A First Look At The New NAB Engineering Handbook

The 11th Edition of the NAB Engineering Handbook is now available to radio stations across the U.S., and we received a copy. Who better than to peruse it and offer some first thoughts on the latest edition of this essential tome than Media Information Bureau featured columnist Ken Benner. We handed the keys to the RBR+TVBR Reading Room and Library to Benner, and he's filed his first report on what's inside the big, heavy book.

Here’s Hubbard’s ‘TOP Choice For A Station App Developer

One of the nation's most listened-to spoken word radio stations, both on the radio and online, desired a new robust App for both Apple and Android devices. When all was said and done, this top-rated Hubbard Radio station worked with jācapps to get the job done. 

Ung Takes Top Product Role At ChyronHego

ChyronHego has selected its new Chief Product Officer. In this role, this individual will lead the company's global product management division and "take charge of  the vision and roadmap for the company's award-winning family of solutions for live television, news, and sports production."

Forsberg Takes Top Sales Role At Danish Mic Maker

A manufacturer of high-quality microphone solutions for professional audio applications has selected its new EVP/Sales. This key position will see this individual settle in to the Denmark headquarters of DPA Microphones, where he will be responsible for overseeing global sales activity and helping to develop new prospects for DPA’s product portfolio,

ACT’s Next Move: Adding Dante To Its Wireless Products

Here's a bit of good news for individuals who use MIPRO wireless products. Dante audio networking capability has been added as a new feature on two ACT 7 Series wireless receivers, and the dual channel variant of Avlex Corporation's ACT 8 Series product line.

A Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Encoder For The Adobe Creative Cloud

The SurCode for Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 Encoder from Minnetonka Audio, a part of the TV Solutions Group of the Telos Alliance, is now available for Adobe Creative Cloud. The tightly integrated plug-in provides Adobe Creative Cloud users with full encoding support for Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus audio formats.

Quintech Awarded Patent For RF Matrix Switch

A Indiana, Pa.-based company known for its design and manufacture of RF matrix switches has been awarded a patent for the XTREME 256 matrix switch modular. The design allows its switch chassis to be configured with either a symmetric or asymmetric number of inputs and outputs.

Joseph Electronics Selects A Business Development Manager

The broadcast industry provider of fiber termination and custom fiber solutions has hired Joe Zajac as its next Business Development Manager. In that role, Zajac will work to expand Joseph Electronics' reach in the broadcast market and create new opportunities in other vertical markets.

Integration Situation For EAS-Net and CloudNine

Monroe Electronics subsidiary Digital Alert Systems (DAS) has reached a technology partnership that integrates its EAS-Net communications software with NVerzion's CloudNine video server system. As a result, users can benefit from a direct IP link between the DAS DASDEC emergency messaging platform and NVerzion's video servers to handle Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) and Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) messages.

Kriegler Opts For Omnia Sales Role

Broadcast radio and TV technology player The Telos Alliance, parent company to Telos, Omnia, Axia, Linear Acoustic, 25-Seven, and Minnetonka, has selected its new Omnia US Sales Manager for Radio Processing. It's choice: Paul Kriegler.

Salazar Joins GatesAir As ‘CALA’ Sales Leader

A broadcast industry veteran who has held key sales roles with Harmonic and Thomson Video Networks has been selected by GatesAir to drive regional strategies and initiatives across a broad territory from Mexico to Argentina, and throughout the Caribbean islands.

Former Harman, Euphonix Exec Takes Calrec Sales Role

Group One has appointed the former Director of U.S. territory sales for Harman International – Studer as its new Regional Sales Manager for the Calrec Audio line of digital consoles. He will be based in San Francisco.

Wedel Chosen By Rocking M For Media Sales Needs

Wedel Software and Kansas-based radio broadcasting company Rocking M Media have entered into a licensing agreement to install the MediaSales Suite to manage multi-media business, including 31 radio stations, four networks, and an advertising signage division.

Here Comes The Flood Of Smart Speakers

Sure, Q3 may be looking a little rough around the edges for many radio broadcasting companies. But, consider where the entire industry could be in five short years, thanks to the surge in smart speakers that's just unfolding. According to a just-released study from U.K.-based Juniper Research, smart speakers such as Amazon Echo, Google Home, and the Sonos One will be in a majority of U.S. homes by 2022.

Dielectric Reaches Repack Pact With Quincy Media

When it came time to finalize its plans for coping with Phase One and Phase Two of the TV spectrum repack process, an Illinois-based owner of nine TV stations was faced with a choice. Ultimately, it opted to acquire UHF and VHF antennas, filers and transmission lines customized for each of its stations. The company it went with: Dielectric.

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