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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Off-Air Monitoring with Omnia.9

Off-Air Monitoring with Omnia.9

By Clark Novak on Jun 3, 2013 3:30:00 PM

Resolving audio delay issues with the Omnia.9

Omnia.9

Sanif Sentosa of CityRadio 95.9 in Indonesia writes:

I've just purchased and installed my Omnia.9 Processor. We use it for Stereo FM, HD Radio and Streaming. I've got a problem in the latency. There is approximately 1-2 seconds delay between the output from my mixer and the output of the audio processor. Could you please help me with that?
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Topics: Omnia Audio, Radio Audio Processing, Audio Quality Monitoring & Analysis

Using a POTS Phone System with VoIP Lines

Using a POTS Phone System with VoIP Lines

By Clark Novak on May 14, 2013 4:07:00 PM

Tim Schultz writes "A station I am doing work for just ordered an Nx6 POTS system; they also want to save some money by using a VoIP provider instead of paying the telephone company for POTS lines. I plan to purchase a multi-line (probably an 8-station) terminal adapter to convert the VoIP back into analog (FXS) lines. I'm guessing not all terminal adapters are not created equal as far as audio quality is concerned.  Are there some that you can recommend, or perhaps warn me to stay away from?"

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Topics: VoIP, POTS, Telos VX

Running Livewire over IP Radio

Running Livewire over IP Radio

By Clark Novak on May 5, 2013 3:31:00 PM

Livewire for IP RadioLearn how to run Axia Livewire for IP Radio.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Audio Technology, Audio Engineering

Free White Paper: Getting the Most from your IP Audio Connections

Free White Paper: Getting the Most from your IP Audio Connections

By Clark Novak on May 5, 2013 3:14:00 PM

Telos' Kirk Harnack helps open the information stream

The broadcast community has been abuzz the past few weeks with the news of a major Telco's decision to stop installing ISDN lines. And no wonder: ISDN has been the broadcaster's medium of choice for long-distance, CD-quality remote broadcasts since the original Zephyr made the scene in 1994.

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Topics: IP Audio Codecs & Transceivers

Five Things You Should Know about IP Audio

Five Things You Should Know about IP Audio

By Clark Novak on Apr 1, 2013 4:54:00 PM

Recently, a friend asked me to give him five advantages that IP-Audio (or AoIP, if you prefer) has over other, older technologies. Just five?! I had to do some head scratching and significant paring-down, but was eventually able to come up with a manageable list. So here they are, in no particular order:

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Topics: Audio over IP

Controlling an Axia Element console remotely with SoftSurface

Controlling an Axia Element console remotely with SoftSurface

By Clark Novak on Mar 29, 2013 4:52:00 PM

A client wrote us with this question: "I have a remote coming up and I would like to use SoftSurface in the field to control my Element studio console. Is this possible? If so, what port forwarding is needed at the studio?"

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Topics: Axia Audio

Using Telos Hx1 Hybrids with a Direct Interface Module

Using Telos Hx1 Hybrids with a Direct Interface Module

By Clark Novak on Feb 28, 2013 4:47:00 PM

Michael Uhl asks us, "Will a new Telos Hx1 hybrid work with a legacy Telos DIM (Direct Interface Module)?"

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Topics: Telos Systems

Cabling for Audio Networks: How to Save Time, Money and Trouble by Forgetting What You Know

Cabling for Audio Networks: How to Save Time, Money and Trouble by Forgetting What You Know

By Clark Novak on Jan 21, 2013 4:41:00 PM

If you’re getting ready to jump into AoIP networking – whether it’s building a whole new physical plant, retrofitting existing studios or constructing a distribution network for otherwise analog facilities – there is one thing you can do to simplify your life immensely: forget what you know about wiring an analog facility.

Many engineers, when they first begin planning a networked installation, still think in Analog mode. What I mean is, they develop the wiring plan for their IP-networked plant while still thinking in terms of discrete audio pairs, home runs, and centralized switching. We’ve actually seen new studios, with IP-Audio routing, wired the old-fashioned way – using punch blocks and shielded-pair cable to feed signals to a central core switch.

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Topics: Audio over IP

Retiring a king, and crowning a new one

Retiring a king, and crowning a new one

By Clark Novak on Jan 15, 2013 12:55:00 PM

There are probably very few broadcasters active today who haven’t used a Telos ONE hybrid at one time or another. After all, they’re everywhere – newsrooms, remote vans, editing booths, conference rooms, production suites, home studios; you name it. So it’s worth a tip of the hat as the ONE, a watershed product that’s served broadcasters well since 1993, rides off into the sunset.

There were several factors that made Telos ONE a radio favorite. ONE hybrids sound superb, and were the lowest-priced auto-nulling all-digital hybrids on the market for many years. The combination of our Digital Dynamic EQ (a DSP implementation which became rightly famous), digital acoustic ducking to help talent better control the conversation, and a genius way of using the input as a control signal for output gain processing, made the ONE a hard number to beat.

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Topics: Telos Systems

Telos Systems ProStream: Constructing Metadata Filters

Telos Systems ProStream: Constructing Metadata Filters

By Clark Novak on Jan 3, 2013 2:53:00 PM

John Ariosa writes from Maryland, asking:

Telos ProStream"I want to purchase a Telos Systems ProStream. We are running a [computer playout] system and just want to be sure that its metadata is compatible with the ProStream. What can you tell me about this?"

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Topics: Telos Systems, Radio Technology, Audio Technology

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