Quincy, IL (April 5, 2005)–Broadcast Electronics will be wired for surround sound at the NAB 2005 convention in Las Vegas in April. At Booth N1802, BE will demonstrate end-to-end HD Radio surround sound originating from its AudioVAULT digital audio system and through a complete HD Radio transmission chain, including its XPi 10 HD Radio data exporter and FXi 60 digital FM exciter.
Surround formats to be represented include SRS Circle Surround, Neural Audio and Dolby Labs’ Pro Logic II.
“We will show broadcasters a Total Radio demonstration of surround sound,” said Ted Lantz, BE’s product manager in charge of its HD Radio line. “Surround audio is one of the significant potentials for HD Radio to build listenership. And as modifications will not need to be made to BE’s studio or RF HD Radio equipment in order to pass surround, there is little incremental cost for stations to adopt surround after HD Radio conversion.”
The demonstration will illustrate AudioVAULT managing multiple channels of discrete audio along with a stereo encoded signal. Visitors will be able to monitor a variety of stereo and surround sound signals, discover the potential of multichannel audio as an audience-builder and learn about surround sound implementation strategies.
Telos Systems will also show end-to-end surround sound implementations using BE’s AudioVAULT and FXi digital FM exciter in both its booths in the Radio Hall and in the 5.1 Pavilion.
Broadcast Electronics is a major systems integrator and manufacturer of HD Radio products, and does not have an endorsement interest in any of the HD Radio surround sound formats.