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Finding Your Axia Devices

Posted by Bryan Jones

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

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

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

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

How Do You Measure Up?

Posted by Ken Tankel

Ken TankelOver the past several years, the worldwide attention of audio loudness in television broadcasting has grown and it’s now common knowledge that both proper audio measurement and loudness control are required in all aspects of content delivery. Today, there is a new international standard for measuring loudness. Knowing what it is, and understanding how to use it, are critical steps in making reliable and useful loudness measurements.

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Topics: Audio Loudness

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