Broadcasters' Desktop Resource

... edited by Barry Mishkind - the Eclectic Engineer    



Greetings from the your friends out on the Desert...

Here are some things you might want to know about:


Yes. the 25th Annual Tuesday Lunch Gathering will again be at the Westgate Resprt
Buffet. We hope you have plans to be there!

Lots of broadcasters are braving the TSA, airlines, or the roadways to get to LV.
Expect email, customer support, and even responses to questions for sales to
be a bit delayed for the next week. Most companies will do the best they can, but
remember: they will be split from the home office to building the booths in LV.

Stay tuned. We will let you know what we see on the floor ... especially the
hunt for the Radio Floor!

We have some nice Orban 9100B processors listed this week. Also an LPB 30 W aural and another bunch of TV transmitters are available. See these and other items on the buy/sell page here.



Manufacturers are starting to preview some of the new models that will be shown
at NAB 2017.  You can see some pictures and more info here.

POST and Futuri Streaming will be demonstrating their package to quickly make broadcast audio available on demand, as well as how their audience engagement technology is designed to drive ratings and revenue for broadcasters.  They will have a private suite (Encore Salon J) to give personal demonstrations. A quick email to will get contact going during the show.

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Digital Alert Systems and Triveni Digital have jointly announced an ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting ?starter kit? ? the first of its kind in the industry.  This is significant for several reasons ? including the ability to upgrade the DASDEC - which is currently used at well over 3/4 of all US TV stations - to handle ATSC 3.0 AEA will help stations looking to streamline and simplify a migration to ATSC 3.0.  This starter kit is also a foundation to build additional enhanced urgent communications capabilities enabled by ATSC 3.0 for fixed, mobile and portable devices.  DASDEC will be at booth N5009

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The Telos Alliance announced the v2.10 software update for the Axia IP-Audio Driver, which makes it the first AES67-compliant IP driver in the world. The Axia Livewire+ AES67 IP-Audio Driver is available now as a free download and will be demonstrated at Booth #N7724.

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Lawo announces that Modulation Index, the California company headed by Greg Ogonowski, will be the first partner to provide software for purchase in its webshoppe, for the R3LAY Virtual Radio Mixer. nCode, a version of Modulation Index's well-known StreamS Live audio encoding software can be seen at Lawo's booth: #N1424

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Wheatstone will have busy booth at N6531. They have recently purchased PR&E Consoles, they will show the new new PR&E DMX console line, also they are introducing their second-generation FM-55 audio processor, the FM-55e, as well as a partnership with real-time multimedia delivery company Artel to demonstrate live remote production using virtualized audio services across a wide-area network, the new VoxPro7, and there will also be an extensive display of AES-67 compatibility tools.

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WorldCast has announced their newest products, a built-in audio processor to the Ecreso transmitter line and a AUDEMAT CONTROL upgrade, including a special DB37 connector that especially may interest users of Burk gear.  N8924


Do You Remember?  This week in history:

Broadcast related:
49 years ago (1968) KNX began operating as an all-news station.
52 years ago (1965) David House first used "Moore's Law" to predict increasing PC chip performance.
56 years ago (1961) FCC set up the FM Stereo rules.
83 years ago (1934) WLW was permitted to use the 500 kW transmitter.
95 years ago (1922) these stations were first licensed by the Dept of Commerce:
(the actual First Day of Broadcast was not always the same as the license date for the early stations.)

  • KZN (now KSL-1160)
  • KPO (now KNBR-680)
  • WAAB (now WJBO-1150)

 43 years ago (1964) Ford introduced the Mustang. Original price: $2300 
                (now $25,000, but some classics can cost way more.)
111 years ago (1906) an earthquake leveled San Francisco.
242 years ago (1775) the American Revolution began.


If you are heading to Las Vegas, we wish you a safe journey,
and a productive week.

If you are staying home by choice or by job requirement,
we wish you a calm week!

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