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Opera: Based on the BC-500 audio console, AEQ is now launching its replacement, the Opera. Opera has the same basic features as the BC-500. The modular design of Opera offers the possibility of configuring the console according to specific requirements. There are equalized microphone/line modules, stereo dual line modules, input-output modules and output modules. Using the standard configuration, Opera can be easily upgraded by adding new modules. Outstanding among the modules is the digital telephone hybrid with frequency extension and multiplex option. This modular design permits the extraction for repair or replacement of each module in minutes without influence in the on-air signal.
Poddio: Poddio software transforms a smart phone into a full-featured sound editing suite. The first version was released on Iphone in February 2009. That version allowed users to record and edit news stories or music, and upload the finished audio file to a computer. The new version allows reporters to also send their completed stories wirelessly, either by FTP or by e-mail.
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Media Access Pro v4.3: MAPro Version 4.3 now delivers details on individual multicast/digital stations, Arbitron Portable People Meter data for available markets, and detailed band ID information. Another added feature is the ability to export counties per market and across various media. Other enhancements to MAPro 4.3 include the addition of detailed information for Low Power FMs and their unique programming. Users can single out these stations via a special search criterion. MAPro 4.3 also includes information on additional station programming (HD2 and HD3), such as formats being provided and detailed contact information at each multicast program stream. It also offers an enhanced way of viewing multiple markets simultaneously via new saved searches, making it easy to view information across markets.
AM mobile measurement for IBOC
Navigator HD AM/FM: Audemat engineers have added AM analog and HD Radio measurement capability to this unit. This is a free release that requires the unit to be sent back to the factory. Any new unit purchased from now on will include AM/FM/HD Radio capabilities as standard. The AM module allows AM RF measurements with the display of the RF level in graphic form, AM HD Radio coverage measurements (with GPS position data) and the decoding and display of AM IBOC data (extended HD Radio panel). The Audemat meter is for easy field surveys as well as on site/studio monitoring of all aspects of a station's analog FM and HD Radio FM/AM signals. The meter is frequency agile. It combines an FM monitor and an HD Radio monitor that works for FM and AM HD Radio signals.
IBOC FM translator
Encore Series: Incorporating TV transmitter amplifier designs and applying them to digital radio, the Encore IBOC FM Translator delivers a high-quality digital FM radio quality sound. Highly linear amplifiers and custom designed IF filtering enable optimum reception and output power in digital operation. Integrating filtering and new linear conversion technologies, the Encore Series of translators takes the digital FM signal and translates/repeats it, keeping the IBOC digital signal intact. The result is an IBOC FM translator that delivers the original analog FM signal and the digital portion of the signal together to an audience. The Encore Series is available from 25W to 250W.
Intraplex Netxpress LX: NetXpress LX is suitable as an edge device working together with NetXpress in large, multi-site networks. Features include: flexible configuration for audio and data (choice of MPEG II layers 2 and 3, enhanced apt-X or J.41 compression, XLR AES/EBU digital and L/R analog input/output connectors), reliable IP audio transport (low processing delay, adjustable packet size) and convenient provisioning and management (SNMP network management, network statistics monitoring, event logging).
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