Technorama, the conference supporting technologists in community broadcasting has revealed some of the topics to be covered next month at TR17.
Community Radio Engineering Policy Update:
CBAA‘s CEO explains the implications of the recent funding announcements and its importance for expansion of regional DAB+ Hear updates on policy activities affecting the sector’s technology community, including the 800MHz bandplan amendments.
Keeping in touch with your transmitter site:
Save on those hours of travel and maybe unnecessary service calls – use telemetry. This would particularly focus on remote access options for technical personnel, avoiding time consuming travel to and from our stations for restorations of service, and this remote access from wherever you are in the world. Remote monitoring of studio and transmit sites – software and hardware tools (including VNC, TeamViewer), Diagnose those problems before they put you off air – and save your station time and money with some remote access and control facilities to manage your transmit site (temperature monitoring, power supply status, UPS monitoring, generator status etc.)
Broadcast IT planning:
VLANs – what they are how they can be used effectively to configure your network setup for improved security and remote access to audio resources. How not to over-complicate your network. Includes case studies of what to do and what not to do.
Advanced scheduling tools
Ways to manage your traffic (ads and promos) and get sponsor messages to air accurately.
How to plan your next studio relocation:
Acoustic solutions, Air conditioners, ON AIR lights and GPIOs, KVM extenders, in-studio fanless PCs, AoIP vs analog consoles, Dante, cabling
What you need to know about small board computers.
Nicholas Vinen, Leo Simpson, Ross Tester (Silicon Chip Magazine) with John Maizels and Mike Tobin (Technorama):
Learn about Arduino, Micromite and Raspberry Pi, and how these can be used in your station. Build a project in the classroom with Arduino hardware (supplied as part of the class) and take it back to your station for development.
To register for the conference, click here.
TR17 will be held in Campbelltown (Sydney) next month, 16-18 June 2017.