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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.

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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

Livewire Partner Profile: Yellowtec

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Aug 30, 2017 10:15:00 AM

As an award-winning manufacturer of a wide range of products for the Media Broadcast industry and one of our nearly 100 Livewire+ AES67 partners, Yellowtec is an exciting player in the world of interoperability. Yellowtec chose Livewire+ to allow their line of audio network routing, mixing, and console control products to interoperate with the growing Livewire+ ecosystem of more than 70,000 installed devices worldwide. The organization's support of the Livewire+ AES67 protocol allows users to send and receive audio with stream advertising, control, and program associated data across its entire audio network.

Recently we spoke with Yellowtec Junior Marketing Manager Kathrin Nimpsch for her thoughts on being a Livewire partner, and the excitement surrounding the upcoming IBC Show.

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Topics: AES67, Livewire Partners, IBC 2017

TWiRT 361 - Custom Multi-Casting with Marcos O'Rourke

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Aug 26, 2017 1:00:00 PM

We’re live from KWAVE Radio in Santa Ana, California.  KWAVE runs similar, yet thoroughly customized programming in 3 different markets - San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. The various interconnections use several different forms of Studio-Transmitter Links. Marcos O’Rourke joins us to talk about the challenges and solutions. Plus, Chris and Kirk talk about the recent total solar eclipse.

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

Innovative Products to Premiere to International Audience at IBC 2017

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Aug 23, 2017 10:15:00 AM

The Telos Alliance will introduce several new products to the European broadcast market at IBC 2017 next month in Amsterdam. A number of updates to existing lines will be featured as well. The Telos Alliance will exhibit September 15-19 in stand #8.D47 at the RAI Amsterdam.

In addition to the exciting announcement from the Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group that will break the day of the show, both Omnia and Axia are coming out strong at IBC 2017. Omnia continues to trailblaze in processing with products like the new VOLT processor and software updates that make existing Omnia processors more powerful, without users having to buy a whole new box. Meanwhile, Axia is redefining the future of radio with virtual radio, as well as introducing several new Axia Fusion console products that help broadcasters dial in their console to their tastes.

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Topics: Telos Alliance, IBC 2017

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