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On-air phone interface
Anywhere: Listeners already stream a station through their computers via the Internet. Anywhere makes it possible for them to contribute live through their computers. By using the Anywhere portal on a website, one click connects a listener to the studio, and allows them to speak and share video using a webcam, chat with the studio using instant messaging, register opinions for a track and agree or disagree with a discussion. A simple registration process captures all the listener information needed in the studio to pre-screen contributions and even provide a photo, and using instant messaging, the studio call screener can continue to assess suitability to progress the call to air.
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Power Monitor/RF Switch Controller
SWP-200: The SWP-200 package consists of an RF directional coupler, an RF sensor and supervisory chassis/display. The product is suitable to measure analog and digital FM or TV RF power. The product is available with one or two dual-port sensors to monitor up to two transmission lines simultaneously. Other features include reflected power fault detection and three strike counter. The SWP-200 is also a full-featured four-port RF switch controller capable of controlling from one to four RF switches. The unit is compatible with most RF switches. It manages interlock and transmitter control and has an RF fault sensor for automatic switching upon failure and an exclusive Safe Switch feature preventing switch operations with RF present. This product is designed for new transmitter installations or can be added to any legacy RF facility where automation of transmitter operations is desired.
STX LP: This frequency-agile solid-state transmitter is scalable from 1kW to 5kW with integrated FM exciter. Available in 1kW, 3kW and 5kW models, the STX LP transmitter fits a small profile and can be power upgraded in the field by adding PA modules. The STX LP includes IP connectivity for configuring and monitoring operation remotely from any laptop or PC, and is HD Radio compatible for later conversion.
Studio automation system
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Op-X: Op-X was built from the ground up and has been designed for both intuitive operator interface and ease of maintenance. The system has been in fulltime operation at more than 30 stations nationwide for the past 18 months, as product features have been enhanced and real-life testing has proven successful. The system features clock-builder and time-bending functions, as well as a satellite interface.
Active stereo matrix switcher
SS 4.4: The SS 4.4 provides matrix audio switching of four stereo inputs to four stereo outputs. Matrix switching allows any or all inputs to be assigned to any or all outputs. The SS 4.4 may be controlled via front-panel switches, contact closures and/or the multi-drop RS-232 serial port. Additional features include stereo silence sensor with relay, front-panel stereo LED VU meters, stereo headphone jack with level control, powered monitor level control all with output selection switching, 16 GPIs, four GPO open collectors and four SPST relays. Installation is simplified with pluggable Euroblock screw terminals. The SS 4.4 is supplied in a 1RU chassis.
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