Feb 1, 2007 12:00 PM, by Kari Taylor, senior associate editor
Networked audio system
E-6: The E-6 Surface, the E-series Studio Satellite and the E-series Network Switch combine to create a networked audio system. Each studio operates independently yet can share all the sources and mixes through the E-series Network. Switch without traffic limitations, audio latency or machine control delays. The E-6 Surface features event recall, bus-minus and mix-minus and four aux mixes -- all with dedicated talkback systems. The system also features four monitor outputs and standard EQ, dynamics, panning and mic processing on all channels. It supports multiple arrays of programmable input channel and master panel switches for customized functions.
Audio coding algorithm
Apt-x Live: Apt-x Live enables the streaming of digital audio in real time over a wireless link. Designed for live performance situations, this audio algorithm offers a delay under 2ms.
Lighted switching module
Mic Pro: LED lighted "mic on" and "mic off" buttons enable and disable the mic channels on this module. More than one mic input can be controlled simultaneously. Monitor speaker muting is also controlled via the relay pack, and on-air or recording signs are controlled by a solid-state relay pack. The module is attached to the mixing board with the supplied hook and loop fastener system or double-sided tape to the production board.
Software for Windows
Universal Remote Control: The program automatically detects each connected CDQ Prima, Prima LT, Prima LT Plus, Team or Super Link and displays a picture of the unit on the screen. Click any function or digital interface module to fully configure each module. The program runs on any Windows-based PC and connects via serial port or telnet over IP (Team and Super Link only). Internal connections can be made or changed easily. Commands can be entered manually, and the unit's responses can be viewed.
SCM20SL: The ATC Passive 20 features the same woofer and tweeter as the active SCM20ASL and are are housed in a conventional black box. The low-frequency section is a hybrid design incorporating a 150mm bass cone with a grafted 75mm soft dome for mid-range assist. The woofer magnet assembly reduces third harmonic distortion to help reveal mistakes and details.
Red-white beacon: A LED medium-intensity red-white flashing beacon, this light is designed to overcome vibration and extreme weather conditions. It is a 20,000 candela flashing white light combined with a 2,000 candela steady or flashing red LED obstruction light. Operating temperatures range from -55 to +55�C and it can withstand conditions including direct sunlight, wind blown rain, high wind speeds, high humidity and salt fog.
CD, DVD cleaning fluid
Kenwash: This cleaning solvent removes smudges, dirt, fingerprints and other types of contaminants from discs. The cleaner works with all manual and automatic disc cleaning systems. It works with CDs and DVDs, including CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW and double-sided discs.
Annuncicom 100: This intercom can be deployed over a standard IP or Ethernet network infrastructure to any number of locations. It can connect directly to a PC or function autonomously with other Barix products. The device can connect to one of eight preset radio stations. It can also connect to an unlimited number of stations in a point-to-multipoint configuration. Target stations can be addressed over a standard Web browser, contact input or a serial interface. The unit is equipped with an Ethernet interface and communicates over existing TCP/IP networks. All network-connected devices can be controlled from a single central command station. Each device comes with its own integrated Web server that allows it to be configured over a standard Web browser.
In-line network tester
Net Tool Series II: This system shows the actual traffic between the network and end devices such as PCs, VoIP phones, access points, printers and copiers. In-line testing allows identification of device and network configurations and performance issues, reducing troubleshooting time. Users can verify link readiness during pre-deployment planning, as well as troubleshoot problems on active networks by monitoring real-time VoIP traffic. Net Tool can negotiate with Ethernet-based power-sourcing equipment, acting as a powered device and displaying voltage and current delivered over the cabling.
FTW171, FTW172: The 171 provides an inexpensive method of monitoring a facility. The 172 includes additional features that allow the user to gather more detailed information through Flash Technology's proprietary Eagle system. The units provide real-time data, and can monitor and manage non-IT-based equipment such as HVAC units, back-up generators, security access, exterior lighting and cooling systems.
AS428: This stereo audio switcher can be used as two 4x1 stereo switchers or as an 8x1 (in a single rack space) with two identical outputs. Designed to add inputs and additional monitoring capability for the NM-250 MKII Newsroom Mixer, the switcher can be used anywhere a locally controlled stereo switcher is required. Use the device's A/B function at the transmitter site. The switcher features unity gain and balanced operation.
MXL Model 604: A cardioid condenser pressure gradient microphone with an interchangeable omni-directional capsule, the MXL 604 features a -10dB attenuation switch that enables the microphone to better handle high sound pressure levels. The mic offers a selectable low frequency roll-off capability to compensate for proximity effect or to eliminate wind noise during outdoor recording. Its transformerless design provides a solid bottom and an open top end sound. The microphone is internally wired with Mogami cable. The mic features a satin silver finish with etched engravings.
IP audio system
Digital Juke Box
Remoteware VoIP: This software enables radio stations to broadcast live remotes from any location with any type of Internet connection as long as there is 10kb bandwidth. Features include 100ms delay, works with any Internet connection, no port forwarding, and a hole punching technology to get past firewalls. Use this system in a laptop with a microphone for a live remote. The software is full duplex and users can talk from studio to remote location.
Portable FM and SCA receiver
Mid-Atlantic RF Systems
BSC98-20-D: This FM/SCA receiver receives pre-delay audio to communicate with and queue talent in the field without the eight-second delay inherent in the digital FM broadcast. The receiver is a TCXO-referenced phase lock loop-controlled receiver that operates in the FM band. It demodulates the main channel audio as well as the standard 67kHz or 92kHz subcarrier audio. The front panel also provides connections for a headset jack for monitoring the received signal. The rear panel features connectors for antennas, dc power and audio line output, which is not gain controlled.
Feb 1, 2007 12:00 PM, by Kari Taylor, senior associate editor
Clark Wire and Cable
Audio snake cable: This is a plenum grade, 12-channel audio snake cable. It is manufactured with the company's quick-strip method, which means the foil and jacket are easily removed as one unit when stripped. Each pair is color-coded.
Two-way compact loudspeaker
Control 1 Pro: With monitor-grade high- and low-frequency drivers, this speaker's updated crossover network design provides steeper crossover slopes for improved consistency throughout the listening area. Sonic Guard overload protection has been enhanced to provide better full-range protection of the transducers and network against power surges from the amplifier. The speaker's enclosure houses magnetically shielded transducers, making it well suited for use with magnetically sensitive equipment. The speaker is available in black or white finishes.
Network audio operating system
Visiblu: Visiblu combines audio processing and networking technologies by unifying the Ethersound protocol with audio IP streaming into an engine that runs under Windows and Linux. The system allows users to develop audio and data routing, transporting, encoding and processing systems across local facilities and wide areas. The system features bi-directional Digipro audio IP transport management with low latency forward error correction; automatic clock drift management; sample rate conversion; and stream resychronization. The system supports a wide range of audio formats such as PCM linear, and MPEG 2 and MPEG 3 encoding and decoding.
Right-angle phone plugs
PRX series: The PRX series expands the PX series of �" phone plugs with a right-angle version. The new plugs incorporate a diecast shell in a slim design with a compact barrel. The plug's rivetless one-piece tip contact prevents hook-up in a socket or break-off at the tip. Other features include improved strain relief for reliable cable retention; nickel or gold plating for durability and conductivity; and mono and stereo plugs for cable assemblers.
Automatic mixing controllers
Dan Dugan Sound Design
Model E: This mixing system fits eight channels into a half-width 1RU package. Two Model E units can be mounted side-by-side in one rack space. The unit connects in two ways: to a mixing board's insert jacks with standard TRS cables, or through an eight-channel ADAT optical interface. When analog I/O is used, the ADAT connectors can link multiple units up to 64 channels. Mute and bypass buttons are provided for each channel. An internal Web server downloads a Java applet that provides real-time control and monitoring of the controller from the user's browser. Power is 9 to 24Vdc, either polarity, or 9 to 18Vac.
Telephone hybrid, screener system
Thum + Mahr/Yellowtec
Yellowtec B-line: B-line combines a POTS and ISDN telephone hybrid with call screener for use in talk shows. The audio connections to the mixing console or audio workstation are equipped with balanced studio level and AES/EBU interfaces. The integrated digital signal processing includes echo cancellation, AGC and expander. Plugging in a telephone handset allows off-air screening. In ISDN mode, two callers can be managed simultaneously and switched to air independently. Features include GPI/O with programmable relays and TTL inputs and outputs, a DTMF option to initiate calls, sending DTMF tones over existing connections or decoding incoming DTMF tones as well as an RS-232 interface for external control by a PC running Talkmaster software, or for connection of the B-line keypad.
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FMI-T series: This tube transmitter for HD Radio offers power levels for low-level combined operations. The FMI T Series consists of three models (FMI 17T, FMI 21T and FMI 25T) with up to 25kW FM+HD Radio operation. All models include BE's FXI FM+HD Radio exciter. This series includes a folded half-wave cavity that eliminates troublesome and unreliable DC plate-blocking capacitors and all sliding RF contacts.
Prize inventory software
Prophet Systems Innovations
Prize Watch: Prize Watch creates station contests, tracks prize inventory and is a central location for winners and their electronic confirmation signatures.
Audio restoration software
Magix Cleaning Lab 11: This software restores music in just a few seconds. One-click functionality restores and digitizes music, recovering and remastering old music from a record, CD, MP3, LP and tape collections and converting them into music files with surround sound effects. Add more detail and layers with 40 studio effects, including surround sound, surround reverb, transition effects and advanced MP3 surround sound. Audio ID technology makes recognizing songs easy by automatically assigning title, artist and album information to tracks so you don't have to enter the names manually.
Radial analysis software
Au Contraire Software
AM Proof: With this software measurements are graphically analyzed in the GUI environment and finished, ready-to-file field strength graphs and tabulations are produced on the system printer. Radial measurement data is entered from field notes for reference and directional patterns. The reference proof can be non-directional, making the program useful for full or partial proofs. A log-log graph is produced wherein the user can graphically analyze the measurements, adjusting the inverse distance line for the best fit. Experiment with conductivity curves in the GUI environment and then print ready-to-file exhibits.
Remote Dashboard v1.2: The Remote Dashboard software v1.2 is now available for M2.2 HD Radio modulation monitors. When used with the M2.2's Ethernet interface, the Windows XP application provides remote control and monitoring of AM and FM HD Radio broadcasts as well as alarm capabilities. The application allows a remote M2.2 user to simultaneously monitor HD Radio program availability and digital audio presence for HD-1 and all multicast HD-2 through HD-8 broadcasts, along with analog audio presence, analog delay bit and RF carrier signal strength. The complete HD Radio PAD and SIS data package including station descriptions and program song title, artist, album, genre and comments, can also be simultaneously displayed, each in its own window.
Wireless mic system
200, 300 series: The new 200 and 300 Series are complete wireless system packages. The WS-200 vocal system includes a hand-held dynamic microphone and receiver. The WS-300 presentation system comes with an omni-directional condenser lapel microphone with bodypack transmitter and receiver. System features include 10 hours of operation from a single 9V battery and four switchable UHF frequencies.
FM bandpass filter
955 series: This RF filter for IBOC and low power analog FM applications protects from undesirable cross-modulation products and can also be configured as a branch combiner for combining two or three analog or IBOC transmitters into one antenna. The filters are rated at 3kW average power and can be tuned for any FM operating channel between 88MHz and 108MHz. The filter cavities are sized to provide low insertion loss resulting in minimal temperature rise and reduced transmitter power loss. The individual cavities are loop coupled so that each filter bank can be optimized for the particular application required and can be retuned in the field if necessary.
Anthology II: Anthology II features 15 plug-ins. Included are two 48-bit double precision vintage equalizers: EQ45 and EQ65. Equalizing capabilities are expanded with the EQ45. The EQ65 Filter Set recreates the sound and function of the vintage analog filter set. Two new configurable channel strips provide tracking tools: E-channel and Ultra-channel. E-channel is a channel strip with a configurable signal path. Ultra-channel offers users a more comprehensive channel strip. Mic phase alignment is easier with the Precision Time Align plug-in, and the Quadravox plug-in features four voices of diatonic Harmonizer pitch shifting. Anthology II also features the nine plug-ins that comprised the original Anthology bundle.
Upgrades and Updates
HHB has expanded the Flashmic range with the introduction of a new cardioid version, the Flashmic DRM85-C, to accompany the original, omnidirectional Flashmic DRM85. (www.hhbusa.com)...Davicom is now shipping the Next Generation Davicom Mac transmitter remote control that supports up to 128 metering inputs, 256 status inputs and 256 relays. (www.davicom.com)...The SE Electronics SE USB2200a is a USB microphone built on the SE2200a capsule. It provides a 16-bit or 24-bit output at a 48kHz sampling rate to a USB output. (www.seelectronics.com)