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Panagram.com Makes Browser a Webcaster

Trio Systems LLC this week debuted a new desktop broadcasting service, Panagram.com, that records, and automatically optimizes, converts, and hosts RealAudio presentations for broadcast over the Internet.

Panagram.com is based on Panagram Server which can be licensed for installation by ISPs and by corporations for intranet applications.

"Anyone with a microphone and a PC can start broadcasting on the Internet," commented Alan Bartholomew, president of Trio Systems.

Panagram.com uses SoniClear/NP, a Windows browser plugin that manages the process of creating RealAudio files and uploading them to Panagram.com. SoniClear/NP includes VoiceBoost digital signal processing to focus the sound frequency spectrum when the recording is converted to RealAudio format.

VoiceBoost DSP optimizations include:

  • Multiband voice-optimized compression for punch
  • Automatic de-esser for sibilance reduction
  • Presence boost for intelligibility
  • Normalization for maximum output level
  • Peak limiter for controlling overload distortion
  • Smart expansion gate for reduced background noise

The Panagram.com service is available free for personal, non-commercial applications. Users can create RealAudio voice recordings up to two minutes in length. One megabyte of free disk space is included for storing recordings (about 15 minutes of talk time). The free service is advertising supported.

The Panagram.com Business Service offers enhanced, commercial-use hosting for a fee.