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
Dielectric will be showing
an expanded line of FM filters and combiners at the Radio
Show, September 21-23 in Nashville, TN. The new products are
designed to meet the need for solutions for some specific
applications, including LPFM and high performance antennas
with compact footprints. Additionally, Dielectric is making
a lot of information on how the shifting Spectral Auction
and Repack will affect FM as well as TV stations. More
information can be accessed at
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.
Henry Engineering has added
yet another box to their line: Mike Alert!
This is a new control interface for use with mic arms,
utilizing a two-color integrated tally light system, which
easily integrates into mic arms such as Yellowtec.
The Mike Alert! is now in stock. More information at
9/3/16 - The
Telos Alliance will
introduce the "xNode Matrix Mixer" which uses the
latest Axia xNode software,
version 2.0 to transform any Axia AES/EBU, Analog,
Mixed-Signal, or Microphone xNode into a Matrix Mixer,
opening up a variety of new applications.
Also being unveiled: The "micro MPX" ...a specially designed
audio codec purpose-built for FM radio that is able to
transport high-quality Multiplexed FM signals over a
relatively small 320kbps data pipe.
9/2/16 - New products for the Fall show season from
the LXE - an IP audio console - fully flexible
control interface with programmable switches, rotary
controls, and fader groupings that can be remotely located
and operated from
Also on view will be the VoxPro6, acquired last year.
VoxPro6 now allows recording and playing audio at the
same time, plus a new Gap-Buster to remove silent sections,
plus major improvements to the Hotkey function, and other
And the AirAura X1, a verson of the X1 designed
primarily for small and medium markets, will have a new
distortion-managed final clipper, an iAGC section feeding a
31-band limited section, Vorsis bass tools, and more.
Not going to IBC nor NAB? Visit
for more information.
8/31/16 - The INOmini line from
Inovonics is expanding. The
INOmini 639 FM/HD Monitor/Receiver is replacing the
model 632 during September. New features include more
processing power, which will allow improved RDS decoding,
adjustable analog and AES outputs, alarm thresholds, and
additional signal parameters. Pre-orders are invited from
your favorite dealer.
8/25/16 - The
VH2 dual-line hybrid from
debuted at the Spring NAB,
is now shipping.
8/25/16 - The
now shipping the Omnia.7AM, introduced a the NAB
Show this past spring.
- 8/10/16 - The
has now made available its Version 3.0 software for the
Omnia.11. The update is free for all Omnia.11 users.
Find it here.
8/8/16 - GatesAir has
established an ebay page where overstock and clearance
parts can be ordered 24/7. Take a look here.
newest member is John Lackness, a long-time broadcast
engineer based in Texas. In addition to his years of
broadcast engineering in the field, in recent years John has
been Sales Manager at Marti Electronics and handled
international sales at Tieline. John's new email is
has released updates to two of their products, AudioVAULT
Flex 10.40.392.1 and TRE (The Radio Experience)
Version 2.9, Build 122.
The TRE updates include better integration with the
Omnia 9 processors and several automation systems. Both
upgrades are available from BE Customer Support by
email or phone.
is making the Worldcast Manager free to users until
This is an easy-to-use SNMP monitoring tool
enables you to monitor all your SNMP devices, from any
manufacturer on a single screen.
The full Platinum version is available
free of charge and without commitment until 30th Sept
2016. Just enter the code 'PLATINUM-FREE' when activating
6/28/16 - the
VX Primme Broadcast IP Telephone System.
Designed for smaller stations, with two to four studios.
Inovonics has released
the new Model 223 Multimode Audio Processor,
debuted at the Spring NAB. A DSP-based processor, the
tri-band Model 223 has quick
menu-driven, application-specific setups for: NRSC,
European or shortwave AM broadcast; Traveler's Information
Service; More information from
3-band processing has selectable crossovers, EQ and tight
pre-emphasis protection. Features include
gated and windowed "gain-riding"
AGC, 3-band compression with adjustable EQ,
and a fast "lookahead" final
5/20/16 - Hot spots?
Nautel has again expanded their product line with
the GV60 and GV80 modules, both IBOC capable.
will bring several new product to NAB 2016. Among the are
the IP Mix Engine, the LXE console, the AirAura X1
audio processor, and
Version 6 of VoxPro.
LAWO continues its expansion into the US market
with the new R3LAY Virtual Radio Mixer. This
software defined mixer starts out as a basic touch screen
mixer, but can have any number of specialized modules added,
to customize the mixer for any need, from telephones to
audio processing. (N1822)
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- 4/13/16 - Visitors to the
Nautel booth (N2522) will
find two new transmitters displayed. Nautel has introduced two new
NX Series AM transmitters, the NX3 and NX15.
Operating at 3 and 15 kW of analog power, these two transmitters
bring high efficiency (86% AC to RF) and a large suite of
operational features to mid-power AM operations.
- 4/12/15 -
Orban - For the third year in a row, Orban
will conduct its "Station Rejuventation" promotion,
giving away $30k worth of Orban gear to attendees
registering during the Show.
Orban will also unveil two products during NAB, the
the lastest update to their flagship processor, the
Orban 8700 and the new Optimod-PC 5501e. .
- 4/11/16 -
brings their new video for radio
application. Visual Radio gives broadcasters
an easy way to enhance their DAD automation
system with high-quality, professional video feeds.
Another new INOmini monitor
will be shown by
the Model 638, FM/HD Radio
SiteStreamer. The 638 will monitor up to six FM or
HD signals via the Internet, with email alerts or text
alarms. The preset stations can be monitored in a
4/8/16 - The new Omnia.7AM
will be a feature at the
Telos Alliance booth
will show an updated universal SNMP
interface that will work with all SNMP-enabled gear,
requiring only a network cable and low-cost switch. All
new Davicom DV-mini and 208/216
products will have the SNMP feature built-in.
Davicom also will show a lightning strike counter,
a temperature sensor hub, and a replacement cord for easy
changeonver from selected remote control units.
is being two new products to the NAB Show:
a new line of Low power FM combiners and a
new line of low cost Model ISO-130-FM series of FM
isolation inductors tailored to low or high impedance AM
base insulated tower environments. (Booth N5138)
is launching a new line of modulation monitors during the
NAB Show. Noting that many engineers now need or prefer
remote access to the modulation monitor, the FMHD-1
Lite and FMCS-1 Lite bring
full-featured monitoring capabilities at a savings of 40%
on the price of the Belar flagship models - without
sacrificing any of the capabilities. Shipping is expected
in June, although the WizWin updates can be
for the FM-HD1 and FMCS-1
models are available now. (Booth N3730)
will introduce a pair of FM combiners during the Spring
Show. The Model FI136 is a compact low power
Tee combiner which is capable of combining two FM channels
up to one kilowatt each, 2 kilowatts combined. The Model
FI836 is a high power, two channel combiner
rated for 15 kilowatts per input, convection cooled, and
with the forced air cooling option is rated at up to 30
kilowatts per input. (Booth C2324)
GatesAir new line of Flexiva LX transmitters will
be on display in Las Vegas. The LX series will use digital
technology from the exciter to a GUI web control
application to build a budget-friendly but strong, high
efficiency analog FM transmitter. (Booth
Henry Engineering has
announced its latest new product, the SUPERELAY II.
This model is compatible with LED "on air" lights and has
a built-in flashers and a DC Tally Light output. (Booth,
several new products this month at NAB. The ES-410
is a GPS-based frequency standard that puts out 10 MHz
Sine and Square Wave signals and a 1 PPS logic signal.
ESE has improved its existing line of master clocks
(including ES-185U, ES-160U and ES-188 with IPv6
compatibility, dual battery backups, and new Control Panel
Also the LX-5212U is
an enhanced 12-inch clock that shows both digital and
The clock can auto-detect a number of time codes,
including SMPTE/EBU-LTC, ESE, ASCII time code and
ESE timer code.
The LX-5212U is IPv6 compatible and allows the
choice of LED colors. (Booth C2539)
Telos Alliance has announced the shipping of their
new Z/IP Stream R/2
stream/encoder/processor. Live demos of the Z/IPStream R/2
will be at NAB booth #N1934 during the NAB Show. The Z/IP
R/2 will carry up to eight stereo channels with optional
Omnia processing and the new metadata processing system.
And still more from
The INOmini637, AM SiteStreamer.
The 1/3 rack-size product will allow remote montioring of
up to six stations.
Worldcast Systems are going to show their new
model 10 kW Ecreso transmitter. In addition
to a fully digital modulator, the transmitter is said to
have higher reliability, redundancy, and efficiency.
5.1 was designed to be
a robust solution that allows users to work
with their preferred type of headphones,
achieving the sonic accuracy they
need without special setup or calibration.
3/9/16 - Several
manufacturers continue to "raise" power levels on their
trans- mitters. At
this adds a TR600V2 to the all-in-one box
plans to introduce new products for FM that emphasizes
efficiency, reduced footprint, and broadband, multichannel
operation. Innovations include a panel antenna design for
low-power broad- casters that reduces the size
of the feed system by half, and a ring-style solution for
high-power stations that greatly lowers the costs and
complexity of sidemount installations. (Booth
has added Automated Channel
Scanning to its FCMS-1 all-in-one monitor for
multi-station FM or FM/HD monitoring. (Booth N3730)
DaySequerra will be bringing new
The new M4 TimeLock Series 2 and M4
TimeLock DDC Series 2 offer greater
versatility in identifying and synchronizing diversity
delay in HD Radio broadcasts. New features include double
the delay capacity and full SNMP support. (Booth
GatesAir will be showcasing its line of IP links
during NAB, headed by a new model, the IP Link MPX.
Among its features will be multiple inputs and outputs,
which permit placing all signal generation at the studio,
from proces-sing to RDS. (Booth N2512)
Inovonics new AM Modulation Monitor is ready
to go. The 525N
adds network connection to the monitor,
with a web interface to allow control and display from
anywhere. The monitor is HD radio and MDCL compatible.
video giving a nice overview of their product line and
technology they plan to bring to NAB this Spring (Booth
2/25/16 - The
Broadcast transmitter line
has now reached 2500 Watts TPO with the release of their
latest model TX2500 V2.
More information here.
a new feature for their ACCESS line.
Among the features included in ACCESS groundbreaking new
firmware 4.0p3, CrossLock provides bonding capabilities,
allowing the use of multiple networks at one time. More
StationRotation is the name
of the new feature in the
INOmini 635. This feature allows users to program in a
series of stations to monitor and then the unit scans each
one for the time period programmed, and then moves on.
has announced two new products that will be introduced at
the Spring NAB Show. The AES Digiswitch 3X1 will switch
digital inputs to one output.
Also debuting is the Power Pod, a power supply
that will power up to 12 of the "Pod" products from one
See them both at NAB, Booth N3530.
2/3/16 - ACstate
is new from
Stackley Devices. ACstate is designed to
check AC line voltage and provide voltage presence via
remote as well as indications for status inputs. More info
Audio Control Interface,
a system where the modulation monitor gives instruction to
compliant processors is at the heart of the
Those familiar with
line of products can now get them bundled in new
an easy way to mount three units in 1U rack space.
Power su pply and jumper cables included.
Kintronic Labs is pleased
to announce that following a period of
two years of preparation it has now received ISO 9001:2008
certification of their quality management system for the
Design, Manufacture and Distribution of AM and FM Antenna
introducing its newest
the 3.7 meter Sectional Antenna with 48” Az-El Mount, to
meet the demand for sectional antenna that can be easily
transported and set up.
DH notes that this 4-piece dish performs the same as their
- 1/12/16 -
is a budget-friendly, professional loudness monitor with
easy and flexible preset controls. Tthe TM3 features PPM
and True Peak instruments, with comprehensive loudness
measuring options. TouchMonitor TM3
RTW’s TouchMonitor TM3-Primus is an ultra-compact and
innovative product that is tailored for music, voice and
multimedia producers in professional, as well as
- 1/11/16 -
V-Soft Communications has updated its AM-Pro 2
software to study AM station allocations using the new FCC
AM revitalization rules and proposals.
- 12/8/15 -
has new capabilities to integrate their SGPlayer with the
Nielsen system to provide enhanced on-line streaming
audience measurements. The new features make it easier to
develop data for subscribers and advertisers.
- 10/12/15 -
mWAVE Industries has acquired the assets of the
Gabriel and Mark Antenna brands. A factory is being set up
in Windham, ME, and product shipment is planned to start
before the end of the year.
has upgraded its Solid State Relay Pack to operate on
either dry contacts or 5-30 VDC. The 5 x 6 x 1.5 inch size
makes it easy to control anything from OnAir lights to
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JAMPRO has two
new FM antennas to show off during the NAB Show. A 3-element
Yagi and a Band II folded dipole will be in the booth