Monroe, DAS Ready For Wednesday EAS Test

Monroe Electronics and its Digital Alert Systems subsidiary have released "guidance" for Monroe One-Net and Digital Alert Systems' DASDEC users for Wednesday's national periodic test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

HEVC Video Quality Delivered From VITEC

VITEC, an encoding and streaming solutions company based in Paris, has unveiled what it calls "the next generation of the industry's first entirely portable hardware-based HEVC encoder." Powered by the new HEVC GEN2 codec, the MGW Ace Encoder provides HEVC video quality of up to 4:2:2 10-bits HEVC encoding.

Artel Solidifies Its NAB Show NY Showcase

The top players and leaders in the technology, advertising agency and digital platform space will in mid-October once again join together for the benefit of the broadcast media industry at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York. The 2017 NAB Show New York will be held Oct. 18-19 at the Manhattan venue, and Artel Video Systems has already finalized its plans for what it plans to share with attendees.

Draco’s Curtain Removal Gets A Gotham Unveiling

IHSE USA, the provider of keyboard, video, and mouse products supporting long-distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, USB, audio, and RS-232 serial data, is using the upcoming 2017 NAB Show New York to introduce its new Draco ultra 492 Series of Cat-X and fiber extenders for DVI-D, USB, audio, and RS-232.

Cloud Version Of A Big AI Platform Earns IBC’s ‘Best Of Show’

Quantum Corp.'s aiWARE™ for Xcellis, an on-premise and cloud version of the artificial intelligence (AI) platform from Veritone, has caught the world's attention — and they like what they see. The product earned the coveted Best of Show Award at IBC2017 in Amsterdam, a key convention for broadcast media tech purveyors and innovators.

Radio.com Gets A Relaunch Ahead Of Entercom Entry

CBS Radio may be fading into the annals of radio broadcasting history by the end of the year, but it certainly hasn't given up on moving forward and bringing Entercom brands and products that are refreshed and/or relaunched. That's good news for David Field, who is on track to be welcoming a new and improved version of CBS Radio's free streaming mobile app, Radio.com.
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Now In Your Hotel Room: iHeartRadio

Some hotel brands, including Marriott, in 2016 began introducing Apps on its in-room entertainment systems. Among these Apps is iHeartRadio. Now, the App from the radio broadcasting industry's No. 1 owner by station count and revenue is set to appear in a lot more hotel rooms, and a TV need not be turned on to use the App. What does this mean for in-room radios? We have an RBR+TVBR Observation on that.

Pandora Succumbs To Video Ad Tuneout With ‘Plus’ Play

You know those ads that pop up while patiently awaiting the content you really want to see? Many tune out after a few seconds, yet some advertisers have been billed for those "viewings." Not anymore at Pandora, thanks to the introduction of a new policy that will see clients only pay for ads when users watch at least 15 seconds of it.

Wazee Paves A Path With Veritone’s Advanced AI Offerings

A provider of cloud-native video management and licensing services has teamed up with fast-growing AI insights and cognitive solutions firm Veritone by offering its clients Veritone's proprietary platform of advanced cognitive engines and applications.

A Wireless Transmitter … And A Hard-Wired Mic

A Pompton Plains, N.J. broadcast tech firm has just expanded its digital recording wireless product line with a handheld microphone that can function either as a wireless transmitter, or as a hardwired microphone. The device can also handle both tasks simultaneously.

Alexa Finds A Warm Welcome On The SoCast Platform

"Hey Alexa! You're welcome on our platform." That's a message that's now possible thanks to a partnership formed between XAPPmedia and Toronto-based SoCast. Find out now what this could mean for your radio stations.

Now Aloft From Osprey: HDMI and SDI Video Converters

Dallas-based Osprey Video is now shipping its two newest small-form-factor scaling converters. The HSCSA-2 and SHCSA-2 scaling converters automatically accept SDI input up to 3G Level A, provide scaling and frame-rate conversion as needed, and offer motion-adaptive deinterlacing.

Artel Plants A Flag In RAVENNA

Artel Video Systems, the provider of real-time multimedia delivery solutions, has entered into a partnership with RAVENNA. What's behind the linking of the two companies? Click here for the full details.

Bayern Broadcast Tech Firm Goes To ‘VENICE’

A Munich-based broadcast technology company has unveiled what it calls "a new approach to live ingest, media processing and channel playout that cost-effectively provides bridging technology between hybrid SDI and IP broadcast operations."

Smulyan Slams Apple As SoFla Editorial Calls For FM Chips

Hundreds of thousands of Floridians still don't have reliable access to TV, or the internet. Access to the radio is essential. It's why Tronc's Fort Lauderdale-based daily, the Sun Sentinel, on Friday published an impassioned editorial pleading Apple to turn on its FM chips across its iPhone products. The editorial hit a nerve with not only NAB EVP/Communications Dennis Wharton, but also the radio industry leader behind the NextRadio app—Jeff Smulyan. We've got an RBR+TVBR Observation on the topic.

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