Engineers need to be concerned with the ability of an STL system to deliver multiple data streams over and above what we consider to be the station’s program audio to the transmitter site.
In January of 2004, Renda consolidated all its stations into a facility in downtown Indiana, PA.
New NAB2005 products from Audemat-Aztec, Audio Science, Audioarts Engineering, Belden, Broadcast Tools, Broadcast Warehouse, Burk Technology, CBT Systems, Danagger Audio Works, Dielectric, DK Technologies, Dorrough Electronics, ESE, Gepco International, Harris, Logitek, Nautel, Neutrik, OMT Technologies, Propagation Systems, Prophet Systems, Rohde & Schwarz, Sierra Automated Systems, Tascam and Wheatstone.
The Broadcast Engineering Conference enters its 59th year by presenting topics that cover the entire range of radio broadcast engineering at NAB2005.
Once a tool for the privileged few, digital consoles have grown in popularity and in available choices, while the cost of these consoles has continued to fall.
Although no amount of security can deter a determined intruder, a burglar will definitely look for an easier target rather than risk being slowed down by a facility’s defenses and be caught in the act.
In most cases, the plans are set and followed with minor variations because of challenges. In the case of Journal’s Omaha stations, just finalizing the plan was the challenge.
Supplemental audio is poised to be one of the first data services used in HD Radio and is a key differentiator from the current analog service.
WUOM, Michigan Radio, went through a revitalization in 1996, launching an NPR news/talk format that has led to a near quadrupling in audience since then. See how the new studios have helped the station achieve this success.
While remotes and live events are the primary use, many stations are using POTS and ISDN codecs for back-up STLs and other itinerant applications.
Step inside the studio used by Bill O'Reilly and Alan Colmes at Fox News.
While the basic skills of evaluating system performance are still in place, the tools and the methods used today are changing significantly. Digital signals require analog tools, but you can't neglect the analog elements either.
When the project began, Nassau New Hampshire ordered five ISDN and POTS codecs. Now Verizon says that ISDN is not available.
When Nassau set out to build a consolidated facility for its stations in southern New Hampshire, the goal was to create a reliable and functional facility without breaking the bank. The engineering team had to overcome several obstacles, including the physical location, as well as challenges from the site owner and the local telephone company.
KUVO broadcast three-time Grammy-winner Dianne Reeves with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (CSO) live using a Harris Neustar 5225 downmix system. The event marked the first regular use of a surround broadcast in IBOC.
Surround sound is not a new concept to consumers. The advent of HDTV, DVDs, SACD, DTS and other media have increased consumer awareness of the enhanced audio experience of surround sound.
On Sept. 24, KUVO-FM, Denver, featured a surround sound broadcast of Dianne Reeves performing with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Is there a surround audio processor in your future? Without a doubt, but if you're expecting something like a five-channel version of your current stereo processor, think again.
Computers all around the globe are being attacked by software that sneaks through firewalls and even the best virus protection software.
In an effort to control "illicit indirect use of protected computers," the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Internet Spyware Prevention Act with a 415-0 vote on Oct. 7, 2004. Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-VA, the bill states that whoever intentionally accesses a protected computer without authorization and uses that program or code for illegal acts will be fined, imprisoned for a maximum of five years or both.