Accurate and Simple RFID Solutions
We offer you RFID solutions that make tracking the assets, inventory, and even employees of your broadcasting station simple. It’s as easy as an employee walking through your facility. As they go through the station holding a handheld tablet or PC that is equipped with an RFID reader it will automatically and accurately read all your tagged assets and inventory with no manual scanning required.
GAO RFID Radio and Television Broadcasting Asset Management System
What It Tracks
Our RFID system can track all radio and television broadcasting stations’ assets including:
- Studio assets and their additional equipment: such as microphones, cameras, computers, mixing boards, etc.
- RF feeder cables, RDS and multi-channel encoders, FM power dividers and TV power splitters, FM cavity filters, FM combiners, studio transmitter links.
- Gap fillers
- Accessories for the broadcasting equipment, such as COFDM-ASI converters, active demultiplexers, multiplexer filters, transmission panels, power distributors, indoor cabinets, outdoor cabinets
- Office supplies, such as printers, copiers, fax machines, computers, tablets and more.
- Office and studio furniture
- Video switchers and audio console cabinets
- Additional supplies, such as recorders, USB sticks, etc.
- Audio processors
- Audio playback equipment, such as CD players, tape machines, vinyl record players
- Any other valuable assets your broadcasting station may need
With this solution an RFID tag needs to be attached to each asset then each tag is read by the handheld RFID reader held by the employee.
The GAO RFID Radio and Television Broadcasting Asset Management Solution can be scaled to fit the needs of all broadcasting stations of various sizes.
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In addition to the Radio and Television Broadcasting Asset Management and Inventory Management Solutions, we also offer an RFID Access Control System and RFID Parking Control System that can be tailored to your facility needs and controls who can access areas of your establishment and parking. Click on either below to learn more.
The Radio and Television Broadcasting Industry
Broadcasting is the transmission and delivery of audio and visual material to the recipients, utilizing radio waves. It is directed to educate, to bring news, to show or play some entertaining programs and achieve any other similar purpose. Therefore, the scope of the industry consists of news, entertaining shows, etc. Moreover, many programs, which are broadcasted, such as movies or music, are outside of the talks industry. They belong to the motion picture industry, which does not perform broadcasting, but produces only.
While radio evolution began in the early 1900s and radio dominated the 20th century on the global scale, its role was seriously challenged by the television, which became reachable for consumers in the 1950s. Moreover, the late 20th and the beginning of the new century brought innovations, such as the Internet and digital satellite, which became the biggest competitor not only to radio but television as well. In the U.S., the radio and television broadcasting industry has been improved by technology innovations and affected by the relaxed governmental regulations. The latter change occurred 24 years ago and that is why businesses are able to dominate a large market by obtaining ownership of several radio stations and maximum two television stations. The technological change is encouraged by the U.S Federal Communications Commission, which promotes the switching from analog signal television to digital. The latter can transfer more information, which results in high quality visual and audio content. Therefore, many had to buy converter boxes, if they were still using analog-based television, where, nowadays, new consumers can purchase only digital television. Another trend is that digital change is replacing pieces of hardware equipment, as, for example, records are rather being stored in digital libraries than in actual libraries. In Canada, the television broadcasting industry revenue decreases significantly over the last five years due to the same digital and media changes. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBS), which is a radio and television national broadcaster, has its headquarters in Toronto and facilities in Ottawa and Montreal. It owns the largest in the country radio network – Radio One.
the radio and television broadcasting industry is rich in various professions: from technicians and engineers to producers, video editors and announcers, from sales agents to lawyers, administrative workers and PR specialists. However, only a few professions are relevant for broadcasting as a process itself. Firstly, probably the most known professions in the industry – announcers on radio and anchor on television – are ready to release the audio or visual or both from their stations to the public. Many pieces of the equipment, used in the broadcasting process, are common on both – radio and television. Anchors and announcers use microphones, which are set, however, slightly different. Microphones are connected to mixing boards, but announcers usually just sit close to them, where a television studio is filled with various microphones, which are set across the room and, often, on the anchor. Mixing boards are responsible for the adjustment of audio and they are also connected to computers. This combination also makes the editing and censure possible in real-time. In a television studio, a mixing board switches microphones whenever needed. A radio station has audio playback equipment as well, which reproduces sounds that reached microphones, and makes them available on loudspeakers. The most important equipment, besides recording and playback devices set in stations, are transmitting apparatuses. Both radio and television stations have audio, visual (any program such as a TV show) or both sources. They reach a so-called transmitter as electronic signals. A transmitter receives the information, saved in these signals, which are combined with signals of radiofrequency. After this modulation, the signal is carried to antennas, which may be connected to transmitters, on buildings, etc. These devices radiate radio waves, which reach the receivers with antennas as well. Receivers are usually TV sets or radio apparatuses. In the case of television broadcasting, the radio waves are transformed back to audio and visual sources.
The Commercial and Institutional School Construction Industry
Commercial and institutional buildings are the most common types of construction seen and used by the public. The terms “commercial” and “institutional” refer to organizations or establishments that are formed for religious, social, educational, or other similar purposes. This form of construction serves to create buildings for public use, such as churches, banks or schools. The construction of schools may be considered as one of the most important types of public institutions since they are of particular interest to governments, communities, and corporations, as education has become a crucial element for success. Schools provide early childhood, primary, secondary, and higher education opportunities, which in turn provide the necessary skills required to join the workforce.
Due to the importance of education, several hundred thousand public and private school buildings have been constructed all across North America, with millions of students in attendance every year. In the US, large cities tend to have the highest amount of schools; these cities include Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and New York City, NY, among several others. The school construction market continues to climb as cities and suburban areas continue to grow in geographical and population size and must make education more accessible to the public.
School construction varies for each building, as it must meet the community’s needs for which it is created. For example, some residential areas are spread out and have smaller population sizes, while some areas are more densely populated and have lower amounts of space available for construction. This also applies to the types of materials needed, based on certain factors like the environment, city standards, or budget restrictions.
Construction typically requires builders to form lists of materials, which vary in quality, price and quantity. Commercial and institutional construction requires large order capabilities, which now involve GPS delivery and high-tech operating systems to process large orders and move materials. To begin the process of building commercial or institutional schools, school boards, school districts, and city planners must prepare contracts that discuss matters such as site security, environmental and noise control, workers’ hours, necessary materials, and deliveries. Once the materials have been decided on, the party responsible for overseeing the construction process may contact special construction supply facilities, that typically make on-site deliveries. Construction also involves a significant amount of both natural and synthetic materials, such as wood, steel, clay, bricks, rocks, plastics, glass, and cement, which may or may not be used depending on their cost, quality, or effectiveness in the type of building being made. Construction supply facilities keep their materials in large enclosed areas like warehouses, in which workers must keep track of inventory and use large, strong moving equipment for the large amounts of heavy, raw materials being ordered. The types of equipment involved in this process often include utility carts, forklifts, and delivery trucks, which are used to lift and move these heavy materials.
To work in this field, employees typically are not required to have any formal education and instead, go through on-the-job training. However, it may be beneficial to attend a trade school or begin an apprenticeship first. Construction work is very physically taxing, dangerous, and difficult. Given the complex nature of commercial and institutional construction, workers often need special certifications or licenses to perform certain tasks, such as rigging, scaffolding, or welding.
Commercial and institutional construction is very complex and includes a very broad range of assets that must be tracked during the ordering process. Each asset in this industry is crucial to the construction of these buildings, providing them with a good foundation, and meeting the standards for the specific type of building and environmental regulations. There are several different facilities or plots of land that house different kinds of raw materials, such as glass, metals, chemicals, woods, etc., often depending on the storage conditions these materials may require.