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Apr 27

Tom’s Tech Blog – NAB 2016 is a wrap

It was great getting out to NAB (my 29th consecutive!) and talking about everything we’ve been working on all year. The VH2 Hybrid garnered a lot of attention, as well as the new 4.0 CrossLock firmware for ACCESS/BRIC-Link. But what was that shiny black object? Could it be a preview of things to come? It […]

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May 25

SMPTE Bits by the Bay

Bits By The Bay is the SMPTE Washington DC section’s two-day annual technology conference. The event is held at the beautiful Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. This year the event is on Wednesday, May 25th, and Thursday, May 26th, with an offsite welcoming reception nearby on Tuesday evening, May 24th. Comrex […]

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May 20

Talkers 2016: Bridging the Generations

Comrex is set to display at Talkers 2016 on May 20th, at Hofstra University. The event will consist of seminars with significant members of the talk show community, including Sean Hannity, Dr. Joy Browne, and Holland Cooke. Discussions will center on increasing millennial engagement with talk radio, and understanding generational differences in media consumption. Comrex […]

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Feb 04

Comrex To Display At BES Expo 2016

DEVENS, MA, Jan. 13, 2016 – Comrex, a long-time innovator in broadcast technology, will be displaying its array of products with Technomedia India at stand numbers 19, 20 & 21 at BES EXPO 2016 at the Kempinski Ambiance Hotel in Delhi February 4th through 6th. Additionally, Comrex Engineering Director Tom Hartnett will present a paper […]

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Apr 03

Tom’s Tech Blog – Verizon XLTE is terrible…except when it’s awesome

If you’re a LiveShot/ACCESS Verizon LTE user in the US, your wireless modems will likely have a choice between the “standard” LTE band 13 (700MHz) and the “XLTE” Band 4 (AWS-1700/2100MHz). When I say your modems will have a choice, I mean it literally, since you can’t easily choose in software.

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Apr 05

Tom’s Tech Blog – A secret about Comrex Connect International Modems

I’ve griped plenty in the past about the wireless situation in the USA, where each carrier uses completely different LTE bands, so no universal USB modems exist. But here’s a secret: The Comrex Connect modem designed for International use includes virtually every LTE band in use in the USA.

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Apr 08

Tom’s Tech Blog – Here comes the VH2

Debuting at NAB this month is the VH2, an audio telephone “hybrid” for VoIP. Hybrid is in quotes because it’s not doing the traditional phone line cancellation (not required in the VoIP world), but functionally it acts like a traditional studio telephone interface.

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Apr 11

Tom’s Tech Blog – Thoughts On Security

Several stations using Barix codecs for STL have been diverted to receive an adult-oriented stream, then locked to that stream this week. Many theories are floating about the sophistication of the attack, but I’m a fan of Occam’s Razor on this. I’ve seen enough web interfaces unprotected out there that I think this attack employed a simple lookup on an Internet-of-Things directory site, then login via default password.

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Apr 07

Chris Crump Discusses Changes In Live Production With Video Edge

Comrex Sales Director Chris Crump explores the changing roles of broadcasters and managers in a Q&A with Video Edge Magazine.

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Mar 31

TV Technology: “Comrex to Display VoIP Acquisition, Distribution at 2016 NAB Show”

TV Technology has published coverage of Comrex’s VoIP offerings for NAB 2016.

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