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NAB Insider from Radio magazine - April 14, 2009
News from the Convention
NAB Launches NoPerformanceTax.org
Washington, DC - The National Association of Broadcasters unveiled a new website, www.NoPerformanceTax.org, which will serve as the organization's newest advocacy tool in its efforts against enacting a performance fee music aired on terrestrial radio.
Among its resources, the website provides stations a portal to download, air and share radio spots opposing the performance fee, as well as an array of online banner ads for use on station Web sites and sample letters to members of Congress. The site also provides users with background information on the performance fee issue, video clips from Congressional hearings and Capitol Hill events, NAB news releases, and news media coverage of the performance fee issue.
Stations can request login rights to access materials in the Broadcaster Action Center. E-mail Maureen Walker.
Continental Hosts DRM Panel at NAB
Las Vegas - On April 21 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Continental Electronics booth (N7007) at the NAB Show, executives from several companies will discuss the benefits, features, receivers and transmitters of the Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) system. The panelists include Ruxandra Obreja (BBC and DRM chair), Michel Penneroux (TDF), Jochen Huber(Transradio), Alexander Zink (Fraunhofer), Lindsay Cornell (BBC), Darko Cvjetko (Riz) and Dan Dickey (Continental Electronics).
A Q&A session will be held after the presentations. A drinks reception will follow after that. To attend, contact the DRM Project Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continental will also hold in-booth DRM briefings daily at 3:30 p.m.
Netia Digital Audio Radio-Assist 8
Booth Number: SU822
Equipped with a broad range of tools for end-to-end multimedia workflows, the newest version of Radio-Assist now extends beyond traditional broadcasting by allowing users to prepare publication at an early stage of the workflow. Publication is prepared at the same level as the on-air thanks to new planning tools. It integrates with Netia's Media Asset Management system for all media: video, images, texts and audio. It also offers an automatic publishing engine for all media as well as managing associated metadata and linked media.
Harris Intraplex Netxpress LX
Booth Number: N2502
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).
Samson Technologies Zoom H4n
Booth Number: SL10125
The H4n's onboard X/Y stereo condenser mics are arranged with the right and left mics on the same axis. This design ensures that the mics are always equidistant from the sound source for proper localization without phase shift. Each mic capsule can be rotated from 90 degrees (standard) to 120 degrees (wide-angle) stereo. The H4n allows four0channel simultaneous recording by using its onboard mics with either external mics or direct inputs. Choose up to 24-bit/96kHz linear PCM WAV files a variety of MP3 formats from 320kb/s down to 48kb/s.
Axia Audio Power Station
IP audio console system
Booth Number: N7620
Power Station, an all-in-one IP-audio console system, combines analog, digital and microphone I/O, a console power supply, DSP mixing engine and network switch into one easy-to-deploy package. To set up Power Station, connect the studio equipment with standard CAT-5 cables, connect an Element console with just one cable, name the sources with a browser, and it's ready for air. Power Station can be the heart of a standalone studio or part of a larger Axia network. Power Station Simple Networking can daisy-chain up to four Power Stations for a multi-studio installation without a separate core switch.
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