17 January 2012, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Kent Hatfield, VP Technology and Operations for Rochester's WXXI, just purchased an Omnia ONE, which will be used to process one of his primary streams, joining two other Omnias already in service processing the others.
"We were very pleased with the results of the Omnias in the first two streams, so we went with an Omnia ONE for the third" Kent reports. "The audio quality is great, and the units have been very reliable and trouble-free. Just plug them in, set them up and go".
Kent also pointed out his satisfaction with Omnia throughout all of the WXXI affiliated stations in the region.
"We have Omnias on all of our 5 FMs. We run a Triple A format on WRUR, and the venerable Omnia 06 matches or exceeds the performance of processors on the commercial stations. I have my eye on that Omnia.11, by the way".
Kent is using the Omnia ONE Multicast for his streaming, which feature exclusive SENSUS™ technology to minimize artifacts as well as restore the fullness and depth that bit-reduction steals. Our DSP gurus teamed up with the codec experts at Telos, the folks who introduced broadcasters to MP3 and MPEG AAC, and together, they developed SENSUS, a unique way of processing your audio to pre-condition it for HD Radio Multicasting, specifically tailoring it for the bitrate that you will be using.
Wideband gain rider followed by Four Bands of AGC, Four Bands of limiting, SENSUS and Omnia's proven low-distortion look-ahead Final Limiter.
Time-aligned, dynamically flat crossovers, selectable phase rotator, analog, AES3 and Livewire I/O, automatic input failover on loss of audio, Ethernet, RS-232 modem and GPIO remote control.
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