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DNAV to Highlight Networking at NAB

“End-to-end radio demo” will encompass three booths

DNAV announced that at the NAB Show it will emphasize interoperable radio workflows and technologies in three booths across two halls, including processing and control of a live AM broadcast.

The company is a consulting, integration and rep firm.

Principal Daniel Hyatt said DNAV wants to show that “From the originating audio source, across local- and wide-area networks and into the sky, we are the firm to creatively and intelligently advance every phase of the production and air chain.”

It will simulate an air chain using point-to-point systems, including bonded cellular and microwave connections. “DNAV will also establish a redundant ring that will demonstrate how broadcasters can establish multiple signal paths, and simulate how backup connections take over upon disabling primary links.”

A featured part of the demo will be the new SAS Global Connect Software, a command-and-control structure for Sierra Automated Systems and third-party broadcast devices on local- and wide-area networks. 

“It acts as a software-based NOC for broadcasters to centrally manage entire network operations and can interface with all components in a broadcast infrastructure from microphones to antennas,” DNAV said in its announcement.

Audio will originate in the SAS booth (W3315) with a SAS Stratos Smartcast AoIP console taking in microphone feeds from Electro-Voice, Shure and other microphones. Automation via PlayoutOne will work with SAS Global Connect in its cloud-based software structure to connect audio over microwave and bonded cellular to the Orban Labs booth (W2543) for audio processing. 

“At Orban, the signals will be processed for live streams and on-air AM/FM broadcasts using the Orban XPN-AM and Optimod 5950 audio processors and Optimod PC-n 1600 audio processing software.”

 DNAV and Orban will present a continuous live audio demo running with the XPN-AM controlled from NAB and operating in New York City. 

“Visitors will hear the audio on both the old audio processor that was in place streaming back live from that transmitter site via a dummy load, and compare that to the live over-the-air audio with real-time adjustments made from NAB,” Hyatt said. “That same audio will be heard over the air on a 50 kW AM station in New York City.”

The demo will conclude at American Amplifier Technologies (W3758), where DNAV will show the reception of the microwave and bonded cellular connected links to an American Amplifier Technologies transmitter and antenna system, which communicate with SAS Global Connect. 

DNAV is the North American manufacturer’s rep for SAS, Orban, and American Amplifier.

In the Audinate booth (C5735), attendees will see a turnkey micro studio that shows the control capabilities of SAS Global Connect in the Dante environment.

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