Category Archives: Meetings

March 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting with GatesAir: Taking Your Plant to the Next Level

We were graciously offered to join SBE Chapter 9 Phoenix after they converted their monthly meeting to a Skype online conference.

Kevin Haider will give a complete walkthrough to better understand the differences between Generation 3 and Generation 4 HD Radio technology.  This presentation will address important features such as the advantages of running a combined importer and exporter. Also, discover tools to help time alignment of the FM analog and digital audio. “Enhance your station’s HD Radio listening experience with the GatesAir FMXi Importer/Exporter.”

Join us all Wednesday, March 25, at 12 noon Pacific/Arizona time. Send a note to Ron Lane requesting to join the group.

NAB Show 2020 Canceled

The National Association of Broadcasters said this morning they would cancel the NAB Show, but CEO Gordon Smith said he hoped they could hold the show later in the year. Several major exhibitors, including Ross Video, Canon, Avid, and AJA had already called off their participation due to concerns about spreading COVID-19, the virus that the World Health Organization today labeled an “international pandemic.”

February 2020 Meeting: Actus Digital

Everyone wants clips: stuff your talent said or did on the air, clips of your competition’s material, clips to prove you ran the right commercials at the right time. Clips to share on your station’s website, social media, or through your app. There’s more to the decoding, storage, and retrieval than you might imagine, and the quality varies. Can you retrieve by key words transmitted? In other words, can you have speech-to-text conversion and meta storage going at the same time? Can you compare instantaneous audience measurements to on-air events? How about measuring and logging loudness and alerts upon violations? 

Local sales guy Jay Gedanken of Actus will visit us Wednesday, February 12 at 12 noon at iHeartMedia, 9660 Granite Ridge Drive, San Diego. We’ll have a quick meal, then a presentation about current logging and clip storage and retrieval technology. 

Actus has been around for longer than 15 years, serving clients as small as local independent TV and radio stations and as large as Comcast, SKY, and Fox Networks. Take a look at the possibilities here

Jay Gedanken recently joined Actus as Vice President of Business Development. He had previously served for over 30 years as a technical sales representative for firms developing devices for audio/video compression encoding and decoding.

Jan. 2020 Meeting: Yellowtec and the ABC’s of Audio Over IP

To start off the new year, Jeff Williams will stop by to give us a primer on Audio Over IP.

Yellowtec includes a line of mic and data monitor support, on-air status lamps, for the modern studio. They’re also famous for recording microphones, Intellimix mixers, USB interface boxes, and POTS interfaces.

Join us Wednesday, January 15, at noon at iHeartMedia, 9660 Granite Ridge Road, San Diego. We’ll feed you lunch before Jeff’s presentation. As always, our meetings are open to all.