Audemat-Aztec released software version 1.4 for its Goldeneagle HD Monitor. The release is free to users.
The monitor is now capable of displaying the complete NRSC (5A) mask for AM and FM HD stations. It can monitor compliance with the mask and alert technical of out-of-tolerance conditions.
Also new is automatic monitoring of the digital/analog audio time alignment, with alerts via e-mail, SMS, SNMP trap or voice call.
Capabilities have been added to the modulation monitoring feature. Peak weighting and filtering have been added, allowing broadcasters more accurate measurement consistent with traditional analog measurements, the manufacturer said.
The monitor is now capable of measuring modulation on 67 and 92 kHz subcarriers. The Goldeneagle HD can be configured to monitor the entire FM spectrum and send alerts when changes in RF level are detected.
The company improved operational features. “Sticky” frequency makes measurements of one station easier. The unit maintains 30 days of recorded readings and the readings can be exported. A user can schedule recording of analog or digital audio from any station in a market, including HD2. Recordings are then available via FTP. Time alignment measurements are accessible from the touch screen so the user doesn’t have to connect a computer. The time out for real-time measurement and audio listening is now under user control.
To get the software update, e-mail Tony Peterle at email@example.com.