We're making a little change to the way we configure Z/IP ONEs before they leave the factory. Even if you're not in the market for an IP codec now—heck, even if you're not a Telos customer—this change is something you should contemplate.
Well, the party is over.
For years, lots of people in the broadcast industry have relied on “security through obscurity” when dealing with things like audio codecs and web enabled remote control. After all, most “black-hat” hackers seemed to have little interest in seeing what that “Audio codec” login does. After all, an audio codec doesn’t seem very interesting.
Here at KOOP-FM, we installed an Axia system in 2006 (and reinstalled another in 2008 after a fire). Prior to deciding on this system we had visited an even earlier Axia installation at our local Univision cluster.
Topics: Audio over IP
When 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.
Topics: Telos Zephyr XStream
Every 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.
Topics: Axia Audio