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US-800: The US-800, a lightweight, multichannel recording interface for laptop users, offers eight inputs and four outputs for capturing dynamic multi-mic performances. Six XLR microphone inputs each have phantom power for attaching condenser microphones, and premium 192kHz/24-bit audio converters record every detail. The US-800 includes S/PDIF digital audio in and out as well as MIDI in and out for linking to a studio. The package is ideal for mobile or desktop recording.
Optimod-FM 8600: The 8600's dramatically improved peak limiter technology decreases distortion while increasing transient punch and high frequency power handling capacity. Compared to the FM-channel peak limiter in Optimod-FM 8500, the new peak limiter typically provides 2.5 to 3dB more power at high frequencies, which minimizes audible HF loss caused by pre-emphasis limiting. While this design offers about the same loudness as 8500 processing, its main goal is to make FM analog broadcasts more competitive with the cleanliness, punch and open high frequencies of the digital media against which FM analog transmissions now battle. In addition to the new clipper, the 8600 offers the same extensive feature set as the 8500. Except for the AGC, the analog FM and digital radio channels are independent and separately adjustable. The digital radio channel features a new peak limiter that uses some of the same new technology as the peak limiter in the FM analog processing channel.
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DASDEC-IR: For broadcasters who are multicasting more than one channel from just one location, DASDEC-IR offers a single platform for distributing and monitoring EAS messages on up to five stations -- whether they originate from the same building, same state, or across the nation. By eliminating the need for an encoder/decoder set dedicated to each station, DASDEC-IR helps broadcasters conserve resources while ensuring that equipment upgrades and FCC regulation compliance are more simple and efficient than ever before. The system combines the DASDEC-II system with the company's MultiStation software to support simultaneous or sequential forwarding of emergency alerts to all channels. The capacity to select sequential forwarding gives broadcasters the ability to schedule the alert to air on each channel at an appropriate time, without interrupting critical programs.
Netia Digital Audio
Radio-Assist 8 Enhancements: CamDirector, a new Radio-Assist module, brings direct camera control and automated video switching to the company's Radio-Assist 8 suite of digital audio automation software. With this capability, radio broadcasters can create live, switched programs for broadcast, streaming or podcast. Using automatic voice detection, CamDirector enables complete automation of the production of in-studio interviews and special on-set events by triggering the switching of cameras according to the speaker and microphone currently in use. Radio Assist 8 also now incorporates Workflow Engine, designed to allow media companies to choreograph their own workflow easily. Workflow Engine facilitates and harmonizes exchanges between all existing applications found in a broadcast environment.
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