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NAB Insider from Radio magazine - April 7, 2009
Could your station use just a bit more money these days? Attend these two great sessions on tower monetization and you just might earn that extra buck.
Tuesday, April 21 Vertical Real Estate: Tall Towers Mean Tall Dollars Offered as part of the Broadcast Management Conference Should you lease your tower? Are you getting the fair share of the market from your tower assets? Is your tower business in good working order? Should you sell your tower and lease it back? What about the land your tower is built on? What are the legal, financial and operational issues you should consider? Learn your options and talk to the experts to see what works best for you. Panelists: Clayton Funk, Managing Director, Media Venture Partners; Gary Hess, President, Broadcast Tower Management; Gary Shorman, President/CEO, Eagle Communications, Inc.; Moderator: Erwin Krasnow, Partner, Garvey Schubert Barer
NAB Tower Leasing Program Overview Info Session open to all attendees Tower Source will provide an overview of the new NAB Tower Leasing service available to NAB members. They will also unveil their new online exchange with increased functionality and an upgraded user interface allowing for a more efficient exchange of information between buyer and seller. The overview will be followed by a Q&A. This session is open to all and a must attend for broadcasters that own towers as well as service providers looking to lease vertical assets for their signal transmissions. Presented by: Tower Source
BTX Max Blox CA-MX35M
Booth Number: C3448
BTX solves the tedious task of soldering 3.5mm stereo cable mount connectors with the latest addition to the Max Blox family of solderless connectors. The patent-pending CA-MX35M is a 3.5mm stereo cable mount male connector that terminates with just a screwdriver and is ideal for use in applications where computer audio or IR control are used. The CA-MX35M consists of a 3.5mm stereo plug with an attached screw terminal block, along with a two-piece, snap-together hood. The rugged connector allows installers to terminate a 3.5mm stereo cable mount plug without the use of a soldering iron, saving both time and money.
Harris Intraplex HD Link
Booth Number: N2502
This 950MHz STL was designed from the ground for today's data communications. Built around an integrated IP gateway, HD Link supports multiple channels of Intraplex-quality audio along with IP transport for HD Radio, and can take advantage of any available IP return path for TCP support with plug-and-play operation. The integrated IP channel for HD Radio program transport provides an ideal link from Importer-to-Exporter or Exporter-to-Exciter for both audio and data carriage, with a separate low-priority Ethernet port included for other LAN and control traffic. Advanced coding and error correction mechanisms provide resistance to bit errors that can cause glitches in HD Radio performance. Intraplex HD Link also offers powerful, reliable RF performance, high-quality multichannel audio performance, plus convenient set-up and reliable operation including full metering, monitoring, and command and control capabilities.
Axia Audio Element 2.0
Modular broadcast console
Booth Number: N7620
Element 2.0 has features like voice and headphone processing by Omnia, peak and average metering, one-touch phone recording, automatic mix-minus for every fader, an eight-channel virtual mixer that lets you combine multiple audio streams and control them with a single fader, motorized faders that can assume pre-set levels automatically, and show profiles that instantly recall talent's favorite settings. And Element is nearly indestructible, with avionics-grade switches rated for millions of operations, bullet-proof optical encoders, silky-smooth conductive-plastic faders and a frame made from thick aluminum extrusions. It is available in sizes from 2 to 40 faders.
Audemat Silver 4B Mini AM
Booth Number: N7632
Audemat's Silver 4B Mini AM audio processor, just like the 4Bmini FM, offers a big sound at a small price. Easy setup with simple front panel controls and lots of factory presets sound great in minutes. The Silver 4B Mini AM has lots of high-end features, like distortion controlled clipping, remote access via TCP/IP, an on-board scheduler for preset changes.
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- Tower Lease Renegotiation
- New Products
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