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New Products - July 2009
Low-latency sound card platform
Lola: Lola is a low-latency sound card platform for logging and multi-channel recording. The main features of the first Lola product — the Lola280 — include eight line level inputs, two line level outputs and an optional eight-channel microphone pre-amp in a 1RU rackmount package. The sound card is Digigram's first in a low profile PCI Express bus form factor. It also includes a built-in mixer with automatic gain control (AGC) and a software control panel, allowing inputs to be summed prior to recording and to directly monitor inputs.
Accupoint: The Accupoint AP-100 is designed to deliver maximum performance for top-of-the-mast antenna positioning. Key features of the AP-100 include more capabilities, improved safety and easier maintenance. Design highlights feature optimized gear and motor ratios for enhanced performance, 100-pound payload capacity and easily accessible adjustable-limit cams for service. Additionally, the AP-100 features an easy to replace breakaway base with lanyard for added safety.
FM modulation and AF spectrum analyzer
Microgen TS9080: The TS9080 FM modulation and AF spectrum analyzer, has been designed for precision monitoring of FM radio broadcasts. Connected to a standard Windows PC via a USB port, its user-friendly interface displays all modulation data on screen for analysis. The enclosure is a custom-designed dual-chamber aluminum extrusion. Audio outputs are provided for high quality headphone or loudspeaker monitoring, with full RBDS decoding available and live off-air data recording. Broadcast data is automatically logged with the included Ilog software. Remote control is possible with simple text file commands allowing the unit to be controlled from third party software applications. Unique to this class of product is a FFT spectrum analyzer.
Upgrades and Updates
JK Audio is shipping the Innkeeper LTD hybrid, which was introduced at the 2009 NAB Show. (www.jkaudio.com)... Dave Scott, former CEO of Scott Studios, and Enco Systems are teaming to service and support SS32 stations. The venture is Scott-Enco. (ScottEnco.com)...Tascam has updated its 202 dual cassette deck to the 202mkV. The new model adds a return to zero function and A-B repeat. (www.tascam.com)...Racktools 3.5, the free layout and specification software package that includes all products from Middle Atlantic, has been updated with new shapes for user-defined components and greater drawing export flexibility. (www.middleatlantic.com)
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