NPR Labs at NAB 2011

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By: Sam Goldman

NPR Labs has returned in one piece from the PREC/NAB Show-Vegas Marathon 2011.  Although we didn’t break any world records, we did win an award!

At the PREC we were able to update the public radio engineering community on work the Labs has finished in the past year, details of projects we are working on now, as well as projects we have slated for the future.  Main topics were the culmination of the PAIS project, taking the next step with ISAAC (formerly iPAIS), mapping digital broadcast services for all public TV and Radio facilities, Captioning, and updates to our patent pending IBOC coverage and interference model, supporting elevated and asymmetrical sidebands.

At the NAB Show, NPR Labs sported their first booth, in the heart of International Research Park.  We were pleased with the enthusiasm visitors had for our research and for Public Radio.  We would like to thank everyone who came to the north hall and said hello during the NAB show.

Lastly we won the NAB Technology Innovation Award, recognizing outstanding exhibitors at the NAB Show that provide exhibits or demonstrations of advanced technology developments related to media.  Gordon Smith Presented the award to Mike Starling on Wednesday, at the Technology Luncheon.