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IBOC FM translator
Encore Series: Incorporating TV transmitter amplifier designs and applying them to digital radio, the Encore IBOC FM Translator delivers a high-quality digital FM radio quality sound. Highly linear amplifiers and custom designed IF filtering enable optimum reception and output power in digital operation. Integrating filtering and new linear conversion technologies, the Encore Series of translators takes the digital FM signal and translates/repeats it, keeping the IBOC digital signal intact. The result is an IBOC FM translator that delivers the original analog FM signal and the digital portion of the signal together to an audience. The Encore Series is available from 25W to 250W.
GB2 Series: With a footprint of just 7mm high, 7mm wide and 2.5mm thick, the GB2 Series of ultra thin and ultra miniature pushbutton switches are suited for high density PCB mounting and other applications where board space is at a minimum. These switches are also suitable for block or ganged mounting. The GB2 Series features off-center plungers that further facilitate mounting in tight spaces, and the unique plunger design also helps prevent accidental actuation. These switches are momentary circuit, single pole-single throw and feature an off momentary on configuration. They carry a rating of 0.4Vac maximum at 28Vac/dc maximum and their mechanical and electrical life is recommended for 50,000 operations minimum. They can be ordered in straight PC, straight PC with support bracket and right angle bracketed PC in a single or double switch mounted configuration.
PC-free audio streaming
Radiobox Pro: This PC-free, two-channel encoding/decoding solution is based on a Barix audio-over-IP electronic architecture. The IP-based platform is ideal for broadcasters seeking reliable STL and IP transport. The 1RU rack-mountable box adds XLR and AES/EBU connections, full-duplex capability and support of uncompressed audio data throughout the transport chain. In addition to STL, Radiobox Pro can be used for solid-state audio playout in the broadcast studio or at the transmission tower. It adds a built-in Compact Flash card slot to store standby programming in the event the live connection is temporarily lost. The presence of the card slot marks a significant design change from the previous version, which included a USB slot for program redundancy. The Barix Instreamer/Exstreamer audio-over-IP technology enables automatic reconnection to the live stream once the connection is back online. Radiobox Pro offers multiple local and remote control options including access to the Radiobox interface from 3G mobile.
Automatic AC power controller
Powerswitch: This automatic failsafe ac power controller switches ac power to backup equipment if main equipment fails. Powerswitch was developed for use with Arbitron PPM encoders. If a PPM Monitor is used, the Powerswitch will automatically switch to the backup PPM encoder if the main encoder fails. This redundancy with automatic backup ensures that radio stations never lose ratings data in the event of a fault with their main PPM encoder. Powerswitch can also be used as a remote rebooter, to reboot a PC at a transmitter site or other remote location. It can also be used in any application where ac power needs to be remotely turned on or off.
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