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TransLanTech Sound is proud to announce the latest additions to its increasing roster of dealers, Media Technologie Service in Nogent-sur-Marne, France, and Progressive Concepts, a radio broadcast equipment supplier outside of Chicago.

Media Technologie, based in the Ile-de-France region, is a provider of consulting, integration, and product sales to the broadcast industry. Manager Cedric Maufroy is pleased to provide top-notch digital audio processing to his customers.

Progressive Concepts was founded by Eric Hoppe in 1990 as a source for high-quality broadcast products and service. Hoppe says, “It is our philosophy that our broadcast equipment products are of such high quality that, when you try them, you’ll want to keep them. The Ariane Sequel fits right in.”

For more information about these companies, check our Dealers page.

Today TransLanTech has announced a change in ownership. Co-founder David Reaves has moved on to pursue other interests, leaving the company in the hands of former partner Jim Huste.

In an interview with Paul McLane of Radio World, Huste said, “Although TransLanTech had established a strong reputation for quality and reliability, like many small companies, we found our progress slowed after the economic crash of 2008. David felt he needed more financial resources to secure his future, and his interests had shifted somewhat over the years. By the end of 2011, we had formalized the separation. TransLanTech remains a limited liability company, and at the present time, I am the sole owner.

“After 10 years in the market, there is still a strong demand for the Ariane product line, and I am looking forward to opening new markets in South America and Asia,” Huste continued. “We are also actively looking for new niche products. I’m certain that there is a hands-on CE out there mulling over an idea that could become the next Product of the Year. I’d like to use our expertise and reputation to bring it to market.”

See the interview at http://www.radioworld.com/article/translantech-looks-to-new-markets/211771.

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TransLanTech Sound was conceived in 1992 in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ, when two long-time radio engineers – who happened to be roommates – began speculating about the problem of excess compression in the signals of the hottest stations in New York City. Jim Huste was then the chief engineer at WYNY-FM 103.5, and David Reaves was CE at Z100 (WHTZ) in Secaucus, NJ.

David Reeves
David Reaves

Jim Huste

Six years (and four stations) later, the conversation took a more serious turn when the two friends formed TransLanTech Sound, dedicated to improving the sound of FM radio. Existing client stations WBGO-FM and 104.6 RTL in Berlin were brought into the new company, and new contracts were signed with stations in the US, the UK, and Austria.

In the first years, TLT specialized in bringing the big “American” sound to stations in Europe by fine-tuning audio processors already in the market. But Jim and David were often frustrated by the quality of audio these devices could produce, and in 2001, they introduced their own solution in the Ariane Stereo Audio Leveler. This powerful multiband RMS processor won a Radio World Cool Stuff Award in its first year and has been installed in nearly 300 FM and AM stations in Europe and North America.

The Ariane Sequel made its debut at NAB-2005 in Las Vegas and was awarded a Radio Magazine Pick Hit Award. This completely digital processor continues to deliver the same great gain and stereo image control as the original analog device to broadcasters throughout the world. Its audio processing algorithm can also be found in the DSPXtra from BW Broadcast.

At the end of 2011, David left TransLanTech to pursue other interests, and Jim continues to operate the company and to provide service and support to customers around the world. Today, TLT has dealer representation in eight countries on four continents and is proud to be a part of some of the most dynamic broadcasting in the world, making things sound better.

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