Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
After the panel installation, what remains is installing the inverter and the wiring. Once this is done, we hope to save quite a bit of money on our power bills.
Once the power and control lines are connected to the equipment in the block building, there is still quite a bit of connection work to be done. Each switch must be connected via conduits to the block building. After that is done, we can test the controller and the switches. The matrix tuning process will be the next step. That will be done to improve the performance of the transmitters and the antennas.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
July and August have been busy months for the Guam IT/IS team.
In July Alain Paradis (representing Martin IT Solutions and Netia Corp.) joined the Guam IT/IS team (Doug and David Gregson, Grant Hodgins) on Guam for a week of training and configuring our new Digital audio playout equipment for TWR's Guam and Sri Lanka broadcast stations.
|Alain Paradis, Doug Gregson, David Gregson (Planning Session)|
|Grant Hodgins, Alain Paradis, Doug Gregson|
It is appropriate that the week for performing the work was during Guam’s Liberation celebrations.
Guam celebrates “Liberation” during the month of July remembering how the island was liberated by the Allied forces from the Axis forces (Japanese) during World War 2. This event is normally themed with “freedom” and marked with memorial services, a carnival, and an all day parade ending with fireworks.
In an analogous way, TWR Asia’s radio broadcast outlets (Guam and Sri Lanka) are being liberated from using old software and hardware for content management and delivery.
Although the old equipment was very reliable – it has reached the end of its life for service and support. The new system will free Asia to expand its connectivity and provide better quality control and reporting while running on a software which is tightly integrated into TWR's IT/IS Business model.
The upgraded Netia Radio Assist software will be fed by TWR’s media asset management system (LDMS) and will be the last component of a system that will deliver Bible based programing by radio to a large part of Asia.
Guam has been using very reliable and well supported NETIA Content delivery software since 2000 when the station switched from Analog recordings to digital.
Please pray for us as we carry out testing and configuring of these vital systems.
The Project is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.