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Know What You Need Before Ordering Your Telos Hx Digital Hybrid

By John Powell on Jan 17, 2018 11:40:00 AM

Looking for a talkshow system with analog I/O? Careful you don't buy the wrong unit!

Recently, a longtime customer inquired of Telos Alliance Support as to whether a Telos Hx2+AES Digital Hybrid includes analog I/O. We're glad they asked, because it does not, and it makes a huge difference when it’s time to order a unit. Because there is only one set of jacks for I/O, Hx series hybrids can only be either Analog or Digital (AES/EBU), not both.

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Topics: Telos Alliance 24/7 Support, Telos Hx2

Thunderstorm Season (Yes, That's a Thing!)

By John Powell on Jun 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

In the wintertime, humidity levels plummet as temperatures drop and forced air heating systems dry the air out even more. During these months we are extra conscious of electrostatic discharge. Many will make a habit of grounding themselves to a doorknob or rack case before touching any controls in the studio, so as to avoid zapping the electronics with static electricity.

When winter gives way to warmer weather, thunderstorms and line surges present a new threat to our precious technology. Broadcast engineers take steps to protect their mains power inputs with spike suppressors and surge protectors. These devices can help, but can only do so much with the extremely fast transient swings in voltage that are observed during these events. There are also threats that are not so obvious.

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Topics: Broadcast Engineering, Telephone Systems, Broadcast Technology

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