It was nice to read this Radio World blog about Westwood One’s operations during the Rio games. We’re used to seeing big-time broadcasts like this done via ISDN, with IP codecs being relegated to the backup role. But it seems the script has flipped, and IP is now considered reliable enough to be the primary with ISDN taking backup. That’s six of our Comrex BRIC-Link II’s pictured in the remote rack, above the ISDN codecs.

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Also of note was the ability of WW1’s roving reporters to use local 4G LTE on ACCESS portable to be totally mobile.

Here in New England, we’re excited for a different backup to take on the primary role this fall. Here’s hoping he’s just as reliable!

Nov 23, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) congratulates quarterback Tom Brady (12) after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 23, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) congratulates quarterback Tom Brady (12) after a touchdown during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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