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Clark Novak

Clark Novak is the Marketing Manager for Axia Audio, the networked-audio division of Telos Systems which pioneered and innovates Audio over IP technology for radio broadcasting. As a program director and air personality, Clark's background includes nearly 20 years immersed in day-to-day radio operations, where he became intimately familiar with studio equipment and computer systems. He then joined the marketing team at Pacific Research and Engineering, and became part of the Telos organization in 1999. Based in San Diego, Clark has tirelessly promoted the benefits and advantages of studio networking technology since helping launch Axia in 2003.

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Set up Axia GPIO connections for AC and DC

By Clark Novak on Feb 12, 2014 2:07:00 PM

Laura GutknechtLaura Gutknecht, Technical Director at WSUM Radio at the University of Wisconsin, recently submitted a tip on setting up GPIO connections to work with AC and DC in a way that isolates the GPIO gear from harm.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Radio Technology, Radio Engineering

Direct-Dialing your Z/IP ONE IP Audio Codec

By Clark Novak on Dec 28, 2013 1:43:00 PM

Look inside with SysLogWillem Hoekstra of Media Utilities in the Netherlands writes: "I've got a Z/IP ONE client who wants to connect Z/IP ONE codecs on a private network completely autonomously, without the Directory and NAT Traversal services provided by the Telos ZIP Server. Is that possible?"

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Topics: IP Audio Codecs & Transceivers, Telos Systems, Audio Technology

Axia GPIO for on-air lights

By Clark Novak on Nov 23, 2013 1:55:00 PM

Axia GPIO for on-air lightsResolving issues regarding Axia GPIO for on-air lights is a topic that comes up on a regular basis, and this month's Tech Tip question was a good reminder that we need to cover it again!

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Topics: Axia Audio, Radio, Radio Technology

VoIP for Broadcast - The Video

By Clark Novak on Nov 3, 2013 3:10:00 PM

Been wondering whether a SIP-based phone system is right for you?

It's been a couple of years now since Telos introduced our VX Broadcast VoIP multi-studio phone system. Ask any broadcaster who owns one, and they'll tell you: VX delivers som pretty powerful sauce.

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Topics: Broadcast Telephone Systems, IP Telephony, VoIP

How far can cables extend between Axia gear and an Ethernet switch?

By Clark Novak on Oct 28, 2013 1:59:00 PM

tape measureMichal Kolar of Multimedia Systems in the Czech Republic writes: "Our customer is asking what the maximum Ethernet CAT5E cable length is between an Axia xNode and the LAN switch. I expect it would be 100m."

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Topics: Axia Audio, Omnia Audio, Radio Consoles

What's the best PC Ethernet card for use in Axia networks?

By Clark Novak on Sep 28, 2013 2:23:00 PM

Ethernet cardAndrew Brookes of Axia Partner Empirical Presentations in South Africa needs help with a network interface card issue, and Matt Rockwell is here to help.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Audio Technology

Find Audio Network Problems before the Jocks Do

By Clark Novak on Aug 28, 2013 2:26:00 PM

Tech TalkHere is a guest Tech Tip! Anthony Eden works for Hope 103.2, in the beautiful city of Sydney, Australia by day and writes about his experiences with technology on his personal website by night.

How do you know when something has gone wrong on your Livewire network? Do the jocks come screaming to you? You can get ahead of the curve by configuring your Telos Alliance gear to message you using a little logging and alerting protocol called "SysLog."

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Topics: Axia Audio, Audio Quality Monitoring & Analysis, Audio Engineering

Get Great Audio over IP Remotes? Yes You Can!

By Clark Novak on Aug 9, 2013 6:17:00 PM

Remote BroadcastAs 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?"

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Topics: IP Audio Network Routing & Control, Remote Broadcasts, Telos Systems

5 Broadcast Apps You Can’t Be Without

By Clark Novak on Jul 17, 2013 12:25:00 PM

If you’re like any engineer we know, you’ve likely got a smartphone or a tablet. And you probably know that there are apps out there – hundreds of them – designed specifically for use by you. Finding them… well, that’s another story.

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Topics: Broadcast Technology

Enabling Omnia.11 Low-Latency Monitoring

By Clark Novak on Jul 3, 2013 3:27:00 PM


Ben Umberger of WFLZ writes:

"I'm using an Omnia.11 with version 1.03 firmware. I have the analog output selected as DJ for off-air monitoring, but the audio is still coming out delayed. What am I missing?"

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Topics: Omnia Audio, Audio Quality Monitoring & Analysis, Audio Technology


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