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IN THE September 14, 2010 ISSUE
Christiane Amanpour to Appear at 2010 Radio Show
Wheatstone E-1
WSTW-FM to Receive 2010 NAB HD Radio Multicast Award
Digital Alert Systems DASDEC-IR
Wednesday Engineering Sessions
2010 Radio Show Updates Sessions
Broadcast Tools Audio Sentinel
100 Free Things to do in DC
ERI-Electronics Research CS300 Series
Correction
News from the Convention
Christiane Amanpour to Appear at 2010 Radio Show

The former CNN reporter will conduct an interview during a session at the Radio Luncheon.

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Exhibitor Extra
Wheatstone E-1

Control surface console
The compact E-1 control surface console and associated ip88cb Console Audio Blade provide all the networked control, mixing and I/O needed for small to mid-sized studios. It features an integrated LCD monitor for metering and control, a streamlined user interface with password-protected access to the complex functions via LCD display and touchpad, and four main mix buses as well as control room and studio monitor outputs with selectable sources from the audio network.

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Broadcast Electronics TRECast

Messagecasting software add-on
Broadcast Electronics' Message Manager suite marketed under The Radio Experience (TRE) now offers new functions for RBDS, HD Radio, the Internet and Twitter. TRECast is a tool for creating instant unscheduled messages such as weather warnings, news alerts, or even live contest details to be delivered instantly to a single station or group of stations. These messages can be archived to a message clipboard for immediate access by announcers at any time, and from any station in the network for redistribution on RBDS, HD Radio, the Web or Twitter.

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WorldCast Systems APT Astral

IP audio codec
The WorldCast Astral will be the industry’s first IP codec to also offer remote control capabilities and audio back up from a streaming server. This IP STL platform offers a full complement of professional audio delivery algorithms, including Enhanced apt-X, Linear, MPEG L3, MPEG L2, G.711 and G.722. It can then be tailored to meet the precise needs of the broadcaster wishing to build in extra functionality for reliability, remote control or compatibility. For added reliability, the WorldCast Astral offers redundant power supplies and a new audio backup suite.

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Industry
WSTW-FM to Receive 2010 NAB HD Radio Multicast Award

The station's Graffiti Radio features a variety of styles, including indie rock, funk, synth pop and hip-hop.

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Products from the Floor
Digital Alert Systems DASDEC-IR

Intelligent Remote package
For broadcasters who are multicasting more than one channel from just one location, DASDEC-IR offers a single platform for distributing and monitoring EAS messages on up to five stations – whether they originate from the same building, same state, or across the nation. By eliminating the need for an encoder/decoder set dedicated to each station, DASDEC-IR helps broadcasters conserve resources while ensuring that equipment upgrades and FCC regulation compliance are more simple and efficient than ever before. The system combines the DASDEC-II system with the company's MultiStation software to support simultaneous or sequential forwarding of emergency alerts to all channels.

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Myat X-series

Coaxial transfer switch
The 1-5/8" coaxial transfer switch demonstrates features an extremely low VSWR across all broadcast frequency bands that is achieved with electrical performance that also provides high isolation. Broadcasters are insured of maximum power handling capacity, low loss, and long service life with the precision fit and copper current paths. The X-series switch is available in 120Vac or 240Vac drive voltages and control voltages of 12Vdc or 24Vdc.

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RCS Zetta

Digital automation
The RCS team of developers combined NexGen Digital and Master Control to create Zetta. It is designed for durability: If the program is accidentally closed, audio keeps playing. It features a comfortable interface, and floating module options give complete control of the look, feel, and functionality to the user. Zetta was developed on C+, WPF, WCF and SQL Server.

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Session Highlights
Wednesday Engineering Sessions

Ask the Experts: Building a Radio Station
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Gary Kline moderates this session, offing attendees the opportunity to ask architects, engineers, planners and other experts questions on planning for the future for office, studio and transmitter projects.

National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) Meetings
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks by Jeff Haley and Gordon Smith
3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Reception in The Marketplace
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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2010 Radio Show Updates Sessions

Additional details are announced about the technical sessions.

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More Products
Broadcast Tools Audio Sentinel

Silence monitor/audio switcher
The Audio Sentinel is a Web-enabled two-channel stereo silence monitor combined with a transparent, integrated audio switcher. It is designed to monitor two balanced or unbalanced independent stereo analog audio sources and switch to a back-up analog audio source when silence is detected on either or both channels. It may also be configured for independent dual-stereo non-switching applications. The Audio Sentinel can be controlled and monitored locally and/or remotely over any IP network, including private networks, IP-based industrial control networks, and the Internet.

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Harris Intraplex CM-30

IP network card
The Intraplex CM-30 allows for the IP conversion of installed Intraplex T1/E1 STL frame products including the STL HD, AudioLink PLUS and Access Server. The module plugs into existing Intraplex multiplexer frames for immediate conversion to IP, providing a large installed base of Intraplex legacy STL users with a seamless and cost-effective upgrade path. It allows Intraplex customers to achieve bandwidth usage and reliability in transport equivalent to T1/E1 but with lower recurring costs. Signal quality and feature sets of existing T1/E1 systems are retained while migrating to lower-cost, high-performance IP networks. Built-in intelligence allows for field conversion in a matter of minutes.

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Out and About
100 Free Things to do in DC

Performances, outdoor adventures, history, International attractions, cheap food and arts/culture await you in Washington, DC. Check out this list from DC's official tourism site for 100 free (or almost free) things to do.

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Product Peeks
ERI-Electronics Research CS300 Series

Broadband motorized switch
The Model CS300 is designed for any VHF or UHF broadcast application from 54MHz to 862MHz. This motorized switch is a coplanar design that simplifies interconnecting transmission line requirements and allows for more compact equipment configurations with fewer expensive elbows. The switch rotation is performed by a Geneva Drive mechanism that maintains transmission system performance by ensuring a 90-degree rotation during each activation. The CS300 is available with either a 110VAac or 240Vac drive motor and control voltages of 12Vdc or 24Vdc. Manual switching is also easily achieved.

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vCreative Network Voice Pool

Intra-corporate voice talent sharing
This service allows radio station clusters to easily share intra-corporate voice talents within their entire company. Both small clusters of stations and large corporations can assign and request voices from any of their sister stations across the country, no matter where they are located. The interface is easy to use, keeps all requests organized and out of e-mails and it gives each station vocal depth by offering a large variety of voice options. Outside voice pools can also be integrated into the system to add even more voice selections.

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Correction

Last week we included an incorrect photo with the Enco Systems iDAD. Follow the link to read more about the iDAD and view the correct image.

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