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  • A visit to a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) production location

    In March, we had the pleasure of visiting the CBC location in downtown Toronto. In addition to a very fruitful meeting, spent in discussing future product possibilities and strides in AoIP technology, we also got the chance to take a brief look around the place. They have a very fascinating collection of early radio and TV broadcasting equipment.

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  • Throwback Thursday - The first ever design of the Ward-Beck logo!

    We discovered something spectacular today while digging through our design vaults. This is the original WBS logo, designed back in 1969. It was likely drawn by one of the first draftsmen hired by Ron and Rodger.

    A closer look at the document shows us that the dark black letters W B S are actually tape curved and folder into the shape of a letters. No vector software programs back then! ;)

    Also, here is a bonus design from 1983 for logos to put on handles.

    This is a piece of artwork that will get matted and framed to be hung with pride. Here is to almost 50 years in business!

  • 32ME-N - Powerful AES67 Audio Monitor - convert your audio to and from a Ravenna AES67 network

    With the NAB 2016 Trade Show fast approaching, we are proud to introduce the most powerful of our lineup of AES67 compatible products: the 32ME-N Audio Monitor, a bi-directional AES67 converter on steroids! The 32ME-N allows 16x16 conversion to and from a Ravenna AES67 network. We will be demonstrating the 32ME-N at NAB 2016, so please attend our Booth C1941 in Central Hall for a first hand look at how this unit works, if you are planning on attending the show.

    A bi-directional AES67 converter on steroids!  The powerful 32ME-N allows 16x16 bi-directional AES to and from AES67 network.  Ensure that your signals are getting to their destinations at a glance using the 32 channels of high resolution metering, 16 of which are dedicated to the AES inputs, and 16 dedicated to the 16 AES outputs.   Also provided is an analog monitoring pair output for aural confidence.

    Features of the 32ME-N include:

    • Thirty-two high brightness, 22-Segment LED Audio bargraph displays
    • Audio level displays in groups of eight (four stereo pairs) to facilitate identifying signal pairs   
    • A red LED at the zero (0) reference mark to allow signal levels to be judged from a distance   
    • A blue LED to indicate the audio pair selected to feed the stereo headset jack and analog monitor output.  
    • A multi-function rotary dial and eight character read-out to ease control of the unit   

    The powerful 32ME-N comes packaged as a sleek 1RU unit, and is equipped with AES67 and AES/EBU Inputs, as well as AES67, AES/EBU and Analog Monitor outputs. Connections are made via DB25 for AES/EBU In/Out, Euroblocks for Analog Monitor Out, and RJ45 for AES67 In/Out.

    As with our entire audio monitor lineup, the 32ME-N has been designed to withstand the rigor of the 24/7 broadcast industry working time. Its small size and rackmountable form factor makes it perfect for use in space-constrained broadcast studios and mobile production trucks.

    View more details and specifications about the 32ME-N here.

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  • AMS8-1AN Multichannel Audio Monitor - with Ravenna® AES67 Networking Capability

    Previously, we have announced our Ravenna Partnership, and the introduction of the AMS2-N - our first AES67 compatible product, as well as the MLC8-N Multichannel Level Controller with AES67 outputs. Today, we are proud to introduce the third product in our lineup of AES67 compatible products: the AMS8-1AN Multichannel Audio Monitor, which is designed to extract and listen to audio signals on an AES67 network. We will be demonstrating the AMS8-1AN at NAB 2016, so do attend our Booth C1941 in Central Hall for a first hand look at how this unit works, if you are planning on attending the show.

    The AMS8-1AN is a compact 1RU aural and visual monitor designed to extract and listen to audio signals on an AES67 network. Complete with eight precision LED bargraph meters and a sophisticated built in speaker system it allows you to hear and measure the quality of your networked audio signals. It provides the individual extracted AES signals for local distribution or processing. The flexible control platform allows the unit to be factory configured to suit your needs or operating style.

    The powerful AMS8-1AN comes packaged as a sleek 1RU unit, and is equipped with AES67 and AES/EBU Inputs, as well as Analog, AES/EBU and AES67 outputs. Connections are made via DB25 for Analog, Euroblocks & BNC for AES/EBU, and RJ45 for AES67.

    The AMS8-1AN also features our newly redesigned speaker system with highly improved acoustics compared to our previous audio monitor lineup. As with our entire audio monitor lineup, the AMS8-1AN has been designed to withstand the rigor of the 24/7 broadcast industry working time. Its small size and rackmountable form factor makes it perfect for use in space-constrained broadcast studios and mobile production trucks.

    View more details and specifications about the AMS8-AN here.

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  • MLC8-N Multichannel Level Controller with Ravenna® AES67 Networking Capability

    Following up on our Ravenna Partnership Announcement, and the introduction of the AMS2-N - our first AES67 compatible product - we would like to introduce the MLC8-N, a multi-channel level control with Ravenna® AES67 Networking Capability. We will be demonstrating the MLC8-N at NAB 2016, so do attend our Booth C1941 in Central Hall for a first hand look at how this unit works, if you are planning on attending the show.

    The MLC8-N offers an eight channel on-ramp converter to a Ravenna® AES67 network. Equipped with eight individual level controls as well as an overall master level control the MLC8-N allows proportional mixing of the input signals before delivery to the network. Audio input signals to the AMS8-N may be analog, balanced or unbalanced AES. All signal levels are metered on the eight precision LED bargraph meters. This device is ideal for controlling your signals before inserting them into your network. It also offers the individual level controlled AES signals on the rear panel for further distribution. A line level analog audio output that may be fed to a stereo speaker system allows local monitoring of individual signals (solo) or the overall mix of the input signals.

    The powerful MLC8-N comes packaged as a black 1RU unit, and is equipped with Analog and AES/EBU Inputs, as well as Analog, AES/EBU and AES67 outputs. Connections are via DB25 for Analog, Euroblocks for AES/EBU and RJ45 for AES67.

     

    Powerful and sleek, the MLC8-N has been designed to withstand the rigor of the 24/7 broadcast industry working time. Its small size and rackmountable form factor makes it perfect for use in space-constrained broadcast studios and mobile production trucks.

    View more details and specifications about the MLC8-N here.

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  • AMS2-N Audio Monitoring System with Ravenna® AES67 Networking Capability

    Hot on the heels of our Ravenna® partnership announcement, we would like to introduce our new AES67 capable Audio Monitor, the AMS2-N, which we will be showcasing at NAB 2016! Networked monitoring has never been more simple or cost effective!

    The versatile AMS2-N is packaged as a standard 1RU unit and is equipped with both Ravenna® AES67 and Digital AES Inputs.   Connections are via RJ45 for AES67 and 3-pin XLR for AES located on the rear panel.  An AES output is provided for ‘In Line’ AES installs, or where Ravenna® to AES conversion is required.

    Quality, affordability and portability, in one neat package.  AMS2-N is the Mini Cue Speaker for you,  perfect for use in studios, pro AV, mobile trucks and environments, where quality is essential and space and budgets are limited.

    View more details and specifications about the AMS2-N here.

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  • Announcing our new AoIP-focused partnership with RAVENNA

    Ward-Beck is proud to announce that we have joined the Ravenna partner community, as part of our ongoing commitment  to provide AoIP-compatible products to the broadcast and professional audio industry.

     

     

    ‘AoIP is the way of the future. We conducted extensive research on the different available technologies and found Ravenna/AES67 suited our needs and the needs of our clients best. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with our partners at ALC NetworX and the growing Ravenna partner community.’

    - Kevin Lyver, President of Ward-Beck Systems Inc.

     

    As Canada's oldest audio equipment manufacturer, we are thrilled to be moving forward with this new chapter in Ward-Beck's history, by adding Ravenna/AES67 connectivity to our AMS2-N, (two-channel monitor), AMS8-N (eight-channel monitor) 32ME-N (dual 16-channel network converter with metering) and MLC8-N (eight-channel converter, with metering and level control).

     

    ‘With the rapidly increasing industry interest on AES67, a growing number of manufacturers are seeking for fast and reliable options to integrate audio-over-IP connectivity into their products. ‘We are honoured that Ward-Beck Systems with their palette of highly specialised products and their enviable reputation as an excellent project partner has chosen to use Ravenna technology to implement AES67 connectivity into their products. We are convinced that Ravenna/AES67-enabled Ward-Beck products will further enhance the field of applications for interoperable audio-over-IP solutions.’

    - Andreas Hildebrand, Senior Product Manager of ALC NetworX

    Ward-Beck will be introducing our new AoIP-compatible products at NAB 2016. Find us at Booth C1941 in Central Hall, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, from April 16-21, 2016. You can also visit our online NAB showroom to get up-to-date information on what we will be showcasing. In addition, keep visiting our blog for further updates on the products we will be introducing at the Show! 

     


     

  • Preparing for NAB 2016

    NAB crunchtime is fast approaching!

    Here is a sneak preview of what we've been working on:


  • Introducing our newly redesigned AMS4 Audio Monitoring System

    Ward-Beck is proud to introduce our newly redesigned AMS4 Audio Monitoring System, now with better acoustics and a classic but modernized design!

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  • Big VU Meters: A Work in Progress (Coming soon to NAB 2016!)

    At NAB 2015, we unveiled some BigVU Meters in our booth that turned out to be unexpected showstealers.

    Well, we have been working on perfecting the design, and will be showcasing something quite new and exciting at NAB 2016! Here are some sneak previews of the work in progress:

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