9 Things That Caught My Eye

Managing Director Didier Muragwabugabo and DM Broadcast CEO Marco Giovannini

The NAB Show traditionally attracts a large number of international attendees. This year is no different, with many exhibitors and products present in the North Hall.

NO LONE WOLF Axel Technology drew a crowd to its booth with a host of new products. These include the five-band Falcon X50 for FM and Web applications, featuring IP streaming and a touchscreen display, and the Wolf Log24 FM monitoring system, which lets users receive up to 32 channels.

TRACK IT NBS Assets Tracking Solution from NeoGroupe is a smartphone app designed to simplify the inventory tracking of equipment. Accessible from a PC or a smartphone, NBS promises easy input and maintenance of inventory information, ensuring busy broadcasters can quickly keep account of all assets — big or small — and even those being used in the field.

TANZANIA DM Broadcast of Italy is putting focus on its visual radio solution, which it recently installed at Dira Media Group in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The company says this is the first visual radio system to be used in the East African country.

HYBRID RadioDNS is taking the opportunity to educate attendees about hybrid radio services in the car and on the smartphone. The organization is also highlighting its plans for the technology, which combines broadcast radio and Internet technologies.

I SEE YOU MultiCam Radio, a fully automated visual radio system from French firm MultiCam Systems, allows radio broadcasters to show their audiences what’s going on in the studio. The system uses high-definition cameras with pan, tilt and zoom functionality as well as voice detection, so the cameras automatically switch to focus on who is speaking.

PARLEZ-VOUS FRANÇAIS? Wheatstone does. Its new LXE customizable IP console features buttons in the French language, catering to Francophone customers.

BRIGHT BOOTH The booth of video conversion equipment manufacturer Ensemble Designs stood out from the crowd in the North Hall with its bright colors and catchy design.

SMART RADIO That is the concept German company Klotz Communications is emphasizing at the show. The key, says the company, is to offer products for radio broadcasters that facilitate the use of multiple platforms, such as social media, live events, the Internet and news, so that they can combine content and create targeted programs to engage the audience.

LIGHT SOLUTION Pluxbox, from the Netherlands, is new to NAB Show. The company says that with its RadioManager Web-based radio solution, pictures on a radio are just a few clicks away. The out-of-the box solution, available for a free trial at getradiomanager.com, lets users add RadioDNS Hybrid Radio functionality to their radio station.