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NAB Radio Update - Sep 16, 2008
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AWRT, MIW Radio Group to Host Speed Mentoring Session NAB Radio
McLean, VA - Sep 9, 2008 - The American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) and the Mentoring and Inspiring Women in Radio Group (MIW) will present a speed mentoring session on Sept. 17, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. as part of the NABEF Career Day event at the 2008 NAB Radio Show in Austin, TX. The six-minute advice sessions will be modeled after speed dating concept.
Hosted by members of the AWRT and the MIW, it's the opportunity to meet and speak one-on-one with top professionals in radio programming, sales, marketing and management to gain tips on how to better reach and excel at career goals.
Inovonics Model 730
Building on the Model 713, this TCP/IP-capable encoder is filled with new features. A front panel knob allows virtually every setting to be viewed and modified from the front panel. This includes settings like PI, PTY, DPS, IP, IP-Port numbers, AFs, time/date and RS232 Baud Rate. The Model 730 also has built in dynamic DNS client service. This allows a static IP-name while being behind a dynamic IP address. Improvements in RAW command with FIFO buffer incorporate flexible free-format group redundancy. It supports DHCP and manual IP, either configurable from the knob/LCD. MAC address is visible from front panel LCD as well. It includes automatic RDS Group 4, clock time/date packets. When connected to the Internet, the internal clock is automatically updated. Easy time zone selection plus Daylight Saving Time scheduler can change the clock for you for up to 10 years. The Model 730 also includes scheduler capabilities to allow a planned scrolling PS message independent of an automation system. Allows events to be saved as either one time event (date/time, then expires) or a recurring event (M,T,W,Th,F/time, never repeats). Up to 99 events can be scheduled this way.
V-Soft Communications AM-Pro 2
Broadcast engineering software
AM-Pro 2 is an upgrade to the AM-Pro allocation and coverage mapping program. This version supports grid-style calculation of ground wave and sky wave field strengths and interference, similar to V-Soft?fs Probe propagation prediction program. Daytime allocation studies now remove overlap area over water and accommodation for the existing facility. Night allocation studies now support full 'clipping' studies. Added for 2008 is the Add Multiple Contours option to the Coverage Study menu. This tool allows for a given contour to be added to several transmitters at once. Also added was the ability to export all contours in a coverage study to a MIF file at once and Detailed Report for AM daytime study radiation limit generation. This generates a detailed report with information about protected points and will apply protection ratios for points that are clipped at the border. This new version also features user selection ability for the number of radials to plot in interactive graph editor. AM?]Pro has been adopted for use by the AM branch of the FCC.
The successor to the FM5, the FM10-HD offers a five-band AGC followed by a 10-band limiter. The FM signal chain includes pre-emphasis and peak control as well as a reference-grade stereo generator. The HD signal chain includes its own specialized peak controller tailored for the codec utilized in FM HD Radio broadcasting. Features include: High-pass filter may operate in stereo or M/S modes; automatic audio source failover on analog and digital audio inputs; separate audio input gains for analog and digital inputs; four-band parametric equalizer; five-band linear phase crossover with adjustable crossover points; exclusive five-band Vorsis Multiband Dynamics Controller; precision 10-band final limiter with distortion masked clipper, FM output simultaneously available as AES3 and analog; reference-grade multiplex encoder with selectable composite clipper; multiplex filter; and twin composite outputs.
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