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Clark Novak

Clark Novak is the Marketing Manager for Axia Audio, the networked-audio division of Telos Systems which pioneered and innovates Audio over IP technology for radio broadcasting. As a program director and air personality, Clark's background includes nearly 20 years immersed in day-to-day radio operations, where he became intimately familiar with studio equipment and computer systems. He then joined the marketing team at Pacific Research and Engineering, and became part of the Telos organization in 1999. Based in San Diego, Clark has tirelessly promoted the benefits and advantages of studio networking technology since helping launch Axia in 2003.

Recent Posts

AoIP – The State of the Union, 2015

Posted by Clark Novak on Oct 28, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Part 1: Nerves and Networking

At 11:59 P.M. on a Sunday in April, 2002, I was sitting on the thinly carpeted floor of the NAB convention hall watching as a software guru fed lines of code into his IBM Thinkpad. The next morning, the doors of the hall would open, and our newest product – a console surface with an IP-connected DSP mixing engine – would be displayed for the examination of broadcasters from all over the world.

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Topics: Audio over IP

Streaming and Podcasting with a Guy from Queens

Posted by Clark Novak on Sep 30, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Andrew Zarian is the founder and President of GFQ Networks, a tech-savvy Internet broadcaster located in Queens, New York. Currently the hosts of a dozen different streaming video shows and a couple more podcasts, GFQ is one of the up-and-comers in the Internet streaming world – and also a Telos Alliance client. We sat down with Andrew to get the scoop on how he started, and where he thinks Webcasting is headed.
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AES67: The State of the Union

Posted by Clark Novak on Aug 14, 2015 3:00:00 PM

If you’ve been paying attention the past few years (and even if you haven’t!), you’ve no doubt heard about AES67, the IP-Audio networking standard adopted by the Audio Engineering Society in 2013. The standard has been a topic of conversation nearly everywhere since it was ratified.

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Topics: AES67, Audio over IP, aoip

Silverball Madness in Las Vegas

Posted by Clark Novak on Apr 8, 2015 2:44:00 PM

Those of us of a certain age fondly remember entertainment from the pre-computer days, a time when amusement parks, convenience stores and other entertainment establishments did not have video games, computerized entertainment centers or full-wall videos – no, we had pinball: bright, flashing, noisy, shiny electro-mechanical pinball machines. Magic devices that consumed both hours and quarters like a pro wrestler consumes breakfast; many of us spent too much time to count in front of these machines, until our empty stomachs, stiff legs or sore hands commanded us to quit.

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Topics: NAB Las Vegas

The Ins and Outs of Surge Suppression

Posted by Clark Novak on Aug 21, 2014 4:30:33 PM

Chances are, sooner or later, some part of your facilities will take a lightning strike. Preparation can help guard your expensive equipment against damage or even destruction. Here you'll find some tips compiled by the Telos engineers to help keep your station running smoothly.

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Topics: Surge Suppression

Collaboration with Telos, Axia positions Cumulus for IBC Innovation Award

Posted by Clark Novak on Jun 4, 2014 12:52:00 PM

Cumulus Radio’s technical collaboration with the Telos Alliance’s Telos Systems and Axia Audio brands has helped put Cumulus on the short list for an IBC2014 Innovation Award, the annual prize given at the IBC in Amsterdam for “clever new technology… in real-world applications.”

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Topics: IP Audio Network Routing & Control

Masterful Audio

Posted by Clark Novak on Mar 21, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Omnia's Corny Gould puts it down in print

When you work with a bunch of really smart guys, you tend to forget sometimes just how respected they are.And then, you get a little reminder -- like this one.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Technology, Audio Engineering

Connecting Two Z/IP ONEs on a Closed IP Network

Posted by Clark Novak on Mar 6, 2014 10:01:00 AM

Sim Johnson of Broadcast Bionics wrote us posing this question: "What is the best way to establish a call between two Z/IP ONE codecs over a private network with no access to the Internet? Would you suggest using SIP, or is there a way to make a direct connection without a ZIP Server?"

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Topics: IP Audio Network Routing & Control, Telos Systems

Radio for Defense: Down the Rabbit Hole with White Alice

Posted by Clark Novak on Feb 27, 2014 9:58:00 AM

White AliceBack in the days of the Cold War, the world powers came up with some very interesting ways to monitor one another’s activities. Chief among these for North America was the DEW Line, a system of early-warning radar stations that stretched across Canada’s Arctic Circle territories, through Alaska and into the Aleutians as well as Greenland and Iceland. It operated into the 1990s prior to shutdown (although some of the DEW Line installations were converted for use with the modern North Warning System operated by NORAD).

But not without the help of White Alice.

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xNodes for AoIP: What You Don’t Know Could Thrill You

Posted by Clark Novak on Feb 20, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Axia xNodeYes, I get a little bit overexcited when I start talking about xNodes, Axia Audio's 3rd-generation networked audio interfaces. I’ve been accused of over caffeinating (which might be true) but really, if you knew what I know about xNodes, you’d be excited too.

C’mon, let’s go for a peek behind the curtain…

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Topics: Axia Audio, Radio Engineering