Highlights of news items from the June 2003 issue.
Suspends IBOC Standard-Setting
The NRSC DAB subcommittee has temporarily suspended its
standards-setting process until Ibiquity resolves the audio-quality
issue at the lower bit-rates.
Pirate Gets Jail Time
Rayon Sherwin Payne has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment
after operating an unlicensed FM radio facility in Orlando.
Doubles Subscribers In First Quarter 2003
The Satcaster claims to have 68,000 subscribers, a 127 percent increase
over the 2002 end-of-year figure.
Vernier To Consult for CPB
Doug Vernier will provide technical consultation and management for the
CPB IBOC Seed Market Program.
Charter Member Drive Draws 17
The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) has attracted 17
charter members: AKG Acoustics, Altec-Lansing, Audio-Technica, Calpine,
DigiCo, Dolby Labs, Group One, Harman Pro Group, Klotz Digital, Meyer
Sound, Neutrik, Sennheiser, Shure, Sony, Tascam, Telex and
Taps Omnia as Exclusive Audio Processing Supplier
Broadcaster’s General Store will serve as the dealer. In
addition, Telos is has been named a preferred supplier of ISDN codecs
and broadcast phone equipment.