2008 Product Source: T-Z

September 2, 2008

Telos Systems Zephyr Iport MPEG Gateway

broadcast codec
Telos Systems
Zephyr Iport MPEG Gateway: Using the Livewire protocol for networked audio over Ethernet, this codec connects directly to an Axia IP-audio network. A single CAT-6 cable carries eight channels of stereo I/O and remote control. The Iport connects eight channels of stereo audio between two Livewire-equipped sites over an IP link. The Iport can also be used for any application where MPEG encoding and/or decoding are needed for transmission over IP channels. Applications include studio-to-transmitter links, satellite uplinks, Internet streaming, broadcasting to mobile phones and audio distribution systems.

Tieline Technology 3G

Wireless module
Tieline Technology
3G: Tieline codecs use fit-for-purpose 3G wireless modules that utilize QoS Performance Engine technology to withstand significant packet loss over IP and 3GIP connections. Sporting features such as Forward Error Correction (FEC) and automated jitter buffering, the codecs deliver continuous high quality audio over wireless networks with low delay. Tieline's 3G software automatically configures a codec for any of 188 networks currently supported in 55 countries and all codecs are SIP compatible. Tieline's loss-tolerant Music Plus algorithm provides up to 20kHz stereo audio quality over 3G networks with only 20ms coding delay.

Titus Technological Laboratories 3-DRX

AES audio switcher
Titus Technological Laboratories
3-DRX: This AES digital audio device integrates both a two-input AES-3 switcher and a 24-bit stereo ADC into one package making a perfect emergency 3x1 automatic switcher, as well as easy EAS integration. The 3-DRX is a digital audio repeater and crosspoint switcher. It has three inputs and one output. The first two inputs are digital audio inputs; they can be AES-3 balanced, XLR or AES-3ID BNC. They can also be either terminating or bridging inputs allowing sampling of an existing serial digital audio data channel. The third input to the 3-DRX is a stereo analog audio input. The serial digital output conforms to both AES-3 and AES-3ID standards. The 3-DRX will automatically switch to the secondary digital input if the primary digital source fails. A tertiary stereo analog source will automatically be switched to if the two stereo digital streams fail or have a loss of audio on the digital data stream.

Transmitter reseller
Transcom Corp
Pre-owned transmitters: This company provides used AM and FM transmitters and is a manufacturer representative for new antenna, cable, STL equipment and audio equipment.

Unimar UNI-E

LED medium intensity dual lighting system
UNI-E: The Unimar LED-based Medium Intensity Dual Lighting System is designed to provide aviation obstruction lighting for structures up to 500' in height. This complete LED system is the only ETL certified system which exceeds FAA specifications. Use of the UNI-E system provides 24 hours of aviation obstruction lighting protection and eliminates the need for costly painting of the structure. This high-tech alternative to Xenon strobe and incandescent products will dramatically reduce operating and maintenance costs. UNI-E features a rugged and high-quality design of a totally solid state system.

Via Radio RD10

RDS decoder
Via Radio
RD10: The RD10 RDS decoder is available in both serial and USB versions and can be used for basic RDS monitoring. The RD10 features both RF and MPX inputs, is small and will work with 3V to 12V, so it can go virtually anywhere. The serial version can additionally be used to prevent translator hijacking. A set of dry relay contacts can be programmed to mute a translator if the source signal is not carrying the correct RDS PI code for a configurable amount of time.

Vorsis VP8

Multi-mode audio processor
VP8: The VP8 is a multi-mode audio processor with six built-in processing modes: FM, AM, MPEG3, HE-AAC, HDC and VoIP. In these modes, special processing algorithms designed by Vorsis condition the audio appropriately for the selected transport medium. Audio is first preprocessed by a phase-linear four band AGC, then by an eight-band limiter and final limiter or clipper. The eight-band and final limiter operation is different in each of the operating modes due to special conditioning algorithms embedded within it that have been tailored for the particular needs of the operating mode. Changing modes is as simple as selecting a new mode from within the Windows-based Graphical User Interface; no reboot is required.

Microwave frequency searching tool
V-Soft Communications
Microwave Pro: Microwave Pro uses the FCC's ULS database to identify usable microwave frequencies and examine paths over terrain elevation plots while acknowledging interference to and from other microwave links. The program uses terrain-based analysis in conjunction with methodology found in TIA-EIA Telecommunications System Bulletin TSB10-F. When supplied with the parameters for a proposed path, Microwave Pro can quickly load all stations that have a potential interference relationship and calculate Carrier to Interference (C/I) ratios. A list of contact information for paths within the keyhole radius from the proposed path can be generated to be used in the prior notification process. Microwave-Pro also has a built-in link budget system analysis tool that can be used to generate complete link budget report. The wizard-based interface allows the user to enter path information, transmitter power, antenna gains, and other system gains and losses. The program will calculate the EIRP, path loss, fade margin and provide a minimum recommended fade margin.

Trafficking software
WO Traffic v4.6: Wide Orbit's core software product, WO Traffic, manages more than $11 billion in advertising revenue. The most significant enhancements in version 4.6 include support of industry standards such as SMPTE's BXF and TVB's Eport, dramatic improvements for multi-channel operations, new groundbreaking functionality for users in the cable and cable interconnect industry, enhanced capabilities needed for international businesses, and overall greater user flexibility and efficiency.

Yamaha Audiogram 3, 6

Computer recording system
Audiogram 3, 6: Packaged as complete computer music solutions, the Audiogram Series bundle together a hardware interface with audio inputs and outputs, software for recording and producing music, and a USB cable for connection to a computer. Recording music from instruments, microphones, CD players or MP3 players is as easy as installing the included music-production application, Cubase AI, on your computer and connecting the audio interface using the USB cable provided. The Audiogram 6 features two XLR combo inputs with preamps and one-knob compression for dialing in the desired sound from microphones and instruments. One of these inputs has switchable phantom power for using high-quality condenser microphones. Two stereo inputs, stereo and headphone outputs, and a USB jack complete the unit's connections. The Audiogram 6 includes separate controls for audio inputs and computer playback for complete control while recording. With a focus on simplicity, the Audiogram 3 features one phantom powered combo input switchable for microphones or instrument recording, a stereo input, a stereo and headphone output as well as a USB jack for connection to the computer.

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