Cumulus Radio’s technical collaboration with the Telos Alliance’s Telos Systems and Axia Audio brands has helped put Cumulus on the short list for an IBC2014 Innovation Award, the annual prize given at the IBC in Amsterdam for “clever new technology… in real-world applications.”Read More
Following our blog post about the gradual phasing out of ISDN in favor of IP Audio transmission for remote broadcasts, we received a variety of comments and questions regarding the pros and cons of this transition. We'd like to answer those questions – not just because we create IP Audio technologies, but so you can better determine if and when IP Audio might be right for you.
With that in mind, our Cam Eicher answers some great questions posed following last week’s blog post.Read More
Sim Johnson of Broadcast Bionics wrote us posing this question: "What is the best way to establish a call between two Z/IP ONE codecs over a private network with no access to the Internet? Would you suggest using SIP, or is there a way to make a direct connection without a ZIP Server?"Read More
It takes brass to plunge headlong into an unfamiliar technology.
Chris Cottingham, CE at CRISTA Broadcasting’s KFMK-FM in Austin, Texas, has that sort of spirit. Which is why he took on the task of updating his station’s studios from analog to IP Audio without having laid hands on networked studio gear before.Read More
Sacramento's K-LOVE loves Axia xNodes
Sometimes, a leaky roof can set a surprising chain of events in motion. Just ask Alan Guthrie, Engineering advisor for K-Love, 99.5-107.3. “The landlord informed us that the roof of our building needed to be replaced. That, in turn, meant our satellite receiving dish had to come down, and we had to find a temporary location for a new one.”Read More
Chris Crump of Comrex discusses the latest in remote broadcast technology on "This Week in Radio Tech."Read More
It's not about the network -- it's about how you can use it
Thunder Bay Ontario is best known for its great outdoor adventures, Fort William, and the Founders Museum.It is also home to Dougall Media, owners of several television, publishing and radio holdings in Northwestern Ontario, including stations: 91.5, CKPR; 94.3, "Rock 94"; and 104.5 CFQK, "The Thunder."Read More
As more and more broadcasters move to IP and public Internet connections for remote broadcasts, the question now is not "Can I do IP remotes?," but "How can I make IP remotes sound as good as ISDN?"Read More
Radio engineers are turning to IP-based infrastructure and connectivity for streaming audio between studios and other sites. Indeed, as ISDN and, more recently, even "real" POTS connections are disappearing, we're turning to the same technology we use for e-mail, web, and file transfer - Internet Protocol - "IP."Read More
The Joy FM puts 22 Z/IP ONE codecs in STL service
For The Joy FM, a contemporary christian radio station in Florida, with satellite stations throughout the state, things had reached the breaking point. They had been using C-band satellite feeds to distribute the signal, leading to a number of bottlenecks and inefficiencies. "All of our automation computers were at the transmitter sites, which are inhospitable environments," according to contract engineer Dave Anderson. "When the computers inevitably failed, our IT guy had to drive out to the sites." Clearly, it was time for a change. "We started looking for a replacement," adds Anderson. "but nothing had a price point that made sense for us." Enter the Telos Z/IP One.Read More
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