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Digital Juke Box Digital Cart Rack

Audio playback software
Digital Juke Box
Digital Cart Rack: This in-studio software provides instant playback of audio. The software includes unlimited carts and racks, multiple file playback on a single audio card, segue with and without fade, plays MP2, MP3, WAV and OGG files, resizable screen and buttons, changeable button names and colors, import folders of audio drag and drop from a folder to a cart rack button, set ending of any audio cut, support for long file names, quadruple overlay audio with any standard windows audio card, definable fade time and default ending marks, and built-in automation system.

FM Services TLM-1

Tower light monitor
FM Services
TLM-1: A microprocessor-based system that monitors the status of FAA type A incandescent tower lights, the TLM-1 provides a solid-state interface to indicate individual alarm outputs for photocell, flasher, beacon and marker failures and a general alarm output for any type of failure. Status outputs indicate lights on/off and beacon on/off conditions, and LED indicators are provided for each alarm and status output. The opto-isolated outputs protect external site monitoring equipment. The alarm outputs are designed with an automatic failsafe feature: Alarm outputs are normally closed with no alarm condition, so in the event of a power failure, the open circuits will indicate the lighting outage. The unit installs inside the transmitter building, even if the lighting control equipment is located at the tower, and can be calibrated with a one-button setting. Alarms can be set for any single bulb failure or photocell failure.

Text-message service
Hyran Media Services
Snip It: Miss a song title or the phone number of a business that just ran a spot on the radio? You no longer have to wait to hear it again. A listener texts the station's call letters to Snip It (764748) and automatically receives the information on his mobile phone. The text message service offers radio stations a way to generate revenue by making every spot interactive. Hyran Media Service ran a test of Snip It with a Seattle radio station and found that spots running eight or nine times daily, Wednesday through Sunday for three consecutive weeks encouraged listeners to send a text to Snip It for more information about the songs heard on the radio.

Stereo to 5.1 conversion service
Penteo: Penteo is a professional stereo-to-5.1 conversion service that has developed a method of converting legacy stereo mixes directly into 5.1 surround, without the need for multitrack masters or remix sessions. Audio is converted one piece at a time from stereo master mixes, under the eyes and ears of an upconversion engineer. The entire process uses a patent-pending method, which produces a 5.1 surround master that is 100 percent faithful to the relative pan-pot positions of the original stereo mixer.

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