Clear Channel Satellite Services is promoting the XDS-PRO1 satellite media receiver, which it says costs less than $1,000.
The receiver from X-Digital Systems handles live broadcasts, store and forward, copy split – spot insertion, live audio record/playback (time shifting) and addressability. “The XDS-PRO1 media is incorporated on the same hub system that allows both networks and affiliates to check on the health status of the receiver,” the company stated.
Clear Channel Satellite head Don Harms said the arrangement with X-Digital gives clients “an easier way to incorporate, migrate and augment their existing or new network over to a more cost-effective approach. Our ability to provide highly sophisticated capabilities, without a large investment in hardware, has enabled us to achieve an industry first and deliver to the market a professional-grade receiver at an affordable price.”
Radio World profiled X-Digital in 2007; read it here.