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PCI Cobranet sound cards
ASI54xx Series: The ASI5402, ASI5408 and ASI5416 are professional PCI sound cards designed for use in the installed sound and entertainment markets. Using Cirrus Logic's Cobranet technology for streaming audio over Ethernet, the ASI5402 provides two channels of Cobranet receive and transmit, the ASI5408 provides eight channels of Cobranet receive and transmit, and the ASI5416 provides 16 channels of Cobranet receive and transmit. These sound cards can be connected to any Cobranet-compliant device.
Song data embedding
TRE Message Manager 2.0: BE's TRE Message Manager with Jump2Go service embeds the correct Apple tags and provides the synchronization required for earmarking songs in real-time as they're played over the air.
Sierra Automated Systems
M Class: The M Class console was engineered to have the same design and ease-of-use as the Rubicon family of consoles, but costs thousands less. Its feature set eclipses most analog consoles. M Class is powered by Rio Link, the unit running SAS Rubicon consoles in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. These boards are suited to be used as drop-in replacements for analog mixers. The optional Flex2 module will allow SAS 64000, Rio Link or 32KD owners instant connectivity to their existing routers. M Class includes A/B inputs for faders, three user-configurable output buses, an unlimited number of auto-configuring mix minus buses, dual ¼" and ⅛" headphone jacks, full fidelity cue speaker, meters, built-in up-timer, IFB functionality, intercom capability and eight custom programmable buttons.
Audio codec software
Apt-x Scalable: This is the latest addition to the Apt-x series of low-latency audio compression algorithms for high-definition audio in broadcast, professional and consumer applications, and offers sampling rates up to 96kHz and sample resolutions up to 24 bits. Potential applications in high-definition audio for Apt-x Scalable include extended battery life in portable media players; improved streaming to wireless peripherals; optimal use of network bandwidth for dynamic mix of audio traffic in VoIP; Internet audio services such as surround-sound radio and interactive gaming; broadcast audio; and digital wireless microphones.
Mixing control surface
Pilot: Available in multiples of six faders (from 6 to 24), the Pilot offers full access to the sources available on a Jetstream or Audio Engine router along with simple bus selection and intuitive monitor controls. The Pilot, combined with the Jetstream Mini, provides a cost-effective way for facilities to implement IP audio routing and mixing. Features include: cue switch over every fader with built-in cue speaker; room for 16 character source names on bright, wide-angle displays; change button over every channel and central select knob for easy access to new sources; 12 user-configurable soft keys; quick route button for selection of program, auxiliary and two user-defined sources for monitoring; buckets full of mix-minus; four GPI inputs and eight GPI outputs on back of surface along with RJ-45 for connection to audio engine; simple tabletop mounting and 20W power consumption.
Sales management software
WO Sales: WO Sales, sales management software, makes Media sales operations smarter from forecasting, to account management, to proposal, to post-buy analysis. WO Sales was built specifically to meet the needs of media sales professionals and includes WO CRM for sales and account management, WO Proposal for sales proposals and research, and WO Yield for pricing and inventory optimization. With WO Sales, media companies will improve their bottom line by reducing costs and errors, drive operational efficiencies, optimize the value of advertising inventory and, ultimately, close more business.
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