How To Make Your STL Smarter

WheatBladeSTL ImageBLADEs are one-box wonders. With a BLADE at each end of your STL, for example, you can multiplex up to eight stereo channels over the link, in each direction, depending on the STL.

One example might be for triggering a warning light at the studio when the transmitter building door is opened, or firing a silence alarm at either end of the link.

There’s more. Lots more. BLADEs have silence sensing built in, which gives you the means of automatically switching to alternate audio sources and then returning to the original source when the silence is remedied. Using the BLADEs’ internal mixers, you could even arrange to have crossfades happen between sources at the press of a button.

Plus, because BLADEs are bidirectional, they could route output audio from the processor or an audio feed from the transmitter site’s modulation monitor back to the studio for use in monitoring or quality control. And all of this would be controllable from the IP Navigator software from anywhere in the network, or (with proper router and gateway configuration) from the engineer’s home.

Smart, huh?

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