Outsourcing broadcast engineering services is not new, many markets, particularly the smaller of them, have been using contract engineering services for years.
While approaches using the sun, wind, sub-surface heating and water cause no pollution and little-to-no operational expense once installed, they have been relatively costly to deploy.
You can be sure the economy will recover and you want to be in a position to take advantage of the inevitable opportunities. This is a great time to prioritize goals, make a plan, start the process of learning new skills or increasing the marketability of the skills you already have.
Analog audio was simple. It could be transmitted easily and heard with anything. Digital audio complicate things, but standards help. Now we have IP audio. Is this the replacement for AES3?
The newly cleared spectrum is perhaps some of the most desirable largely due to the fact that radio frequency in this lower range travels farther and tends to penetrate buildings more efficiently than higher frequencies.
Satisfaction usually equates to fun in the workplace. According to studies of many large organizations, employees are apparently having less fun at work.
As part of the group charged with the responsibility of maintaining a broadcast facility, engineers have the added responsibility to ensure the stations continue operating through all types of emergencies.
We are now running out of available IP addresses under the current addressing scheme called IPv4, which is limited to a maximum of 4,294,967,296 addresses. This may seem like a lot of addresses, but consider that according to ICANN, the available IPv4 addresses will run out by 2011.
A connection established through an IP tunnel is similar to plugging a PC into the network connection at the station. IP tunnels can operate through any type of wired or wireless network.
As a stand-alone medium, traditional broadcasting is subject to a multitude of restrictions as compared with other Internet-driven delivery platforms
The FCC is auctioning what may be the most important spectrum allocations of our time. This portion of spectrum will be available as a result of the FCC mandate for traditional analog broadcast television to migrate to the new digital HDTV system by Feb. 17, 2009, specifically the portion previously occupied by channels 60-69.
Today, many of the clunky boxes that served us so well in the past have been replaced by networked hardware and software systems, which, while providing a far more powerful and compact platform to fill the operational needs of a facility, now take the form of black-boxes and software files. (The tools you use no longer came from a metal cabinet.)
When it comes time to install a wireless LAN at your facility, there are some basic guidelines that must be followed to make the system to its maximum capacity and keep your network secured against unauthorized users.
Terrestrial and satellite broadcasters will feel the impact of Wimax within the next few years.
Perhaps the answer to the return on investment for IBOC lies in its ability to keep pace with the emerging services.
The state of current networking technology now permits users several flexibility for the reconfiguration of any office environment.
A few engineers believe it is easier to maintain a digital audio chain because they no longer need to deal with the audible effects of ground loops, noise, crosstalk and mismatches typical in some analog signal paths. Wrong!
It is hoped that the PPM will level the ratings playing field by having the unique ability to take into account virtually all forms of media, including those originating from Internet streaming, digital satellite, cable and background sources, as well as traditional over-the-air radio and TV broadcasting.
Sometime this year the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA) will release the most comprehensive revision to the tower standards since 1996.
Deploying technology is a double-edged sword -- it causes a particular task to be performed with greater efficiency while at the same losing its value.
Computer networks are increasingly vulnerable to security threats, and e-mail is perhaps the most critical threat.
Until recently, broadcasting the same program material over the Internet was basically free. This changed in 2002, and it's going to cost you.
Data encryption is simply a more advanced form of cryptology that can keep your data safe.
Avoid the endless reams of paper and consolidate your records.
While most well designed and properly installed Ethernet networks rarely experience catastrophic failures, performance can slowly degrade and then the network slows dramatically.