NAB 2017

Video Interviews from NAB 2017

Scott Fybush, at NAB 2017, interviewed a slew of people from around the industry. Absolutely great stuff here. If you watch nothing else, watch the Scottie Rice interview...

Wheatstone & PR&E's NewBay Best of Show Awards from
Radio World, Radio, and TV Technology at NAB 2017

AirAura X4 Awards
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AirAura X4 took three New Bay Best of Show awards at NAB 2017. One from Radio World, one from Radio, and one from TV Technology! (And got a "Clean Bill Of Health" from Dr Save A Buck!)

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PR&E DMX Award

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PR&E DMX took a New Bay Best of Show Award from Radio World at NAB 2017.

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VoxPro 7 Award

VP7 Award

VoxPro 7 took a New Bay Best of Show Award from Radio World at NAB 2017.

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Wednesday

The AirAura X4 turned a lot of heads at NAB2017, and even won the Clean Bill of Health award!

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Wednesday

Wheatstone's Mike Erickson, Jeff Keith, and Steve Dove show off one of three awards garnered by the amazing AirAura X4, which now has its own hand gesture!IMG 0090

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Wheatstone's Jay Tyler and Rick Bidlack accept the Best In Show award for our VoxPro 7! IMG 0106

Wednesday

THREE! AirAura X4 got Best In Show awards this year from Radio, TV Technology, and Radio World magazines this year!

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Tuesday

Wheatstone owner Gary Snow spends some time with Ian Thomson of Agile Broadcast in the Wheatstone booth on Tuesday.

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Tuesday

Wheatstone's Lon Neumann talks overour latest TV console offerings with some booth visitors on Tuesday.

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Tuesday

The Wheatstone LXE radio console is drawing quite a crowd. Come see it!!

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Tuesday

VoxPro lead developer Rick Bidlack is on hand this year at the Wheatstone booth at NAB 2017! IMG 4899

Monday

DJ Kaden works his magic with VoxPro 7, now on display at the Wheatstone booth at NAB 2017. He'll be putting the superfast recording and editing system through its paces, so stop by and see!IMG 4888

Monday

An ongoing game of Foosball in our booth is the event with which we demonstrate Wheatstone's capabilities for At-Home production, with a camera and microphone at the foosball table, and audio delivered by wide-area network to our home studio's audio console. Come check it out!image1

Monday

We're drawing a crowd with our new Wheatstone and PR&E products at our booth at NAB 2017! IMG 4885

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See the all-new PR&E DMX networked audio console at NAB 2017! image3

Sunday Afternoon

DJ Kaden will be in the Wheatstone booth all week showing everyone how he puts VoxPro to work. Here he is with Mr. VoxPro Rick Bidlack! IMG 2690

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday afternoon, the Wheatstone booth is nearing completion, ready for NAB 2017!

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What to Expect at the Show

We've got an exciting show in store at NAB 2017!

We will be showing a new control surface/IP-network system design, and revealing major feature and software enhancements to its IP-64 live television console series. We will also have an at-home sports mixing setup live in the booth.

AES67 compatibility with third party equipment will be demonstrated, and new audio signal processing technology will be on display, in addition to established product designs for radio and television including digital audio consoles and control surfaces, networked audio systems, audio-over-IP, analog audio consoles, VoxPro7 audio editing hardware and software, and a complete line of audio signal processing for both on-air and studio applications.

Also shown will be Wheatstone GUI software for customized control and monitoring of extended network systems.

Finally, the PR&E line will be on display, perhaps with something new to show there!

Come to booth N6531 at NAB - you'll be happy you did!

Kaden Doing VoxPro Demos at Upcoming NAB!

This year, we'll have Kaden showing off his mad skills on VoxPro6 in booth N6531. And he'll be doing it Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.

Here is his schedule:

11:00 AM and 3 PM on Monday

11:00 AM and 3 PM on Tuesday

11:00 AM on Wednesday

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WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO VEGAS!

 

April 12, 2017: We've been getting ready for weeks (months, really). But now the truck bas been loaded and is on its way to NAB 2017! Las Vegas here we come!

Find Us on the Show Floor

Here's a map of the North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We'll be in booth N6531.

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WHEATSTONE'S SESSIONS AT NAB 2017

We will deliver presentations at three sessions at NAB 2017.

The IP-Based Audio System and the At-Home Production Model

Owens

Sat. April 22

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

N258

Audio-over-IP (AoIP) is occupying a growing share of the audio landscape in broadcast facilities today. In fact, AoIP, in the form of AES67, is integral to the new SMPTE 2110 standard as the transport mechanism for audio. In the growing field of At-Home Production, where audio and video are gathered at the remote venue but mixed and processed at the "home" production facility, AoIP enables many efficiencies at both the venue and the head-end.

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Wheatstone's Phil Owens and Lon Neumann will discuss audio ingest and processing at the venue, creating a venue- side router matrix with integrated mixing and processing, and the ability to create near-zero latency IFB. Mechanisms for sending the venue audio in the form of multicast streams back to the head-end will be covered, as well as ways to extend control of the venue audio to the head-end production facility.

Program: Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (All)

Key Topic: The Move to IP

Presenters:

Phil Owens:
Phil is a system engineer for Wheatstone Corporation. He has been with the IP audio manufacturer for more than 19 years. In his current capacity with Wheatstone, he is responsible for specifying and proposing both TDM and IP audio systems for radio and television clients around the country.

Lon Neumann:
Lon Neumann is a sales engineer with Wheatstone specializing in IP audio systems for television broadcast. Lon has an extensive background in broadcast sound, serving as a technical consultant for THX, the Regional Manager/Field Applications Engineer for Linear Acoustic and a regional manager for NVISION. He a member of the Society of Television Engineers, SMPTE and AES, currently serving on the AES committee "Audio Guidelines For Over-the-Top and Video Streaming.”

Why 0.01% Distortion Sometimes Matters and 30% Often Doesn't

SteveDove Sun. April 23,

1:30 pm.

N258

Audio engineer Steve Dove deconstructs the basic audio system used in broadcasting today, exposing mis-attributions, fondly-held fallacies, innocently acquired 'common sense' and 'conventional wisdom', and highlights some startling counter-intuitive realities. It's astonishing we ever manage to make anything work!

Program: Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (All)

Key Topic: Developments in Audio (7.1 and beyond, object-oriented coding)

Presenter: Steve Dove
Steve Dove is Wheatstone’s "Minister of Algorithms" instrumental in developing the audio algorithms used in the company’s AoIP as well as audio processing product lines. He was on the team that developed the technology that made it possible for Wheatstone to introduce a true IP audio console, the industry's first, and for Wheatstone to put audio and the control for audio on one Ethernet cable for end-to-end control and AoIP interoperability. Steve was part of the AES task force that resulted in the AES67 standard.

Extending the IP Audio Network Across a WAN

Dave Breithaupt

Tue. April 25

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

N258

Emerging trends in communications are making it practical to extend the IP audio network across a private wide area network (WAN) for fixed radio networks or for recurring remotes at a particular sports or entertainment venue. Wheatstone's Breithaupt details IP audio network configurations and workflows, and discusses the role of standards such as AES67 and AES70 in the WAN environment. He covers long-haul connectivity options such as dark fiber, telco ATM, MPLS circuits and leased Ethernet for true 10Gig connectivity. Finally, he gives real-world examples of extending the AoIP over a WAN, both for short-term use and for longer term with programming automated, stored and played back at remote, hard to reach transmitter sites.

Program: Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (All)

Key Topic: Developments in Audio (7.1 and beyond, object-oriented coding)

Presenter: Lon Neumann:
Lon Neumann is a sales engineer with Wheatstone specializing in IP audio systems for television broadcast. Lon has an extensive background in broadcast sound, serving as a technical consultant for THX, the Regional Manager/Field Applications Engineer for Linear Acoustic and a regional manager for NVISION. He a member of the Society of Television Engineers, SMPTE and AES, currently serving on the AES committee "Audio Guidelines For Over-the-Top and Video Streaming.”

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