Linear Acoustic officially joins Telos Group

Acoustic, a manufacturer of customer-centric multichannel sound solutions for
digital broadcast, has become the fourth member of the Telos Systems group, a
technology partnership whose companies, including Omnia and Axia, provide
advanced audio solutions for professional communications, production, and
broadcast applications.
merger is a great marriage of the integrity of the Linear Acoustic line with
the cutting-edge innovation of Omnia,” said Denny Sanders, Telos-Omnia-Axia
managing director. “We always wanted to take a serious stab at TV audio
processing, but not in a half-hearted way, so it was only natural for us to
join forces with Tim Carroll and Linear Acoustic to pool our knowledge to
create the hands-down best solution for our customers.”
$400,000 in funding and business support services from Ben Franklin Technology
Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania
over a three year period, Linear Acoustic designed and developed the highest
quality digital audio processing equipment for television broadcasting. The
merger of Linear Acoustic into Telos Systems group expands the group’s offering
of advanced audio processing solutions to include leading technologies for
multichannel DTV audio processing.
Martin, regional director for Ben Franklin’s Harrisburg office, commented, “This
merger proves what we at the Center suspected right from the beginning: When
Tim Carroll and his team developed their product line, they also developed an
advanced alternative to current technologies for a worldwide market. We are
proud to have played a small role in their success.”
just nine short months, the broadcast industry will discover just how well it
has prepared for the DTV transition,” said Tim Carroll, president and
founder of Linear Acoustic. “Many broadcasters are still unaware of the
processing needed to provide high-quality multichannel audio within their
digital services. As part of the Telos Systems group, Linear Acoustic will be
able to expand its reach, helping TV stations across the world to sound better
than ever, while continuing the development of sophisticated audio processing
solutions for the competitive DTV marketplace.”
leading Linear Acoustic, Tim Carroll has done a tremendous job in the research
and development of audio processing for DTV,” said Frank Foti, president
of Omnia. “Tim’s extensive understanding of Dolby and surround
sound for HDTV has enabled Linear Acoustic to create products that allow
television broadcasters to deliver on the enormous potential of digital audio.
With our background in radio broadcasting, our understanding of audio
processing and coding, and our experience in building brand awareness in this
market, the Telos Systems group is well-equipped to support Linear Acoustic in
becoming the premier audio processing company for DTV applications.”
Acoustic shares our passion for innovation and support,” said Michael
Dosch, Axia president. “Clients rave about the company’s products, and we
think they are a great cultural fit. We intend to increase our work with the
television broadcast industry, and Linear Acoustic’s great reputation along
with a loyal customer base will be valuable to other companies within the group
as we introduce new ideas and technologies to market.”

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