Gather Together (Apart)

Gather Together (Apart)

With social distancing a going concern, broadcast remains one way that a group of people can be together, while still distant. Now, how can you accomplish that while still maintaining your spacing? How about going Drive-In style? There are a number of ways this can be accomplished.  VLPFM. Our partners at Decade Transmitters have some FM transmitter solutions that operate at a very low power output, some in the range which may not require an ISED license or certificate to operate. (Their website notes which license requirements may be in effect). Paired with a vertically polarized antenna (which matches nicely…
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Full Featured Broadcasts from Home

Full Featured Broadcasts from Home

Most every broadcast operation is slightly different in their set-up, workflow and equipment load-out.  No 'one-size' fits all solution typically exists, but in the current climate of sorting out how to broadcast remotely and have staff self-isolated at home, there are definitely some solutions for a full-featured broadcast that have not been full explored by a number of operations.  The good news is, for many AoIP broadcast facilities, a LOT of the required gear is already on hand. The Basic Setup So, let's roll back to where we're at.  COVID-19 hits and engineers everywhere get the marching orders to figure…
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Telos Alliance Reduces Prices on Remote Products to Help Broadcasters Stay On-Air During Coronavirus

Telos Alliance Reduces Prices on Remote Products to Help Broadcasters Stay On-Air During Coronavirus

Axia SoftSurface, IP-Tablet Virtual Radio Software, and Telos Z/IP ONE codecs offered at reduced prices. Cleveland, OH (March 20, 2020) – The Telos Alliance—trusted global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades—understands the challenges of staying on-air during coronavirus in the face of quarantines, shelter-in-place, and self-isolation.  To help its customers broadcast from anywhere, Telos Alliance is offering 10% off products that enable remote broadcasts from March 19–April 15, 2020. Products include Axia SoftSurface, all versions of IP-Tablet virtual radio software, and Telos Z/IP ONE IP broadcast codec. Broadcasters can simply contact their dealer to order and receive…
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Covid-19 Notice

Covid-19 Notice

Dear Valued Client, Caring for the health and well-being of our employees and clients is of utmost importance to Pippin Technical Service. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to make you aware of the precautions we are taking to protect the health and safety of our employees, their families, our clients and our communities while maintaining a consistent level of client service. Client Service and Remote Work Pippin Technical are making every effort to ensure this situation will not affect the quality of work we are doing for you. If our teams will be working onsite at your…
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Coming soon from Inovonics

Coming soon from Inovonics

COMING SOON IN JANUARY 2020! The SOFIA 565 provides analog, AES3-digital and AoIP-streaming audio outputs. The Web Interface enables remote tuning, streamed audio, source switching, alarms, and more. Multiple stations can be sequentially monitored using the programmable StationRotation™ feature. The SOFIA 568 includes a built-in BandScanner™, a real-time clock and full SNMP functionality. The elite SiteStreamer+™ (‘Plus’) series offers advanced features for the most critical monitoring situations. The SiteStreamer+™ also delivers important RF and audio signal measurements and dispatches email or text-message alarms for out-of-limits conditions and other reception errors. The Inovonics SOFIA 567 AM SiteStreamer+ is also coming soon,…
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Omnia 9/9SG v.3.20.04 Firmware Update

Omnia 9/9SG v.3.20.04 Firmware Update

The Telos Alliance and Omnia Audio are happy to announce that a new release of software for both the Omnia.9 and Omnia.9sg are now available for download on their respective product pages. (Omnia 9 / Omnia 9SG) They contain a number of improvements to functionality and exciting new features that your customers will love, so please spread the word! **Please note that though the software releases for 9 and 9sg have the same version number, they are not the same update file and are not interchangeable.** Omnia.9 v3.20.04 Highlights Major final clipper improvements. A complete rework of the final clipper…
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New Product – Podcast Pro mic boom

New Product – Podcast Pro mic boom

Get broadcast quality...for a podcaster's budget! Your podcast is taking off! Every week there's tons to do: schedule, record, edit, post, promote - and repeat. Every week. When you hit the record button, the last thing you want to worry about is a squeaky mic boom that won't stay in place. With a design based on what's used in many professional recording studios today, the Podcast Pro is exactly what podcasters have been looking for - a handsome, easily adjustable, squeak-free mic arm for a price that deserves a double take. Each Podcast Pro includes: mic arm, table edge c-clamp…
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INOmini firmware update

INOmini firmware update

For Immediate Release Inovonics announces new firmware update for INOmini Receiver-MonitorsRecommended firmware upgrades for models 661, 673, 674, 676, 679 FELTON, CA — Inovonics is pleased to announce a new firmware update for our INOmini Receiver-Monitors, models 661, 673, 674, 676, 679. This latest firmware update improves the internal reference clock and lots of little things that have come-up since the products were first launched in June 2019.Inovonics recommends that users download and install the new firmware updates at their earliest convenience. It should be noted that a factory reset is required after the update.The new firmware can be downloaded…
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100 Years and counting!

100 Years and counting!

This Sunday (Dec 1, 2019) marks the 100th anniversary of Marconi Wireless and Telegraph Co's XWA (experimental wireless apparatus) being granted the first broadcast license in Canada. With several tests occurring over the following months, the first scheduled broadcast (featuring recorded music and a live studio performance) hit the air 6 months later in May of 1920, a Canadian and worldwide first. Taking on the call sign CFCF (Canada's First, Canada's Finest), the station served Montreal for 90 years before finally going dark in 2010. However, it set the stage, proved the concept and began the legacy of broadcast here…
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