NAB Radio Update - Sep 2, 2008

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Austin Attractions

Don't Miss These Austin Attractions!
Though downtime is at a premium during the NAB Radio Show, you shouldn't visit a big city without taking in some culture. Check out one or more of the following attractions to get the full experience.

Austin History Center
810 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701

Austin Museum of Art
823 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Congress Avenue Bridge Bats
Congress Ave. & Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78704

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center
1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX 78702

Texas Military Forces Museum
2200 W. 35th St., Bldg. 6 Camp Mabry, Austin, TX 78703

Product Peeks

Continental Electronics 802Ex
Digital FM/HD exciter
Booth 501
This new next generation exciter is a on-box HD Radio product incorporating embedded exporter and exciter technology. The 802EX is based on future-focused digital technology that advances performance beyond other FM digital exciters, makes HD Radio much simpler to install and configure, and enhances the FM/HD experience through the innovative application of soft updates and firmware plug-ins. Standard in all 802EX exciters are: Continental's fully-adaptive, real-time, forward precorrection, allowing changes in transmitter or RF system performance to be automatically sensed and corrected; software-selectable HD Radio power levels of -20dB, -10dB or any power level in between; Hi-res color LCD screen for maximum clarity and accuracy; built-in stereo generator; built-in audio delay (up to 16.4 seconds); synchronization, using GPS 10MHz signal; multiple AES3 digital audio inputs; AES3 audio output; standard composite input and two baseband SCA inputs.

Telephone hybrid
Booth 521
This digital telephone hybrid has an incorporated frequency extender and is capable of operating with single or dual lines. Independent outputs line level or multiplexed output are provided by its unique multiplexing capabilities. Working with dual lines permits telephone multi-conference, allowing the on-air personality and two callers to talk and listen to each other simultaneously. Feedback is eliminated by the digital hybrid. No adjustments are required to operate.

Broadcast Electronics Xpi 10esp
Embedded exporter
Booth 301
BE's XPi 10esp with on-board signal processing replaces current PC-based HD Radio exporters, and is the result of a cooperative effort between BE, Ibiquity Digital Corportion, the developer of HD Radio technology, and the National Association of Broadcasters HD Radio Technology Advancement Task Force. The resulting XPi 10esp is based on an embedded signal processing design for increased reliability and affordability. Its embedded design eliminates the use of consumer operating systems and PC hardware such as hard-disk drives and audio cards. As a broadcast-grade unit, the XPi 10esp also offers new features important to the evolution of HD Radio, including encoding for Arbitron Portable People Meter measurement of main as well as new multicast channels.

Did You Know?

How Did You Do?

  • White-tail deer are the most abundant large game species in North America. The whitetail population is largest in Texas, where an estimated three to four million of the deer reside.

  • A coastal live oak located near Fulton is the oldest tree in the state. The tree has an estimated age of more than 1,500 years.

  • Professional sports teams include the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Stars, Houston Astros, Houston Comets, Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs, and Texas Rangers.

  • Dr Pepper was invented in Waco in 1885. The Dublin Dr Pepper, 85 miles west of Waco, still uses pure imperial cane sugar in its product. There is no period after the Dr in Dr Pepper.

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