The AETA Quarterly — June 2021

22 June 2021

Summer is here! As we flip the page to the next chapter, we take with us what we’ve learned over the last months and transform these lessons into practical responses. Remote technology in all sectors has never held such an important role. And as the broadcast industry searches for a cozy spot between the social distancing and remote office scenarios, to which we’ve become accustomed, and a new normality, it’s faced with many questions regarding the best way to move forward.
How stations need to adjust their daily operations is just one of the many questions at hand. We know this may seem daunting. That’s why AETA Audio Systems continues to refine its solutions so that they offer even more flexibility, whether you choose to go live from the studio, the field, or from home. To that end — and always thinking about how to simplify the broadcaster’s journey — we recently held a series of webinars covering the ins and outs of AoIP deployment and considerations to keep in mind when selecting the right gear for your outside contribution requirements. Watch them on demand here.
Up next for us is IBC in December, as organizers have announced they’ll hold a hybrid (physical and digital) event from Dec. 3–6. We’ll have a booth there and look forward to meeting up with you again in person. In fact, by the time the event rolls around, we’ll have been working almost two years in anticipation of this precise moment, so we plan to unleash lots of new and innovative solutions you won’t want to miss!
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Here’s some details about what we’ve been up to lately.
ScoopFone-IP Rackmount ScoopFone-IP Rackmount

As the need for remote contribution has increased through the stages of the pandemic, AETA ScoopFone has been the product of choice for many of our clients.

To respond to the numerous requests, AETA has turned ScoopFone-IP into a new rackmountable version, Scoopfone IP/R. This means our customers can now choose to have this product to put in the MCR!
AETA understands that some customers don’t always realize that working with OPUS algorithm may not suitable for their workflow, and also that AAC LC and HE can create too much latency. AETA has therefore decided to embed AAC LD-ELD coding algorithms into all its products in production as of September to yet again simplify the communication game.
Yann Vonarburg at Blondy FM
Encouraging the Conversation in Africa
We know how important it is for populations around the world to have access to reliable information, and also the possibility to voice their opinions, concerns and questions. Broadcasters play an important role in encouraging this conversation, but to do so successfully, they also need to be able to depend on quality products and technical support to ensure there is no failure in the communication chain. Easy access to broadcast gear and technical support is an important part of the process. Find out how we’re working with industry partners to facilitate this task.

To give our partners easy access to videos, we’ve started our own YouTube channel! The channel already features videos of the webinars we held in the spring. And we’ll soon be uploading more content, including product overviews, tutorials, and other useful information. Watch here!  

AETA Helps Morocco’s MAP Cover the News

We’re helping Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) deliver timely information to its audience through the press agency’s newly launched radio service, Radio de l’Information Marocaine (RIM). In fact, we recently delivered Scoopy+ S codecs and one Scoop5 codec to the station.