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Jun 13

Presenter Broadcasts Live With ACCESS While Running The City Run Of Ghent

GHENT, BELGIUM, Jun. 8th, 2016 – On May 23rd, 2016, Jonathan Vanooteghem, a presenter for Urgent.FM, accomplished an unprecedented broadcasting feat – he completed a live broadcast while running the City Run of Ghent. A presenter for Urgent.FM, a local radio station in Ghent, Vanooteghem concocted his broadcast as a final project for REC.academy, a […]

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Jun 13

RadioWorld: Comrex Helps Retirement HQ

This article is a reprint from the June 8th issue of RadioWorld. To read the original story, click here. by Ryan Elder Lead of Radio Production Retirement HQ Topeka, Kan. – At Retirement HQ, we work with financial advisors to record and produce radio shows, which allow them to share their expertise with listeners in their […]

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Jun 08

VideoEdge: WSU-TV Crosses the Finish Line with Comrex LiveShot

Reprinted from VideoEdge. Original article here. by Jeffrey Franck WSU-TV is Wichita State University’s full-service video production team. It’s our job to cover events for on-campus organizations—we do everything from script planning to postproduction. This February, the WSU athletics department asked us to cover the Herm Wilson Invitational, a two-day track meet held at Wichita […]

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May 17

Nifty BRIC-Link Accessory from the UK

Much like the US has a “special relationship” politically with the UK, we at Comrex work closely with our UK partners, Vortex, on special projects. Their latest one is the VX-4901 panel. It turns a BRIC-Link II codec into a full-featured intercom system, allowing the easy connection of ten sites and connection of a speaker […]

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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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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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