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BCD Audio Launches New Product Range

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UK designer and manufacturer of broadcast products BCD Audio has expanded its product range to coincide with the opening of its new web shop.
BCD Audio managing director Mike Law said: "We were asked to create these products for the television studios at New Broadcasting House, and are delighted to make them available to other users as well. All of these units are available from our new web shop, along with our Black Boxes and PAM audio monitor system. We hope customers will find the web shop a useful method of gathering information and placing purchases."
BCD-DAVE is the company's audio for video audio mixer, which mixes SD or HD embedded audio with a local microphone and audio via USB from a computer.
The mix is re-embedded and is also available on USB to a computer, and on AES3. The microphone amplifier is a digital version of BCD's popular ALT-1, and includes digital compression, limiting and AGC. The unit is optimised for news editing studios. A remote control panel with long throw P&G faders is included.
BCD-AMU is a 1U audio monitor that takes up to eight AES3 inputs and four stereo analogue sources, with an SD/HD embedded audio option.
The audio is selected from an eight-way selector, which is followed by mono left/right and phase reverse switches.
Two 53-segment tri-colour bargraphs indicate the signal level to PPM standards, with overload detection and sum-difference switches. The loudspeaker output is controlled from front panel gain/balance with cut/dim switches and GPI.
The output is available in analogue and AES3. Internal power amplifiers are an option. The headphones output is supplied to a jack, with switchable talkback from analogue or AES3 input. Split mode switching is used for talkback, with separate talkback level control.
BCD-ALM is a 1U rack-mounted broadcast style alarm unit. Intended for use in a racks room or control area, it is available with 4, 12 or 20 inputs. Each GPI input is configurable for isolated voltage or grounding contact, active high or low, momentary or latching inputs.
On failure, each input indicates the fact on large illuminated switches, which are cancelled by pressing the appropriate button. A common alarm output relay can be used to interface the unit into larger installations, and an internal buzzer beeps when an alarm is active. The buzzer can be muted for 30 seconds, or muted totally by one button.

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