Market Area.
Audio Precision has released a special Digigram version of its Application Note for PC audio device performance tests.
Ibiquity has completed tests for its FM IBOC system, and tests for the AM version are currently underway. What interests most broadcasters is understanding the test objectives. At this critical point in the acceptance of IBOC, stations should be aware of the efforts being made to develop a workable and realistic system.
Digital audio has provided radio with a means to deliver a higher-quality sound without requiring significant additional cost.
The explosive use and integration of the AES format in radio broadcast facilities has prompted several manufacturers to get in the game by building test equipment.
Incrementally or all at once, the transition is coming. How digital is your facility?
At some point in an engineer's career, questions such as How does our signal compare to so-and-so? or, Have we increased multipath along the highway lately?