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New Products - June 2009
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 loop effects
Stylus RMX v1.7: The Stylus RMX version 1.7 now features Time Designer, which intelligently transforms RMX audio loops into different time signatures and features the ability to Groove Lock the feel of any groove to another - all in real time. Time Designer also lets the user create instant pattern variations with smart algorithms based on musical rules, and to simplify any RMX groove in a musical manner. Version 1.7 is also the first 64-bit native software release from Spectrasonics, includes all the new effects from Omnisphere and useful workflow enhancements to RMX, such as Suite Editing and Host Transport Sync.
Iphone application: Recognizing the potential and the necessity for radio to be mobile on the Iphone, Jacobs Media commissioned a developer who has already done this successfully to provide radio stations the ability to get their logos right on the Iphone desktop so listeners can stream a station through the phone. Other apps list a station in a large directory. Jacobs Media's vision was to simplify the process, and showcase an individual radio station's brand and streams. The program uses a station logo to make it easy for listeners to go to the App Store, locate the station, and download the app for free. Up to five channels can be installed on Iphones.
Beta version HD Radio
HD Radio for Visually Impaired: With HD Radio for the visually impaired, any radio actions are reported audibly. Voice announcements are made when: turning radio on/off, tuning to a particular station, seeking a radio station, a preset station is selected, a preset station is saved, an HD Radio station is being tuned, the time or alarm is set, the frequency band is changed. The HD Radio for the Visually Impaired is designed to provide a low-cost option for the handicapped to access a variety of radio programming. Also the HD Radio for the Visually Impaired has conditional access capability for users to access Radio Reading Service broadcasts.
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