Hilton Anatole Cortez Ballroom
This full-day educational conference will provide today’s busy radio engineering professional with practical and timely knowledge to improve overall station efficiency and performance, as well as to further engineers’ career development. You’ll hear from some of the industry’s leading subject-matter experts on topics such as audio-over-IP, RF transmission, visual radio and streaming audio, remote backhaul, audio production and processing, data acquisition and protection, hybrid radio and more. You can also take advantage of special networking events designed exclusively for engineers. Need a deeper dive? Your conference registration includes an exhibit hall pass you can use on Wednesday and Thursday for hands-on time with the latest gear.
|10 - 10:05 a.m.||Welcome and Introduction: Welcome to the Radio Show and inaugural Tech Tuesday.
|10:05 - 10:30 a.m.||Opening Keynote: 2019 NAB Radio Engineering Achievement Award winner and well-known radio consulting engineer Gary Cavell, president, Cavell, Mertz & Associates, kicks off Tech Tuesday with a lively presentation on the importance of technology in radio, the value of continuing education for radio engineers and more.|
|10:35 - 11:15 a.m.||Concurrent Vendor Breakouts
RCS: Why Zetta Cloud Disaster Recovery is the Pro Playout Safety Net for Radio: From natural disasters to viruses taking down IT infrastructure, whatever the emergency, Zetta Cloud is a high-tech, cutting-edge safety net that gets broadcasters back on-air, easily, efficiently and quickly. Learn how your station can quickly recover from an unforeseen situation from the worldwide leader in broadcast software, RCS.
Comrex: Reliable Transmission of IP Audio Using the Public Internet: Facts vs. Alternative Facts: Transmission of IP audio over the public Internet is a fairly common requirement for the modern broadcaster when it comes to delivering content to and from the studio, the transmitter and the listener. Making the delivery reliable is a key differentiator when trying to determine the best tool for the job. IP audio codec manufacturers all seem to offer their own reliability layer (or “secret sauce”) for minimizing latency and ensuring delivery of an uninterrupted audio stream even on marginal networks. Chris Crump from Comrex with discuss various IP delivery methodologies and the best use-case scenarios of each. A discussion of Comrex CrossLock VPN Technology will focus on our specific approach to Broadcast Reliable transmission and why it has become so widely adopted throughout the broadcast industry.
|11:20 a.m. - 12 p.m.||AM Radio’s All-Digital Future?: Will all-digital AM HD Radio provide a solution for revitalizing AM radio broadcasting? Hear from a panel of experts on the subject as they discuss the results of tests and early deployments of this promising technology.|
|12 - 1:30 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|1:30 - 2:10 p.m.||Concurrent Vendor Breakouts
Dielectric: Filter Tuning Demonstration: Dielectric is frequently asked about the "black magic" of filter tuning. Join this session for a brief introduction and some filter tuning tips.
Nautel: Optimizing an Installation with HD Radio™ Technology: Maybe you’re launching an HD station for the first time. Perhaps you are increasing the power of your existing digital signal or adding multiplexed channels. Maybe you just want to know that the investment you’re making today can get you to digital someday. This session will feature experts who will discuss important considerations when installing a new transmitter site using HD Radio technology or upgrading an existing site. Have an analog only site? You’ll find this discussion relevant as well.
|2:15 - 2:55 p.m.||Concurrent Vendor Breakouts
ENCO: On the Air, From the Cloud Is your radio station prepared for a cyber-attack? How about a playout server meltdown? Backhoe hit to your primary transmitter link? When disaster strikes and you can’t get to your content because your studio’s been flooded out from that old sprinkler system failing or a staffer clicked on that ransomware, what can you do? ENCO will demonstrate how their new browser-based WebDAD system allows users to remotely access playlists, content and libraries from anywhere with internet access ¬- even far from your studios or transmitter. ENCO will further talk about how their DAD-DR Disaster Recover system, via web browser, can be used to control what’s needed from where you need to be. You’ll soon wonder why you never looked at the cloud like this before.
Wheatstone: Audio Processing 2019 - Enhancing the Listening Experience Learn about the innovations Wheatstone has included in their new X5 audio processor that help bring together the HD and FM listening experience as one.
|3 - 3:30 p.m.||Networking Break|
|3:30 - 4:10 p.m.||Concurrent Vendor Breakouts
Gates Air: Taking Your HD Signal to the Next Level Using Generation 4 Exporter and Importer Technology: Get a complete walkthrough to better understand the differences between Generation 3 and the latest Generation 4 HD Radio technology. This presentation will address important features including the advantages of running a combined importer and exporter and discovering tools to help time alignment of the FM analog and digital audio. Enhance your stations HD Radio listening experience with the GatesAir FMXi Importer/Exporter.
The Telos Alliance: Faster, Cheaper, Better: IP Technology Perfect Audio Now and Readiness for Tomorrow: This presentation highlights the latest implementations of networked audio and control – innovations that bring perfect digital signals from talent to listeners with no intervening conversions, no geographical limitations and no loss of quality. Learn about MoIP and IoIP and how the IT industry keeps building upon existing and trusted protocols to bring reliability and cost savings to broadcasters. We’ll also explore new ideas in virtualizing broadcast operations, allowing quick deployment and lower capital and operating costs while improving content. If you think you’re already up to speed on using IP networking for broadcast operations, you’re about to discover how this seminal idea is fostering yet more innovation. Faster, cheaper and BETTER!
|4:15 - 5 p.m.||
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|5 p.m.||Closing Remarks
|5 -6 p.m.||Tech Tuesday Reception