User Report: AIR Likes ALCO Pro Reporter
DELHI — ATC Labs ALCO Professional Reporter is an IP-based software
codec that has added flexibility to All India Radio’s field
reporting/remote capabilities and reduced our dependency and
requirement on fixed lines for remote broadcasts.
Kumar demonstrates the portability of the ATC Labs ALCO Professional
Reporter app on a laptop computer.
we feel confident that our team can set up to cover any event in a
short time through ALCO. We have found that it is easy to set up in
Professional can be installed in any desktop/laptop computer at the
studio side and in a laptop or tablet with the reporter or remote
team. A 2G/3G dongle sends the live field reporting to the studio for
on-air use. With the use of the text massaging tool users can be in
touch with the studio or remote crew for any information exchange.
the studio side, all parameters for the remote reporters like bitrate
selection, volume, buffering, etc., can be controlled. If for some
reason a reliable and stable Internet signal is unavailable at the
remote location, ALCO Professional allows for offline reporting that
can be saved for later uploading.
provides dual inputs. Input 1 is for a live feed and Input 2 is for
playing saved audio files, a playlist or reports.
Professional has a choice of variable codecs like 32, 64 and 128 kbps
bitrates; 32 and 64 kbps are mono codecs and 128 is a stereo codec
equivalent to CD quality. You can also play internal saved audio
files from your laptop or tab through the playlist manager and users
can configure the start and stop time of the audio.
is a 2G/3G mobile signal booster supplied along with ALCO
Professional that is useful for boosting the RF strength of the
wireless dongle for indoor broadcasting or where there is an issue of
have found that ATC Labs’ ALCO Professional Reporter is a great
innovation for remote broadcasting use. It has proven to be simple to
use and cost-effective in comparison to our old, bulky hardware
setups. We at the AIR OB team are now using ALCO Professional
Reporter for all of our field reporting.
information, contact Mike Lyons at ATC Labs in New Jersey at (973)
624-1116 or visit www.atc-labs.com.