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Tech Talk

Always Remember... Don't Panic!

Posted by Ted Alexander on January 15, 2015

Ted AlexanderWhen using a 'panic dial' mode in the Telos Zephyr XStream, most noticeably with the 10baseT version, occasionally - if the 'panic dial' mode is asserted and quickly dropped - even though the first line is dropped, the XStream will keep trying to connect the second ISDN line, and that line will stay connected until someone or something intervenes. It's only happened a few times, but it can result in some expensive ISDN bills if it does.

Take no chances! Look over this HOT TIP from the Zephyr XStream user manual and implement the recommended 'safety net' suggestions.

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Topics: Telos Zephyr XStream

Finding Your Axia Devices

Posted by Bryan Jones on October 30, 2014

Axia AudioEvery Axia device ‘advertises’ itself on the network so that other Axia products can find them. In addition to this, the advertisement is used to know what sources are configured on a device and if they are in use elsewhere. Sometimes when scanning for new devices a piece of software may not ‘discover’ anything. This is generally caused by only a couple of things that are very easy to correct.

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Topics: Axia Audio

Hunting Robots and Cranking it Up

Posted by Tom Vernon on October 8, 2014

XStreamIn this edition, we focus on some technical tips regarding Telos Zephyr and Nx Phone Systems.

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Topics: Technology

The Ins and Outs of Surge Suppression

Posted by Clark Novak on August 21, 2014

LightningChances 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

Disaster Planning for the Transmitter Site

Posted by John Bisset on July 9, 2014

Radio TransmitterOf all the components of the broadcast facility, the transmitter may be the most important in a disaster. That site can be pressed into service as a combination studio/transmitter location, especially if a backup generator exists. Back in the days of cart machines, we removed a rack of three decks, relocating them to the transmitter, to stay on the air when the studio flooded. It wasn’t the most glorious of 'studios', but we stayed on the air and covered all the spots. Nowadays with backup hard drive systems or even an iPod® for source material, a station can usually stay on the air during a disaster.

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Topics: Radio, Transmitters