Some Christian broadcasters will be served soon by a new satellite receiver.
Ambassador Advertising Agency introduced the AMR-100 and said 900 receivers will ship in March, now that beta testing is complete.
“April and May will be a redundant period for stations using both AMR-100 and Unity4000 technology. Legacy CRC systems will continue to operate beyond June 1, 2008, while all Focus Satellite Network and Ambassador Inspirational Radio satellite programs will transition exclusively to the AMR-100,” the company announced.
Benefits of its new Amb-OS platform, it said, include flexibility in receiving programs, more reliability and higher fidelity by preserving audio files in digital form.
“This new technology allows stations to receive programs directly from a satellite to an Amb-OS receiver, which is a fully functional FTP site. Broadcasts will only need to be transmitted once because they’ll be captured and stored in the Amb-OS receiver.”
Amb-OS is based on a Greek word used to describe an elevated desk or pulpit in the early church. The name also refers to the operating system that runs the receiver.
Info sessions about the new receivers are planned during the upcoming NRB convention.