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John Bisset

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The Bisset Brief: Considering a Wireless Bridge STL

Posted by John Bisset on Apr 25, 2018 11:45:00 AM

Telos’ invention of AoIP almost 15 years ago has brought with it some amazing changes to broadcast engineering. In addition to simplified installation and the end of punching down long wiring runs, AoIP has brought a new look at the STL, or Studio-Transmitter Link.

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Topics: STLs, xNodes

The Bisset Brief: xSelector in Action at WAMU

Posted by John Bisset on Feb 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

I first met Rob Bertrand over a decade ago, when he was working with his college radio station. Since then, he has accepted positions of increasing responsibility for a number of major players, and is now the Senior Director of Technology for American University’s WAMU in Washington, DC.

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Topics: axia, xSelector

Bisset Brief: The Little Console Engine that Could

Posted by John Bisset on Jan 31, 2018 12:00:00 PM

Owners of our Element and Fusion consoles are aware of the built-in mic processing features. Well, there’s basic mic processing in our QOR.32 and QOR.16 console engines, used with RAQ, DESQ, Radius, and IQ surfaces, too. I spoke with Telos Alliance Support Engineer Brett Patram recently, who outlined the setup of these parameters.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles, console engines

The Bisset Brief: A Network Butt Set

Posted by John Bisset on Jan 17, 2018 11:45:00 AM

In the days of analog systems, we used a test set called a “butt-in” or simply “butt set” that was commonly used by the phone company. With some serious alligator clips on the test cord ends, you could “butt into” or bridge any audio circuit to monitor the audio...a very useful tool to trace analog signals.

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Topics: Axia Audio, john bisset, xSelector

The Bisset Brief: Planning Your AoIP Radio Installation

Posted by John Bisset on Jan 9, 2018 8:40:00 PM

John Bisset, Telos Alliance Radio Products Sales Manager for the Western U.S., tells us about his travels across the country, where he has helped facilitate a number of AoIP radio facility installations. He shares some of his experiences here.

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Topics: Audio over IP, IP Studios, AoIP networking

The Bisset Brief: Winter Weather Preparedness Revisited

Posted by John Bisset on Nov 29, 2017 12:50:00 PM

Winter weather preparedness is a topic near and dear to our readers’ hearts, with some good suggestions from our initial column on the subject. Ray Gorney is the Assistant Director of Engineering for Calvary Chapel of Twin Falls, ID, CSN International, and the Effect Networks. Ray added a very important consideration to that survival backpack we wrote about last issue—prescription medications. For engineers who take prescription or even over-the-counter meds, having a one- or two-day supply in the survival kit is a necessity. It could be dangerous, if not deadly, for some to be without their meds.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, weather preparedness

The Bisset Brief: The Onslaught of Winter

Posted by John Bisset on Nov 1, 2017 11:50:00 AM

In this blog, we’ll divert from Livewire+ Axia topics to focus on winter prep. Except for our friends to the south and far west, the rest of us have to deal with–in some cases–harsh cold weather conditions. A little pre-planning will make the season easier.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, broadcast engineer, weather preparedness, emergency preparedness

The Bisset Brief: Great Plains Spreads the Word with AoIP

Posted by John Bisset on Oct 11, 2017 10:55:00 AM

“What seems normal to one man is often simply a dream to another.” These were the words of Reverend Gene White in 1983 when he moved to southwestern Kansas from Chicago. Upon his arrival, Rev. White was astonished at how much he missed the positive influence of Christian radio as he scanned the dial in the Heartland and found no Christian radio.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Broadcast Engineering, aoip

The Bisset Brief: Label those Cables!

Posted by John Bisset on Aug 9, 2017 11:15:00 AM

As I travel throughout the US, I've seen a number of great Axia Livewire+ AES67 AoIP installations, and enjoy sharing some of these concepts with readers.

IP Audio Networking and clearing out analog wiring has been a key theme of late. Clearing unneeded cabling is an essential concern when converting to Livewire+ AES67, and it's crucial to label your Axia Livewire+ AES67 CAT5/6 cabling. Over time, networks grow, and labeling your Ethernet cables ensures the wiring won’t get out of hand.

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Topics: IP Audio Network Routing & Control, Broadcast Engineering

The Bisset Brief: Cutting the Cord

Posted by John Bisset on Jun 28, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Veldon Leverich is the Director of Engineering for Salem Media’s Sacramento cluster. Veldon recently installed an AXIA IQ 8-fader console with a 6 channel Telephone Expansion Chassis, pictured in figure 1. One of the impressive features of AXIA’s patented AoIP Livewire+ system is the elimination of lots of wire. Livewire+ is really a paradigm shift for engineers – no more distribution amps, endless punch blocks, or even TRS patch bays.

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