This is a project that we have been working on, weather permitting, for the last month. Basically, it called for installing this Nautel VS2.5 transmitter, mod monitor, remote control and audio processor:
The common thread here; each piece of new equipment has a web interface. More and more, HTTP is being used to monitor and control transmitters, audio processors, STL’s, consoles, satellite receivers, etc. Port 80 services (HTTP) are nice, but I think I would prefer port 443 (HTTPS). Secure HTTP has a whole set of additional requirements, so it is understandable why manufactures do not use it. However, it is only a matter of time until some problem arises…
I like the Nautel AUI, especially for any station running HD Radio. In this setup, there are multiple control and monitoring points available via the LAN at the studio. The Omnia One is set up to take the AES input from the Harris IP Link as the main feed and fail over to the analog output from the Inno Tuner as a backup. The Inno is set to WMHT-FM which broadcasts the WEXT format on the HD-2 channel.
This setup is pretty slick, especially in light of the equipment it is replacing:
Anyone feeling Nostalgic for a Harris FM2.5H3?
I didn’t think so.