New Products (May 2003)


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Digital console


Harris


Expresso:

This full-featured 10- or 14-channel digital console is available at a lower purchase price than its analog counterparts. Developed for small or medium market radio stations or smaller production studios, this console offers a secure upgrade path with analog and digital inputs and outputs. Broadcasters can start with analog and easily upgrade to digital when they are ready. Features include a traditional look with familiar analog meters for instant usability, ergonomic implementation and a phone setup with features from other consoles.
800-622-0022
fax 513-459-3890

www.harris.com
broadcast@harris.com


Audio recorders


Maycom Audio Systems


Handheld II:

This audio recorder offers advanced software, downward compatibility with version HH I, as much as 30 percent lower power consumption (also a high efficiency battery pack) and advanced, user-friendly USB connectivity. It also provides improved S/N ratio, a lower noise floor, improved jitter performance, higher headphone power output level, integrated line drivers on output and improved RFI suppression on internal microphone signal.
+31 481 453466
fax +31 481 375988

www.maycom.nl
sales@maycom.nl


Self-contained remote kiosk


Spacewise Broadcast Furniture


Broadcastmate:

This self-contained traveling broadcast kiosk offers a large, electric color backlit sign that is visible to about 150'. It also features a built-in dual 100W RMS pre-wired stereo speaker system. Also available is a 19" equipment rack with rear access for mounting permanent remote broadcast gear, such as codecs, RPUs, receivers, mixers and DVDs. The kiosk includes locking access to the rack, stowage of promotional items and a locking utility drawer. It's useful for flat-screen display and additional promotional signs. When open, the kiosk stands about 70" high and its speaker swings open to 60" wide. When closed for travel, it folds down to a 52" high, 30" wide and 24" deep. A junior system, the JR-42, folds down to 42" high. The kiosk is constructed with road-case plywood with an aluminum frame and heavy-duty latches.
800-775-3660
fax 480-704-6149

www.spacewise.com
info@spacewise.com


Multi-algorithm codec


Audio Processing Technology


Worldnet Tokyo:

This codec features standard and enhanced Apt-x, along with a range of other algorithms including G.711, G.722, MPEG AAC and MPEG Layer I, II and III, making it compatible with a wide range of other codecs. It also features ISDN, X.21 and TCP/IP interfaces, which means that it is useful for broadcast applications. The codec offers a variety of data interfaces i.e. ISDN (supports 1 or 4 BRIs), X.21/RS422/V.35, TCP/IP, UDP/IP and AES/EBU. It is compatible with the APT range of codecs, including the Worldnet Milano, DSM100/Pro-Link, BCF256/384 and DRT128. This product also offers compatibility with Telos Zephyr, CCS CDQ Prima, Dialog 4, AEQ and Prodys. With its auto sense feature, the codec will automatically detect and configure to an incoming signal.
323-463-2963
fax 323-463-8878

www.aptx.com
aptmarketing@aptx.com


Audio router system


Z-Systems


Z-256.256R Digital Detangler:

This product enables recording studios and post facilities to seamlessly integrate and reconfigure their digital audio workplace. The unit accommodates as many as 256 stereo/two-channel inputs routing in any combination to a total of 256 outputs. Asynchronous sources and destinations can be 24-bit AES/EBU or S/PDIF format, at sampling rates to 192kHz and beyond. I/O crosspoint assignments can be selected via a dedicated serial port, using the firm's dedicated hardware remote or networked MacOS and Windows control software. The system is modular in increments of 16×16.
352-371-0990
fax 352-371-0093

www.z-sys.com
z-sys@z-sys.com


Search system


Enco Systems


Phonetica:

A phonetic-based search system for digital audio, this product is available as an integrated module in the DADpro32 Digital Audio Delivery system. The module allows users to search a library of audio files containing spoken material and find specific words or phrases simply by typing them. This product contains underlying technology licensed from Fast-Talk, an Atlanta-based software company.
800-362-6797
fax 248-827-4441

www.enco.com
support@enco.com


Multistream audio adapter


AudioScience


ASI6244:

This adapter is aimed at high-performance broadcast and streaming applications requiring multi-stream MP3 and MPEG Layer 2 record and playback with analog and AES/EBU digital interfaces. This sound card uses dual 150MHz Texas Instruments TMS320C6711 DSPs and provides four stereo outputs, two stereo inputs, four record streams, four play streams and a powerful multirate digital mixer. Audio format choices include MP3, MPEG Layer 2 and linear PCM. Multi-rate-mixing technology supports digital mixing of multiple stream formats and sample rates. The AES/EBU sync input allows adapter clock and AES/EBU outputs to be synchronized to an external AES/EBU reference. Soundguard transient voltage suppression protects against lightning and other high voltage surges.
302-324-5333
fax 302-738-9434

www.audioscience.com
sales@audioscience.com


Phone recorder/editor


Scott Studios


Lazer Blade:

The Lazer Blade edits fast and auto-records every call. Place markers can be set while recording and the user can zoom in and out of visible waveforms. Hear edit points by scrubbing or rocking reels with a jog wheel. Announcers and callers are on different tracks that can be locked or separated for easy edits. Tracks can slide separately to improve timing. It can add hot keys, effects, bleeps, pauses and re-record parts at any time.
800-SCOTT-77
fax 972-620-8811

www.scottstudios.com
info@scottstudios.com


Remote antenna system monitoring


RFS


Antenna system monitor:

Broadcasters can remotely monitor network performance via a modem or the Internet with this system. The monitor comprises a user-friendly touch screen connected to a programmable logic controller (PLC) interfaced with a transducer and analog/digital converter. This local setup provides an active mimic panel, as well as interactive graphical displays depicting parameters such as forward and reflected power, voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR), temperature or whatever is required. It also allows local control of motorized coaxial switches.
877-737 9675
fax 203-821-3852

www.rfsamericas.com
literature.americas@rfsworld.com


Stereo headphone amplifier


Sonifex


RB-HD1:

A 1RU stereo headphone amplifier, this product is useful for driving as many as two pairs of professional stereo headphones from a single stereo or mono input. One headphone jack is on the front panel with one on the rear. The main stereo input connections are electronically balanced XLR connectors on the rear panel, which can be wired unbalanced. The output volume for the headphones can be controlled through the front panel or by a VCA signal supplied externally via the remote connector. This option is controlled by the local/remote control on the rear panel. Its main purpose is for installations where the unit needs to be remotely controlled. A mono input can be mixed into the main headphone feed, for example, for mixing in talkback to the headphones. This has an input level control via a recessed adjustable potentiometer. The mono mix input can also be remotely controlled. An LED power indicator on the front panel displays the power supply connection.
207-773-2424
fax 207-773-2422

www.independentaudio.com
info@independentaudio.com


Directional antenna


Kathrein, Scala Division


k72314 SERIES:

These directional broadband panel antennas are intended for use in professional fixed-station applications in the 470MHz-860MHz bands. They feature heavy-duty stainless steel and aluminum construction, and silver-plated copper radiators. A heavy fiberglass radome ensures performance in heavy icing conditions. All metal parts offer dc ground potential. Multiple antennas may be used to meet a variety of radiation patterns.
541-779-6500
fax 541-779-3991

www.kathrein-scala.com
broadcast@kathrein.com


Digital voice processor


DBX Professional Products


Pro Vocal:

This processor is an all-inclusive toolbox that is useful for applications including live, studio and karaoke. The processor features a microphone preamp coupled with microphone and mic-preamp modeling for a variety of sonic characteristics. This unit offers DBX dynamic processing such as gating, compression, de-esser, and limiter, then on to chorus, flanger, delay and reverb. Other features include a 24-bit S/PDIF output with selectable 44.1 or 48kHz sample rate and MIDI control. This processor helps vocalists create warm and rich vocal tones in the digital domain with clear digital effects, while providing dynamics processing powers that can all be controlled via the front panel. The unit's connections are XLR and ¼" analog inputs and outputs and S/PDIF digital outputs.
801-568-7660
fax 801-568-7662

www.dbxpro.com
customer@dbxpro.com


Mixer with mic preamplifiers


Behringer


Eurorack UB 1002:

This 10-input, two-bus mic and line mixer features two invisible mic preamps (IMPs) and a musical three-band EQ, plus a switchable low-cut filter on all mono channels. There is one post fader FX send per channel for external FX devices, main mix outputs plus separate control room, headphones and stereo tape outputs. Tape inputs are assignable to main mix or control room and phones outputs. This mixer can connect a DAT recorder or monitor speakers to running permanent video audio installations.
877-672-0816
fax 425-673-7647

www.behringer.com
support@behringer.de


FCC license data tracker


RadioSoft


License Agent:

This service permits the tracking of FCC license data for AM, FM, television, low band VHF, high band VHF, UHF and 800MHz and above. The system will track items of competitive interest or those that could cause potential interference or allocation problems with the subscriber's facility or location. It covers all activity in FCC Parts 22, 73, 74 and 90 in one easy-to-use format. It can be used not only to identify potential interferers, but also to see the details of what is being proposed and the possible effects on the flagged site. Users enter a latitude, longitude and radius distance for each site they wish to flag or simply the call sign. Moreover, users can request daily, weekly or monthly e-mails of any activity without any difference in cost. Any flag will generate an online list of information that pertains to a facility or market the user wishes to monitor. Flags are available for one site or hundreds of sites so the service is useful for small as well as large users.
888-RADIO95
fax 386-423-0821

www.radiosoft.com
pmoncure@radiosoft.com


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