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Advanced Wattchman monitor/alarm
81094: The Model 81094 is the first in a series of Internet/intranet accessible Advanced Wattchman wattmeter/alarm systems that will monitor forward and reflected power in two transmission lines with only one controller. The front-panel display shows power on both systems simultaneously. Operating conditions may also be displayed on a PC from any location on the Internet/intranet. The Model 81094 is designed to work with a series of specialized line sections from 7/8” to 6 1/8” and standard Coaxial Dynamics elements for analog or digital applications. Elements are available from 1W to 100kW and from 2MHz to 2.3GHz.
Floor-mounted connector boxes
Floor Pocket Box/Mini Floor Boxes: The Floor Pocket Box is designed for permanent installations requiring multiple microphone, speaker and/or video connectors. Available insert plates include a 5" plate that can accommodate up to eight connectors, and the 8" plate, which holds up to 16 connectors. The mounting flange and lid are fabricated from sturdy 3/16" steel with a black finish. The Mini Floor Box is intended for installations requiring up to only four connectors for microphone, speaker and/or video applications. This product is additionally perfect in consort with the larger Floor Pocket Box to add connection accessibility to a remote area of a larger installation. The Mini Floor Box is constructed from 16-gauge steel with a black finish and comes in only a 5" depth version. Standard size electrical conduit knockouts are provided left and right for easy cable insertion and strain relief. The Mini Floor Box ships with a blank insert plate that can be user configured. Custom factory configurations are also available.
Transmitter power increase
HD Power Boost: Nautel's new HD Radio technology, HD Power Boost, allows broadcasters to increase digital transmitter power while improving efficiency. Unlike traditional FM transmission, the IBOC signal presents the broadcast transmitter with a widely varying signal envelope. The peak power compared to the average power in the signal is defined as the peak-to-average-power ratio (PAPR). By using advanced algorithms, peak power requirements are reduced, allowing new Nautel transmitters to transmit higher digital power levels while at the same time achieving greater transmitter efficiency. This effect is even more pronounced at higher digital carrier injection levels.
Anti-slip cable pad
Middle Atlantic Products
ASP-OWP: The ASP-OWP Series anti-slip cable pads are designed to improve cable management and performance in broadcast applications. When cable is dropped in from the top of racks and enclosures where hook-and-loop or wire-tie-type fasteners are used, the weight of the cable creates a significant and often problematic strain on the tie, connection and horizontal to vertical transition points. The pads have been designed to remove close to 40 percent of the cable weight off the tie point, while reducing pull tension where cables are fastened to meet or exceed cable manufacturers' requirements. These pads eliminate the need to over tighten the cable fastener to the point where it deforms or kinks the cables, an issue that can interrupt critical broadcast transmissions.
Balsys Technology Group
Global Distribution Portal: Balsys Technology Group's Global Distribution Portal panel provides convenient two-way interface between any studio/central audio system and external equipment. Active circuitry supports both analog and digital stereo I/O in both professional and consumer formats, utilizing the most commonly encountered audio connectors. Three mono summed output feeds at mic level are provided, each with ground-lift switches, and are spaced to permit use of wireless transmitters. Also included are six utility feed-through connectors. Standard configuration is two each USB, Fire Wire, and RJ-45, but all are interchangeable and can easily be field configured as desired. The unit is 3RU in height, and intended for mounting in walls or broadcast furniture. Rackmount adaptors are optionally available.
Upgrades and Updates
Vorsis released software version v1.3.0 for the company's AP2000 and FM2000 processors. (www.vorsis.com)...V-Soft has recently has acquired a new 30 sec. terrain database to use with FM Commander, Probe 3 and other V-Soft programs that access terrain. (www.v-soft.com)...Logitek Electronic Systems has slated the sale of the first Jetstream IP-based console system. KFCF Radio, Fresno Free College Foundation, a Pacifica affiliate station based in Fresno, CA, ordered a Jetstream Mini router and a Remora control surface. (www.logitekaudio.com)...Yangaroo has integrated its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) with Powergold, the music scheduling software produced by Micropower. (www.powergold.com, www.yangaroo.com)
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