Inter BEE 2015

Let us ‘wow’ you with our new products at Inter BEE 2015.

Together with our Japanese partners, we will be attending this years Inter BEE Exhibition in Chiba City, Japan between 18 – 20 November 2015. Come and join us!

Our new encore products, audio processors and transmitters will be on display at:

Techno House in Hall 1 stand 1608, S.C Alliance Inc in Hall 1 stand 1306 and Excel Inc  in Hall 1 stand 1406 and sales reps from BW Broadcast will be on hand to give you their expert advise.

We will be demonstrating the entire range which includes:

  • DSPX Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • Plan B Encore, Silence Monitor & Back-up Audio Player
  • RDS Encore, RDS Encoder
  • IPCA Encore, Audio over IP Codec
  • Ariane Encore, Audio Leveler
  • RBRX Encore, FM Re-broadcast Receiver

‘Awarding Winning’ Plan B Encore - Silence Monitor and Back-up Audio Player

When your radio broadcast doesn’t quite go as you’d planned, don’t stress, just make sure you have a ‘BW Broadcast PLAN B’.

An innovative product that picked up 2 awards at this years NAB!

It doesn’t matter how organized you are in life, things don’t always go to plan. And with radio broadcasting there’s nowhere to hide – if it goes wrong, everyone knows about it. Dead air is one of the most feared disasters facing any radio station. Listeners will switch stations in a matter of seconds if you go quiet, and there is no guarantee they’ll come back.

Eliminating ‘dead air’ is a must for any serious broadcaster

That’s why we have introduced a brand new product that does just that. Plan B Encore is a cost effective, easy to install and use, Silence Detector and Back-up Audio Player, which will allow you to broadcast worry-free!

What sets Plan B Encore above other Silence Monitor and Back-up Audio Players is the vast number of alternative audio sources you can switch to:

  • Internal flash memory
  • External USB
  • IP Stream
  • from audio inputs in the back panel.
  • You can even switch to external equipment via the GPIO contacts.

This means, should the worst happen, you will have complete control over what happens next. Your broadcast will continue seamlessly without anyone knowing there’s a problem. You, on the other hand, are kept completely informed with the aid of email alerts and SNMP.

It is also an amazingly accessible piece of equipment. You can set up and monitor the Plan B Encore using the HTML5 remote, Telenet or HTTP API. Whatever your situation you’ll be able to instantly access your equipment, giving you ultimate control over your broadcast.

The Encore Range of products are incredibly stylish, they have dual OLED screens and a rotary lighting ring, making them intuitive and fun to use. The menu structures are clean and simple, making navigation easy. All the info you need is at your fingertips, you want need to go hunting around to find that illusive feature you want to use.

As you have come to expect from BW Broadcast, these products are designed for unsurpassed reliability and trouble-free operation in the world’s most challenging installations. Backed up by our outstanding 24/7 Technical Support, with a 10 year warranty and free software upgrades for life you can have the peace of mind that you are buying a peace of quality broadcasting equipment that will stand the test of time.

 

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Translator site issues?

Ever struggled with translator site issues such as, trouble picking up a weak signal, interference from neighbouring high power broadcasts or poor quality re-broadcast audio?  

WE’VE GOT THE PERFECT PRODUCT FOR YOU….

 

Combining the technology of two of our award winning products, the RBRX1 Re-broadcast Receiver and the V2 transmitter, to offer the only single box translator solution on the market.

The TR600 V2 is perfect for use with a 250w translator license with mixed polarization.

 “We currently have six BW Broadcast units in service throughout the Family Life Network. They are easy to set up and can go from box to broadcasting in ten minutes. The remote functionality works well also whether you’re using a computer or a handheld device over the internet. The built in receiver in the translator unit rivals a competitors unit but is 2/3’s the cost. The adjustable bandwidth is very useful at RF congested tower sites” 

John Coulter – CE  from Family Life in Bath NY

WHAT MAKES IT SO GOOD?

THE RECEIVING AND BROADCASTING SIDE.  For any of you who have used the RBRX1, you’ll know it pulls in even the weakest signals and re-broadcast with amazing clarity, some engineers have referred to its abilities as ‘MAGIC’

“We are shocked with the difference in performance and in reception with the RBRX1 compared to our previous receiver. I don’t know what little magic is going on in there to make the reception so much better, but I’m a fan.” Chief Radio Engineer, USA

THE TRANSMITTING SIDE. Our V2 transmitters offer amazing features like ‘built-in’ audio processing, maintenance friendly ‘quick-change’ parts, and a remote control app that gives you the freedom to control your broadcast from wherever you are. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have purchased one of the most reliable transmitters on the market.

“The perfect transmitter – plug, play, tweak, forget. Outstanding reliability, remote access, choice of several processor patterns.”  Radio Engineer, USA

  • Save $$$ on a traditional 2 box set-up
  • Faster and easier to set-up
  • Cheaper to maintain
  • Eliminates compatibility problems

RE-BROADCAST WITH AMAZING CLARITY. Thanks to its built-in ‘award winning’ DSP receiver the TR300 V2 and TR600 V2 pulls in even the weakest signals. The ultra low distortion modulator means the signal rebroadcasts with amazing clarity, even at the most difficult translator sites.

ITS VERSATILITY MAKES IT A USEFUL BIT OF KIT. These translators are truly versatile as they can be used as a standalone transmitters complete with analog, digital and MPX inputs. The built-in 4 band DSP audio processor and stereo generator will ensure you’ll have ‘competition crushing’ sound without having to buy additional equipment.

RELAX, KNOWING YOU’RE IN CONTROL. Intelligent email alarms, SNMP, Telnet, UDP and local SD card logging keep you updated with how the translator is doing, and will let you know if it needs your attention. The remote control app allows you to access and control your translator from wherever you are – you’ll be on top of any problem before it even happens! You can even set-up and monitor the translator from your smartphone using our remote control app.

HASSLE-FREE MAINTENANCE. Just like the BW Broadcast transmitters, these TR300/600 V2 translators benefit from quick change parts that reduce off-air time. Dual slide-in power supplies will keep you on air if one of the power supplies falls foul of a lightening strike or power surge. Power supplies can be changed on-site without needing any tools, they simple slide in and out from the back. The hotswap facility means you can even change power supplies without switching the translator off. These features are designed to keep you on air, taking the stress out of maintenance issues while making you look super efficient.

PEACE OF MIND. All BW Broadcast products are designed to be super reliable, designed by engineers with over 20 years experience in the radio broadcasting industry, manufactured in the UK, and rigorously tested using our Automated Testing System. They are easy to use – an intuitive menu system, navigated through the OLED front panel display, allows you to access any features or settings you need. There is even a handy help menu. We pride ourselves on our great customer service, with 24/7 Technical Support, free software upgrades for life and a 2 year warranty. You’ll have the peace of mind knowing you have a purchased a quality broadcast product that will serve you well.

 

For those of you needing more than 300W, there’s a 600 Watt version.

Contact us now and let us talk you through how this translator can help you

Buy one now!

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V2 saves Hal $$$

Hi, I’m Hal Abrams and I started KEBF-LP 97.3 The Rock in Morro Bay California. We cover a significant swathe of the Central Coast with hyper-local talk and music programming. Being a non-commercial station, we rely upon listener support to stay on the air. Our budget is not large.

 

In-built processing gives competitive sound included in the price!

When I heard about BW Broadcast’s 300 watt transmitter with processing inclusive, it seemed too good to be true. I was surprised how we were able to plug and play and immediately sound like the big boys using processing costing thousands more.  The unit is low maintenance and has been operating non-stop since it was put into operation in March 2014. After some fiddling between the vast selection of pre-programmed processing, I selected a nice clean bright sound that competes with the big-boys, but costs a lot less. It’s user interface is intuitive and the selection of features and options far exceeded my expectations of any transmitter in this price range.

 

The remote control app allows me to stay in control and gives me peace of mind.

I wanted to make sure that I was able to remotely access the transmitter. That’s a feature that’s included. The V2 will also send me email alarms when things go wrong. A silence alarms notifies me via my smart phone when something is wrong in the chain. And I can access everything from the web anywhere in the world.

No other transmitter offered these features in my budget.

After researching all of the transmitters within my budget, none offered as many features and saved so much money because we didn’t have to buy any processing. I priced the unit at different retailers and finally selected SCMS. It took a couple of weeks for delivery.

I could ring and speak to an actual person and they knew what they were talking about!

I had some questions about the configuring the silence alarm and was immediately helped by knowledgable techies via phone. The BW staff go out of their way to ensure you are happy with your purchase.

This is one of those products I try to tell everyone about – it’s a gem among the rocks!

Don’t just take Hal Abram’s word for it, contact us now and make sure your station benefits from the features that V2 can offer.

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Broadcast India 2015

Let us ‘wow’ you with our new products at Broadcast India 2015

BW Broadcast and our partners in India, Setron India Private Limited will be attending this years Broadcast India Show in Mumbai, between 15 – 17 October 2015. Come and join us!

Broadcast India is organized by Saicom Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. It is an annual event held in Mumbai, since 1991.

With over 35 participating countries and more than 550 exhibiting companies, the show attracts visitors from all over the globe and the Indian sub-continent. The Broadcast India Show 2014 observed 40 new exhibitors delving onto the Indian broadcast and infotainment market for the first time.

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Chuck tells his story

Chuck Conrad, a radio station owner based in Texas, knows all too well the damage that storms can do to radio broadcasting equipment. Texas has suffered particularly badly this year and he knows that in this competitive market his stations can’t afford to be off air. He tells us how BW Broadcast equipment has helped him sleep easier at night.

Chuck says:

“Lightening, tornadoes and violent thunderstorms have been the norm in my part of the world for the last several months. Our local weather forecasters predict there is no end in sight.  As the owner of three broadcast station, KZQX, KDOK and KEBE, as well as four FM translators, that has caused me quite a few sleepless nights.

All of my facilities are equipped with some kind of BW broadcast equipment. I own several RBRX-1’s and at least three versions of the DSPX processor.   Through all the storms, they continue to work flawlessly.  I wish I could say the same for products from other well known (and much more expensive) manufacturers.

Is it luck, or just better design? 

I’d have to say it is a little bit of each.  I’ve used BW products for a long time.  In fact, I was a beta tester for the first version of the DSPX.  My first unit was serial number 4!

It was a fantastic processor, making my little radio station sound “just like the big guys.”  - actually, I think it sounded better!

Over the last 10+ years, there has been an occasional failure, almost always caused by a lightning strike.  After all, when you put an antenna up in the air, you are asking to be hit.

At one point, I experimented with a famous processor that claims to take your station to “11.”  It was amazingly expensive, and proved to be a poor investment.  I’m sure that format has a lot to do with it, but on my station, I could never get the “grunge” out of it.  A BW Broadcast DSPX-Mini actually sounds better on this station.  I wasn’t the only one who though this.  I got calls and emails from actual listeners who confirmed it.  The good news is a “Mini” costs about 15% of the street price for the super processor.

The longer I’ve used BW products, the more I’ve come to like them.  I have recommended BW products to several other broadcasters in my area who are equally amazed at the results they get.  They are more than worthy of your consideration.”

Chuck Conrad, KZQX, KDOK & KEBE Radio

Don’t just take Chuck Conrad’s word for it, find out how you can give your station a sound that others will admire. Contact us now

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BIRTV 2015

Let us ‘wow’ you with our new products at BIRTV 2015.

BW Broadcast and our partners in China, will be attending this years BIRTV Exhibition in Beijing on 26 – 29 August. Come and join us!

Beijing International Radio, TV & Film Exhibition (BIRTV) is the most influential exhibition in the broadcasting industry in Asia, which has been well received at home and abroad. Regarded as a must-attend event, BIRTV concentrates on content, gathers the latest developments and global inspiration of technical innovation.

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NEW Spanish Brochure

We’re seeing huge demand for our products in Latin America, so we’ve produced a new Spanish brochure featuring our ‘award winning’ FM Transmitters and new Encore Range.

 

Our products received great reviews at the recent Amitra Show in Mexico, our processors will be on show at the end of the month at SET Expo in Brazil and Aprotel are currently doing a roadshow around Honduras featuring our transmitters and processors.

Descargar nuestro folleto español

(Download our brochure in Spanish)

Encuentre su distribuidor local

(Find your nearest distributor)

Obtenga más información sobre SET Brasil 

(Find out more about SET Brazil)

Póngase en contacto con Aprotel para averiguar acerca de su roadshow en Honduras

(Contact Aprotel to find out more about their roadshow in Honduras)

 

 

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SET Expo 2015

We can show you how to ‘create sound’ that will make your station the envy of others, at a price that will make you smile :)

BW Broadcast and our partners in Brazil, Planeto Da Radio will be attending this years SET Expo 2015, Congress and Trade Show in Sao Paulo 23 – 27 August 2015.

 PROCESADORES DE AUDIO PARA FM, AM Y DAB


DSPXtra-FM | FM Audio Processor

Para tener éxito, el sonido de sus estaciones DEBE DESTACARSE del resto

¡´Sonido que destruye a la competencia´ a un costo bajo!

El mundo de la radio nunca ha sido tan competitivo. Cuando la audiencia potencial recorre el dial, su estación realmente debe destacarse para tener la posibilidad de ganar por sobre el resto. Nuestros procesadores prueban que usted no necesita comprar lo más caro ¡para obtener el mejor sonido!

  • 3 modelos de procesadores: °un procesador para cada presupuesto! Todos los modelos de procesadores est·n disponibles para FM, AM y DAB.
  • Impresione a su audiencia con calidad de sonido y sonoridad superior a la de su competencia.
  • Facil de instalar: Las elementos de recambio se incorporan sin esfuerzo a cualquier cadena de radiotransmisiÛn.
  • ConfiguraciÛn libre de problemas. °Mejora el sonido de sus estaciones en minutos!
  • Garantiza calidad y niveles consistentes de audio, con un procesamiento inaudible, °independientemente de lo que usted le tire al mismo!
  • 100 % de tranquilidad con una garantÌa de 2 aÒos, excelente Servicio al Cliente y Soporte TÈcnico especializado 24/7.

“Realmente nos agrada la forma en la que la pre-configuración mantiene el impacto dramático y la musicalidad del material del programa al tiempo que mantiene un sonido competitivamente claro. Francamente, no estoy seguro de que otros procesadores sean capaces de mantener este sentido de la dinámica al mismo nivel de sonoridad. ¡Es impresionante! Ian Perry, Pilgrim Radio

 

Descargar nuestro folleto español

Encuentre su distribuidor local

 

 

 



 

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Amitra 2015

Let us ‘wow’ you with our new products at AMITRA

BW Broadcast and our partners in Mexico, Ickrom will be attending the AMITRA congress in Veracruz, between 30 July and 2nd August 2015.

 

We will be demonstrating the entire range which includes:

  • DSPX Encore,  FM / AM / HD Audio Processor
  • Plan B Encore, Silence Monitor & Back-up Audio Player
  • RDS Encore, RDS Encoder
  • IPCA Encore, Audio over IP Codec
  • Ariane Encore, Audio Leveler
  • RBRX Encore, FM Re-broadcast Receiver

You will also be able to try out the TR300 V2 ‘single-box’ FM Translator as well as our ‘award winning’ V2 Transmitters including the 2.5 kW FM transmitter.

‘Awarding Winning’ Plan B Encore - Silence Monitor and Back-up Audio Player

When your radio broadcast doesn’t quite go as you’d planned, don’t stress, just make sure you have a ‘BW Broadcast PLAN B’.

An innovative product that picked up 2 awards at this years NAB!

It doesn’t matter how organized you are in life, things don’t always go to plan. And with radio broadcasting there’s nowhere to hide – if it goes wrong, everyone knows about it. Dead air is one of the most feared disasters facing any radio station. Listeners will switch stations in a matter of seconds if you go quiet, and there is no guarantee they’ll come back.

Eliminating ‘dead air’ is a must for any serious broadcaster

That’s why we have introduced a brand new product that does just that. Plan B Encore is a cost effective, easy to install and use, Silence Detector and Back-up Audio Player, which will allow you to broadcast worry-free!

What sets Plan B Encore above other Silence Monitor and Back-up Audio Players is the vast number of alternative audio sources you can switch to:

  • Internal flash memory
  • External USB
  • IP Stream
  • from audio inputs in the back panel.
  • You can even switch to external equipment via the GPIO contacts.

This means, should the worst happen, you will have complete control over what happens next. Your broadcast will continue seamlessly without anyone knowing there’s a problem. You, on the other hand, are kept completely informed with the aid of email alerts and SNMP.

It is also an amazingly accessible piece of equipment. You can set up and monitor the Plan B Encore using the HTML5 remote, Telenet or HTTP API. Whatever your situation you’ll be able to instantly access your equipment, giving you ultimate control over your broadcast.

The Encore Range of products are incredibly stylish, they have dual OLED screens and a rotary lighting ring, making them intuitive and fun to use. The menu structures are clean and simple, making navigation easy. All the info you need is at your fingertips, you want need to go hunting around to find that illusive feature you want to use.

As you have come to expect from BW Broadcast, these products are designed for unsurpassed reliability and trouble-free operation in the world’s most challenging installations. Backed up by our outstanding 24/7 Technical Support, with a 10 year warranty and free software upgrades for life you can have the peace of mind that you are buying a peace of quality broadcasting equipment that will stand the test of time.

 

TR300 V2, ‘Single Box’ FM Translator

The TR300 V2 is set to revolutionize the translator market, a ‘single box’ solution that pulls in even the weakest signals and re-broadcast with amazing clarity. It’s the only single-box translator on the market, saving you $$$ on a traditional transmitter + receiver solution. It is also faster and easier to set-up, cheaper to maintain and eliminates compatibility problems.

 

DSPX Encore – FM, AM & HD Audio Processor

The DSPX Encore is the ‘most flexible broadcast processor on the planet’. You won’t find another audio processor that can switch from FM, to AM to HD using the front panel control. The versatility of this audio processor means it will never become a white elephant!

It comes with a complete range of highly optimized presets. When designing the DSPX Encore we have looked at what really appeals to listeners. In the past the loudness war has created radio stations with fatiguing audio that actually causes listeners to tune out.  The DSPX Encore re-writes the rule book, creating sound that has longevity, allowing the music to flow naturally.

As proud as we are of our new presets we know some of you out there enjoy playing with audio as much as we do, so you can use our online software to make adjustments to these presets or even create a new one from scratch. Whether you are a processing novice or expert, you’ll easily achieve a signature sound for your station’s format.

DSPX Encore has about as many audio back-up options as you can think off:

  • Internal flash memory
  • External USB
  • IP Stream
  • from audio inputs in the back panel.
  • You can even switch to external equipment via the GPIO contacts.

Whatever the problem with your audio, your broadcast will continue seamlessly without anyone else knowing.  You, on the other hand, are kept completing informed with the aid of email alerts and SNMP. You can set-up / monitor the DSPX Encore using the HTML5 remote, Telnet or HTTP API.


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Radio Caroline still rocks!

In 1964 Radio Caroline was launched. It was the UK’s first offshore radio station and quickly became the ‘hippest’ station to listen to. A pioneer that changed the face of radio.

Attracting a new generation of radio listeners who wanted to hear ‘their kind’ of music, presented by people who were as passionate about that music as they were. National radio stations did not understand this ‘explosion of pop’ and were never going to attract the kind of listeners that Caroline did.

Radio Caroline, and other like it, stepped in and changed the face of radio. They pioneered a radio broadcasting format that had never been seen before, and is still the format used by most radio stations today.

The introduction of a breakfast show, shows intended to be listened to in the background while people got on with there work, with a more ‘working-class focus’ – these were revolutionary concepts of the time.

Radio Caroline also gave a platform for a new breed of DJs. Gone were the formal clipped tones of the ‘BBC style’ presenters, and in with a more familiar ‘chatty style’ that young people could relate to. Many of Radio Caroline’s DJs, such as Tony Blackburn, went on to become national institutions in their own right.

They also provided airtime for artists like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. In fact ‘Not Fade Away’,  by The Rolling Stones was the first record Radio Caroline played.

If you are interested in reading more about the influence of pirate radio, read this book.

 

RADIO CAROLINE TODAY – NOT IN A BOAT, BUT STILL ROCKING!

Although Radio Caroline still has their ship, it’s purely as a museum piece, and only used for special occasions. Their transmissions now come from a land-based studio in Kent, in the UK, and are on the Internet.

Radio Caroline still offer something different from the norm. They are known for playing quality album tracks, as opposed to the usual ‘top 40 singles’. Music that generally has higher production values.

RADIO CAROLINE GIVES DSPXMINI-HD TOPMARKS!

Radio Caroline Engineer, Rob Ashard, lets us know what he thinks of the DSPXmini-HD.

DSPXmini-HD – Affordable, fully featured, internet radio audio processor.

We had been using a TV 8282 Optimod, a fine unit in its day, but unlike its analogue predecessor, it only has clipping on its final output. We were unable to get the amount of top that we wanted without artifacts showing up on-line. To help this we reduced the clipping as much as was possible which resulted in a not particularly exciting sound. Whilst we’re not in the loudness wars, the station needs to have a bit of ‘attitude’ as a large amount of the music it plays is rock-based.

We also have problems with the fact that our library has some tracks that are at lower rates than we’d like, and also some presenters work from home studios, so we suffer from cumulative mp3-age! The DSPXmini-HD has cleaned our top end up so this is less of a problem than it was. I’m still working on presenters to work at the highest rates possible.

The DSPXmini-HD, for a fantastic price has improved our sound no end. It’s a bit louder and much crisper.

‘After only a few days I’ve had comments from DJ’s about how much better we sound’.

Hear for yourselves – download the Caroline App here, or listen online here.

I auditioned the unit off-line in my home studio and found that the ROCK pre-set was the best starting point for us. The only change made, with a trusted engineer listening, was to very slightly reduce the top end on the multi-band drive and mixer.

The DSPXmini-HD represents extremely good value for money. It’s well made, looks good and stylish and delivers the goods. With its factory pre-sets that are user adjustable, we replaced our existing unit in minutes.

As well as sounding ‘better and brighter’, it shows up web broadcasting artifacts less, so sounds much cleaner.

The manual is extremely well written and makes set-up a doddle. There are also some nice examples of changes you might want to make, and the various ways that you can achieve them for example, if you want a brighter sound you can either turn up the outputs of the virtual multi-band mixer, or reduce that band’s attack and release times.

I have to say that for the price that you can buy the DSPXmini-HD, I was very pleasantly surprised by the performance, ease of use, and quality of the product.

If you are interested in finding out how our audio processors can dramatically improve your stations sound, helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Please contact our Sales Team now.

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