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Program Length Manager

Your programming — on time, every time

Radio. Every second counts. Program segments need to start and end exactly on time, with seamless transitions. Editing time is precious in the production room and in the field. If your piece is just a bit long or a bit short, will the pressures of getting it on air force compromising edits or inappropriate filler? Enter the 25-Seven Program Length Manager (PLM) to shrink or stretch your programs and program segments by several minutes per hour without pitch change, artifacts or glitches. Time-manipulated audio is clean enough to use on stereo music programs and live events. PLM is operator friendly and requires little training whether controlled from the front-panel or via web browser.

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Program Delay Manager for the 21st Century 

 

Leave it to 25-Seven Systems to re-invent the profanity delay. Program Delay Manager (PDM) brings the possibilities of the Internet age to “stand-alone box” technology that hasn’t advanced much since the 1980’s. Ease of use, transparent audio quality, and Program Director friendly features converge in PDM to take an old process to a new level.

The Air Check is in the E-mail
Program Directors have more on their plates today than ever before. There’s no way anyone can monitor every broadcast hour of every day, but PDs need to be the first to know what happened when that “dump” button got pressed. With Program Delay Manager’s exclusive PD Alert™ feature, a time-stamped audio file gets internally archived and e-mailed to the PD (or GM, or CE) every time questionable material is “dumped”. For stations serious about protecting their license, PD Alert provides an instant log record establishing your station’s action and intent to keep the airwaves clean.

Analog / Digital and IP Audio
PDM is the first program delay to provide IP Audio and control over Livewire audio networks. Whether you already have an IP audio system or you want to keep your plant IP-capable, PDM has you covered with future-proof Ethernet connectivity, as well as standard analog and digital inputs and outputs.

Superior audio algorithm quality
25-Seven has a well deserved reputation for offering the industry’s most transparent time compression and expansion algorithms. Your listeners probably won’t appreciate our superior processing, because they won’t perceive it being used!

Superior control
Choices, choices! Easy to use front panel controls, GPIO and web interface each let you:
Build expands audio to build delay
Exit
compresses audio to return to real time
Cough reduces delay to quickly exit, sneeze, or talk to the producer
Dump takes objectionable material off the air

You choose how to build / exit a delay
Build a delay through pre-rolling, time expansion, or audio file play out capabilities built right into PDM. Exit a delay through time compression, or use the Cough button to simply wait and exit.

Web-configurable
Say goodbye to hieroglyphs. Navigating though “set and forget” parameters is a breeze with our built in web interface. Configuration pages offer obvious control with all your settings on one simple screen, so you don’t waste time squinting at cryptic LEDs, or entering data though an ill-suited LCD interface. Talk to your PDM over your LAN or WAN. What could be easier?

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Controlling Program Delay Manager from a Web Browser 

In addition to controlling Program Delay Manager using GPIO (contract closures), PDM comes with a built-in, password-protected web server, allowing you to remote control your unit across a local or wide area network. The server gives you five separate pages for complete and convenient control over your PDM.

A Macromedia Flash-based application replicates PDM's front panel on your web browser, so every button and display is present and functions just like the real front panel. Through careful client-server communications management, round-trip latency is almost imperceptible, creating a seamless user experience. You can even control PDM from multiple computers. Just open a web browser interface on each, and anything you do on one computer will be reflected on the others, as well as on PDM's physical front panel.

Tired of learning hieroglyphics just to configure a profanity delay? Navigating though “set and forget” parameters is a breeze with the PDM's Configuration page. You'll find obvious control with all your settings on one simple screen, so you don’t waste time entering data though an ill-suited LCD interface.

A dedicated page lists all of the PD Alert emails the PDM has sent to your chosen staff.

A Dump Archive shows all your saved dumped audio files. Easily review just what's been cut out of your air stream.

Easy management of the files you can use for quickly building your buffer at the beginning of the show. No more flash drives and cryptic file names!

 

 

Put Yourself In Control of your Broadcast Schedule 

If Radio paints pictures in sound, time is Radio’s canvas. Audio Time Manager (ATM) gives stations an unprecedented new level of control over time, allowing stations as never before to bend a medium we never thought was flexible.

 

ATM lets you delay the start of an incoming feed or recorded program but still have it end on time. It lets you “punch” breaks into a live event at the touch of a button, and catch up to real time seamlessly. It can eliminate the need to back-time intros to network joins, so you can ad-lib and still join smoothly... even for events with random starts like news conferences. It can be automated, easily customized, and playback rates can be trimmed if conditions change while it’s in operation. Best of all, if you can push 2 buttons, you can operate it!

 

Think of Audio Time Manager as a high-quality, rugged digital stereo recorder... with two important differences: it can record part of a show while playing back another part, and playback speed can be as much as 20% faster than the original program. In effect, this can create up to 12 minutes of “new” time per hour. It does this without pitch change, artifacts, or glitches, thanks to our proprietary processing algorithms; with most broadcast material, a 10% speed change—6 new minutes per hour—is virtually undetectable by most listeners.

 

Audio Time Manager may be just the tool you’ve been looking for to manage unexpected events in your broadcast day, avoid collisions with network feeds, and create availabilities where none exist. Take control over time, with Audio Time Manager.

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Controlling Audio Time Manager from a Web Browser 

In addition to controlling Audio Time Manager using RS-232 or GPIO (contract closures), ATM comes with a built-in, password-protected web server, allowing you to remote control your unit across a local or wide area network. A Macromedia Flash-based application replicates ATM's front panel on your web browser, so every button and display is present and functions just like the real front panel. Through careful client-server communications management, round-trip latency is almost imperceptible, creating a seamless user experience.

By placing ATM on your facility's router, the browser interface allows you to use Audio Time Manager from any studio in your facility. You can even control ATM from multiple computers. Just open a web browser interface on each, and anything you do on one computer will be reflected on the others, as well as on ATM's physical front panel.