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The Bisset Brief: Great Plains Spreads the Word with AoIP

By John Bisset on Oct 11, 2017 10:55:00 AM

“What seems normal to one man is often simply a dream to another.” These were the words of Reverend Gene White in 1983 when he moved to southwestern Kansas from Chicago. Upon his arrival, Rev. White was astonished at how much he missed the positive influence of Christian radio as he scanned the dial in the Heartland and found no Christian radio.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Broadcast Engineering, aoip

5 Tips to Rock Your Support Experience

By David Jablonski on Sep 27, 2017 11:50:00 AM

Having been at Telos for over 17 years (and in the Pro Audio industry for 10 years prior to that), I have had much experience with Customer Support. People frequently ask me, “What is the best way to get support from a vendor?”

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Topics: Axia Audio, Omnia Audio, Telos Systems, 25-Seven, Telos Alliance 24/7 Support

Retire the Soldering Iron

By Dave Sarkies on Sep 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM


Axia customers may not realize that we offer different colored fader caps for our consoles. Seen here is a picture of the Element console at Nebraska’s NETV (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications), a state network of public radio and television stations based in Lincoln, Nebraska, provided by NETV’s James Duchesneau. As you can see, they’ve added red caps on the host and guest mike faders, while the six gray caps designate AudioVAULT channels.

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Topics: Axia Audio, aoip, broadcast audio consoles

Telos, Axia a Ray of Light for Virginia Broadcast Engineer

By Dave Sarkies on Aug 23, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Ray Lenz is a Senior Radio Engineer for WHRV / WHRO, NPR affiliate stations in Norfolk, VA. With an extensive family of repeaters across the region, the stations serve Eastern Virginia with NPR programming and a variety of music on WHRV, and classical music on WHRO. A consortium of local school districts own and operate the stations, along with a TV station.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Telos Systems, Livewire, Telos Z/IP ONE

Virtual Radio to Flush-Mounting: 3 Ways to Customize Your Axia Fusion

By Krissy Rushing on Jul 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Axia designed the Fusion console with several things in mind: build quality to drool over, incredible intelligence that makes even newbs seem like experts, and perhaps what broadcast engineers value most, total flexibility. With features and capabilities informed by its rich IP-Audio experience, this is Axia's flagship surface, available in frame sizes to support consoles of 8 to 40 faders in single or multiple linked frames.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles, Axia Fusion, virtual radio, ip-tablet, flush mount console

Axia on a Roll in the Twin Cities

By Tom Vernon on Jun 21, 2017 12:00:00 PM

You can't take your Axia studio with you. Or can you? Some would say no, but Steve Smit, Director of Engineering for Salem Media's Twin Cities operation figured out a way to do just that, and it has made his job a lot easier. In the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, Salem Media operates five stations AM 1280 The Patriot, AM 980 The Mission, AM 1440 KYCR Wall Street Radio Network, The Fish Twin Cities, and Wellness Radio 1570. One station was recently added, and studio renovation/construction projects are ongoing. There needed to be an oasis of order in the midst of the temporary chaos that accompanies any studio rehab.

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Topics: Axia Audio, broadcast audio consoles

Problem-Free Studio Build a Different Experience

By Tom Vernon on May 23, 2017 3:30:00 PM

It's an all-too-common problem. You buy a product and soon discover its limitations. In the world of broadcast engineering, this can lead to potentially major roadblocks, especially when installing new studio gear.

With a wide range of experience, Dave Wilson, Director at Worldwide Network Services (WWNS) in Nashville, is sometimes recruited for setup of IP networked broadcast studios, and he's run into just that problem one too many times over the years. Here, Dave (who admits WWNS could easily be confused for a radio station in the phone listings), tells how he's had quite a different experience with Axia.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Audio over IP, ip audio

High School Station Bullish on Axia

By Dave Sarkies on Apr 5, 2017 12:49:00 PM

In recent years, low-power radio stations have hit the FM band all across the U.S., from larger cities to remote outposts and all points between. One such LPFM is WNBI, or Bison Radio, affiliated with New Buffalo Area Schools on the shores of Lake Michigan – part of the “Michiana” area in the corner of southwest Michigan, not far north of the Indiana line.

Broadcasting a mix of older and current music, along with high school sports, local news, and special features produced by the students, WNBI-LP started as an extension of Radio Harbor Country, which included WRHC and WRHZ in nearby Three Oaks, Michigan, providing additional programming for residents of the New Buffalo area. Since hitting the airwaves two years ago, the Bison Radio has been well-received by the local community.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Radio Consoles, LPFM

Help Your Audio Find its Path with Pathfinder Core PRO Routing Control!

By Krissy Rushing on Mar 1, 2017 2:45:00 PM

The Telos Alliance announced this week that we are now shipping the Axia Pathfinder Core PRO Routing Control and Facility Management ApplianceSo what is Axia Pathfinder Core PRO? It's everything Axia learned in the 10 years since launching the Pathfinder family of software wrapped up in one appliance that frees you from your PC while providing sophisticated, yet streamlined controls.

Need to know more? Find the path to more detailed information right here with these quick FAQs. 

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Topics: IP Audio Network Routing & Control, Axia Audio, Pathfinder Core PRO

Untangling EAS with Pathfinder

By Shane Toven on Feb 8, 2017 3:13:23 PM

For many years, broadcast stations have been required by law to incorporate emergency alerting into their air chains—usually directly in line with the program path as the last stage prior to the transmitter. As station groups have consolidated and air chains have become more complex, however, managing this insertion gets a bit trickier. What used to be a 1:1 correspondence between studios, transmitters, and everything in between is often now a matrix of possibilities including multiple studios or automation outputs, along with main and backup program paths and transmitters.

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Topics: Axia Audio, Axia Pathfinder, EAS


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