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TWiRT 322 - Alex and Chris, The Radio Tech Guys

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Oct 21, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Alex Linger and Chris Moran are two radio engineers using the latest technology to help broadcasters create news, sports, and entertainment. What sets them apart is how they share what they do with the rest of us. Alex and Chris have a new podcast and they produce how-to videos about broadcast studio and transmitter systems.

Guests: Alex Linger, Director of IT - West Virginia Radio Corp and Chris Moran, Director of Technology - West Virginia Radio Corp

Hosts:  Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist  and Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting



Links from the show: 

Platinum Tools EZ-RJ45 connectors and tools

The Radio Tech Guys web site

The Radio Tech Guys YouTube Channel


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Telos Z/IP ONE IP Codec Helps to Lay Down the Law

Posted by Tom Vernon on Oct 19, 2016 1:05:00 PM

Sadly, not long after this interview was completed, the engineer featured in this story, Joe Huk, passed away suddenly. Joe was a talented engineer and will be greatly missed. We extend our condolences to his friends and family.

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It's been a yearly tradition at WMUZ since the late ‘80s. During the first week in June,  Crawford Broadcasting's Detroit operation partners with Goodwin & Scieszka for the annual Law Day remote, where the client provides free legal advice and gives away safety helmets and bicycles to children in the community. It's an event that requires a lot of planning and preparation from chief engineer Joe Huk, along with a dedicated team at the station. It also involves the Telos Z/IP ONE broadcast IP codec.

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Topics: Remote Broadcasts, Telos Systems, Telos Z/IP ONE, broadcast codec

TWiRT 321 - Tower Glam Shots with Scott and Lisa Fybush

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Oct 13, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Glamour shots were hot in the 1980’s and 90’s. But Scott and Lisa Fybush have been making towers famous in photos for fifteen years. Scott Fybush joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack. We’re talking not only glam towers, but also reflections on the NAB Radio Show in Nashville, and Chris is pushing microwaves out of the kitchen!

Guest: Scott and Lisa Fybush - Editor/Publisher at NorthEast Radio Watch/Fybush Media

Hosts:  Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist  and Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting



Show Links:

Tower Site Calendar

Northeast Radio Watch

Lisa Fybush produces The Tragical History Tour show on Rochester Free Radio

Chris Tobin’s live broadcast location: Chickie’s and Pete’s Crab House and Sports Bar

Howard Price - Disaster Readiness

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Topics: Broadcast

Are you (adaptive) streaming like you mean it?

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Oct 12, 2016 3:21:15 PM


At Telos Alliance, one of our most popular pages on the site, consistently, is our Streaming Like They Mean It page, where we post live streams from around the globe of broadcasters who are using our Z/IPStream streaming software and hardware. We think that's because the quality of these streams is so good, people are tuning in to check it out, but then come back again and again, just to hear this great, and great-sounding, content. You can stream like these folks too, with a little help from our Z/IPStream X/2 and 9X/2 software, or our latest hardware edition, the Z/IPStream R/2—all three of which feature adaptive streaming technology.

Read on to learn more, and check out our special promotional pricing on Z/IPStream software to get started! 

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Topics: Streaming Audio, adaptive streaming, broadcast streaming, streaming for radio

Dinner Music over IP in Finland

Posted by Tom Vernon on Oct 12, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Since the AES67 standard was adopted in 2013, the AoIP landscape has become more robust and fluid. This interoperability standard ensures that AoIP gear from different manufacturers will work well together. Although we associate AES67 with broadcast infrastructure, the first project with the standard took place at Restaurant Nallikari in the Finnish city of Oulu, known as a hub for technology and wellness research. Jutel, also located there, completed the installation. Here, company founder and CTO Jorma Kivela explains how it all came about.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Audio over IP, aoip

Radio Free Asia: Axia Early AoIP Adopters

Posted by Tom Vernon on Oct 5, 2016 1:30:00 PM

As Axia celebrates the 13th anniversary of our invention of AoIP audio, we like to look back and acknowledge some of our early adopters, those brave souls who purchased Axia gear at a time when breaking from AES3 or analog and going with IP audio represented some serious risk taking. One of those was Radio Free Asia (RFA), a nonprofit international broadcaster with its headquarters in Washington, DC and satellite studios throughout the Pacific Rim. RFA broadcasts in nine languages, via shortwave, satellite transmissions, medium-wave, FM, and streaming online. Most of the broadcasts are in Mandarin Chinese, which is broadcast twelve hours per day. We spoke with RFA's CTO, David Baden, who has recently returned from India, where he set up the remote equipment for Radio Free Asia's live coverage of the Tibetan elections.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Audio over IP, Livewire, aoip, Radio Free Asia

TWiRT 320 - Get Into My Cloud with Curtis Machek

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Sep 29, 2016 12:30:00 PM

Yet another “cloud” service? Yep, and it’s something that radio stations will find useful every day. Curtis Machek, CEO of Cloudcast Software is here, along with Chris Tobin and me. We’re also talking about AES67 and the practical side of making IP-Audio connections using this new standard.

Guest: Curtis Machek, CEO - Cloudcast Software

Hosts:  Chris Tobin, IP-Solutionist  and Kirk Harnack, The Telos Alliance, Delta Radio, & South Seas Broadcasting



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Topics: Cloud

Photo & Video Gallery: Telos Alliance IBC 2016 Recap

Posted by Kirk Harnack on Sep 29, 2016 9:33:20 AM

IBC 2016 has come and gone, and this was one of our best shows yet! There were a lot of exciting things happening at both the Telos Alliance Radio stand and our newly formed TV Solutions Group stand. Read on to learn about the latest products, trends, and news. Plus watch our own videos live from the IBC show floor, and make sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom. Maybe you'll spot yourself!

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Topics: IBC, 2016, aoip, audio processing software, omniasst, audio processors

RNC Recap: Cleveland Area Station Finds Success with Z/IP ONEs

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Sep 21, 2016 1:55:00 PM

Prior to the recent Republican National Convention, we featured a story with Steve Neumann at WINT in Willoughby, Ohio, about 15 miles east of Cleveland, where the convention was held.

As the convention neared, WINT staff planned to employ a Telos Z/IP ONE IP Codec to broadcast live from the event. We thought we’d check in with Steve for a post-mortem and find out how things worked out at the RNC.

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Topics: Telos Z/IP ONE

Visit to Amsterdam and IBC Leads to Search for Best Beer in the World

Posted by Milos Nemcik on Sep 7, 2016 1:00:00 PM

At dinner one night during a previous IBC, a discussion of the “Best Beer in the World” took hold of our table. Of course the beer in question came from a Belgian monastery, according to the internet (100 score on BA). One of the dinner participants was determined to try this beer while still in Europe. With a smart phone search we learned that the beer could indeed be found in Amsterdam. A small contingency at the table decided to break the mold of our traditional IBC routine of show floor hours, dinner, and sleep by venturing out into the greater Amsterdam area in search of this beer. We separated from our dinner party after the bill was paid and pleasantries were exchanged, and walked through the streets of old town in search for the store (the name of which is long forgotten). It was dark, it was late, and needless to say we never made it. The beer store was closed.

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Topics: IBC, The Telos Alliance

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