Next week sees the return of Broadcast Asia to Suntec Singapore for the first time since 2012 and we look forward to welcoming those who are attending this year’s event. Hot on the heels of last month’s NAB Show our leading vendors will return to Singapore to exhibit their latest product innovations at Asia’s premier broadcasting convention. If you missed the chance to be in Las Vegas last month, we hope to see you next week.
NAB was certainly another huge show this year with a record attendance at Nautel’s annual NUG meeting among the many highlights. Another key event was the annual Davicom Exchange Forum (DEX) breakfast meeting with fantastic presentations on Davicom monitoring applications and installations in some very challenging environments. If you’d like to see any of the presentations, go to the Davicom Forum group on Facebook and ask to join! Product wise there was also no shortage of new “toys” on display and a few of our hit picks are featured below. If you’d like more information on any of these, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Until next time, happy broadcasting and safe travels to those heading to Singapore.
Orban Optimod-FM 8700i FM Processor
The new OPTIMOD-FM 8700i is Orban’s latest and greatest flagship processor. With versatile five-band and two-band processing for both analog FM transmission and digital media, the 8700i provides the industry’s most consistent sound, track-to-track and source-to-source with features including:
- Orban’s patented Xponential Loudness TM algorithm
- Specially processed ultra low-latency headphone output
- Dante AoIP with full AES67 capabilities
- “Multipath Mitigator” Left/Right Phase Skew Correction
- Dual power supplies
AUI Companion for Nautel Users
Nautel announced the launch of its new AUI Companion at this year’s NAB, an application for mobile devices that brings critical transmitter parameters directly to the user. The AUI Companion works in conjunction with the award-winning Nautel Advanced User Interface already available for all modern Nautel transmitters. Key parameters such as power, efficiency and temperature will be available at a glance, no matter where the user may be.
“This product is in its final stages of development, and we are looking for beta testers to help us finalize the details of the interface,” said Matt Herdon, Nautel Product Manager. “Anyone interested in being part of the controlled release should sign up at www.nautel.com/aui-c.”
Automatic Dehydrators from Kintronic Labs
While they may not have the same aesthetic razzle dazzle of other products, the importance of Kintronic Labs’ NEW automatic dehydrators certainly deserve attention.
At this year’s NAB Show Kintronic launched 2 models – LAB4.50 (pictured) and LAB9.50 – both offering dual pumps and automatically regenerating drying chambers that run alternately. They are rated to greater than 165,000 hours MTBF, power efficient and quiet with optional digital flowmeter and optional SNMP and HTTP Ethernet remote alarms and control. For the full range of technical specifications click here.
Davicom’s NEW Lightning Strike Counter
Davicom’s DVLC-1 Lightning Counter is the perfect complement to Davicom’s award winning Lightning Detector (DVLD-1). The DVLC-1 allows Davicom Remote Control units to safely detect and count the actual lightning strikes sustained by a transmission tower. The tower-leg mounted module is connected through a fiber-optic cable to an optical to electrical interface attached to the back of any Davicom Remote Control Unit giving site operators better situational awareness during storm activity.
For full specifications of the DVLC-1 click here.
INOmini 662 DAB+ SiteStreamer™
Inovonics’ new 662 web-enabled DAB+ receiver streams audio from single or multiple (sequenced) off-air sources, or from a hard-wired program audio feed, back to any computer, tablet or mobile device.
- Reception of all standard DAB+ broadcasts from any remote location
- Front panel display of essential DAB+ PAD information
- Analog L/R and AES-digital program outputs
- Full dynamic browser support of all operating features, including audio streaming
- ‘Station Rotation’ can monitor multiple station sequentially
- Sends instant error messages via email or SMS text and supports SNMP
If you’d like to organise a demo of this great little product, please contact [email protected] or call us on 02 99870499.
23rd May – 25th May
18th July – 21st July
International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia