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GS Broadcast Embraces Inovonics 551/552

Applications include a synchronous repeater system in Toronto

Radio World Buyer’s Guide articles are intended to help readers understand why their colleagues chose particular products to solve various technical situations. This month’s articles focus on remote control systems, signal monitoring and EAS.

G.S. Broadcast Technical Services in Ontario, Canada, has constructed many studio and transmitter facilities for FM, AM and television broadcasters over the years. It also offers a variety of maintenance services.

Richard Sondermeyer

Richard Sondermeyer, president and project manager of the company, has already installed a number of the new Inovonics 551 and 552 HD Modulation monitors at radio stations in Toronto and Vancouver. In fact he got Serial No. 2 of the 551. 

One of his newest projects is a synchronous FM and HD Radio project in Toronto, where the client is installing a number of synchronous repeaters to improve reception within their coverage area. 

He reported that during the setup process, having the 552 monitors at each site was key to helping the team identify synchronization and network issues that were occurring at a particular site and also provided the information required to let them know when the issues were resolved.  

“When speaking about the new boxes,” Inovonics reports, “Richard commented that previous technologies did not have this detailed level of metering and access to historical information. He identified the audio history plots as being particularly helpful when monitoring and diagnosing issues.”

Sondermeyer described the quality of the remote interface as a significant improvement from older boxes and said the tool was a real boon for producing a seamless synchronous experience.

(Inovonics added a postscript: “One of our other customers recently commented, ‘The 551 is the most fun piece of hardware I’ve ever used.’”)

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