Telos Alliance Showcases Latest Audio Innovations for Television and Radio
The Telos Alliance exhibited in stereo this week at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas. The company’s solutions-focused exhibits were packed with a wide range of software and hardware innovations and enhancements that are shaping the future of broadcast audio.
AoIP was the central theme for the Telos Alliance at NAB, with new solutions being demonstrated that span many key product categories including: broadcast audio consoles, IP intercom and VoIP phone systems, loudness control, and immersive audio codecs – all introductions that establish new benchmarks in television and radio audio technology.
“The development of new and innovative audio technologies for television and radio has continued to drive the evolution of our company over its 30-year history. This year at NAB, attendees will get a firsthand look at an extensive range of solutions from the Telos Alliance that establish new highs in performance, workflow efficiency, and cost-effectiveness,” said Tom Swidarski, CEO, the Telos Alliance. “We welcome our industry colleagues and friends to stop by our exhibits and experience the new Telos Alliance.”
New television solutions debuting at NAB 2019 from the Telos Alliance included: the SMPTE ST 2110-30-compliant Linear Acoustic LA-5291 Professional Audio Encoder that provides decoding, encoding, and transcoding to and from PCM and select Dolby coded formats for up to 16 audio channels in support of next-generation immersive audio for television; the next generation of Telos Infinity IP Intercom solutions with the new Infinity Link for site-to-site connectivity over WAN, including the Internet; and the new Linear Acoustic ARC, a SMPTE ST 2110-30-compliant next-generation television loudness processor for stereo and mono programming.
Additional highlights for television applications included: a significant update of the company’s Minnetonka AudioTools Server toVersion 5, which includes a new web-based user interface for the file-based audio automation platform; the new Telos Alliance SDI Node that de-embeds two separate HD/SD-SDI inputs and converts up to 16 channels of audio to Livewire+ AES67 AoIP for processing and re-embedding; and the Linear Acoustic UPMAX ISC, a SMPTE ST 2110-30-compliant dedicated hardware upmixer supporting the immersive audio capabilities of ATSC 3.0.
Also on display in the television booth was a selection of Jünger Audio-branded products, which the Telos Alliance will market, sell, and support globally. The addition of Jünger Audio products further increases the company’s ability to address the specific needs of the market, especially with respect to global audio processing standards and regional preferences.
The Telos Alliance radio booth featured new solutions including: the Axia iQx Console that is purpose-built for AES67 and combines a control surface with a mix engine in one compact AoIP unit and the Omnia MPX Node, the first purpose-built hardware codec that sends or receives full FM multiplexed signals at data rates as low as 320 kbps using the Omnia µMPX algorithm.
The radio solutions booth is also showcasing the third-generation Axia Pathfinder Core PRO Routing Control Appliance and VM (virtual machine) for real-time broadcast routing and signalling management; the innovative Telos VX Prime+ and VX Enterprise Talk-Show Systems – AES67-capable VoIP phone systems that feature legendary Telos audio quality for better-sounding on-air calls with capacity from eight to 120 hybrids for any size facility; and the popular Omnia VOLT, the four-in-one processing powerhouse that lets you switch from FM to AM to HD/DAB/DRM to stereo generation with a simple software swap.
Additionally, attendees could glimpse the radio studio of the future with Telos Alliance’s HyperStudio Experience, a unique demonstration featuring several Telos Alliance products running in a virtual environment.