Burk Technology will unveil PPM Assurance, an automatic recovery solution for stations' Arbitron PPM encoding, at the upcoming NAB Show.
"It provides immediate backup encoder activation and notifies personnel using e-mail/SMS alerts that clearly indicate the failure source," the company told RW.
"Emphasis is on recovery, not just monitoring and alarm reporting, which protects PPM uptime and reduces engineering overhead." The system guards against encoding loss, silence and incorrect code propagation, ensuring protection for the station's PPM investment. A built-in Web server makes setup and remote access simple.
Burk will also tell attendees about its ARC Plus SL IP-based remote control, which provides affordable IP-based broadcast remote control with real-time telemetry, alarms and events shown on an embedded Web server or viewable using optional AutoPilot Plus software. Mobile Web browser compatibility makes on-the-go access convenient. The ARC Plus SL supports I/O connections for up to 256 metering, status and command channels using Burk's Ethernet-based Plus-X I/O modules. Compatible with all ARC Plus systems.
Also featured will be new direct transmitter interfaces for the Burk ARC Plus and ARC Plus SL broadcast remote controls that bring TCP/IP connectivity to Broadcast Electronics 4MX transmitters and an easy serial connection to Nautel V-series transmitters that eliminates external parallel wiring to the transmitter. And Burk will show its recently released Plus-X 300 Ethernet-based I/O for the ARC Plus.