Archive for May 23rd, 2013

Jampro Reveals Plans to Exhibit New UHF Broadband Antenna Solutions at BroadcastAsia 2013

Iconic Manufacturer will also Show Tried and True, Established Units

Sacramento, CA – Jampro Antennas, Inc., the oldest antenna and related RF equipment manufacturer in the USA, has revealed plans to exhibit advanced versions of its internationally renowned family of UHF Broadband antennas that offer enhanced polarization options at BroadcastAsia 2013. The Company is also highlighting its established FM, TV, RF, and rigid line products.

Asia’s largest representative, integrated show for the pro-audio, film and TV industries, BroadcastAsia brings together industry experts and thought leaders to offer attendees the newest technologies and business strategies for broadcasting and content production. The exhibition, host to attendees from over 80 countries/regions, will be held at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from 18-21 June 2013

UHF Broadband Medium Power Panel Antenna for All Polarizations
Jampro‘s UHF Broadband Medium Power panel antenna is now available for Bands IV & V in all polarizations: CPOL, EPOL, HPOL and VPOL. The antenna is designed as either a side-mount or a top-mount for DTV, ISDB-T, DVB-T/H, NTSC or PAL broadcasting.

JVD-U and JCD-U Broadband UHF Broadband Antennas
Now available for both VPOL and CPOL polarization the JVD-U and JCD-U broadband antennas for UHF Bands IV & V, these antennas were designed as low to medium power solutions, with a special focus on rooftop deployment. The antenna is a vertically or circularly polarized system enclosed by a full cylindrical radome for environmental protection and minimal urban visual impact. The antenna is broadband over band IV/V allowing multiple UHF channels to be transmitted at the same time. Ruggedly constructed from marine brass and aluminum and designed for long life and value, this antenna is ideal for DVB-T2 (ISDB-T or ATSC digital TV application) channels. The antenna is fully assembled and tested before shipping to the customer.

JAT-U UHF Super Turnstile Antenna
Jampro’s Broadband Batwing IV/V 470 – 860 MHz Antenna has many outstanding features that bring great value to today’s broadcaster. The radome-enclosed unit can be either top or side mounted on a tower offering long life and many years of continuous service, ideal for broadband multi channel UHF applications. Minimum windloading while providing broadband response makes the JAT the perfect answer for applications where either one channel is defined, or multiple channels are combined.

Prostar JA/MS-BB Broadband UHF Slot Antenna
Jampro’s JA/MS-BB Broadband UHF Slot antenna, part of the legendary Prostar™ line, offers an economical alternative to buying, installing and maintaining multiple antennas. A single, compact solution, it conserves tower space and minimizes wind loading. Especially designed for multi-channel or combined-channel operations in analog-analog, analog-digital or digital-digital TV applications, the JA/MS-BB antenna comes factory tuned in an elegant, ready-to-install and streamlined design.

Jampro Family of RCEC Mask Filters
Jampro offers a family of RCEC mask filters designed to provide superior mask filter performance at an affordable price. Cross coupling creates steep rejection skirts and the high-Q cavities provide low pass band insertion loss in a compact package.

Models include:
RCEC-386-UM – 5kW AVG, UHF 8”/203.2mm mask filter ATSC/DVB-T/ISDB-T
RCEC-206-UMFB – 2.5kW AVG, 6-section cross-coupled UHF DVB-T non-critical mask filter
RCEC-#F6-UM – 500W, UHF 4”/101.6mm mask filter ATSC/DVB-T/ISDB-T
RCEC-DT6-UM – 250W, UHF 2”/50.8mm mask filter ATSC/DVB-T/ISDB-T
About Jampro
Jampro Antennas Inc., established to answer the need for quality broadcast systems at a reasonable price, is a leading supplier of antennas, combiners & filters and RF components for every application in the broadcast industry. Reputed for innovation and customization, Jampro builds each system to the specifications of the individual broadcaster. From the first system delivered in 1954 to those installed today, the Company is committed to consistent performance and quality founded on solid engineering. Today, over 25,000 broadcasters worldwide benefit from the quality and performance provided by Jampro systems. Additional information on JAMPRO can be obtained at
Jampro contact: Sonia Del Castillo
916-383-1177 •

Press Contact: Desert Moon Communications
Harriet Diener • 845-512-8283

Radio Algérienne Automates Music Broadcasting for JIL FM With Upgrade to NETIA Radio-Assist 8.1

CLARET, France — May 23, 2013 — NETIA today announced that Algeria’s JIL FM, a channel of national broadcaster Radio Algérienne, has upgraded to the Radio-Assist(TM) 8.1 digital audio software suite. JIL FM is using the company’s new music scheduling module to automate playout of a well-balanced blend of Algerian and international music. By migrating to Radio-Assist 8.1, JIL FM gains functionality that includes NETIA’s Activity Watcher, which simplifies tracking of changes made to playlists and the overall system.

“Radio Algérienne has worked with NETIA software for the past five years and has been very satisfied with Radio-Assist’s intuitive operation, efficiency, reliability, and rich functionality,” said Mourad Ouadahi, director at Radio Algérienne. “When version 8.1 presented a new music scheduling tool, we took the opportunity to upgrade the system at JIL FM and completely automate broadcasts while maintaining our strategic mix of popular domestic and international music.”

JIL FM (Generation FM) is Algeria’s first radio channel dedicated entirely to young listeners. The channel, launched at the beginning of 2012, is broadcasting its programs throughout the whole country in Arabic, Berber, and French. Its trendy format and entertaining programs have helped the channel to reach a larger audience every day. Like its parent broadcaster, Radio Algérienne, JIL FM has built its broadcast workflow on NETIA’s Radio-Assist software suite.

The NETIA support team worked with JIL FM to prepare the channel’s staff and audio database for the migration to version 8.1. With music management tools integrated into Radio-Assist 8.1′s FederAll playlist preparation module, users can now automate playlist generation according to preset criteria, business policies, and a wide range of intelligent options for sequencing music. At JIL FM, the software today enables balanced music scheduling that is consistent with the radio station’s strategy: 60 percent Algerian music and 40 percent international music, with a constant focus on new hits. Administrators at JIL FM also have begun using the Activity Watcher module to monitor all users and actions taken on the system.

More information about the Radio-Assist 8.1 software suite and other NETIA solutions is available at

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NETIA, a GlobeCast company, is a leading provider of software solutions that enable efficient management and delivery of content to today’s full array of media platforms. Relied on by more than 10,000 users in 200 installations in more than 40 countries, NETIA solutions allow content producers and owners to manage content from ingest to delivery, targeting multiplatform outlets including the Internet, VOD, IPTV services, and mobile devices. NETIA provides content management solutions to major radio and television brands and to multimedia groups around the world. Clients include SBS and ABC in Australia, RAI Italy, MediaCorp Singapore, RTL France, Radio Globo in Brazil, RTM Malaysia, Radio France, the Associated Press, France Télévisions, and Canal+. NETIA has its headquarters in France, with offices in North America, Paris, Rome, and Singapore, in addition to a global network of professional distribution partners.

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Photo Caption: NETIA Radio-Assist(TM) 8.1 Music Scheduling

Aphex® Hires New Marketing Manager

— Industry veteran Marsh Gooch adds power to company’s marketing efforts —

BURBANK, CA, May 21, 2013 — Aphex®, a leader in professional audio technology for more than 35 years, today announced they have named a new Marketing Manager to oversee all of the company’s marketing efforts. Marsh Gooch, a veteran of the pro audio and musical instrument industry, joins the company after successful positions with LOUD Technologies, TASCAM, ESP Guitars and more.

“Marsh brings a wide range of marketing skills and expertise to the Aphex team,” said Aphex CEO David Wiener. “With his knowledge of audio product marketing, brand marketing, artist relations and social media, he’ll help us achieve the goals we’ve set as we continue to grow Aphex.”

Aphex General Manager Jim Bailey adds, “Marsh has the enthusiasm, drive and attitude that we demand at Aphex, as we continually push to reach the wide variety of demographics Aphex’s products are made for.”

Marsh Gooch himself is glad to join the Aphex team. “I’ve heard a lot about how the stars are all lining up for Aphex to become the leader in pro audio that it has always been destined to be, and I’m honored to jump on board for the ride.”

Aphex marketing and promotion will continue to evolve in order to support rep, reseller and international distribution partners. From web to video to sales and marketing collateral, Aphex is putting the same creativity and performance demands on its reseller support initiatives as it puts into product performance and design.

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Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School Opens Recording Facility with Support from The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®

Metro Nashville Public Schools’ music education initiative, “Music Makes Us,” provides students at Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School with a student-run record label mentored by Warner Music Nashville and a complete world-class recording studio designed, equipped and guided by the efforts of P&E Wing members

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (May 21, 2013) — On May 8, 2013, leading members of The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, along with Nashville public officials, representatives from key sponsors, members of the media and more attended a red-carpet event celebrating the grand opening of the new recording program and facility at Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet School. On hand to help commemorate the occasion were Nashville Mayor Karl Dean; Scott Hendricks, Senior Vice President of A&R for Warner Music Nashville; Nancy Shapiro, The Recording Academy Senior Vice President, Member Services; Pearl-Cohn Principal Sonia Stewart; Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Director Dr. Jesse Register; and more. The studio, part of the first-ever student-run record label in a high school (announced earlier this year by Mayor Dean, Dr. Register, and John Esposito, president/CEO of Warner Music Nashville), was designed and assembled by members of the P&E Wing, who contributed their time and talents over the course of the last year. Pearl-Cohn is the only entertainment magnet high school in the country. The studio will serve the school’s Academy of Entertainment Management and Academy of Entertainment Communication divisions.

Addressing the crowd of more than 100 Nashville luminaries assembled in the school’s lobby, Nancy Shapiro commented, “When you ask the P&E Wing to work on something, you better be dreaming big.” Members of the Pearl-Cohn Subcommittee of the P&E Wing, including Subcommittee Chair Jeff Balding, Nashville P&E Wing Committee Chairman Chuck Ainlay, Steve Durr, Ben Fowler, Julian King, Sam Lorber, Nick Palladino, Terry Palmer, Matt Schlachter and Nashville Chapter President Jon Randall Stewart, all contributed their collective knowledge, wisdom and passion to the project, which features a 32-channel API 1608 console and JBL® Professional M2 Master Reference Monitors in the main control room and two 5.1 surround sound post/editing suites equipped with SSL Nucleus DAW controllers. Additionally, the facility is equipped with products from Audio-Technica, Fredenstein Professional Audio, the HARMAN® Professional brands (AKG® Acoustics, JBL Professional and Lexicon®) and Shure. Representatives from these supporters were in attendance at the red-carpet event to help celebrate the studio’s opening.

Subcommittee member Steve Durr of Nashville-based Steven Durr Designs also served as the designer for the studio, laying out the acoustical and ergometric concepts. His portfolio includes studios for Austin City Limits, The Black Keys, Mark Ronson, Lenny Kravitz and Zac Brown. He stated, “I tried to achieve a design that would allow students to experience recording music with both machines and people,” Durr explains, citing the large control room that will allow several students and teachers to work comfortably using drum machines, digital samplers and synthesizers as well as the recording equipment, and the sizable tracking room where they will be able to capture great recordings of live musicians playing in ensemble. “What I hope this ultimately accomplishes is that kids will now be able to learn about making music in an environment that was designed around great sound. Kids who have been brought up on MP3s can experience what music can really sound like. That can change their lives.”

The studio, which cost $1.2 million to build and outfit (not including thousands of hours of donated labor), is a multi-room facility with a spacious control room whose sleek design belies the challenges it posed to make it conform to classroom and other design requirements, such as adapting access to the API 1608 console for ADA compliance. “There was so much that went into this that goes way beyond the typical recording studio,” said Nashville P&E Wing Co-Chair Chuck Ainlay, a GRAMMY® Award-winning producer/engineer who has worked with artists including Mark Knopfler, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Peter Frampton. The studio also features several isolation booths and two 5.1 surround sound editing suites with acoustical treatments donated by Acoustics In A Box and Perdue Acoustics. In addition, the facility houses a multi-station teaching area with individual Apple iMac-equipped workstations for 30 students connected to the teacher’s station and to the studio.

Multiple GRAMMY Award nominee Jeff Balding says the project was about giving back to the community, but it was also a technical challenge in which P&E Wing members were eagerly engaged. “It’s great to see the whole community come together over this — teachers, artists, engineers, producers, and more. I believe in pouring our experience into the generation coming after us. If we can take our ceiling and make that their floor, it will allow them to take our industry to a much higher level, and that’s exciting to me.”

“My vision for Music City is to have the best music education program in the world,” Mayor Dean said. “The music industry and philanthropic community have embraced this vision and are working tirelessly with the city and Metro Schools to make it a reality. The opening of this label and studio are wonderful milestones in the development of Music Makes Us and moves us closer to that ultimate goal.”

Balding continued, “We wanted to get the feel of a real recording studio here, but we also knew it needed to function as an actual classroom.” He added that even through the Pearl-Cohn studio is an amalgam of state-of-the-art technology and the exceptional technical experience of the P&E Wing members, it’s far more than the sum of its parts. “This is something that will always be here,” he says. “It’s for future generations of music creators.”

About Music Makes Us
Music Makes Us is a joint effort of Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Karl Dean and music industry and community leaders. The Music Makes Us initiative will lead the nation in music education. With a focus on music literacy and student participation, Music Makes Us is strengthening traditional school music while adding a contemporary curriculum that embraces new technologies and reflects a diverse musical landscape.

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Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Sonia Stewart, Principal, Pearl-Cohn; Don Wershba, Sr. Vice President, SSL; Piers Plaskitt, CEO, SSL; Roxanne Ricks, Artist Relations, Audio-Technica; Sam Lorber, Instructional Designer, Pearl-Cohn; Ben Fowler, P&E Wing Sub-Committee member and producer/engineer; Nick Palladino, P&E Wing Sub-Committee member and Owner, NPALL Audio; Mayor Karl Dean; Julian King, P&E Wing Sub-Committee member and producer/engineer; Joseph Wagoner, Product Manager, AKG; Nancy Shapiro, Sr. Vice President, The Recording Academy; Steve Durr, Owner, Steven Durr Designs; Chuck Ainlay, P&E Wing Committee Chairman and producer/engineer; Scott Hendricks, Sr. Vice President of A&R, Warner Music Nashville; Jon Randall Stewart, The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter President and singer/songwriter/musician; Jeff Balding, P&E Wing Sub-Committee Chair and producer/engineer; Peter Chaikin, Senior Manager Recording and Broadcast Marketing, JBL Professional; Dr. Jesse Register, Director of Schools, MNPS; Larry Droppa, President and Owner, API; Terry Palmer, Owner, Terry Palmer Services; Ryan Smith, Regional Manager of Artist Relations, Shure Incorporated. Photo by Frederick Breedon. Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy®/ © 2013.


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