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TWiRT 364 - Stereo Tool & Omnia Processing with Hans & Matt

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Sep 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Stereo Tool is a popular PC-based audio processor for FM, DAB, and web streaming. Radio Engineer, Matt Levin, tells us about installing and using Stereo Tool. Plus, Hans van Zutphen, the author of Stereo Tool, describes how Omnia audio processors benefit from Stereo Tools users’ feedback.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

Introducing Telos Infinity IP Intercom!

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Sep 15, 2017 12:01:00 AM

We’ve been promising big news at IBC 2017. Now you get to find out what all the fuss is about!

The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group is disrupting a critical segment of the broadcast communication industry with the introduction of the new Telos Infinity™ IP Intercom. A quantum leap in scalability, ease of integration, efficiency and total cost of ownership, Telos Infinity IP Intercom is the first in a new series of Telos Infinity solutions and represents a complete reimagining of broadcast communications.

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Topics: Livewire, aoip, IBC 2017, Infinity

Virtual Radio: The New Broadcast Frontier

Posted by Marty Sacks on Sep 13, 2017 10:30:00 AM

AoIP is here to stay. But now, everyone’s talking about virtual radio. What does it mean and how can it benefit you in the future?

The Telos Alliance has had a front row seat for the broadcast industry’s transition from analog and primitive digital systems to Audio over IP following our invention of the first broadcast AoIP protocol, Livewire, back in 2003. And what a view we have had! The broadcast industry is moving toward AoIP infrastructure, both in radio and TV, with system after system being swapped out for faster, cheaper, and better broadcast AoIP equipment. The pace of adoption is extraordinary.

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Topics: aoip, virtual radio, ip-tablet

How to Become AES67 Compliant

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Sep 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

As television broadcasters begin their migration to Audio over IP (AoIP), understanding the basics and the nuances of standards and protocols becomes increasingly important.

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Topics: AES67, aoip

TWiRT 363 - Alexa, Tell the Studio I Hate That Song!

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Sep 8, 2017 1:00:00 PM

What’s Interactive Radio? It’s when listeners have real-time input to the on-air talent. And what could be a more natural interaction than the human voice? Dan McQuillin at Broadcast Bionics introduces interactive radio using Amazon Echo or Google Home. His company’s code and service, added to Alexa Skills, brings instant listen feedback and sentiment to any radio show.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Streaming Audio, audio, audio quality

Leif’s Got Something Up His Sleeve for IBC 2017!

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Sep 7, 2017 11:38:25 AM

Audio processing guru Leif Claesson may have been quiet the last several months, but that’s only because he’s been extremely busy making Omnia processing better than ever. And he’s definitely got something up his sleeve for Omnia at IBC 2017.

For those of you who don’t know Leif, he has been a part of the Telos Alliance family for 14 years. His many accomplishments include various proprietary technologies incorporated into the products of Telos Alliance’s Linear Acoustic, the worldwide leader in television loudness control, as well as Omnia products with the creation of the popular Omnia.9 audio processor, the Omnia.7 line of audio processors, and the Omnia.9sg stereo generator. Leif also contributed to the Z/IPStream 9X/2 streaming software. All of these products include acclaimed features created and engineered by Leif. He designed Omnia’s proprietary “Undo” technology, which removes distortion from poorly mastered source material. His legendary Psychoacoustically Controlled Distortion-Masking Clipper restores life to music, adding extra loudness and further reducing distortion.

Here, I sit down with Leif to get his take on some of the upcoming reveals he’ll be making at IBC 2017 in this short Q&A.

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Topics: Omnia.9, IBC 2017, Leif Claesson

Sneak Peek: Broadcast Bionics at IBC 2017!

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Sep 6, 2017 4:00:00 PM

With the trend toward virtuality in the broadcast world, we were curious what our friends at Broadcast Bionics have in store for this year’s IBC Show. In a nutshell, innovation! As we’ve come to expect, Broadcast Bionics always brings something new to a tradeshow, either a product that solves an everyday problem, or a product or concept that gets people thinking.

Here, Managing Director Dan McQuillin and General Manager Duncan Smith give us a preview of their latest offerings.

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Topics: virtual radio, IBC 2017

AoIP Advantages for Television

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Sep 5, 2017 5:14:05 PM

Despite its wide usage in radio, television has lagged behind in the adoption of Audio over IP. To be sure, re-thinking audio distribution comes with significant challenges and questions that must be considered: How will the new format mesh with legacy technology and infrastructure? Will it be reliable and robust enough for television, including live broadcasts?

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Topics: aoip, AoIP for Television

Virtual Radio: A Broadcast Workflow Revolution at IBC 2017

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Aug 30, 2017 1:33:11 PM


Telos Alliance invented Audio over IP for broadcast years ago, revolutionizing workflows for the broadcast industry and making broadcast operations cheaper, better, and faster to install. AoIP has since become the standard for broadcast facilities. Adoption of AoIP allows broadcast plants to be more powerful, less expensive to buy and maintain, and faster to build. In a never-ending effort to optimize their workflows, broadcasters now want to take advantage of what AoIP enables next: the ability to control content creation virtually. Presenters now get to see and control their gear via optimized graphical user interfaces (GUI) no matter where they are—in the studio or on remote. With Virtual Radio control, they can put themselves on the air from anywhere.  Read More

Topics: aoip, virtual radio, ip-tablet

A Passion for Broadcast

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Aug 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Peter Passian is the Telos Alliance Director of Radio Sales, Eastern Hemisphere, a territory that includes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. That's a lot of ground to cover! Through managing such a large territory, Peter has a unique perspective on the global state of radio. So who better to chat with to get an idea of what to expect at the upcoming IBC Show?

We talked with Peter from his home base in Germany recently to get his thoughts on this important international show, the current state of the broadcast world, and how the Telos Alliance is positioned to bring emerging technologies like virtual radio to the larger broadcast community.

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Topics: Telos Alliance, IBC 2017

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