CBC Saskatchewan “Podcast Meetup” goes Virtual

CBC Saskatchewan “Podcast Meetup” goes Virtual

Pippin Technical Service is pleased to support this educational and community building event being conducted by CBC Saskatchewan.  Our local CBC branch has started doing Podcast Meetups bringing the local Podcast Community together to discuss tips, tricks, best practices and help foster networking opportunities.  In these times of social distancing, their upcoming Meetup is going virtual.  It's absolutely free to attend with advanced registration required.  Here's the event details:Meetup with Saskatchewan Weekend host Peters Mills, Lisa Bryn Rundle host and producer of CBC podcast Uncover, Season 6 "Satanic Panic"  along with local podcasters, Eric Anderson of YXE Underground and Matthew Barton of the Rebellion Brewing Podcast to learn storytelling advice, gear…
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An Aldena Addition!

An Aldena Addition!

ALDENA introduces a new broadband antenna suitable for DAB/DAB+  and VHF Band III application. Known for quality and reliability since 1979, the team at Aldena have added a new model to their VHF lineup. The ALP04047xx series is a log periodic directional antenna for Linear Polarization (Vertical / Horizontal). With directional radiation pattern and 5 dBd Gain, it's available in aluminium or stainless steel version. Download complete DATA SHEET While DAB/DAB+ functionality won't see much application here in Canada, the ALP04047xx series joins the VHF Band III line by ALDENA which includes dipoles, panels, high gain directional log periodic antennas…
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Telos Alliance and Verance Announce Aspect Watermarking Support for Linear Acoustic LA-5300 Broadcast Audio Processor

Cleveland, OH and San Diego, CA (May 12, 2020) –Telos Alliance®, global leader in broadcast audio and Verance®, a leading global provider of standards-based watermarking solutions, announces the availability of Aspect™ watermarking in the Linear Acoustic® LA-5300 Broadcast Audio Processor. The LA-5300 processor was developed by Telos Alliance specifically for the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard. It provides a single solution for loudness control, upmixing, Dolby® AC-4 decoding and encoding, bitstream analysis, and monitoring. The ability to handle up to four programs means one LA-5300 can provide unique encoded streams for the main program audio, SAP, and…
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Lectrosonics Introduces the DPR Digital Plug-on Transmitter and the DSQD/AES-3 Receiver

Lectrosonics Introduces the DPR Digital Plug-on Transmitter and the DSQD/AES-3 Receiver

Transmitter and Receiver are Newest Members of the D Squared Digital Wireless Family Rio Rancho, NM (May 5, 2020) -- Lectrosonics is very pleased to introduce the two newest members of the D Squared digital wireless family, the new DPR digital plug-on transmitter and the DSQD/AES-3 receiver. The next extension of the D Squared wireless family platform which premiered in 2019, the DPR digital plug-on transmitter is fully compatible with the DSQD digital receiver and features a tuning range of 470 to 608 MHz (470 to 614 MHz for the export version). The new transmitter includes specially developed, high efficiency circuitry for extended operating…
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Volt 2.0 (new firmware now available!)

Volt 2.0 (new firmware now available!)

It’s been nearly three years since Telos Alliance introduced Omnia VOLT, their entry-level processor and successor to the successful, ubiquitous Omnia ONE. Since then, over 2,200 VOLTS have been placed on the air around the world! With that many installations Telos Alliance has receive a lot of customer feedback, which has inspired their latest and significant update to VOLT so far: Version 2.0.  VOLT’s shape-shifting software architecture allows this 1RU hardware platform to fill the processing needs of FM, AM, HD/DAB and streaming applications, as well as stand-alone stereo generator, simply by downloading and installing new firmware.  You'll find your…
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QOR Firmware Update v2.4.0.3 – now with Automix!

QOR Firmware Update v2.4.0.3 – now with Automix!

New Automix Functionality for QOR Engines Automix allows operators to balance the levels of on-air sources  (microphones, phone hybrids, codecs, or music coming from the playout system) automatically and efficiently. When using multiple mics, the Automix function makes conversations sound better than ever by intelligently pulling down the levels when a person isn't speaking and resolving conflicts based on assigned priorities. Ultimately, Automix allows producers to spend less time thinking about their productions and more time thinking about their shows and the content that they want to produce.   Remote Operation Enhanced by Automix The QOR-based consoles have a built-in, basic…
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Telos Alliance Axia Pathfinder Core PRO v1.6 Update Offers New ‘VML’ Option for Virtualized Monitoring and Control of Lower-Density Systems

Telos Alliance Axia Pathfinder Core PRO v1.6 Update Offers New ‘VML’ Option for Virtualized Monitoring and Control of Lower-Density Systems

Pathfinder Core PRO’s v1.6 adds new VML option for virtualized monitoring and control of smaller Axia Livewire+™ AES67 facilities. Cleveland, OH (April 6, 2020) – The Telos Alliance®—trusted global leader in broadcast audio for more than three decades—introduced the v1.6 update to the Axia Pathfinder Core PRO today. This update makes Pathfinder Core PRO more accessible than ever by enabling the new VML option for virtualized monitoring and control, which is perfect for smaller systems with just a studio or two. Pathfinder Core PRO VML Gives Broadcasters More Options for Virtualized Monitoring & Control Joining the Axia Pathfinder Core PRO…
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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? For Houses of Worship looking to solely broadcast their services, the CRTC has a standing exemption order (with some restrictions) in place for broadcasting on the AM and FM bands. For other purposes? 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…
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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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EXTENDED!  Telos Alliance Reduces Prices on Remote Products to Help Broadcasters Stay On-Air During Coronavirus

EXTENDED! 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. (NOW EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 30, 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…
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