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TWiRT 339 - Securing What Matters

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Mar 3, 2017 1:00:00 PM

More hackers, more breaches, more ways for broadcast engineers to have a really bad day! Chris Tobin relates what can happen and the steps you need to take to patch your IT security holes. Plus, Les Kutasi joins us with news from Kathrein and the world of broadband antennas.

Hosts:

Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist
Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

 

Show Links:

Shields UP! Internet Port Test (Click on Services, then Shields UP!)

IT Security podcast, “Security Now”

A Primer on Encryption for Policymakers (and a quick read for all of us)

VPN Technology Primer

Kathrein USA information

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio, audio quality

TWiRT 338 - The Standard that Stuck - with Richard Burden

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Feb 23, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Cassette tapes. 8-Track. Digital Cassettes. FM-QUAD. AM Stereo. Reel-to-reel.  Audio standards come and go, but Multiplex FM Stereo lives on and is nearly 60 years old! Richard Burden extensively tested our FM Stereo system when it was just a proposal. Dick joins me to chat about that and more on TWiRT!

Host:

Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

Guest:

Richard Burden, Principal - Burden Associates

Show Links:

Stereo Multiplexing for Dummies

FM Stereo at Wikipedia

Travelers Information Service

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio, audio quality

TWiRT 337 - Predicting Headphone Sound Quality with Sean Olive

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Feb 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM

How many times have you bought headphones or earbuds, only to be disappointed with their audio quality? Or maybe you were pleasantly surprised! Sean Olive is the Acoustic Research Fellow at HARMAN International. He’s doing headphone qualitative measurements that mean something, both for consumers and for manufacturers, toward better audio from our wearables.

Hosts:

Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist 

Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting

Guest:

Sean Olive, Acoustic Research Fellow at HARMAN International

Show Links:

Sean Olive’s Blog, with links to articles and research

KZ ATE KZ-ATE Dynamic Balanced Armature IEMS In Ear HIFI Monitors

AKG N60 Noise Canceling Headphone

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio, audio quality