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Vector network analyzer
VNA 2180: The VNA 2180 measures impedance (magnitude and phase) and filter transmission in the range of 5KHz to 180MHz. A PC is used to plot parameters, such as impedance, SWR, S11 and S21. The test frequency is generated digitally. A 12-bit analog-to-digital converter digitizes the raw data. This avoids non-linearity associated with diode detectors, and results in very good dynamic range and linearity for accurate magnitude and phase measurements.
Studio Door Max: Two sliding glass doors are mounted on each side of a door opening. The doors can be mounted inside the opening or outside of the door opening. An 8" thick wall can provide an overall installed door thickness ranging from 8" to 13.5". A 10.5" wall depth can provide up to 16" of overall door assembly thickness. All of the door panels are removable. These sliding glass doors provide a higher STC than most solid doors. If mounted over a swing door, overall STC values can be improved while being able to see into the recording area. With two doors STC is 55 to 57 depending on the glass configuration and spacing. Using three doors, STC is 65. The two-door options block as much low frequencies as the 65 STC combination. Only in the upper frequencies does the 65 STC combination outperform the two-door set. Even then, the two-door combinations stop more than 55dB in the upper frequencies.
iPhone IP audio codec application
Report-IT Live: This application allows reporters and announcers to send live broadcast-quality IP audio wirelessly from any remote location to a Tieline IP codec in the studio. Report-IT Live can broadcast live and record the broadcast on the iPhone at the same time, so a copy of the live report can be kept. Record an interview or report offline and then go live on the air later. Users can also report live and play grabs from any recorded interview while on the air. Audio files can be forwarded in real time to a Tieline codec in the studio for recording, or uploaded via FTP to a news server with no codec required in the studio. Tieline has designed and built the Report-IT Live hardware dock (sold separately).
Content management software
Netia Digital Audio
Manreo 2: Manreo 2 offers an open, scalable architecture along with all the tools needed to simplify the cataloging, indexing, accessing and distribution of media. It is designed to maximize productivity gains in asset management and the use of rich media, which in turn can be repurposed and published to platforms such as Web portals and mobile devices. The system supports all industry-standard formats, ingesting content, generating browse proxies, enriching media through speech-to-text functionality, and providing easy access to media. It also now incorporates the new Netia Workflow Engine as well as the Hypercast Warehouse set of archiving tools, a flexible platform entirely dedicated to media asset management. This powerful archiving manager at the heart of the system interfaces with acquisition, production, automation and storage applications.
CAT-5e network cabling
MCat524: The MCat524 is multipin-based, multi-channel CAT-5e network cabling that eliminates individual cable runs, reducing the wear and tear on equipment by utilizing a sturdy multipin connector instead of the standard RJ-45 connector, creating a rugged point-to-point secure connection. MCat5 tails are configured to support six channels of 10/100/1000Base-T signals and equipment requiring four pairs per RJ-45. Tails are also available to support 12 channels of 10/100Base-T utilizing cable sharing technology. These cables are heavy-duty, yet small and light. Sections are available in lengths up to 250'.
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