FCC Issues Warning About Audio Devices Used By Broadcasters

Posted on February 24th, 2017 by

The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau has issued an alert about unauthorized persons recently illegally gaining access to studio-to-transmitter (STL), remote broadcast, and similar audio connections. Citing specifically to equipment manufactured by Barix, and instances where offensive and indecent material were transmitted, the warning noted that the illegal access may have resulted from the failure to set a password for devices with no default password, or to reset default passwords on the Barix devices. The Bureau urged licensees to take all available precautions to prevent future unauthorized transmissions.