New Products (Nov 2002)
Nov 1, 2002 12:00 PM, By Kari Taylor, associate editor
Mic arm riser combination
The mic arm riser combination hides the mic wire and improves its appearance. The mic wire is hidden for most of the length of the arm, yet is easy to attach and is removable. The base provides an invisible vertical wire channel through the riser, which is prewired to an XLR female imbedded at the top (set-screw removable), and three feet of pigtail extends from the base for the user to wire as needed. This makes attaching a mic cord to the outside of the riser unnecessary. The riser offers an overall height of 15 inches. This permits the riser to be installed immediately behind most low-profile VGAs and most near-field loudspeakers. The factory-installed riser mic wire exits down through the countertop or through a side channel at the bottom, as needed by the user.
Studio reference monitor
Features of this speaker include a 6.7-inch, two-way high-resolution active studio reference monitor powered by the company’s Active Technology. Complete with THXO PM3 Certification, the monitor delivers flat frequency response and wide dispersion in a smaller package that is useful for small production studios or surround sound. This product can be used as primary front L/R monitors, with or without the HRS120 Active Subwoofer, or as rear channel sources for 5.1 and 7.1 surround systems.
This antenna’s design uses solid insulator supports, radial pressure seal, standard lightning protection and a variable transformer included with each array. This variable transformer allows for VSWR optimization after installation, with no need for complicated shorting stubs. Directional patterns are available, as well as halfwave spacing to meet new personnel safety standards. This product can be configured to broadcast one or multiple signals.
Adjustable-height studio furniture
This line of furniture uses a power hydraulic system to change the height of various parts of the furniture, to provide better comfort for on-air talent. With one push of a button, the furniture can be raised or lowered, depending on whether the talent prefers to conduct shows in the standing or sitting position. With non-modular casework, freedom countertops, concealed hinges and finished interiors with high pressure laminate exteriors, this furniture offers laminate options for casework and countertops, including Corian. It is compliant with ADA regulations and can accommodate guests and talent with disabilities who need the flexibility.
Special edition stereo set
The nickel finish on this microphone resembles the silver outer housing of the original C 414 EB, which was produced between 1976 and 1986. Under the retro exterior, however, this computer-matched stereo set consists of two C 414B-ULS, which is a large-diaphragm, multi-pattern condenser mic. The mic uses a revamped version of the CK 12 capsule. This remodeled and modern capsule features a special accentuation of high frequencies in the bands around 5kHz and 10kHz.
Offers 40 buttons to instantly play commercials, jingles and sound effects digitally from a hard drive. The buttons are 1″ wide LCDs. Four buttons across show sponsor name, voice, end cue, fader number, intro, length, cut number and category. The advertiser name is also on an LCD at the top of the unit. Spot Box connects to a traffic computer and can auto-load logged recordings. Cuts can also load by 10-key and by name from alphabetical Cart Walls. Spots play up to four separate console faders or can be combined. Start other spots manually or use cruise control for an auto-start of the next event on the log. After spots finish, new cuts auto-load from the log.
EAS monitoring software
TDM Data Solutions
Eascriber and Eascriber Pro
Useful for stations of any size, Eascriber and Eascriber Pro automate the process of generating Emergency Alert System (EAS) logs and reports. Both products are Windows-based applications that interface with most EAS radio receivers, including the Sage ENDEC and TFT 911. Records all activity and generates a log that is suitable for use with a station’s log for FCC logging requirements. This software allows broadcasters to monitor and log signal activity for as many as eight stations simultaneously.