The Whole Origin Story of Audio Over IP - Greg Shay, CTO Telos Alliance
It is not that often that your inner monologue, history as you remember it, is of interest to others. On this occasion of being awarded a technical Emmy by the television industry for the Development of Synchronized Multi-channel Uncompressed Audio Transport Over IP Networks, I wanted to share the story, the whole story from my point of view, of how this came to be at Telos Alliance.
Any story worth reading is worth telling well, so please forgive my somewhat loose writing style and enjoy the ride, as I have over these 24 years.
So, kiddies, set your PTP way-back machine to 1996. (Oh wait..., that was before PTP was invented....!)Read More
This original article has been translated from Italian.
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Timo Piredda at Radio MFY with Axia
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Broadcasters are pushing their remote control capabilities to new heights as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt normal operations. While at first, the effects were as small as the reduction of staff and closing of individual studios for cleaning, currently, entire studio facilities are shutting down with all staff told to work remotely whenever possible.
Those who have made the partial or full transition to a modern Audio over IP studio infrastructure are particularly well-positioned to handle the rapid onset of the virus-related staffing restrictions. Many engineers have found that the remote control features they already use for troubleshooting are highly extensible and can be slightly modified for use by production staff.Read More
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2019 left just as quickly as it arrived, and suddenly we begin 2020 as inspired and motivated as ever, looking forward to what 2020 has in store for us and our customers. As part of our year-end series of blogs, we put together a list of our most popular social media posts from 2019 to bring us into the new year. Here's to an exciting 2020 and to creating the future of audio together!Read More
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