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New Products - August 2009
EAS watch Endec Serial Monitor
Cascade Technology Corporation
ESM-1: The ESM-1, Endec serial output monitor, is a freestanding unit designed to monitor an Endec for received EAS alerts. The ESM-1 provides reports for required weekly and monthly tests, saving time by eliminating the need for station test surveys and county check-ins. When the unit detects Endec activity, it converts the alert message into a digital packet and sends the information to the server through an Ethernet connection via Internet. Unlike the RSM and OSM models, this unit does not monitor on-air broadcasts and therefore does not report whether the station is on or off the air. Connectivity is regularly confirmed by communications with the server. Should there be a connection disruption, the unit stores alert information and updates the server as soon as the connection is restored. The ESM-1 reports all alerts sent to the station's Endec allowing the EAS Watch server to detect and track spurious EAS alerts.
AT-22: The Dixon Systems AT-22 is an announcer's turret that will work with almost any broadcast console. The turret controls two microphones (on/off) and includes two stereo headphone amplifiers with individual gain controls. A talkback receive function is built in. Its compact size makes it perfect in the booth or studio. All switching and indications are simple ground starts. The switches use surface mount LEDs and light pipes. Audio inputs are left and right, plus talkback. Talkback audio is fed to left when activated. There are no mic pre-amps in the turret.
Pro lightweight rack case
KPRC-2, KPRC-4: KPRC-2 and KPRC-4 lightweight rack cases feature rigid plastic panels designed to absorb shock and protect equipment; a water-resistant luggage-grade nylon exterior; and 20mm padded laptop pocket that opens to the interior of the rack case so cables can be pre-wired for quick setup and easy transport. Rigid flaps open in the front and back. A front flap has additional 20mm foam padding to protect knobs and front panels. Rack rails are recessed 1" to allow additional room between front flap and equipment. Comfortable bolted soft rubber handles are on top and bottom for multiple transport options.
Chassis connector protecter
Dummy Plug: Neutrik is helping keep the dust out of unused chassis connector inputs through its newest product accessory, Dummy Plug. Because dust can build up, especially with larger audio consoles with several inputs that are not all necessarily being used at the same time, Dummy Plugs are designed to protect unmated Neutrik 2- and 4-pole speakon chassis and powercon chassis connectors. Dummy Plugs are rubber covers that fully protect the connector in the unmated condition. They can also provide convenience and security in the studio or out on the road, as unused inputs can be covered, avoiding any confusion or miswiring during setup.
Upgrades and Updates
Audiofile Engineering has released version 1.1 of Fire, its field recording app for the Iphone and Ipod Touch. The app update adds varispeed playback, multiple VU meter styles and adjustable input gain. www.audiofile-engineering.com)…Middle Atlantic Products is now offering its signature Signal Safe cords on all power products at no extra charge. The cable technology is designed to reduce radiated ac magnetic fields in AV systems that induce noise in signal wiring. (www.middleatlantic.com)
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