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TWiRT 347 - Jeff Welton - IT Security and 400 Kilowatts

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on May 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Canadians may be polite, but most don’t want you hacking their Internet-connected stuff.  Jeff Welton from Nautel offers advice for IT security at the transmitter site, plus describes hand-on a 400 kW AM transmitter, and what tools to keep handy nowadays for solid-state transmitter maintenance.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio, audio quality

TWiRT 346 - Live at NAB 2017

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Apr 29, 2017 1:00:00 PM

It was the last day of NAB 2017, but before it was over, Kirk Harnack and Chris Tobin brought us some of the best radio broadcast tech at the show. Simon Jackson with flow batteries at transmitter sites in Fiji, Telos Alliance CEO Frank Foti, Mark Persons, Fritz Golman, and more!

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio, audio quality

Telos Alliance Claims Three NewBay Best of Show Awards at NAB 2017!

Posted by Krissy Rushing on Apr 27, 2017 1:01:21 PM

Around this time every year, we introduce several new products coinciding with the big NAB show in Las Vegas. This year we were rewarded for all our hard work in product development as the proud recipient of three NewBay Best of Show Awards! From Telos Alliance's Radio Division NewBay recognized the Omnia VOLT™ broadcast audio processor and 25-Seven TVC-15 watermark analyzer and monitor, while on the TV Solutions Group side, Linear Acoustic was recognized for the AMS Authoring and Monitoring System. All three products were awarded Best in Show Awards for their innovation, feature set, cost efficiency, and performance in serving the broadcast industry.

"We are honored to receive these distinguished awards from NewBay," says Frank Foti, CEO of the Telos Alliance. "At Telos Alliance we are always pushing hard to create products that not only give our broadcasting family the solutions they need, but that are better, more innovative, and have incredible performance. It's gratifying to see the industry recognize that work."

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Topics: nab 2017, Omnia VOLT, 25-Seven TVC-15, Linear Acoustic AMS

Telos Alliance Welcomes Yellowtec as Latest Livewire Partner

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Apr 25, 2017 2:40:11 PM

The Telos Alliance announced this week that Yellowtech has joined its growing list of Livewire partners. Yellowtec is an award-winning manufacturer of a wide range of products for the Media Broadcast industry, including digital audio network routing, mixing, console control, and integrated intercom and talkback systems. Yellowtec chose Livewire to allow their complete product line to interoperate with the growing Livewire ecosystem of more than 70,000 installed devices worldwide. The organization's support of the Livewire protocol will allow users to send and receive audio with stream advertising, control, and program associated data throughout its entire audio network.

Marketing Manager Krissy Rushing recently sat down with Yellowtec CEO Hanno Mahr to find out why the German manufacturer chose Livewire.

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Topics: Audio over IP, Livewire, Livewire Partners

TWiRT 345 - NAB 2017 Show Setup

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Apr 22, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Behind the scenes, we’re on location at the Las Vegas Convention Center during setup for the NAB Show.  Chris Tobin takes us on a tour of booths being set up, while Joe Talbot and Juan Punyed talk about why we get together every year in the desert.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio, audio quality

Explore Vegas' Past at the Neon Museum

Posted by Tom Vernon on Apr 19, 2017 11:15:00 AM

When you think about night life in Las Vegas, particularly during the Rat Pack era, one of the first things that usually comes to mind is those amazing neon signs. They were everywhere, and can still be recalled on popular films of the time such as “The Godfather,” the 1960 “Ocean’s 11,” and the James Bond movie, “Diamonds are Forever.” While neon signage had been a staple of downtown streetscapes in America since the late 1920s, it was always different in Vegas. In a city where over the top is the norm, the signs were not only bigger, but their design and display had been elevated to an art form.

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Topics: nab 2017, Las Vegas, Neon Museum

NAB 2017: Surviving the Show

Posted by Tom Vernon on Apr 19, 2017 11:15:00 AM

I've been attending NAB for the past ten years, and off and on before that. It seems like a long time until I talk with people who haven't missed a show in 40 years or more. It’s a big week, and it’s beneficial to prepare ahead. So I’ve devised a plan for surviving NAB with most of my sanity intact, one that I tweak and refine every year when I get home. Of course, the show changes over time as well, so it's a bit like trying to hit a moving target. If this is your first show, then some of the things I've learned the hard way may be beneficial for you at NAB 2017.

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Topics: Telos Alliance, nab 2017, Las Vegas

Omnia, Axia Announce Major Product Launches in Advance of NAB 2017

Posted by Dave Sarkies on Apr 18, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Never content to take our position as industry leader for granted, the Telos Alliance this week announced two new game-changing broadcast technologies in the lead-up to the broadcast industry's largest trade show. The Omnia VOLT™, a versatile new 1RU broadcast audio processor, and the Livewire+ AES67 IP-Audio Driver, the first AES67-compliant IP Driver, represent our continued innovation and dedication to providing the dynamic broadcast tools the industry is asking for. Both products will have a major impact on their respective market segments, and will make their debut at NAB 2017, next week at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, AES67, Livewire, nab 2017

TWiRT 344 - Swedish Thai Radio with Kennet Andhersån

Posted by Kirk Harnack [TWiRT] on Apr 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Kennet Andhersån grew up in Sweden, and worked in Swedish radio stations. Now he’s building and consulting stations in Thailand, plus developing software for broadcasters. Get a new perspective on radio engineering as Kennet joins Chris Tobin and Kirk Harnack for This Week in Radio Tech.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, audio, audio quality

Omnia at 20: Innovate. Disrupt. Repeat.

Posted by Tom Vernon on Apr 11, 2017 4:42:05 PM

“Nothing changes but the changes.” That expression is a good summary of the first 20 years of Omnia Audio. Rather than the linear evolution of a single product line, the history of Omnia is more about bringing new concepts, leading tech, and fresh ideas to the party. Hence, our current slogan – Innovate. Disrupt. Repeat.

The story of Omnia begins in two places at about the same time, one being New York City; the other, Cleveland, Ohio. The year was 1985.

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Processing, Frank Foti