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WSOU Uses ALCO Professional Reporter

ATC Labs codec handles remotes

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Popular college station WSOU(FM) in New Jersey is using an ALCO Professional Reporter IP audio software codec from ATC Labs to broadcast home and away games.

The station is licensed to Seton Hall University and covers basketball and baseball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and volleyball.

According to ATC Labs, the students take a laptop and a small mixer with two headsets. They connect to the studio via WiFi if available for an AoIP connection, or if not they use a hotspot from AT&T Wireless.

“We are no longer dependent upon finding a wired network connection or a POTS line, and it is just so much less equipment we need to take to a game,” Chief Engineer Frank Scafidi told ATC Labs.

Scafidi added that students liked the ability to stay in contact with the studio via built-in text messaging because noise at the games makes it impossible to use cellphones.

Shown, Omar Ahmed in the studio directs the remote broadcast of a SHU men’s soccer game on Oct. 16, while at the game, Ryan Flannery does the WSOU play by play.

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