New Products (May 2003)
May 1, 2003 12:00 PM, By Kari Taylor, associate editor
This full-featured 10- or 14-channel digital console is available ata lower purchase price than its analog counterparts. Developed forsmall or medium market radio stations or smaller production studios,this console offers a secure upgrade path with analog and digitalinputs and outputs. Broadcasters can start with analog and easilyupgrade to digital when they are ready. Features include a traditionallook with familiar analog meters for instant usability, ergonomicimplementation and a phone setup with features from otherconsoles.
Maycom Audio Systems
This audio recorder offers advanced software, downward compatibilitywith version HH I, as much as 30 percent lower power consumption (alsoa high efficiency battery pack) and advanced, user-friendly USBconnectivity. It also provides improved S/N ratio, a lower noise floor,improved jitter performance, higher headphone power output level,integrated line drivers on output and improved RFI suppression oninternal microphone signal.
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Self-contained remote kiosk
Spacewise Broadcast Furniture
This self-contained traveling broadcast kiosk offers a large,electric color backlit sign that is visible to about 150'. It alsofeatures a built-in dual 100W RMS pre-wired stereo speaker system. Alsoavailable is a 19" equipment rack with rear access for mountingpermanent remote broadcast gear, such as codecs, RPUs, receivers,mixers and DVDs. The kiosk includes locking access to the rack, stowageof promotional items and a locking utility drawer. It's useful forflat-screen display and additional promotional signs. When open, thekiosk stands about 70" high and its speaker swings open to 60" wide.When closed for travel, it folds down to a 52" high, 30" wide and 24"deep. A junior system, the JR-42, folds down to 42" high. The kiosk isconstructed with road-case plywood with an aluminum frame andheavy-duty latches.
Audio Processing Technology
This codec features standard and enhanced Apt-x, along with a rangeof other algorithms including G.711, G.722, MPEG AAC and MPEG Layer I,II and III, making it compatible with a wide range of other codecs. Italso features ISDN, X.21 and TCP/IP interfaces, which means that it isuseful for broadcast applications. The codec offers a variety of datainterfaces i.e. ISDN (supports 1 or 4 BRIs), X.21/RS422/V.35, TCP/IP,UDP/IP and AES/EBU. It is compatible with the APT range of codecs,including the Worldnet Milano, DSM100/Pro-Link, BCF256/384 and DRT128.This product also offers compatibility with Telos Zephyr, CCS CDQPrima, Dialog 4, AEQ and Prodys. With its auto sense feature, the codecwill automatically detect and configure to an incoming signal.
Audio router system
Z-256.256R Digital Detangler:
This product enables recording studios and post facilities toseamlessly integrate and reconfigure their digital audio workplace. Theunit accommodates as many as 256 stereo/two-channel inputs routing inany combination to a total of 256 outputs. Asynchronous sources anddestinations can be 24-bit AES/EBU or S/PDIF format, at sampling ratesto 192kHz and beyond. I/O crosspoint assignments can be selected via adedicated serial port, using the firm's dedicated hardware remote ornetworked MacOS and Windows control software. The system is modular inincrements of 16�16.
A phonetic-based search system for digital audio, this product isavailable as an integrated module in the DADpro32 Digital AudioDelivery system. The module allows users to search a library of audiofiles containing spoken material and find specific words or phrasessimply by typing them. This product contains underlying technologylicensed from Fast-Talk, an Atlanta-based software company.
Multistream audio adapter
This adapter is aimed at high-performance broadcast and streamingapplications requiring multi-stream MP3 and MPEG Layer 2 record andplayback with analog and AES/EBU digital interfaces. This sound carduses dual 150MHz Texas Instruments TMS320C6711 DSPs and provides fourstereo outputs, two stereo inputs, four record streams, four playstreams and a powerful multirate digital mixer. Audio format choicesinclude MP3, MPEG Layer 2 and linear PCM. Multi-rate-mixing technologysupports digital mixing of multiple stream formats and sample rates.The AES/EBU sync input allows adapter clock and AES/EBU outputs to besynchronized to an external AES/EBU reference. Soundguard transientvoltage suppression protects against lightning and other high voltagesurges.
The Lazer Blade edits fast and auto-records every call. Placemarkers can be set while recording and the user can zoom in and out ofvisible waveforms. Hear edit points by scrubbing or rocking reels witha jog wheel. Announcers and callers are on different tracks that can belocked or separated for easy edits. Tracks can slide separately toimprove timing. It can add hot keys, effects, bleeps, pauses andre-record parts at any time.
Remote antenna system monitoring
Antenna system monitor:
Broadcasters can remotely monitor network performance via a modem orthe Internet with this system. The monitor comprises a user-friendlytouch screen connected to a programmable logic controller (PLC)interfaced with a transducer and analog/digital converter. This localsetup provides an active mimic panel, as well as interactive graphicaldisplays depicting parameters such as forward and reflected power,voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), temperature or whatever isrequired. It also allows local control of motorized coaxialswitches.
Stereo headphone amplifier
A 1RU stereo headphone amplifier, this product is useful for drivingas many as two pairs of professional stereo headphones from a singlestereo or mono input. One headphone jack is on the front panel with oneon the rear. The main stereo input connections are electronicallybalanced XLR connectors on the rear panel, which can be wiredunbalanced. The output volume for the headphones can be controlledthrough the front panel or by a VCA signal supplied externally via theremote connector. This option is controlled by the local/remote controlon the rear panel. Its main purpose is for installations where the unitneeds to be remotely controlled. A mono input can be mixed into themain headphone feed, for example, for mixing in talkback to theheadphones. This has an input level control via a recessed adjustablepotentiometer. The mono mix input can also be remotely controlled. AnLED power indicator on the front panel displays the power supplyconnection.
Kathrein, Scala Division
These directional broadband panel antennas are intended for use inprofessional fixed-station applications in the 470MHz-860MHz bands.They feature heavy-duty stainless steel and aluminum construction, andsilver-plated copper radiators. A heavy fiberglass radome ensuresperformance in heavy icing conditions. All metal parts offer dc groundpotential. Multiple antennas may be used to meet a variety of radiationpatterns.
Digital voice processor
DBX Professional Products
This processor is an all-inclusive toolbox that is useful forapplications including live, studio and karaoke. The processor featuresa microphone preamp coupled with microphone and mic-preamp modeling fora variety of sonic characteristics. This unit offers DBX dynamicprocessing such as gating, compression, de-esser, and limiter, then onto chorus, flanger, delay and reverb. Other features include a 24-bitS/PDIF output with selectable 44.1 or 48kHz sample rate and MIDIcontrol. This processor helps vocalists create warm and rich vocaltones in the digital domain with clear digital effects, while providingdynamics processing powers that can all be controlled via the frontpanel. The unit's connections are XLR and �" analog inputs andoutputs and S/PDIF digital outputs.
Mixer with mic preamplifiers
Eurorack UB 1002:
This 10-input, two-bus mic and line mixer features two invisible micpreamps (IMPs) and a musical three-band EQ, plus a switchable low-cutfilter on all mono channels. There is one post fader FX send perchannel for external FX devices, main mix outputs plus separate controlroom, headphones and stereo tape outputs. Tape inputs are assignable tomain mix or control room and phones outputs. This mixer can connect aDAT recorder or monitor speakers to running permanent video audioinstallations.
FCC license data tracker
This service permits the tracking of FCC license data for AM, FM,television, low band VHF, high band VHF, UHF and 800MHz and above. Thesystem will track items of competitive interest or those that couldcause potential interference or allocation problems with thesubscriber's facility or location. It covers all activity in FCC Parts22, 73, 74 and 90 in one easy-to-use format. It can be used not only toidentify potential interferers, but also to see the details of what isbeing proposed and the possible effects on the flagged site. Usersenter a latitude, longitude and radius distance for each site they wishto flag or simply the call sign. Moreover, users can request daily,weekly or monthly e-mails of any activity without any difference incost. Any flag will generate an online list of information thatpertains to a facility or market the user wishes to monitor. Flags areavailable for one site or hundreds of sites so the service is usefulfor small as well as large users.
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