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New Products - October 2009
IP addressable power conditioners
SX1120iP: SX1120iP is the first in a series of IP addressable power conditioners. Designed as a 20-amp, 1RU unit with eight individually controllable outlets, it can be configured and managed via a Web browser to control and monitor individual outlets online. It monitors outlet status, current draw, power consumption and rack temperature. E-mail notifications can be sent based on certain conditions and thresholds. The SX1120iP features Advanced Series Mode surge elimination, Impedance Tolerant EMI/RFI filtering, SurgeX ICE Inrush Current Elimination and COUVS Catastrophic Over/Under Voltage Shutdown.
Paperless production order system
Vcreative Radio: This is a Web-based paperless production order system designed to help expedite the production process and streamline communication between a station's sales, traffic and production departments. Account executives submit production orders or schedule traffic changes from any Internet-ready computer or Internet-capable mobile phone. Traffic and production departments receive all requests simultaneously so orders do not bottleneck and all work and communication is time stamped for accountability. All scripts and final spots are saved in the system so account executives can track all ads in progress, listen to and approve ads, track what's on-air and expiring soon as well as search archives of all past ads. For the production department, features like a customizable Hot List and sortable views keep hundreds of requests in a logical, neat order. Vcreative Radio can also pool together corporate voice talents.
Embedded Content Tool: This enables users to easily add digital assets from their media libraries and embed them within articles or text on their websites. Content, such as video, photos and audio can be easily integrated within the body of an article to enhance visitor experience and increase on site time in only a few minutes. The system's new interface-driven CSS style sheet builder gives users flexible display options to customize the appearance of embedded media. Multiple stacks of embedded media can be positioned on either the right or the left side, for instance, and each block can be formatted using the same style sheet or a different one.
Handheld RF spectrum analyzer
Spectran HF60100: The Spectran HF60100 is a handheld RF analyzer that features a frequency range of 1MHz to 9.4GHz, sensitivity at -130dBm, bandwidth resolution of 1kHz, stability of 0.5PPM and accuracy at +/-1dB. It is sold as a complete analysis kit that includes the HF60100 RF analyzer, optional internal pre-amp, an SMA stick antenna, a precision handheld log periodic antenna, ac charger/adaptor, aluminum carrying case, mini-tripod stand, 6' USB cable, PC software and documentation.
DSP-based analog FM tuners
RB1, RBRX1: Whether used for monitoring radio stations to adjust processing, evaluating the competition, rebroadcasting or pleasure, the RB1 and RBRX1 apply BW's RF and audio DSP-technology. Adjustments are provided for more than 50 parameters, including audio bandwidth, IF bandwidth, de-emphasis, stereo, HF and ultrasonic noise blending, and blending attack/release times. All adjustments, plus factory presets and user-stored settings, can be accessed via Ethernet and serial connections. For retransmission applications, the RBRX1 version adds DSP-enhanced MPX output.
Social networking community
Jelly Fish: Jelly Fish is an online community that combines the concepts of My Space, Facebook, Craigslist, Stumble Upon and Youtube into a single network. So much more than just another social media site, this niche community includes the best elements from other networks to be the go-to site for everything from industry networking and job postings to discussion forums and entertaining videos. Members of the Jelly Fish community start by making a profile and can get involved in many ways that include chat, classifieds, events, sharing and music.
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