The Oracle Newsletter – August 2016

August 2016

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ibc16_IDS_headerWelcome to the latest edition of the Oracle where the countdown is on for this year’s IBC Show! In just over 2 weeks the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam will once again play host to more than 1600 Exhibitors, 55,000 visitors and 15 halls of the latest in broadcast and media technology. Among the lineup of exhibitors will be our leading suppliers Nautel, Orban, Davicom, Inovonics, Sonifex and Tieline with delegates from Kintronic Labs also attending. If you would like to organise a dedicated meeting with any of our supplier partners, please let me know. This year we’re excited to see the international launch of a new Sonifex PCIe half height sound card which was devised and engineered through the collaborative efforts of the Aussie and UK offices (more details a little later in this newsletter).
Safe travels to everyone making the long haul trip to Amsterdam and please make sure you visit us at stand 8.E61!

Karen Olliver
General Manager


Spotlight on IBC 2016


Orban’s New Image Orban Logo Wh-Bl Bground 080516

With a revamped logo and exhibiting for the first time at IBC as part of the DaySequerra family, the ORBAN stand will be buzzing with the very latest in audio processing and streaming technology. Make sure you visit Orban’s mobile lab and surround sound mini theatre at stand 8.D93 for a first hand demo of their world class products.

New Products from Sonifex Sonifex_logo

At this year’s IBC, there will be 3 NEW products amongst the Sonifex line up including the latest addition to their sound and radio capture card range. The all new PC-AD2 is a dual stereo analogue input/output and dual stereo AES-3 digital input/output sound card in the PCIe half height format. With the option to use one of the analogue inputs as a dual mono or stereo mic input, a dedicated AES-11 sync input and two GPIO’s, this versatile new product is sure to spark a lot of interest.

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Also on display at the Sonifex stand 8.E61 will be the latest in their AVN range of Ravenna compatible AoIP products including the new AVN-TB10AR talkback intercom and the recently released AVN-GMCS PTP Grandmaster Clock with GPS Receiver. Please stop by the stand for a demo of these outstanding new products.

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Click here for more information.


Tieline to debut new ViA codec

Tieline’s new ViA sets a new standard in wireless broadcasting and fundamentally changes the way you perform live remote outside broadcasts. It delivers the simplest and most intuitive codec user interface available today and going live is literally child’s play. Simply power up, tap “Connect” and go live! Tieline’s Charlie Gawley will demonstrate ViA and the latest in codec technology at IBC booth 8.E74.

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BEWARE, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update can change some of your settings! One that caught our attention is the “fast startup” option under the power settings, which is enabled by default but which we recommend disabling. Even it was previously disabled, after applying the Anniversary Update it mysteriously becomes re-enabled. Go to Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Power Options > System Settings

When enabled, this option causes the computer to effectively go into hibernation when shut down, so that on start-up it picks up where it left off rather than doing a complete restart. Problems occur if the hardware configuration changes while it’s asleep, so this is best avoided if that’s a possibility.


Staff Snippets

August is certainly a big month in our office with three birthdays and two anniversaries. This year we celebrate a milestone 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY for our Tech Support Manager, Don Coyle and the first year anniversary of our delightful Office Administrator, Amy Jones. Thank you both for your valuable contributions to Sonifex and we look forward to many more successful years.







Upcoming Exhibitions






Amsterdam RAI,
Europaplein, NL1078 GZ.
9th – 13th September 2016
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Etihad Stadium
740 Bourke Street
Docklands, VIC
26th – 27th October 2016
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