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Sep 13

TV Technology: Transitioning to IP Audio Codecs

The ISDN to IP transition is daunting and affects broadcasters across a range of industries. In this month’s issue of TV Technology, Jay Yeary discusses how engineers in television can handle the shift. “Whether we move from ISDN to IP is no longer a question but more a matter of time,” writes Yeary, “so we […]

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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 25

VH2, Comrex Two-Line IP Hybrid, Now Shipping

DEVENS, MA, Aug. 22nd, 2016 — Comrex has released the VH2 two-line Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) hybrid. Debuted this year at NAB, the VH2 is now shipping, and is available for purchase from Comrex dealers. “This is a product our customers have been requesting for years, and we’re excited to finally release it,” said Tom Hartnett, Technical […]

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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 15

Comrex Goes To The 2016 National Conventions

Comrex At Radio Row The Republican and Democratic National Conventions are big events in the United States, full of pageantry and political significance. They’re also big events for radio. The Republican National Convention announced a historically large Radio Row for 2016, with over 140 broadcasting operations from a variety of markets slated to be there. The Democratic National Convention also […]

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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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