New Products at NAB Radio 2001

Digital audio adapter

ASI4215: This digital audio adapter allows four streams of MPEG Layer 2 playback and one stream of MPEG Layer 2 record simultaneously. Features include four outputs-analog and digital; professional balanced audio input and output; AES3 and S/PDIF digital audio input and outputs; 20-bit analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters; high-speed PCI bus interface; 8MB DRAM; programmable non-volatile memory; automatic volume fade implemented by DSP; and up to four cards in one system.

302-324-5333; fax 302-738-9434;;
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Static desiccators
Booth 1847

SD-001 and SD-002A: The SD-001 static desiccator, a passive drying device that covers systems with volumes from 0.01ft3 to 0.1ft3, is a clear plastic tube containing color-indicating desiccant that is mounted to the system. Short length flex-twist cable sections, rigid sections, and elliptical waveguide sections can be kept free of moisture without the need for electrical power and mechanical pumps. The SD-002A static desiccator also covers systems with volumes from 0.01ft3 to 1ft3.

800-DIAL-4-RF; fax 708-349-5444;;
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Solid-state FM stereo transmitters
Booth 1800

SKY line: Targeted to the small and mid-size radio station, the SKY line of transmitters is available in 1, 20, 50, 150 and 300W configurations. All versions include on-board DSP audio processing and a built-in stereo generator. On-screen software controls allow all of the needed readings and adjustments. Units are 2RU or less.

610-644-1123; fax 610-644-8651;;
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Audio platform

miXart: Based on Motorola's PowerPC processor, MiXart combines Digigram onboard audio processing with comprehensive audio mixing functions. Three programming environments can be used individually or in concert for the rapid creation of computer-based audio solutions. MiXart brings new possibilities to audio production and post-production, acquisition and archiving, broadcast, security, and other demanding professional applications. Now available is the miXart 8, with eight analog input/output paths with four additional stereo AES3 inputs and outputs optional.

703-875-9100; fax 703-875-9161;;
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24-bit microphone preamp module
Klotz Digital
Booth 1556

Microphone preamp: This device is completely remotable for the VADIS platform. Featuring 24-bit A/D conversion, the module extends Klotz Digital's range of available modules. This microphone preamp module also features balanced insert points, 48V phantom power and ultra low noise (101dB or better) for mic preamp including A/D conversion.

678-966-9900; fax 678-966-9903;;
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Transient voltage surge suppressors
Superior Electric
Booth 1762, 2121

Stabiline TVSS series: Units in this series are suited for mission-critical and high magnitude transient exposure Category A, B, and C industrial, medical and broadcast applications. They ensure continuous on-line surge protection because of a fail-proof fuse that cannot be opened by a transient. Models are available for full rated current capacity to 300,000 amperes. Features include an advanced suppression filter assembly. Other features are all modes protection, which safeguards all electrical modes such as L-N, L-G, L-L and N-G; all copper, tin-plated bus that provides minimum impedance and eliminates wire bends; individually fused MOVs; disconnect models with safety interlock entry doors; seven-year product warranty, and availability of such options as standard; and advanced monitoring and hand held tester.

800-787-3532; fax 860-582-3784;;
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Digital audio codec
Audio Processing Technology
Booth 1347

WorldNet Milano: Features standard and enhanced apt-X, the company's upgraded data compression algorithm, which offers a reduction in coding delay, improvements in audio quality and increased dynamic range. The Milano features four ISDN interfaces (S or U), in addition to permanent digital links, and has available audio bandwidths from 10Hz to 22.5kHz, with corresponding synchronous bit rates from 56kb/s to 576kb/s. This full duplex, multi-channel ISDN audio coded is suitable for inter-studio networking, remote/outside broadcasts and STL applications.

323-463-2963; fax 323-463-8878;;
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Automation software
Broadcast Software International

Simian: This automation software, known only by the development codename Simian, is the first of a new generation of digital automation systems. Many features are still confidential, although BSI reveals that Simian incorporates advanced capabilities for self-diagnosis and repair, interstation communications, streaming spot substitution, remote control and live support. Touchscreen enabled, Simian will support tagging and simultaneous multiple playback of all professional audio file types. Simian's official launch will be at the NAB Radio Show during the BSI On The Bayou riverboat demonstration. Contact BSI for complimentary tickets.

888-BSI-USA1; fax 541-338-8656;;
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Solid-state retrofit
Continental Electronics
Booth 1904

Dual IPA upgrade: This upgrade provides parallel dual redundancy so that if a module fails in the IPA, the station stays on the air. Also offers an improvement in AM noise. Using two combined modules isolates the IPA from the PA grid at warm up. Greatly reduces the cost of repairs in the unlikely event of module failure, and modules can be repaired in the field using common parts. Better bandwidth and AM noise performance improve FM stereo and SCA performance. Stations can install the IPA upgrade kit. Kit includes full installation and operation instructions.

800-733-5011; fax 214-381-3250;;
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Numix console accessory
Booth 1948

Selector wedge: The monitor speakers, operator headphones, guest headphones and the cue speaker are controlled from the Selector wedge. A multi-station talkback system is offered. LCD panels allow input sources and output destinations to be assigned to each fader and monitor channel. Pan/balance and optional three band EQ for each fader is controlled by the selections LCD screen. The preset system is also controlled from this screen. A bank of relays allows for remote starting of local machines. A cue in phones button is included. Two three-color LED stereo meters monitor the on-air program and speaker feed. Each meter offers simultaneous VU, true peak and peak hold.

877-231-5870; fax 713-664-4479;;
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Schedule controller
Broadcast Tools
Booth 1936

PSC II: The front panel provides for a six-digit, ½-inch seven-segment LED display. Front panel LEDs are provided for the 16 relays; signal loss; device #1 serial data; device #2 serial data; power; control port serial data and 1 PPS. The PSC II controls functions by either scheduled time and date, time and day of week, serial port commands and remote input contact closures. Using non-volatile memory for the two serial control ports, each of the 64 control macros may have up to 32 characters, including control characters. The PSC II's non-volatile memory also contains 199 scheduled events. The PSC II is furnished with a Garmin 12 Channel GPS receiver with embedded antenna. Programming is accomplished with any non-dedicated computer and communication software.

877-250-5575; fax 360-854-9479;;
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Digital FM processor
Booth 2043

Omega_FM: A largely software-based digital on-air processor/generator, Omega_FM offers a short and direct program signal path that keeps latency (audio delay) at a minimum. The user interface includes a no-menu front panel setup that suits a variety of applications or allows any PC to be connected for control over all processing parameters.

800-733-0552; fax 831-458-0554;;
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Digital matrix mixer

PSR1212: A highly-advanced 12x12 digital matrix mixer with audio processing. The PSR1212 uses an internal macro language and 32 user-definable presets to adapt to a variety of sound reinforcement and room-combining applications in auditoriums, stadiums, theatres, gymnasiums, hotel/convention centers, conference rooms, training rooms, and boardrooms. The PSR1212 facilitates local and remote PC setup and diagnostics, logic outputs, and gated microphone operation. Microphone inputs can be individually customized to gate on and off as you wish, while automatic gain control keeps the overall sound level consistent. Input channels one through eight can be configured as an automatic microphone mixer. The Expansion Bus network architecture allows up to eight PSR1212s and up to 96 inputs, 96 outputs, and 64 microphones to be controlled as if part of a single unit.

800-945-7730; fax 801-977-0087;;
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Analog and digital converter
Prism Sound

Dream ADA-8: This converter provides eight channels of 24-bit, 96kHz A/D and D/A conversion. The goals of ultimate sound quality and versatility have been realized in a multi-channel format. Analog input and output sensitivity (and inter-channel balance) are software-adjustable over the entire range with 0.05dB resolution. Inputs and outputs are transformerless, electronically balanced and fully floating, to ensure freedom from noise pick-up and crosstalk. The ADA-8 avoids the effects of jitter with independent, multi-stage PLLs, featuring jitter-attenuation and clock generation and recovery. The ADA-8 has two digital I/O module slots into which a variety of modules can be fitted, including AES3 (2-speed or 2-wire), TDIF, ADAT or SDIF.

973-299-7790; fax 973-299-7759;;
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Solid-state transmitter
Booth 2040

Q20/20: Addressing the power requirements of 22kW and 44kW, the Q20/20 is a single ended solid-state transmitter. Reliability is enhanced though redundancy and duplication features: multiple power amplifiers provide modular reserve. Facilities are provided for duplication of the exciter, IPA and IPA power supply and low voltage power supplies. The common DC bus is developed from parallel redundant rectifiers.

207-947-8200; fax 207-947-3693;;
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Telephone call editor
ENCO Systems
Booth 1962

Qed: Running on a Pentium III CPU with Windows 2000 and using the Digigram PCX-924 DSP board, Qed is an editing system that is optimized for on-air recording and editing of phone calls. Scrolling waveforms follow the audio; marker points make editing simple. Left or right channels can be erased, or a bleep can be inserted independently. Ten buttons are available, with each featuring a countdown timer. Qed is balanced analog and digital ready. Plus, the Qed can be controlled with the included jog/shuttle control surface, keyboard shortcuts, the mouse or an optional touchscreen. Qed is available as a turnkey solution including computer, DSP board, controller and software.

800-362-6797; fax 248-827-4441;;
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Management software
Wicks Broadcast Solutions
Booth 1810

RateMinder: Software specifically designed for the radio industry that allows station management to track inventory levels and trends, thereby enabling better pricing decisions to help the station meet and exceed revenue goals. RateMinder is a sales proposal tool for creating more attractive packages while at the same time maximizing yield. It integrates a full range of sales proposal and management functions into one paperless system giving account executives more control, flexibility, efficiency and productivity. Interfaces directly with the station's traffic and billing system.

800-547-3930; fax 334-749-5666;
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Music programming tool
Booth 1920

Selector Enterprise: Allows radio stations in a group to share information on songs, links, promos, individual and collective airplay, and copyright data. Create a common numbering system for songs and promos. Compare the common points of your successes; upgrade underachievers and organize by regions, ratings and formats. Run instant spin comparisons to learn which songs your successful stations played most. Analyze song and promo rotations to view success patterns and identify problem stations or areas.

914-428-4600; fax 914-428-5922;;
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Digital on-air broadcast console
Booth 1604

Legacy: Features include: mainframe sizes of 14, 22 and 30 input modules; A and B inputs that accommodate analog and digital sources; hot swappability of all modules; digital and analog outputs for four program buses, stereo send and telco record mix; off-line and mix-minus outputs for up to four telco/codec input modules; stereo cue with automatic metering; accessible I/O connections and set-up switches; and a full suite of opto-isolated control logic.

800-622-0022; fax 513-459-3890;;
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