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Drake’s DAD860 Digital to Analog Decoder

Drake’s new DAD860 provides a solution for contractors anticipating the upcoming switch to digital TV.  Particularly those involved with the integration of the new format into previous RF distribution installations where the use of existing cabling and display devices in necessary.

The Drake model DAD860 Digital to Analog Decoder is a digital demodulator and decoder, for ATSC 8VSB broadcast or in-the-clear QAM television signals, that delivers a standard NTSC composite analog video and stereo audio output. This device, used in conjunction with an analog NTSC modulator, allows a cable system operator to continue to provide analog versions of services that will only be available to him as digital in the future. It may also be utilized to provide the alternate digital channels now available from many broadcasters. Continue reading

July 19, 2008 Posted by | A/V News | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bill Whitlock; President of Jensen Transformers

Bill Whitlock

Bill Whitlock, President of Jensen Transformers, Inc. since October, 1989. His responsibilities include leadership and management of Jensen. He oversees product development, engineering, and manufacturing. He writes technical articles for trade magazines and presents seminars on interfacing issues at industry trade shows.

For several years Whitlock worked closely with Deane Jensen, the original founder, providing consulting services to clients. He has an extensive background in high performance and wideband analog circuit designs. His experience includes data conversion, analog and digital magnetic recording, video signal processing, telemetry PWM and PCM techniques, computer peripheral interfaces, and test equipment design. Continue reading

July 19, 2008 Posted by | Pioneers in Audio | , , , , , | Leave a comment