DNAV, a full-service consultation, systems integrator and representative firm, will guide NAB Show 2023 visitors through a multi-booth journey of interoperable radio workflows and technologies across two halls, including the processing and control of a live AM broadcast in New York.
DNAV’s end-to-end radio broadcast and production demo will take attendees across three booths in the West Hall, while visitors to the Audinate booth in Central Hall will see DNAV’s Dante-enabled studio routing and control experience in action. The West Hall demo will illustrate DNAV’s mission to supply broadcast customers with advanced technological solutions from origination to transmission. The latter will showcase DNAV’s creative technical design and integration capacities for modern radio studios with advanced digital audio networking capabilities.
We are thrilled to work with our manufacturer partners and the global leader in digital audio networking at NAB this year to provide a glimpse into the future of radio.Daniel Hyatt, principal at DNAV
“DNAV comes to the 2023 NAB Show with a clear message: From the originating audio source, across local and wide area networks and into the sky, we are the firm to creatively and intelligently advance every phase of the production and air chain,” says Daniel Hyatt, principal at DNAV. “We are thrilled to work with our manufacturer partners and the global leader in digital audio networking at NAB this year to provide a glimpse into the future of radio and show broadcasters how to leverage technology for new business opportunities and revenue streams.”
West Hall end-to-end radio demo
At the heart of the demo is SAS Global Connect Software, which makes its public debut at NAB. DNAV says SAS Global Connect provides a complete command and control structure for SAS and third-party broadcast devices living on local and wide-area networks. It acts as a software-based NOC for broadcasters to manage entire network operations centrally and can interface with all components in a broadcast infrastructure, from microphones to antennas.
For the demo, audio will originate in the Sierra Automated Systems booth (W3315), with a SAS Stratos Smartcast AoIP console taking in microphone feeds from Electro-Voice, Shure and other microphones. Automation via PlayoutONE will work in conjunction with SAS Global Connect in its cloud-based software structure to seamlessly connect audio over microwave and bonded cellular to the Orban Labs booth (W2543) for audio processing. At Orban, the signals will be processed for live streams and on-air AM/FM broadcasts using the Orban XPN-AM and Optimod 5950 audio processors and Optimod PC-n 1600 audio processing software.
“The Orban XPN-AM provides high modulation density for AM signals, which lowers the noise floor and improves signal quality,” said Hyatt. “That provides the widest dynamic range available for AM radio to date, renewing the AM signal and improving audio quality in areas where it was diminished in the past.”
Demo ending in New York
DNAV and Orban will present a continuous live audio demo running with the XPN-AM controlled from NAB and operating in New York City. “Visitors will hear the audio on both the old audio processor that was in place streaming back live from that transmitter site via a dummy load and compare that to the live over-the-air audio with real-time adjustments made from NAB,” added Hyatt. “That same audio will be heard over the air on a 50 kW AM station in New York City.”
The demo will conclude at American Amplifier Technologies, a manufacturer of radio and TV transmitters, antennas, feed lines and associated RF components, at Booth W3758. There, DNAV will showcase the reception of the microwave and bonded cellular connected links to an American Amplifier Technologies transmitter and antenna system, all communicating with SAS Global Connect. The audience can see all command-and-control parameters for those transmitters and learn how SAS Global Connect can control and monitor the same transmitters from anywhere in the world.
DNAV is the official North American manufacturer’s representative for SAS, Orban, and American Amplifier Technologies.