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Mar102017

TWiRT 340 - War Stories with Robbie Green

Move 4 radio studios across town.  You’ve got two weeks.  Go!  Oh, and scrounge some equipment to make the STL systems work with an old T-1 circuit.  And, find some time to replace seven FM transmitters with new, solid-state units and full HD Radio. That’s the world of engineer, Robbie Green. Robbie joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack on This Week in Radio Tech.

Guest:
Robbie Green - Market Chief Engineer, CBS Radio, Houston

Show Links:
Studio Technologies Model 214 Talent Console
Soundcraft Si Expression 1 audio mixer
Ethernet Private Line (Carrier Ethernet)

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 340 - War Stories with Robbie Green

Friday
Mar032017

TWiRT 339 - Securing What Matters

More hackers, more breaches, more ways for broadcast engineers to have a really bad day! Chris Tobin relates what can happen and the steps you need to take to patch your IT security holes. Plus, Les Kutasi joins us with news from Kathrein and the world of broadband antennas.

Show Links:
Shields UP! Internet Port Test (Click on Services, then Shields UP!)
IT Security podcast, “Security Now”
A Primer on Encryption for Policymakers (and a quick read for all of us)
VPN Technology Primer
Kathrein USA information

Host:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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Friday
Feb242017

TWiRT 338 - The Standard that Stuck - with Richard Burden

Cassette tapes. 8-Track. Digital Cassettes. FM-QUAD. AM Stereo. Reel-to-reel.  Audio standards come and go, but Multiplex FM Stereo lives on and is nearly 60 years old! Richard Burden extensively tested our FM Stereo system when it was just a proposal. Dick joins me to chat about that and more on TWiRT!

Show Links:
Stereo Multiplexing for Dummies
FM Stereo at Wikipedia
Travelers Information Service

Guest:
Richard Burden, Principal - Burden Associates

Host:
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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Friday
Feb172017

TWiRT 337 - Predicting Headphone Sound Quality with Sean Olive

How many times have you bought headphones or earbuds, only to be disappointed with their audio quality? Or maybe you were pleasantly surprised! Sean Olive is the Acoustic Research Fellow at HARMAN International.  He’s doing headphone qualitative measurements that mean something, both for consumers and for manufacturers, toward better audio from our wearables.

Show Links:
Sean Olive’s Blog, with links to articles and research
KZ ATE KZ-ATE Dynamic Balanced Armature IEMS In Ear HIFI Monitors
AKG N60 Noise Canceling Headphone

Guest:
Sean Olive, Acoustic Research Fellow at HARMAN International

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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TWiRT 337 - Predicting Headphone Sound Quality with Sean Olive

Saturday
Feb112017

TWiRT 336 - Hands-On AES67 with Patrick Killianey

Perhaps you’ve heard of AES67 for IP-Audio. It allows cross-connection of different, competing AoIP standards like Ravenna, Dante, and Livewire+. But until you actually try connecting audio devices together, AES67 is just a standard on paper.  IP-Audio expert, Patrick Killianey from Yamaha Pro Audio is here to explain real-world AES67 from our recent technology demo.

Show Links:
Introduction to AES67 - Full Technology Demo [YouTube video]
Networking Fundamentals for AoIP - 6-part course [YouTube video]
Media Networking Alliance - Videos and Presentations

Guest:
Patrick Killianey, Network Systems Applications Engineer - Yamaha Pro Audio

Hosts:
Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

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