Test and measurement equipment maker Audio Precision will show upgrades and updates at the NAB Show.
Software update version 2.5 included numerous fixes and new tools.
Of most interest to broadcasters with an APx500 system is the ability to output reports using Microsoft Word and XML formatting. Reports can be made to work with Microsoft Word and look like any other business document instead of having a 1980s text-based scientific/engineer look. And speaking of Microsoft, version 2.5 is Windows 7-compatible.
Additionally WAV files can be directly analyzed and test sequences can now be paused and then continued from where they were stopped. A second sine wave signal generator also is available for certain tests.
Referring to the MS Word-compatibility, AP Director of Products Daniel Knighten stated, "Engineers should be spending time on audio innovation, not cutting and pasting all day."
Other updates include the ability to generate Dolby TrueHD files and capture raw encoded bitstream data.
A new option for users of the APx525 test system is a 24-bit/1MHz FFT capability. This range extension is designed to analyze out-of-band noise for Class D amplifiers, sigma-delta converters and other high-end audio devices.
NAB Booth: C2023