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It takes hard work to maintain a large and loyal listener base. And it's important that this audience is measured accurately so that your station receives full ratings credit. In an Arbitron® PPM market, this means making sure all encoders are working properly and that you can switch immediately to backup gear at the first sign of failure.
Burk Technology's PPM Assurance protects ratings and dramatically reduces overhead by constantly monitoring all PPM encoders and providing automatic encoder toggling. Email alerts and exception reporting keep stakeholders up-to-date.
See PPM Assurance in action from the NAB2009 show floor.
Arbitron® and Arbitron PPM™ are trademarks of Arbitron, Inc.
100 - 240 VAC, 47 - 63 Hz, 1A
1.75" (4.45 cm) H x 19" (48.26 cm) W x 10" (25.4 cm) D
120 VAC @ 3A, 30 VDC @ 1A
120 VAC, 60Hz, 5A
120 VAC, 2A
30 VDC @ 1A
For automatic PPM recovery, a PPM Assurance Controller is required (one for every two encoded stations). For applications where failure reporting and exception logging is needed but automatic failover is less critical, it is possible to run in monitor-only mode, with one PPM Assurance Monitor for every four encoded stations.
By using PPM Assurance, it’s possible to fully automate failure recovery and to capture all possible modes of failure, including encoding loss due to silence. PPM Assurance utilizes Arbitron-recommended failover methods and provides web accessibility, auto-generated email reporting alerts and exception logging. It’s possible to connect PPM encoders to a remote control, but this will not provide the same level of protection as PPM Assurance.