Dial Global has undergone tremendous growth in the past three years, including acquiring Waitt Radio Networks and Jones Radio Networks in 2008. This drove the need to develop a technical infrastructure to support the most advanced technology in network radio today. Simply put: Dial Global needed a bigger boat.
The basics of raise, lower and status have evolved into multiple control paths and SMTP, SNMP, NTP and functionality.
What made this project particularly challenging was the diversity of technical spaces that all live under the same roof.
As anyone who has tried to use a cellphone at a mountain top site knows, often coverage is spotty. Some rural transmitter sites are so rural they can't support a reliable connection to the PSTN.
TDM and AoIP are both effective platforms for a radio facility backbone. While their end function is the same, there underlying operation differs greatly.
Consolidating the content creation facilities with the distribution facilities brought some efficiency in transferring media between the radio and TV services, and made collaboration easier with administrative functions.
The project moved the student media labs across campus, relocated the offices of seven professors, created a new iMac lab with 22 stations, and built a server/network independent from campus fiber connections.
A synopsis of the convention in new products shown on the floor and highlights of our daily photo blog. The Radio magazine Pick Hits, a tradition since 1985, are included.
VoIP has become the new standard for telephone service -- initially because of cost, and now because of the benefits of open standards and commodity network hardware.
See how Cumulus Media and Dickey Broadcasting overcame challenges like that the Hawks play-by-play equipment would need an update, but a permanent play-by-play position could not be created due to the arena's multi-use functionality.
It's now far easier to build an IBOC monitoring system than it was five years ago.
The root of the upgrade involved a transition from a serviceable but outdated networked audio system to a Harris VistaMax platform.
Dehydrators and nitrogen are the common gas sources, but are you absolutely sure of the line pressure and supply pressure?
A live performance hall highlights the new studios of Alpha Broadcasting
One of the most useful aspects of having network access to a remote site is being able to look at the functionality of various remote devices simply by opening a Web browser and connecting to them over the Internet.
Need a wireless IP link at a remote site? Here are some ideas to try.
ADDS is designed to allow the transmission of text messages and data associated with the program content.
Mike Pappas, chief engineer for KUVO is on hand to record the CSO with Dianne Reeves for surround.
Looking to add or upgrade IBOC? Here’s what you need to know.
Doug Irwin explores the issues still lingering with CAP and what you can do to plan for the future.