NAB Radio Update - Aug 26, 2008


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Out and About in Austin

Where to eat in Austin
Get away from the convention and enjoy these top-rated restaurants in Austin.

  • FINO Restaurant, Patio and Bar, 2905 San Gabriel St., Austin, TX. Featuring Mediterranean cuisine from Spain, France, Greece, Italy and North Africa, FINO's indoor/outdoor atmosphere will impress you. Look for happy hour 5-7 p.m. weekdays for discounts on food and drinks.

  • Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 301 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701. Located a few blocks from the Convention Center and 6th St., The Rio offers freshly prepared TexMex food and legendary margaritas. Don't miss happy hour 5-7 p.m. daily and live music Thursdays from 8-10 p.m.

  • Bakehouse Restaurant & Bar, 5404 Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745. The Bakehouse has been in business for 25 years and features a 100-item dinner menu with "homestyle cooking of the world." This place is open until midnight, so stop by after the convention floor closes.

  • Ciola's Italian-American Restaurant, 1310 Ranch Rd 620 S., Lakeway, TX 78734. If you're looking to spend a little more, check out this gem, winner of best steak, Italian food and seafood in Best of Citysearch. It is a true old-school Italian experience.

    For more on these and other area restaurants, visit citysearch.com.


    Product Peeks

    Davicom/Comlab Telecommunications Micro MAC
    Remote control system
    Booth 713
    Micro MAC is designed to handle the remote-control and monitoring needs of small repeater or booster sites. I/O capability includes eight metering, eight status and eight relays, and communications is achieved over dial-up or IP networks. The Micro MAC operates with the same Graphical User Interface as other MAC products, so personnel can easily control all sites, from the smallest to the largest, with a unit from the Davicom MAC family. The Micro MAC is just as intelligent as other MAC units with extensive condition-driven and event-driven programming capabilities. It boasts the industry's widest choice of communication means, including: voice/DTMF, PC, fax, e-mail, pager, text messaging, SNMP and Web browser. It also allows easy access via a Blackberry or smart phones.


    Logitek Jetstream Mini
    Mini IP audio router
    Booth 617
    The Jetstream Series includes IP-based audio routers that provide audio I/O, mixing, processing and audio distribution needs for radio applications. The first in the series, the Jetstream Mini, provides enough capacity for one 24-channel radio console. Logitek's existing control surfaces – Mosaic, Artisan and Remora – provide the user interface to the Jetstream. One Jetstream Mini unit provides eight I/O card slots that accommodate five types of I/O cards: four mic preamps (with phantom power); four stereo analog line inputs; four stereo analog line outputs; four stereo AES or S/PDIF digital inputs and four stereo AES or S/PDIF digital outputs. Also included are 12 GPI and 16 GPO contacts; four RS-485 ports with AES cue audio; 2 GbE Ethernet ports and redundant power supplies in a single two rack unit enclosure.


    Coaxial Dynamics 81030
    Average reading wattmeter
    Booth 414
    The new Model 81030 average reading wattmeter incorporates a large, robust LCD display, a state-of-the-art microcontroller that computes forward or reflected RF power and presents the reading in either Watts or dBm scale. The digital display allows the quickest and most accurate way to read RF Power from up to several feet away. No more confusing crossed needles or tiny print on small meter faces, which can be read inaccurately if viewed from an angle or distance. The Model 81030 is able to accurately measure RF power from 100mW to 10kW over a frequency range of 2MHz to 2.3GHz using standard 7/8" elements.


    Did You Know?

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  • Texas is the only state to have the flags of 6 different nations fly over it. They are: Spain, France, Mexico, Republic of Texas, Confederate States, and the United States. There have been eight changes of government: Spanish 1519-1685, French 1685-1690, Spanish 1690-1821, Mexican 1821-1836, Republic of Texas 1836-1845, United States 1845-1861, Confederate States 1861-1865, United States 1865-present.

  • More wool comes from the state of Texas than any other state in the United States. Edwards Plateau in west central Texas is the top sheep growing area in the country.

  • The capital city of Austin is located on the Colorado River in south-central Texas. The capitol building is made from Texas pink granite. It served as the capital of the Republic of Texas in 1840-1842.

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