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PCI Express serial interface adapter
COMM+2.PCIe: This high-performance 16C950 UART includes 128-byte FIFOs and provides error-free operation in high-speed serial applications. Additionally, it supports 9-bit framing and is fully software compatible with legacy 16550 UART applications. The serial ports on the COMM+2.PCIe are individually configurable for RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485. The 14.7456MHz oscillator and the UART's flexible clock pre-scaler support a wide range of standard and non-standard baud rates. Each serial port is capable of data rates to 921.6Kb/s. In RS-485 mode, the transmitter is automatically enabled in hardware, eliminating the need for application software control. This allows the COMM+2.PCIe to be used with standard serial applications while removing the risk of bus contention and data corruption. In RS-232 mode, all modem control signals are implemented.
High-power FM analog transmitter
816R-7C: The 816R-7C is capable of delivering up to 44kW of analog RF power using a single, air-cooled, Eimac 4CX20,000E tetrode. The 816R-7C is the analog version of Continental's existing 816HD-25 analog/HD Radio transmitter already in operation and delivering up to 28.5kW of analog and HD Radio power at 1 percent digital injection. While the 816R-7C is designed to be an analog FM transmitter, it can easily be upgraded later to analog and HD Radio operation, satisfying the needs of broadcasters needing to replace their existing analog transmitter now while not wanting to step up to HD Radio in the foreseeable future.
Sounds Eclectic: The Next One: Create Space, part of Amazon.com group of companies, has teamed with Santa Monica-based public radio station KCRW to release its latest compilation CD. The CD will be manufactured via the Create Space CD-on-Demand service and will be sold exclusively on Amazon.com. The compilation features a collection of 12 live tracks performed on KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic - a radio show that spotlights indie artists and provides them with a place to showcase their music. With the CD-on-Demand service, no pre-built inventory is ever needed because Create Space manufactures the CDs only after customers place orders; for KCRW, that means reaching their audiences while reducing the cost and risk associated with carrying physical inventory.
Concert Version 2.0: Via its soft-panel mode, Concert V2.0 provides access to a user interface that emulates a traditional intercom station. When combined with Clear-Com's Eclipse digital matrix system, Concert V2.0 forms a hybrid time-division multiplexed (TDM)/IP server network. It directly connects over Ethernet to the Eclipse matrix system (upgraded Version 5.1) with Clear-Com's IVC-32 high-density IP card. Each IVC-32 card provides 32 IP connections, and up to four IVC-32 cards can be slotted into a single Eclipse frame, allowing up to 128 new Concert soft-panel users to be added onto the intercom network without the need for additional infrastructure and hardware investments.
Upgrades and Updates
Tascam has updated its 202 dual cassette deck to the 202mkV by adding a return to zero function and A-B repeat. (www.tascam.com)...Enco Systems has released version 9.0a of Padapult, which features the ability to send customizable now playing information to the Twitter and Friend Feed social networking systems. (www.enco.com)...The Middle Atlantic Racktools 3.5 software has been updated with new shapes for user-defined components and greater drawing export flexibility. (www.middleatlantic.com)...Last.fm has launched its Personalized Visual Music player, a reinvention of the site's original online radio experience that now combines personalized streaming radio stations with rich media visuals. (www.last.fm)
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