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RAID 5 redundant backup
Highly Reliable Systems
First RAID G2: First RAID G2TM is a standalone RAID 5 redundant backup system with autocopy removable media capability for off-site backup storage. This system directly attaches to a fileserver using a single eSATA or USB2.0 connection. Connect it to any eSATA host bus multi-drive capable adapter. The eSATA port does not need RAID functionality because the internal inline controllers handle the RAID. Duplicate backup automatically. First RAID's top four drives are configured as a RAID 5 array and the fifth bottom drive as a standalone drive to back up the RAID 5 array. Use the RAID volume for nearline back-up with automatic redundant protection. Then automatically or through host software, copy the RAID volume to the bottom volume and remove for off-site disaster recovery and storage.
Multiband Processor 2m: The AirTools Multiband Processor 2m marshals the power and innovation of the company's DSP solutions to meet the very specific needs of broadcast professionals. The inclusion and easy configuration of every necessary DSP module optimizes broadcast audio for improvements in tone, intelligibility and intensity. Hardware implementation is robust, allowing for multiple audio connections across all of the most widely-used interconnect protocols, with minimum latency, wide dynamic range, extremely low distortion.
PCI express card with AES/EBU
Lynx Studio Technology
AES16e-50: Multiple connectivity options are available on the AES16e-50 PCI Express Card from Lynx Studio Technology. In addition to offering 16 channels of 192kHz AES/EBU digital I/O via its two D-sub ports, it has 32 digital I/O channels using AES50 technology. AES50 provides a bi-directional, point-to-point connection for multi-channel audio and system control over a single CAT-5e or CAT-6 cable. The benefits include reliable high-bandwidth data transfers, low latency and low clock jitter. Complete networks can be built using routers with multiple AES50 ports.
Mobile Streaming: Mobile phones are enabling a new generation of listeners to consume radio content on the go and in their cars. With Abacast mobile streaming stations can reach almost any smart-phone user, with support for the iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Mobile and more. Stations can generate revenue with built-in support for injected audio ads, banners, gateway audio or video ads, and click to buy. Streaming is up to 256kb/s and optimized formats include AAC, AAC Plus, HE-AAC, Flash audio and MP3.
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