Scott Studios Supports Surround in Maestro; Cites Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Scott Studios Supports Surround in Maestro; Cites Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
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Scott Studios said it is supporting HD Radio and surround sound in its SS32 and Maestro digital systems.
"With the ever-expanding deployment of DVD players and radio receivers supporting surround sound, we look to enable our radio station clients to capitalize on this growing consumer demand by offering 5.1 and 7.1 surround through their digital terrestrial broadcasts," states Chad Steelberg, CEO of dMarc Broadcasting. After a recent acquisition, Scott is now a subsidiary of dMarc.
With the updates, Scott Studios President Dave Scott added, "Surround recordings act like stereo except files are larger because audio is uncompressed linear with interleaved .WAV streams. Appropriate 5.1 or 7.1 monitors and processing are required in addition to the HD transmitter."
The company also issued a statement announcing "its Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance support through its SS32 and Maestro digital systems." It said this is designed to help bring stations into compliance with the 2002 legislation of that name.
"The upgrade consists of two key components, a free software upgrade to SS32 and Maestro for all existing customers, which enables the creation of tamperproof air log files, and the dMarc Network Upgrade, which generates broadcast group level reports showing which stations have activated tamperproof logging, those who have not, and a running history for each; all in real time," it stated.