Solving problems is one of the key reasons most of us are in the radio engineering business. What a time we are in; the focus on engineering has never been keener. Nor have there been as many problems to solve! One of our Telos/Axia installation contractors, Gregory Dahl of Second Opinion Communications, offered some thoughts for AoIP broadcasters during this unusual time.
When he does Axia installs, Greg recommends installing a "utility" computer in the TOC (Technical Operations Center) to run software programs like iProbe or iProfiler. Though not required, it makes for good engineering practice. This Utility computer will come in handy if you want to use Axia's SoftSurface remote access software.
Here's why: The Utility computer operates on the Livewire network, but can interface to outside software such as TeamViewer. TeamViewer will permit access to SoftSurface remotely, so any operator with the proper login can control the console. Using SoftSurface in this manner means you buy just one copy of the SoftSurface software, but multiple users can access it.
"TeamViewer will permit access to SoftSurface remotely, so any operator with the proper login can control the console. Using SoftSurface in this manner means you buy just one copy of the SoftSurface software, but multiple users can access it."
Just another way for maximum control of your Axia equipment, with minimal cash outlay. Gregory Dahl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we thank him for his insights.
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