Under the Hood

MT2000: The Audio Guru's Ultimate Multi-Tool

Posted by Dave Sarkies on February 11, 2015

Larry SchindelFor years, end-to-end system testing of digital audio in broadcast chains involved large, clunky, pieces of equipment. Bring multichannel and coded audio into the picture, and this became even more complicated. Devices such as the Dolby® DM100 made this a bit simpler, but are now obsolete.

The Linear Acoustic® MT2000™ Multichannel Bitstream Analyzer fills this void, meeting the need for an updated device capable of analyzing audio in multiple formats, carried via multiple interfaces.

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Topics: MT2000 Mutlichannel Bitstream Analyzer

Secrets of Streaming Audio

Posted by Dave Sarkies on January 28, 2015

Ioan RusFor several years now, streaming audio has been an increasingly popular, non-traditional format for audio content. While many broadcasters stream their stations online, many in the streaming audio world do not hail from a traditional broadcast background and aren’t affiliated with terrestrial radio.

So what does that mean for streamers? Is there anything they need to pay more attention to so as to ensure the best possible audio stream? Turns out that can be a tough question to answer. And it may depend on the content. ProSTREAM designer Ioan Rus says his first question for streamers is always, “What are you trying to do?”

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Topics: Streaming Audio

Telos Alliance Leads the Way on AES67

Posted by Dave Sarkies on January 15, 2015

AES67When the Audio Engineering Society published the AES67 standard for Audio over IP in September 2013, it symbolized the culmination of years of development work by people across the broadcast industry. But for Telos, it symbolized not just an industry standard, but the realization of the vision of our founder, Steve Church. As such, we were proud to have been involved since the project’s inception, and have seen it through to fruition.

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Topics: AES67

Guide Your Audio Home with Pathfinder

Posted by Dan Bays on January 7, 2015

Axia AudioIn a recent blog post, Pathfinder developer Dan Bays gave us a little background on the history of Axia Audio's routing control system, and explained a bit about virtual routers and protocol translators along the way. Now Dan's back with a still more detail on this essential software suite, and explains how Pathfinder stacks the odds of proper routing of quality audio in your favor.

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Topics: Axia Audio

Finding Your Path with Axia

Posted by Dan Bays on December 18, 2014

Dan BaysRemember that old Craftsman toolbox in your basement? Some of you may break it out every day or every weekend. For others you have to wipe off the dust and break out the manual when that construction task comes due. Axia has its toolbox too: the PathfinderPC Routing Control system. And after 15 years of projects our toolbox has grown to the audio version of the New Yankee Workshop.

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Topics: Axia Audio

IT-based Broadcast Infrastructure and Audio Trends

Posted by Mike Daskalopoulos on October 15, 2014

Mike Daskalopoulos

In the last several years, the broadcast industry has begun making the rapid transition to IT-based infrastructure both for new facilities as well as upgrades of old facilities. Standards such as SMPTE 2022 have facilitated the transition from specialized rack-mounted appliances to commodity hardware that is increasingly cloud-enabled for scalability and redundancy. Encoding, decoding, packaging, switching and more are all virtualized to the point where even connectivity now is becoming largely virtualized for both traditional linear broadcast and second screen.

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Topics: IP Audio Network Routing & Control

With the Promise of Audio over IP (AoIP) Fully Realized, Telos Systems Helps Broadcasters Carry High Resolution Broadcasts 'Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere'

Posted by Jeff Touzeau on September 24, 2014

Greg ShayGreg Shay, Chief Science Officer at Telos, began working on Audio Over IP (AoIP) 18 years ago in order to help the professional audio community close the loop on a pressing challenge: moving large amounts of audio data more efficiently, while retaining sonic quality and integrity. After joining Telos Systems in 1996, Shay worked with Steve Church and Frank Foti of The Telos Alliance to make Audio AoIP a reality, combining the company's unique technology achievements with existing state of the art switches and networking solutions from companies like Cisco.

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Topics: Audio over IP

Hybrid Radio: Making Your Station Look as Good as it Sounds

Posted by Tom Vernon on September 18, 2014

Hybid Radio AppJust when you thought streaming might be the last evolution in the digital journey, along comes hybrid radio which upends everything once again. This disruptive technology forces stations to rethink streaming and begin to develop implementation strategies for hybrid. The rollout is global, although it is proceeding at different stages throughout the world. Hybrid radio works with FM, DAB, DAB+, DMB, DRM, DRM+ and HD.

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Topics: Hybrid Radio

The Nuts and Bolts of Ethernet Switches: 4 Fast Tips to Make AoIP Easier

Posted by Marty Sacks on August 27, 2014

Nuts & BoltsSince Axia invented AoIP in 2003, I’ve had tons of conversations about Ethernet switches — as you might imagine! Switches are the heart of any AoIP system, so it makes sense to know a bit about them. But a lot of the language concerning Ethernet switches is fairly impenetrable (even to experienced engineers). So I thought that a post encapsulating some things I’ve learned might be useful to those of you planning your next facility.

 

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Topics: Audio over IP

Punyed: Telos Alliance has Solutions for Mexico

Posted by Dave Sarkies on August 20, 2014

Juan PunyedProfessionals in Mexico have particular concerns about the audio over networks, says Juan Punyed, director of sales for Latin America and Canada for The Telos Alliance.

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Topics: Radio Audio Processing