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Dark fiber location service
Fibershot: Several months ago, IGI consulting announced a joint venture with Amesbury Consulting to provide a new Dark Fiber Location Service in any city in the U.S. Based on customer feedback, this partnership has developed a new service to meet the demands of it customers called Fibershot. Fibershot is a service that provides for a one-time fee with three views or levels of fiber optic maps - site view, street view, metro view. Fibershot features a powerful new fiber optic network planning tool, GPS map info database of 100-plus carriers in 120-plus metro markets, quick turnaround, is scalable and cost effective. The main purpose of the primary databases that Fibershot draws from is to lease dark and dim fiber to carriers and the enterprise. This ensures that this database is maintained, current and accurate.
Professional FM radio products
Expanded Profline: The latest developments in the family of professional radio network products from Profline including IP-controlled FM radio demodulators, stereo encoders and RDS encoders, as well as solutions for CATV radio distribution and FM emergency warning systems. The updated family of satellite products includes a new DVB-S compliant receiver for ETI distribution in DAB/DAB+/DMB networks, MPEG4HE-AAC Audio satellite receivers and 7/15 channel MPEG4HE-AAC audio encoder and multiplexer rack system.
Rokit Generation 2: The second generation Rokit incorporates several technologies from the VXT and E8B lines, including radically radi-used edges along the front of the cabinet. The new Rokits replace the current Rokit 5", 6" and 8" models. The Rokit G2's curved front baffle was engineered to minimize diffraction of high-frequencies, resulting in a sweet spot that is significantly larger than products with square or lightly rounded baffles. The baffle also houses a molded front-facing bass port that minimizes low-frequency phase distortion and unwanted frequency emphasis typical of rear-facing bass ports. The end result is a harmonious yet accurate blend of low and high-frequency components that result in a more accurate speaker. Additionally, the Rokit G2's voicing has been slightly enhanced to provide even better mix clarity and precision.
Personal RF safety monitor
Safe One: Safe One personal RF safety monitors are an effective and economical means to monitor the strength of electromagnetic fields from mobile phone towers, microwave ovens, radio and television installations, high frequency welders, and other common workplace RF sources between 10 and 10,000MHz. The Personal RF Monitor is essential RF safety equipment in complying with FCC, OSHA and other safe workplace requirements. Safe One personal RF safety monitors give you audio and visual warning when the IEEE and ICNIRP limit is exceeded on your body. It immediately alerts you to high frequency radiation fields that could be a health hazard. Safe One gives an approximate value of RF strength to help you determine how long you can stay in the radiation field.
Turnkey studio and transmitter systems
System integration: This company offers complete turnkey studio and transmitter solutions. All equipment is pre-built at the factory and sent to any location. Complete documentation is provided for easily installation of the systems, or professional installation is available. Capabilities include: central rack rooms; pre-wiring and equipment installation, including testing and level setting; custom studio furniture systems; production/on-air control rooms and studios; equipment selection; acoustical, electrical and mechanical systems planning; coordination of architectural and engineering team; systems consultation and evaluation; telecommunications and computer systems; development of systems budget; and master planning and conceptual layout.
Web development and maintenance
Web radio broadcaster packages: Many stations do not realize that Liquid Compass has been designing award winning websites since its inception in 2001. The company's sites are designed to be intuitive for users, to build and enhance a station's brand on the Web through a visually appealing site, and most importantly, to be used as a digital sales tool. Usability, functionality, layout, advertising appeal and overall seamless updateableness by its team are all top priorities. The top level of this service includes: custom designed website; powerful content management system built specifically for the radio industry; banner management and scheduling tool; choice of banner placement on site; flash header; Web hosting and support; event calendar; VIP/loyal listener club; photo gallery; listener poll; updateable playlist page; media pages that include video, audio and on-demand; breaking news ticker and site blog/DJ blog pages.
XLR tie bar
Markerbar: Clever cable tie bar is threaded to accept standard connector mounting screws (counter sunk or pan head), creating a safe and secure way to support an incoming cable to a connector. More secure than a common lacing bar, it takes up no more room than the width of the connector. IT installs instantly to panels and wall plates with the same screws or rivets commonly used now. It is compatible with connectors from Neutrik, Switchcraft, Connectronics and Canare.
Ramses MSC controller
Pyramix v6.0: Pyramix v6.0 includes Masscore, a new and powerful real-time engine for Pyramix that offers an increased level of processing and channel count. Pyramix Masscore can be configured from just 16 to an astonishing 384 simultaneous live input and output channels (768 I/O) at 48kHz, or at 256 channels through the mix bus into a massive 256 channel mix-buss structure. Retaining an almost infinite number of real-time editing (virtual) tracks and with latencies far lower than any other Windows or Mac based system. Pyramix Masscore offers a level of power, sonic quality and flexibility that outperforms every other DAW on the market. So many tracks and so many channels at 48kHz may not be required by everybody but it is worth noting this also allows for 192 simultaneous I/O channels at 96kHz, 96 I/O channels at 192kHz. Pyramix is the only system in the world capable of 48 I/O channels in DXD (352.8kHz) and DSD (1-bit 2.8MHz sample rate) for SACD production.
Long pull ventilation system
Middle Atlantic Products
Duct Cool: Although Middle Atlantic Products originally designed the Duct Cool Series ventilation system for the residential installation market, potential customers quickly noticed that it solves a tricky cooling problem in broadcast applications as well. Smaller broadcast facilities may not have dedicated rooms, be cramped for space, and be in the process of converting to digital equipment that generates more heat than its analog counterpart. Duct Cool efficiently removes heat from the equipment without adding noise at the equipment location. In situations where the equipment is close to or in the same room as the operators or on-air talent, it can be cooled quietly and effectively. The Duct Cool vent system fan can also be mounted remotely (12' to 25' away is the recommended distance) without significant loss of performance. A temperature probe and thermostatic control save energy by only running the system when needed. The two primary components of the system are a powerful mixed-flow fan assembly and 25' of either 4" or 6" ID insulated flexible ducting depending on the model.
Audio workflow engine
Minnetonka Audio Software
Audio Tools AWE: Audio Tools AWE is the automated audio workflow engine for editing, format conversion, encoding, plug-in processing and processing through external I/O devices. Processing chains can be auditioned and saved as templates. Hot Folders automatically apply a complete processing workflow to any files placed in them. AWE can process thousands of files off line which saves media organizations time and money, allowing them to be more productive.
Cardioid condenser mic
MA-201fet: The MA-201fet is an ideal choice for recording vocals, dialog work of all types, acoustic instruments such as guitar, piano and wind instruments, as well as choral work. Additionally, this new microphone is a great choice for kick drum, bass amps, drum overheads, capturing drum room sounds, and orchestral recording. It provides warm, full-bodied reproductions of vocals and instruments without the shrillness and high frequency artifacts so often encountered with modern condenser microphones. The microphone's warm FET circuitry and Jensen transformer combine to deliver low noise and high quality performance. As a solid state, large diaphragm condenser microphone with a cardioid polar pattern and a 3-micron thick, 1" (diameter) gold sputtered capsule, the new MA-201fet is a truly versatile recording instrument.
Equipment sales and service
Used equipment dealer: With more than 20 years experience in design, construction and maintenance of every configuration imaginable, Mooretronix is able to assist you in making your operation as efficient and cost effective as possible.
Multiple IP audio codec
Suprimax-1U: Suprimax-1U is a multi-IP codec in a 1U rack, which can house up to 4four IP audio modules. These IP audio modules are based on Suprima, so it offers the possibility to extend the number of audio signals over IP provided by Suprima. It supports all the main features of Suprima when working over IP, and inherits all the key features from the development of Suprima, such us widest range of audio compression modes, stability, flexibility and ease of use. Its most important features are based on Suprima: IP multicast and unicast audio streaming transmission/reception. The Ethernet port is used for audio and control. The unit can be controlled from a Web browser and/or CCS management software application, which lets the user manage not only each module of multiple Suprimax at the same time from a single application, but also other CCS/Musicam codecs (Suprima, Prima LC, Suprima, Road Warrior, and Team Mate).
USB cardioid condenser microphone
USB.008: The USB.008 features a large diaphragm that delivers a big, rich sound characteristic of studio and broadcast microphones. Unlike most studio condenser microphones, however, the USB.008 is a USB instrument that connects directly to a computer without the need for external mic preamps. Now, anyone requiring high quality, professional sound on their computer can record music or dialog by simply connecting to a standard USB port. Featuring support for USB 1.1 and 2.0, this microphone even includes gain adjustment settings via the built-in three-position attenuation switch. The new USB.008 is the perfect microphone for podcasting or adding dialog to presentations and other multimedia projects. It is also the perfect solution capable of opening new possibilities for radio and news broadcasters and for location recording.
Myers Information Systems
Pro Track Radio: Pro Track Radio is designed specifically for unique operating environment of radio broadcasting and can manage single stations, multi-stations and/or multi-location broadcast groups. Built from the ground-up, Pro Track Radio can accommodate template scheduling, segmented program elements and multiple channels - providing a centralized resource for sales, programming and operational data. Additionally, Pro Track Radio will enable the user to: Build master schedules, enter program formats, schedule sponsor or interstitials announcements, print broadcast logs and build inventory models. The sales module includes: Real-time inventory management, definable pacing and revenue reports, advanced reporting capabilities, one contract, one invoice and multiple revenue designations.
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