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Audio-Technica Introduces Its BP4001 and BP4002 Interview Microphones

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— The BP4001 Cardioid Dynamic and BP4002 Omnidirectional Dynamic Interview Mics feature exceptional sound quality and extended handle, perfect for on-location interviews and sports broadcasting —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, introduces its BP4001 Cardioid Dynamic Interview Microphone and BP4002 Omnidirectional Dynamic Interview Microphone. These professional mics, each featuring extended-length handles, are ideal for all aspects of broadcast and remote newsgathering: on-location interviews, ENG, EFP, sports applications and much more. more

Audio-Technica Shows New BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset

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— The BPHS1 offers broadcasters a high-performance integrated microphone and headphone combination perfect for on-air or live news and sports broadcast, announcing and interviews —

NAB EXPO, LAS VEGAS, NV, April 12, 2010 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 45 years, is showing the new BPHS1 Broadcast Stereo Headset with Dynamic Boom Microphone, offering natural, highly intelligible stereo reproduction. The rugged BPHS1 features closed-back circumaural (around-the-ear) ear cups that were designed to provide maximum comfort and ambient noise rejection with minimal ear fatigue. The BPHS1 also has a professional boom-mounted moving coil dynamic microphone that can be positioned for use on either side of the mouth. It is specifically intended and optimized for on-air or live news and sports broadcasting, announcing and interviews.

The BPHS1’s microphone has a unidirectional polar pattern tailored for pickup of speech with maximum voice intelligibility over a wide frequency range. A high-performance neodymium magnet in the microphone ensures a high output level and detailed sound reproduction. The microphone is more sensitive to sound originating directly in front of the element, making it useful in reducing pickup of unwanted, off-axis sounds. The flexible gooseneck boom swivels for easy positioning on either the right or left side. more

RadioTime Users Listening Sessions Top 45 Million in March 2010

RadioTime, Inc., a developer of technology for finding and listening to radio online, today announced its users listened more than 45 million times in March 2010, a 40 percent increase over February 2010. The increase reflects more users visiting the RadioTime.com Web site and accessing the RadioTime guide from more than one hundred different connected home audio devices, mobile smart phone, and other applications.

“For 100 years, radio has been an important source of news and entertainment because it offers unique live, local and free content that’s simple to access globally, a combination that streaming music services cannot deliver,” said Bill Moore, founder and CEO, RadioTime, Inc. “With our many partners, RadioTime is turning computers, home entertainment devices and smart phones into worldwide radio tuners, helping radio better compete with online music services for listeners and advertising revenue.” more

Top-quality transmission in noisy environments: the new HMD 26 broadcast headset

broadcasterOld Lyme, Conn – April 9, 2010 – Whether at the football stadium or a Formula One racetrack, the HMD 26 broadcast headset from Sennheiser is ideal for professional use in noisy environments. The sound pressure level of the headphones ensures precise listening even in the noisiest situations, while the hyper-cardioid microphone guarantees broadcast-quality voice transmission.

It is not only sports events that are noisy: a high level of background noise on film sets or during outside broadcasts can also make it necessary to use special equipment. “Our many years of experience in the broadcasting sector have gone into the HMD 26,� explained Jörg Buchberger, Industry Team Manager Aviation and Professional Headsets at Sennheiser. “Its top-quality sound and transmission characteristics make the HMD 26 the ideal choice for outdoor applications.�

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The new broadcast headset has a frequency response of 20 to 18,000 Hz, ensuring detailed, lifelike sound reproduction. At the same time, the sound pressure level of up to 105 dB offers sufficient reserves for even the noisiest of environments. The closed design effectively attenuates external noise by up to 25dB. Those who prefer even more peace and quiet while working can choose the HMDC 26. This version is additionally equipped with Sennheiser’s NoiseGard function for active noise reduction. At the push of a button, it reduces background noise by a further 18dB. more

Audemat Launch New iPhone App for Scripteasy Masterview

Audemat’s iMasterview ApplicationiMasterview Set to Revolutionize the Field of Broadcast Facility Management

April 8th, Miami, FL – Audemat, the monitoring specialists within the WorldCast Systems group, are set to introduce iMasterview, an exciting new application for their revolutionary Scripteasy software, at NAB 2010.

The Scripteasy software suite is currently utilized in hundreds of broadcast facilities throughout the US and worldwide to configure and control every aspect of a studio or transmitter site. The intuitive interface, consists of the ScriptEasy Designer which supports easy development and the MasterView module which allows real time status display and management. This latest development enables the user to have access to the Masterview application on their iPhone or 3G-enabled device to see at a glance the status and performance of their network. more

All New Mini Control Silver to Launch at NAB 2010

New Mini Control SilverNew Cost Effective and Compact Option for Broadcast Facility Management

April 8th, Miami, FL – Audemat, the monitoring specialists within the WorldCast Systems group, will launch a brand new addition to their cost effective Silver range of Broadcast Facility Management Solutions at the NAB 2010 show in Las Vegas.

This compact and powerful tool offers the extensive functionality of its older brother, the Remote Control Silver, in a handy new size and at an extremely competitive price.

This IP based unit offers 8 digital inputs, 8 analog inputs, 8 contact closures and critically, supports the Scripteasy software suite enabling broadcast engineers to benefit from the extensive scripting, telemetry and SNMP technology for which Audemat is renowned. Analog inputs can be used to monitor audio levels and the unit, as an option, can store audio files to serve as back-up. Supplied in the DIN format commonly used in PBX or IT rooms, the Mini Control Silver can be easily integrated into transmitter sites. more

Stellar New IP Audio Codec from APT to Launch at NAB

APT’s New WorldCast Astral IP Audio CodecNot JUST an IP Audio Codec -WorldCast Astral is World’s first Codec Platform to Offer Remote Facility Control and Streaming Audio Back-Up.

Belfast, UK, 22nd March 2009 – APT, the codec specialists within the WorldCast Systems group, will launch a brand new IP audio codec, the WorldCast Astral at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The WorldCast Astral, the latest addition to APT’s highly acclaimed and award-winning WorldCast IP series, will be the industry’s first IP codec to also offer remote control capabilities and audio back-up from a streaming server.

“This is a truly exciting new development in the worldwide codec market,� states Kevin Campbell, APT Sales Director. “The WorldCast Astral is packed full of innovative new features such as streaming audio back-up and broadcast facility management that will it make it a key device for every studio and transmitter site.� more

Audemat to Celebrate 30 Years in Broadcast

Bordeaux-Merignac, April 8th – Audemat, the founding company within the WorldCast Systems group, will this year celebrate thirty years in broadcast at the NAB 2010 show in Las Vegas.

To mark the occasion, the WorldCast Systems group are holding a party on their booth C751 on the Tuesday evening during the NAB convention.

Founded in 1980 in Bordeaux, France, Audemat have grown to be a significant player in the industry and have earned the respect of many for their range of professional signal monitoring products, RDS encoders and broadcast facility management tools. Following the acquisition of the transmitter manufacturer, Ecreso in 2006 and APT Codecs in 2009, the group changed its name to WorldCast Systems to reflect their visionary strategy of providing professional, integrated solutions to broadcasters at every step along the broadcast chain. more

Telos Names Broadcast Bionics as Development Partner

Cleveland OH —Telos Systems has named UK-based Broadcast Bionics (well-known to media professionals for their PhoneBOX and Anywhere PC-based telephony solutions) as a software development partner for next-generation Telos phone systems.

“PhoneBOX has gained a reputation as one of the most innovative, useful products on the market for talk-intensive radio formats,� says Denny Sanders, Telos Systems Managing Director. “Now, Broadcast Bionics has chosen to use the new Telos VX platform at the core of their software products. We are very excited about the possibilities.�

Telos VX is the world’s first multi-line broadcast telephone system based on VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) technology. VX uses standard SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) and RTP (Real-time Transport Protocol) protocols, so it works with VoIP-based PBX or SIP-trunking Telco service and may be scaled to direct up to 80 lines of phone traffic across as many as 20 broadcast studios. It uses standard Ethernet as its network backbone, and for interconnection with IP-Audio networks. more

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Telos NX6 Talkshow System is Ready for Dialogue

Complete six-line system with phone and screener software is just $3,995

Cleveland OH – Radio engineers, rejoice: you can now get a new Telos Nx6 Talkshow System, packaged with the Telos Desktop Director and Telos Assistant Producer call-screening software — for only $3,995.

Like its big brother, the 12-line Telos Nx12, Nx6 fits four adaptive digital hybrids with advanced DSP technology inside a 2 RU chassis — perfect for phone-intensive formats such as talk or interview shows, where caller quality is critical.

Nx6 can handle up to six phone lines, either analog (POTS) or digital (ISDN BRI). Each of its four hybrids is equipped with individually adjustable AGC and noise gate by Omnia; combined with Telos’ renowned Digital Dynamic EQ (DDEQ) and adaptive hybrid technology, the Nx6 delivers superior caller-to-caller consistency. more

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