(A cumulative listing of
can be found here)
2017 new products are starting to show up. Here are some of them:
GateAir staff is
jumping for joy as Cumulus signed a PO for 70 assorted
AM and FM transmitters. Major electrical savings are
- 3/20/17 -
plans for the NAB include the new
Kintronic Labs automatic dehydrators and the Titus II
Android Tablet SDR Receiver.
addition they plan an AM synchronous transmitter
simulation to demon-strate the value of synchronization
for all AM stations in the US.
3/19/17 - Another set of upgrades comes
Tieline which will demonstrate new features for
their ViA codec. The firmware upgrade is
Monroe Electronics will bring three upgrades,
including the mandatory 3.1 version upgrade of the
DASDEC software, to display at the NAB Show. The
software is also said to be available next week.
Orban will come to the NAB Show (N3203) with a
smaller set of models, a result of feedback from the
field. At this point, the Orban line includes the
5500i, 5700i, 8600Si, 8600 FM/HD, and the new
8700i, which will be introduced at NAB 2017.
Kathrein Scala has named SCMS as one
of only two Premier Distribution Partners in the US for
their extensive line of antennas.
3/10/17 - Telos
Alliance member Axia is almost ready to
ship their new Axia IP-Tablet.
Axia IP-Tablet permits virtualization of control and
hardware resources. It also aggregates control of
several Telos Alliance devices, putting only what the
broadcaster needs at his or her fingertips and
creating shortcuts to control Telos Alliance hardware.
Broadcasters can also use the IP-Tablet to manage user
rights for device access, linking a user's profile to
his or her needs and access privileges.
3/8/17 - Enco
is poised to expand its enCloud suite at the 2017 NAB
Show with WebDAD, the first ENCO enCloud solution
that allows broadcasters to take full control of the radio
station from any remote location with a network connection.
With a direct line to DAD in the studio, the broadcaster can
control the complete on-air interface over IP via any
standard web browser.
GatesAir will introduce a new ground breaking
intelligent IP networking solution at the 2017 NAB Show that
halves bandwidth consumption for Uncompressed Digital IP STL
Transport. The Intraplex IP Link MPXp is the first FM MPX IP
codec to support?sepparately or together?AES 192 digital and
analog composite signals over a secure and reliable digital
IP path.This will, of course, reduce the costs and bolster
the opportunities associated with radio program transport.
- 3/7/17 - Telos
Alliance member 25/7 has launched a new
product, the TVC-15 Broadcast Watermark Analyzer and
The TVC-15 is designed to help stations monitor
watermarking and adjust levels, even automatically to
maximize the watermarking.
A closer look and more info is here.
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2/27/17 - Telos
Alliance member Axia is now shipping their
new Pathfinder Core Pro Routing and Facility Management
Appliance. The Pathfinder Core Pro works for
stations wanting advanced routing control without use of a
Pathfinder Core PRO lets users create their own user
panels, giving them a unique and customized look and design
for features like meters and buttons. Because there are a
variety of automation systems that don’t understand the Axia
language, Pathfinder Core PRO Device Emulators allow
the unit to “look like” another protocol, emulating
third-party protocols and translating them into the Axia
More information is here.
2/23/17 - LBA
Technology has been named the Distributor for the
EMCTD Smart Fieldmeter® systems. These high quality
instruments are among the lowest in cost of competitive RF
survey meters. LBA’s EMCTD offerings will support FCC, OSHA,
and international radio frequency compliance in the
industrial, broadcast, and wireless communications markets.
More information is here.
LBA also is shipping their new CAMI broadband
isolator, which allows low power TV operators to locate to
“hot” AM towers, and the new expanded line of CAMIs
can handle TV power all the way to 40,000 Watts, VHF and
2/22/17 - ENCO
is now shipping their new Clipfire application. A
flexible wall of audio cuts "touch ready," Clipfire
is ideal for TV, radio, and remote broadcast insertion of
more information, click here.
Wheatstone has agreed to purchase PR&E products
from GatesAir. The well-regarded consoles add to the variety
of products in the Wheatstone stable.
Comrex plans to introduce
two new products at NAB2017.
ACCESS NX (right) is the latest version of the
famous portable audio IP encoder, adding an audio channel,
plus a new, larger touch screen and a digital mixing stage.
The other new product, Opal, is a web portal for
audio, allowing the user to deliver high quality sound with
low delay from any computer, without special gear.
Opal serves a web page to allow remote guests to deliver
studio quality sound, without the need for any special
equipment on their end. It is 1 RU, with two fitting only
has introduced their new Model 223 AM Processor. The
new model, in the INOmini configuration, replaces the Model
Inovonics 223 is designed for NRSC AM, Monaural FM, TIS,
analog SCA uses, plus studio and microphone processing. It
features a tri-band compressor, selectable crossovers, and a
look-ahead peak controller.
Also, there will be a
new line of Novia processors, and a new FM/HD
1/30/17 - One week after the last update,
Electronics is releasing an AudioVAULT
Software Release 10.40.606.2, which can be obtained
by contacting the Studio Technical Services department by
phone at 217.224.4700 or e-mail
BE suggests all AudioVAUILT users install the upgrade.
Belar Electronics is now shipping their new low-cost
versions of their HD Radio and All-in-One modulation
monitors, introduced last Spring. These units, the FMHD-1
Lite and FMCS-1 Lite, emphasizing remote access via Belar's
WizWin software over front-panel management, are half the
size and nearly half the price point of the company’s
1/20/17 - Two of the
major manufacturers in the broadcast industry are
celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.
GatesAir goes back to a start in 1922 by Parker Gates - 95
years - while Dielectric is celebrating 75 years of service.
A number of events during the year are said to be announced
shortly. Stay tuned!
1/17/17 - The
has added SAS (Sierra Automated Systems) to the list of
companies who will produce gear using
the Livewire standard developed by the Telos
- 12/15/16 -
now has Dugan insert points available on its Artisan console
systems. These insert points allows users to connect
external devices made by Dan Dugan Sound Design, Inc. to
supply automatic microphone mixing, utilizing the Dugan
Speech System algorithm.
Eight post-fader inserts are supported and
allow the connection of analog, AES or AoIP format audio.
for small to medium market TV stations as well as audio
production studios, the Artisan is a modular control surface
configurable from 2 to 38 faders along with two master
mixes, eight stereo sub mixes, four stereo aux mixes, 24
mix-minus outputs and three monitor outputs. All channels
can be 5.1, mono or stereo.
Solutions (GBS) has announced an agreement with the
MaxxCasting technology by the American Public Radio Group,
Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), and Southern California Public
Radio (SCPR), to use GBS patents to enhance station
11/10/16 - Closed Circuit Captioning is the
focus of enCaption3R3 from
The application handles speech to text in a live setting
without any pre-programming. enCaption3R3 is in
compliance with industry standards, and is already in use by
the Liquidation Channel.
More info here.
has debuted their new Mic-Pod, featuring flexible
microphone control and large LED on/off buttons. A cough
function and remote control (for mic lights, etc)
connections are among the other features. Models can have
the buttons on the front or top of case.
For info, click here.
Wheatstone will showcase real-time remote control and
transport of IP audio at NAB, NY with
a foosball table on one side of its booth and
a ‘home studio’ on the other, with fiber optic connectivity
between the two.
Inovonics has made a major
firmware upgrade across all its models that use email.
TLS1.2 is now supported. The
Nautel has opened
registration for the Nautel Users' Group this
coming Spring. The NUG will be at the Flamingo Hotel
again, as it was this year, on April 23rd .
Henry Engineering's latest
product has been announced, for delivery in November. The
System Alerts Monitor
provides an instant visual, audible, and email indication if
anything goes wrong or needs attention regarding up to 15
status inputs. List price, not including monitor: $695
Henry Engineering SAM
Monitor with possible alert texts
BW Broadcast and SCMS
note the FCC has corrected itself and acknowledged the
certification of the BW Broadcast TX300V2 for use in
LPFM service. (This reverses a citation issued earlier in
9/9/16 - The
Telos Alliance introduced
the new OmniaSST, a full-featured software audio
processor. Said to be the first processor to support Telos
Alliances AuMPX codec, the OmniaSST is purpose built for FM
radio, and can transport signals over a 320kbps pipe.