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IN THE September 22, 2009 ISSUE
Gordon Smith Named New President/CEO of NAB
2009 NAB Radio Show Attendance Poll
Audemat Silver 4B Mini AM
How well do you know Philadelphia?
Bruce Reese Elected to Board Chairman of NABEF
Omnia Audio Omnia A/XE
NAB Radio Show and Jacobs Media Partner for Jacobs Summit
Philadelphia Resources
Vorsis M2
Philadelphia Trivia Answers
News from the Convention
Gordon Smith Named New President/CEO of NAB

Gordon H. Smith served in the U.S. Senate from 1996 to 2008, where his committee assignments included the Senate Commerce Committee, the panel that oversees all broadcast-related legislation.

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Audemat, Ecreso, APT Rebrand as Worldcast Systems

Each of the three main brands is being given a new logo and will be united under the group name Worldcast Systems.

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2009 NAB Radio Show Attendance Poll

How will it do this year? Take our poll and see what others think, too.

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Exhibitor Extra
Audemat Silver 4B Mini AM

Audio processor
Audemat' Silver 4B Mini AM audio processor, just like the 4Bmini FM, offers a big sound at a small price. Easy setup with simple front panel controls and lots of factory presets sound great in minutes. The Silver 4B Mini AM has lots of high-end features, like distortion controlled clipping, remote access via TCP/IP, an on-board scheduler for preset changes.

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Wide Orbit WO Automation for Radio

Radio automation system
Formerly Google Radio Automation, WO Automation for Radio ensures that stations are on the air every minute of every day. With it, stations can ingest, manage and broadcast audio content, and it integrates fully with WO Traffic. Features include instant availability, podcasting, HD Radio support, third-party widgets and an API, scalability and an imitated on-air screen.

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Barix Technology Radiobox Pro

PC-free audio streaming
Radiobox Pro is a PC-free, two-channel encoder/decoder based on a Barix audio-over-IP electronic architecture. The IP-based platform is ideal for STL and IP transport. Radiobox Pro incorporates the Barix Instreamer encoding and Exstreamer decoding technology under the hood.

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Audio Science ASI564x Series

Linear PCI express sound cards
The ASI564x series are the junior partners of the ASI6600 series of PCI Express sound cards, used extensively in radio station automation. The cards retain high end features such as +24dBu balanced analog audio with 110dB dynamic range, together with AES/EBU digital I/O with hardware sample rate converters on all inputs.

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The new Intraplex® HD Link™ 950 MHz STL. Featuring more RF power, flexible, high-throughput data, integrated IP gateway, easy setup and reliable operation, HD Link has it all. Call us at (800) 622-0022 to learn more.

Do You Know...?
How well do you know Philadelphia?

This might be your third time to the NAB Radio Show in Philadelphia. Have you learned anything?

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Industry
Bruce Reese Elected to Board Chairman of NABEF

Bruce Reese is president and CEO of Bonneville International.

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Reminder: 2010 NAB Show Calls for Technical Papers

The deadline to submit proposals is Oct. 23, 2009.

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Products from the Floor
Omnia Audio Omnia A/XE

Processed audio encoding for Windows
The Omnia A/XE is the next generation of PC-based audio processing software that blends power with advanced encoding capabilities. It can process audio for a variety of applications, bit rate-reduced and linear. It runs silently as a background service, can be fully-managed and configured remotely with a Web browser, and can process and encode multiple streams in various formats simultaneously. You can run Omnia A/XE on most off-the-shelf computers; the minimum requirements are Windows XP or later, 521MB RAM, 20MB free hard-drive space and a network card.

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Broadcast Electronics Audio Vault Flex

Digital media system
Correction: The photo for the Broadcast Electronics Audio Vault V-Flex in last week's newsletter was incorrect. It was actually the Harris Intraplex STL Plus photo. The Audio Vault Flex digital media system offers new resource allocation tools and studio networking capabilities to broadcasters. New capabilities such as remote voicetracking, interactive talent collaboration, work environment customization and advanced segue editor enable broadcasters to do more with less.

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Harris VM Quadra

Radio automation interface
The VM Quadra radio automation software interface increases functionality, reduces complexity and creates new workflow options to and from automation servers, digital audio workstations and satellite systems. Each VM Quadra interfaces with up to four automation computers and connects via CAT-5 to Vistamax audio management system frames.

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AEQ Mar4 Suite Pro

Radio and TV automation system
AEQ launched its first automation system in 1994 and has recently completed the development of its third generation. The new architecture has been built around the Microsoft SQL Server database engine, and incorporates other complementary functions to maximize broadcast and data security.

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SPONSORED LINKS
Nautel introduces the industry's most advanced FM transmitter family. With 3.5kW – 44kW, customers in any power category can take advantage of the NV Series' integrated exciter(s), Advanced User Interface, HD readiness and compact footprints. www.nautel.com/expectmore

Session Highlights
NAB Radio Show and Jacobs Media Partner for Jacobs Summit

The Summit will be held Thursday, Sept. 24 from 1-5 p.m., and will once again present a full schedule of educational sessions for radio broadcasters.

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Out and About in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Resources

Forget something? Here is a list of resources surrounding the convention center.

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Free Wi-fi

Looking for Internet access? Visit the Reading Terminal Market for free Wi-fi!


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Product Peeks
Vorsis M2

Mic processor
Among the M2's features are twin high-grade, extremely low noise, wide bandwidth microphone preamplifiers, phantom power, Vorsis designed audio processing algorithms and analog and digital outputs. The M2 is controlled utilizing a Graphical User Interface equipped with three user levels. No user controls are on the front panel. Its dual independent processing channels can take the place of two conventional microphone processors. Full processing features are available such as de-essing, downward expansion, equalization, high pass, low pass and notch filters.

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Nautel Importer Plus

Enhanced HD Radio importer
Importer Plus can be used by broadcasters to add up to two additional programming channels and other supplemental audio and data services to Nautel's HD Radio transmission. It codes the secondary program services of an IBOC transmission including digital channels two and three.

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Dielectric RF Scout XLT

Monitoring system
The Dielectric RF Scout XLT monitors RF transmission system VSWR and forward power and is designed to aid in detecting VSWR problems as they develop. The system displays the values and can hold up to a year's worth of data and alarm events. In addition, the system can also be configured to monitor transmission line pressure and temperature.

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Sage Alerting Digital Endec

EAS encoder/decoder
The Digital Endec incorporates the latest developments in DSP and other digital techniques. It uses an Internet connection to allow remote, secure activation, system monitoring and uploading of software releases and redundancy.

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SPONSORED LINKS
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Did You Know...?
Philadelphia Trivia Answers

How did you do? Here are the answers to this week's quiz questions.

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