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Toronto Broadcast Showcase 2010

by admin on Feb.20, 2011, under Ron Paley Blogger


What a great time was had at Ron Paley Broadcast’s 5th Annual Toronto Broadcast Showcase held at the Grand Hotel and Suites September 13th, 14th and 15th 2010. Many thanks to all the Ontario Broadcasters that attended the showcase. A picture gallery at the show follows the Blog story.

Also kudos to all the staff and management at the Grand Hotel – we highly recommend them for your corporate functions. Great location, very friendly staff and excellent restaurant.  

 My brother Ted (RPB) and son Darrin (Wheatstone USA) organized a great showcase with the latest in products from Wheatstone, Vorsis, Audioarts, and  PROrack Computers 

Rob Parsons of Parson’s Projects of  St. Thomas Ontario held training and tutorials in radio automation, log traffic and music scheduling & Adobe Audition techniques. 

 The new Wheatstone E1 Surface Console was a big hit as it puts the surface console and router with most features small market broadcasters need in a nice package that can be purchased in the $12,900 price range.

 The Vorsis AirAura air chain processor dazzled the ears and eyes with its incredible sound and visuals for setting up exactly what you want in a radio station’s transmitted sound.

 PROracks showed their new line of Broadcast Designed Rack Mount computers. The MATRIX-II is ideal for automation systems and get this, they are only 15″ deep, fit most audio racks, hold two full size hard drives and are loaded with USB and even dual video. The quiet fan makes the MATRIX-II ideal for control room installation without the fan noise.

Audioarts AIR 3 analog air console with 12 inputs really fits the bill for most college, small market and LPFM stations.

Yours truly spent most of my time at the Showcase with the Wheatstone VMI virtual console system that is packaged in a 1U rackmount and comes with the Glass-E console software. iMediaTouch loaned us their new Wheatstone IP interface in Version 4 On Air and WOW…talk about a neat solution all inside a 8U rack case, MATRIX-II computer, VMI and Blade Router. This was a show knockout.

Another hightlight of the Toronto Showcase was the invitation to visit with John Coldwell D.O.E. of the new Corus Queens Quay  facility. DOUBLE and TRIPLE WOW. What a showcase of iMediaTouch and Wheatstone in a simply mind blowing facility. Thanks for the tour of the entire plant. TV and Cable had not as yet moved in. Q107, The Edge and AM640 were all On Air and well settled in.    

Till next year, thanks again to all who attended. Check the Ron Paley Blog and Ron Paley Broadcast website for details on the 2011 Toronto Broadcast Showcase.  My trusty sidekick Spencer “Blog Cat” and I wish you well.

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