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Manufacturers’ News Archive: 2020

12/9/20 – Nautel has sold 30 NVLT transmitters – with an option of 12 more – to the Turkish Radio/Television Corporation for delivery during 2021.

12/2/20 – LAWO users will appreciate their recent major VSM 2020-2 release, which is available now by download from the Lawo website.

10/23/20 – HELM Audio, makers of their new True Wireless 5 Headphones, is offering a 50% discount on this set of ear buds through the end of November for “Frontline Heroes.” According to the HELM Audio website, this means first responders and military members and vets, as well as teachers, medical staff and nurses, etc.

10/22/20 – WorldCast Systems announces SynchroStream, a hardware and software option of the latest APT IP Codec generation, for time-synchronous IP transmission and playout of audio content.
SynchroStream is designed to work with broadcasts from synchronized transmitters (SFN), whether analog (FM), digital (DAB+), or multiple audio channels building a surround sound image, that must be synchronized with high precision and stability. More information is here.

10/21/20 – StreamS has two new AES digital in/out USB audio interfaces.

The IOdigi2X and the IOdigi8X makes transfer of content in and out of Windows/MacOS/iPad/Linux and Android systems as simple as plugging in the USB cable. A free custom Windows driver with advanced features is also available. For more information, click here.

10-15-20 – GatesAir has a promotion until the end of November where purchasers of certain new FM transmitters will receive a 2nd Exciter at no cost. More information is here.

10-15-20 Owners of SYES television transmitters may benefit from the free inspection and checkup, in coordination with Broadcast Depot. A technician will perform a  check up, including an inspection of the logs, install a software update to improve performance and stability, and provide reports, technical advice, and technical training on your transmitter. Correct: there is no charge. And, during this promotion, stations will receive 50% off on parts, labor and the entire new SYES product catalogue. Want more information or details? Contact Broadcast Depot.

9/23/20 – Nautel has released an app for transmitter control that does not rely on browser-based Flash. This app does not require a transmitter visit. (You may recall that the browser makers have pledged to drop Flash support at the end of the year.)

9/11/20 – The LBA Group has announced that 100% of its technical staff have been certified for installing CBRS facilities.

9/4/20 – WorldCast Systems’ Ecreso FM 3kW transmitter has been approved by the German Public Broadcasting system (ARD), having met their rigorous specifications, among the most demanding.

9/1/20 – Digital Alert Systems has prepared the small upload you need to make your EAS box work with the new FEMA certificate. The old one expires on October 28th. 

9/1/20 – LOGITEK is now offering a Dante option for their JET67 console engine – the engine that powers their inexpensive mixIT console. It will work with a Helix as well. More information here.

9/1/20 – INOVONICS BROADCAST is in the evacuation zone for one of the big California fires. Thus, they are doing their best to service customers, but response times may be less than optimal. So far, no injuries or damage reported to the factory, but owe want to send our “positives” in their direction.

8/5/20 – Nautel and Telos are teaming up for a trio of webcasts every other week, starting this Thursday (August 13) at Noon EDT, on the factors that affect your air chain and deploying the newer technologies in the studio and at the transmitter. Register here.

7/29/20 – Nautel has released a new eBook, “9 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Transmitter,” including space requirements, potential delivery issues, site preparation and more.

“No matter what brand of radio transmitter you are considering, there are many details involved,” said John Whyte, Head of Marketing at Nautel. “Failure to account for even small details can drive up your total cost of ownership. This eBook addresses what we consider to be the top nine issues involved with a new transmitter purchase and includes questions you should be asking yourself in the preparation process.”

Get your own copy of this valuable resource here.

7/16/20 – Angry Audio is offering the promo code GETREAL20 to receive 20% off all genuine StudioHub products, making their products as inexpensive as off-brands. For more information, contact your favorite dealer.

7/6/20 – Digital Alert Systems continues its Price Relief Program for stations needing to upgrade their EAS boxes to handle the new Version 1.2 TSL security layer, which now supercedes V1.0 and 1.1.

Version 4.2 will continue to be available at a reduced price through Sept. 7th. Savings can be as much as 60% off retail.

6/27/20 – LAWO has a “Mix Kitchen” suite to simplify remote control of audio surfaces. Incorporating a Mackie  (or similar) fader panel, is it possible to assist and control audio mixing from anywhere in the world.

Here is more information.

5/12/20 – Angry Audio is having a BOGO sale on the StudioHub (formerly Radio Systems) ADA-2x8SS Distribution Amplifier.

Buy one and get a second one free. Contact your favorite dealer. And see the other products at:

5/5/20 – Digital Alert Systems has announced their new Software Assurance Plan.  For all users of Version 4.0, DAS will provide all future software updates for a set yearly fee, along with discounts on additional options, service, and parts.

4/7/20 – Henry Engineering has another unique problem-solver called “BackUPS,”  an “automatic UPS bypasser” whichsolves the problems of (a) how to automatically (or remotely) bypass a failed UPS and (b) how to fix a failed UPS without shutting off power to critical equipment.

The BackUPS units will ship in early May.  More information here.

4/7/20 – Lawo is reacting to the need to get things done, while dealing with Social Distancing protocols. To help commission new radio systems, Lawo engineers are using the latest technologies so they can conduct a fully-remote FAT (Factory Acceptance Test), using carefully selected online conferencing media to interact with station engineers and certify their new systems to be broadcast-ready.

3/24/20 – GatesAir will produce several web seminars during April to show off things they would have demonstrated at NAB. Starting on April 7th and 9th, seminars that discuss their 5 to 150 kW VHF and UHF transmitters with updated HTML5 GUIs, featuring advanced security, and a review of products and features for radio content delivery – HD, DAB, DRM, and more.

3/13/20 – With many stations asking staff to work from home, remote control of studio gear is important. Logitek notes that every JetStream system ships with an embedded PC running LogMein and vMix+, which can quickly configure a virtual console to be run from anywhere. For more information or assistance, check with Logitek at 713-664-4470.

3/6/20 – As the NAB Show has been cancelled for the time being, a lot of new products and services that companies were working hard to get ready still need to be featured. While things are a bit in chaos this week, we will do our best to let you know what is new this year, and what you need to know.

3/5/20 – Digital Alert Systems has teamed up with DigIt Signage Technologies/ChyTV to showcase the company’s new standardized look and feel for improving the visual presentation of emergency alerting information on video displays, including the addition of dynamic elements, providing broadcasters with a powerful new way of displaying emergency information.

3/5/20 – Angry Audio has now acquired Studio-Hub, purchasing the famous brand of RJ45 adapters, cables, and studio accessories that pioneered the use of CAT5 cabling for broadcast audio.

2/27/20 – The SOFIA 567 AM SiteStreamer+™ is the latest addition to Inovonics series of remote monitors with advanced features for critical situations.

The SOFIA 567 provides analog, AES3-digital and AoIP-streaming audio outputs and the web interface enables remote AM tuning, streamed audio, source switching, alarms, and much more. Check here for more information.

2/27/20 – RAM SYSTEMS has consolidated their Dixon Systems News Mixers and Line Matchers, Studio Items, and the Torpey Time product brands into the RAM Systems brand. Check them out at

2/10/20 – American Amplifier Technologies announces a distributor partnership with SAS Audio for both companies to represent the wider range of products of both companies at the same time. Together, the companies will now have six locations around the country to provide products, services, and support. More information will soon be available on their website.

2/10/20 – LAWO recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. The German company has become a major producer of broadcast and media production technology, with an emphasis on IT connectivity using open standards.
More information is at

1/30/20 – Henry Engineering has a new PowerClamp SERIES 200 surge suppressor – rated at 200,000 surge-amps per phase, and will attenuate powerline spikes and surges to within a few volts of the AC sine wave.

Series 200 has more surge-amp capacity than previous PowerClamp units, but costs less thanks to newer production technology, including a hybrid of multiple technologies to greatly reduce the amplitude of AC spikes and surges that often damage these switching supplies.

For information, contact any Henry Engineering/Sine Control dealer, or call Hank Landsberg at 562-493-3589.

1/29/20 – Inovonics is now shipping their Sophia 565 SiteStreamer+ Monitor.

1/23/20 – DAVICOM has announced their new DEX – The Davicom Exchange Portal, an online platform to bring together information and tips to allow you optimize the use of your Davicom unit and take advantage of its full potential. This new knowledge-base holds definitions, how to’s, blogs, announcements, FAQ’s, setup guides, articles and more. More info is located here.

1/16/20 – Comrex has released a new update for its line of IP audio codecs. Firmware version 4.5p2 is being released in conjunction with ACCESS MultiRack, a new multi-instance codec from Comrex, to provide seamless integration of all functions with legacy single-instance ACCESS codecs. This new firmware simplifies CrossLock connections between the new ACCESS MultiRack and legacy Comrex IP audio codecs.