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Sep 29

Codec Answer Guy Presents: VoIP

Welcome to Codec Answer Guy Presents, the blog series where we address some of the questions, concerns, and doubts we hear most frequently from radio and television professionals. I’ve been hearing about VoIP for years. Mostly I’ve just heard horror stories from other radio people about dropped audio and bad sound quality. What even is […]

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Sep 13

Case Study: Cross Country Radio with STAC VIP and Global American Enterprises

Managing calls for stations across the country According to a recent Nielsen study, 94% of millennials are reached by radio, and contemporary Christian stations reach more than 14.5 million listeners every week. There’s an all-time high in Christian broadcasting activity – from 2007 to 2009, the number of Christian radio stations in the US jumped […]

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Aug 23

Tom’s Tech Blog: When the backup becomes the primary

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 […]

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Aug 22

Comrex at the Olympics with Westwood One!

  The closing ceremony brought the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro to an end yesterday, meaning Westwood One wrapped up their coverage as well. Radio World published WW1’s gold-winning gear list, and Comrex was present and accounted for! Some notable highlights: Comrex BRIC-Link II with active Crosslock sessions providing 12 discrete bidirectional transmission […]

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Aug 22

Case Study: LiveShot Comes To Time Warner Cable Sportsnet

On a weekly basis, Time Warner Cable Sportsnet mounts a minimum of ten to fifteen productions from its regional network location. Between broadcasting for professional Los Angeles sports teams like the LA Sparks and LA Galaxy, and covering local high school games, Sportsnet covers a wide range of markets for regional audiences. Due to budgetary […]

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Jul 21

Case Study: An Interactive Movie Premiere With Phase 3 Studios and LiveShot

A live, interactive movie premiere In the fall of 2015, STX Entertainment approached Phase 3 Studios about an interactive movie premiere for a horror film they were distributing called “The Boy”. With social media influencers broadcasting from 15 cities, the goal was to create a live experience to introduce viewers to this film. But to […]

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Jul 11

The VoIP and SIP Primer Is Now Available!

Copper is out, VoIP is in It’s no secret – ISDN and POTS lines are quickly becoming relics of the past. In many places, it’s almost impossible to find a traditional hook-up. What’s taking their place? Voice Over IP (VoIP) lines – IP-based, easy to use and maintain, and significantly less expensive, it has a […]

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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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