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At NAB1994 consolidation, digital broadcasting, RBDS and competing technologies were the hot topics on the show floor. With more than 800 exhibitors occupying about a half-million square feet of space plus SBE and IEEE sessions, there was plenty to see and do.

Highlights of the SBE technical sessions included an overview of commercial delivery over ISDN and ISO/MPEG Layer II coding. On Tuesday, the afternoon technical sessions focused on testing new technologies for emergency alerting systems. Sessions called "This is no Longer a Test," "Cable TV and the New EBS" and "User-friendly EBS" kept attendees informed on this subject. On Wednesday, the popular topic for sessions was DAB. Sessions included an update on the NASA/VOA DAB tests, "DAB on Trial: Eureka 147-The System with a Future" an AT&T DAB update and a USA Digital Radio FM DAB system update.

Another notable event of NAB1994 was the Engineering Achievement awards luncheon where Charles T. Morgan, senior VP of engineering, Susquehanna Radio, York, PA, received the radio engineering award and Thomas Vaughan, president, PESA Micro Communications, Manchester, NH, received the television engineering award.

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In 1994, Pacific Recorders and Engineering offered the ADX, a digital production system, which was a fully integrated system that combined the flexibility of digital recording and editing with the speed of a fully automated production mixer. Instead of storing audio elements, the ADX would recall and recreate the mixing and processing talent of the producer. It had the ability to precisely replay complex multitrack production work from as long ago as a month. According to ADX advertisements, compared to other first-generation workstations, the ADX was unencumbered by architectural limitations. It was designed to grow and expand with the station's needs. Even the basic system had more standard features than any previous workstations.

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