12/12/19 – Inovonics has developed a new free firmware update for our INOmini Receiver-Monitors, models 661, 673, 674, 676, 679. This latest firmware update improves the internal reference clock and lots of little things that have come-up since the products were first launched in June 2019. Inovonics recommends that users download and install the new firmware updates at their earliest convenience. It should be noted that a factory reset is required after the update.
12/5/19 – Comrex is now shipping its ACCESS MultiRack, its new rackmount multi-channel IP audio codec. ACCESS MultiRack occupies only 1RU, it can handle up to five full-duplex IP audio connections simultaneously, and is compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs.
11/25/19 – LBA Technology is now showing off their new CAMICAT broadband AM iso-couplers. The product makes it easier to use an AM tower for revenue production.
11/18/19 – Nautel and GatesAir have announced their annual events for the 2020 NAB Spring Show. Nautel will remain on Sunday morning; GatesAir will move their gathering to Saturday afternoon.
11/12/19 – LBA is offering a new Hybrid ColoCoil for 4G/5G Cellular that makes isolating Hybrid cable on AM towers hassle free and dependable.
The Hybrid ColoCoil -series isocouplers economically isolate current fiber/copper hybrid cables from “hot” AM towers. Hybrid cables are fast replacing coaxial cables for advanced 4G and new 5G cellular installations. For legacy AM colocations, LBA Hybrid ColoCoils become drop-in upgrade replacements for coaxial ColoCoils, saving valuable space in tower-base compounds.
11/12/19 – BW Broadcast has released Version 3 of firmware – as a FREE download for their V3 transmitter series. Information and download link is here.
10/30/19 – Inovonics has been making the INOmini line for ten years now. To celebrate, they have set up a “Rack Pack” bundle promotion that may interest you, as it lets you build a “rack pack” that fits your needs. More details are here.
10/27/19 – Angry Audio has announced their new Headphone Gizmo, a high quality amplifier with or without a volume control.
Find more info on Angry Audio’s Headphone Gizmo here.
9/25/19 – Nautel has a special deal for those who want/need to retire an old tube transmitter: until January 31, 2020, stations can get up to a $10,000 credit AND keep the old transmitter for backup use. Get the info here.
9/25/19 – Comrex introduced two new products at the Radio Show this year. The new ACCESS NX Rack is a complete redesign of the industry standard ACCESS Rackmount IP audio codec, featuring a more powerful processing core, new HTML5-based web browser control interface and AES67 compatibility. The new ACCESS MultiRack features five ACCESS IP codecs in a 1RU, 19-inch rackmount chassis with the same new features as in the ACCESS NX Rack.
9/25/19 – The Telos Alliance has a new console, the Axia Quasar, a 6th Generation AoIP Console.
It was unveiled at IBC and NAB, and there is more information here.
9/19/19 – GatesAir has now added Video transport added to the Intraplex audio transport platform.
9/4/19 – Nautel will have a special program at IBC on Saturday on DRM implementation. We are told it will also be available later on the drm.org website.
9/4/19 – At IBC and NAB, the Telos Alliance demonstrated the new Omnia MPX Node.
This hardware codec is capable of transmitting a complete FM composite signal via IP, at rates as low as 320 kbps.
9/4/19 – The Telos Alliance announced a new audio processor, the Linear Acoustic LA-5300. The LA-5300 is specifically designed to deliver loudness control, upmixing, watermarking, coding and monitoring for ATSC 3.0 audio.
The LA-5300 provides loudness control via the Dolby® Real-Time Loudness leveler (when encoding to AC-4). The LA-5300 can upmix from stereo to 5.1-channel and can also decode incoming AC-4 streams for confidence monitoring, bitstream analysis, and for audience measurement using the optional Nielsen and Verance watermark encoders.
9/4/19 – LAWO Announces Power Core MAX, a AES67 mixing engine that supports up to four independent Lawo mixing surfaces.
In addition to giving users incredible amounts of processing, routing and I/O capabilities, Power Core has 96 available DSP channels and the capacity to handle hundreds of analog, digital and AES67 audio signals. According to Clark Novak, “with the Power Core MAX license pack, a single engine can be controlled by more than one mixing surface.”
9/4/19 – GatesAir, has expanded its range of DAB Radio transmitters and solutions to include multi-carrier and liquid-cooled innovations, starting with debuts at IBC2019. Many of the new innovations result from the company?s recent acquisition of ONEtastic, known forward as GatesAir S.r.l.
8/22/19 – LAWO announces their AES67 Stream Monitor, a new software product for Windows PCs, debuting at IBC 2019.
Called an easy way to keep themselves informed about the state of their program streams, Clark Novak says: “Broadcasters are vocal about their support for the AES67 standard. But they’ve had no easy way to inspect and monitor critical audio streams. AES67 Stream Monitor addresses this issue and fills their need.”