Orban Processor Control using ARC Plus Touch from Burk Technology

Posted Apr 04, 2022Orban Processor Control using ARC Plus Touch from Burk Technology

Pennsauken, NJ and Littleton, MA – Burk Technology, the industry’s best known name in facility and equipment control/monitoring, has partnered with the world’s leading audio processing company Orban to offer direct control of an Orban processor from a Burk product.  An API offered by Burk for the ARC Plus Touch allows users to monitor an Orban OPTIMOD XPN-AM processor and make selected changes.

The OPTIMOD XPN-AM has rapidly become the AM processor of choice in the USA. This product maximizes the reach and intelligibility of AM transmissions while lowering distortion and reducing listener fatigue. It is designed to work in conjunction with MDCL-equipped transmitters, bringing significant power savings to broadcasters along with ultra-clean audio and loudness. The OPTIMOD XPN-AM also offers Nielsen PPM encoding.

The ARC Plus Touch from Burk Technology provides intelligent distributed management of remote broadcast facilities. Secure web access to up to hundreds of remote sites is delivered via Burk’s cloud-based Arcadia system.

The new ARC API opens a gateway for the ARC Plus to interact with API-enabled equipment and to retrieve data from readily available web services. The Burk API integration, embedded in the OPTIMOD XPN-AM, enables users to make quick changes on presets and other parameters.

“We’re pleased to work with Burk on this API,” said David Day, Orban President. “The ability to access Orban processing from virtually anywhere using Burk’s ARC Plus Touch brings a new level of flexibility to AM broadcasters, allowing them to change processing at a single touch to accommodate dayparting, power changes, and other functions. Our customers will find this highly useful.”

 “The ARC API expands ARC Plus I/O options beyond traditional parallel wiring and SNMP interfaces,” said Chuck Alexander, Executive Vice President at Burk. “Integration with the API on the OPTIMOD XPN-AM is a great demonstration of the flexibility and effectiveness of API control and monitoring.”

Control of the OPTIMOD XPN-AM will be demonstrated at NAB 2022 in the Burk booth, W6014. 

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About Orban:

For nearly 50 years, Orban has set the benchmark for professional best-in-class audio processing worldwide and continues to provide state-of-the-art audio solutions for live performance venues and content creators, as well as radio, TV, and Internet broadcasters. Applications include radio and streaming audio processing, loudness measurement and control, multichannel surround audio rendering and digital audio processing and monitoring for industry leaders including ABC, BBC, CBS, Disney, ESPN, FOX, iHeart, NBC, NHK, and SKY. Orban Labs’ offices are in Pennsauken, NJ right across the river from Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA and Ludwigsburg, Germany. For more information on Orban, please visit our website www.orban.com, email us info@orban.com or phone us at 856-719-9900.

About Burk:

Burk Technology designs and manufactures high quality transmitter facility control systems for the broadcast industry, with thousands of active radio and TV installations across the US and around the world. Founded in 1985, Burk brings over 35 years of innovation and continuous improvement to transmitter remote control, setting the standards for reliability, flexibility and ease of operation. Burk products are made in the USA. For more information, please visit www.burk.com, email sales@burk.com, or phone 978-486-0086 x700.

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