NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Telos Alliance Launches Omnia VOLT Audio Processor

The Telos Alliance — parent company to Telos, Omnia, Axia, 25-Seven, Linear Acoustic, and Minnetonka — will debut its versatile new broadcast audio processor, the Omnia VOLT, featuring high-performance Omnia sound in just one rack unit att at booth N7724. The Omnia VOLT is available now. 

Sharing technological lineage with Omnia products like the Omnia.11, VOLT offers broadcasters format versatility and quick, easy tuning. It also features a fresh new industrial design that underscores a major leap forward in sonic performance.

Omnia VOLT audio processor

“With Omnia VOLT we’ve rewritten all the rules for audio processing and are delivering more processing power for louder, cleaner, and more dynamic sound in a single rack unit than others offer in two or even three rack units!” says Frank Foti, Founder of Omnia Audio and CEO of the Telos Alliance. “We’ve packed our very best processing chops into VOLT for sound so incredible, so exciting, you won’t believe it’s emanating from 1RU. You really do have to hear it to believe it.”

Omnia VOLT audio processor has a next-gen clipper designed by Frank Foti and dynamics design from Omnia Chief Engineer, Cornelius Gould, along with a slew of features that create impeccable audio from only one rack unit. These include six separate AGC sections (one wide-band, five multiband); five time-aligned limiter sections; deep bass, warmth, and stereo enhancers; and the best factory presets available.

Omnia VOLT’s new QuickTweak system distills years of processing knowledge and proven approaches from Omnia processing pros into a simple set of controls that can turn anyone into an expert. Users can nail their signature sound in minutes whether using Omnia’s advanced presets or their own settings, right from the VOLT’s front panel or a PC.

Using DSP|Core firmware, broadcasters can alter the functionality of VOLT to fit their changing needs and applications, whether it’s FM, AM, HD/DRM, or Studio processing. VOLT can even be used as a standalone stereo generator. DSP|Cores aren’t extra cost add-ons. Users simply download the functionality they need for free, install the DSP|Core firmware package from a connected computer, and reboot. It’s that simple.

Telos Alliance Presents Sessions on Audio Processing, Broadcast Telephony at PREC
In addition, the Telos Alliance will be heading sessions on audio processing and efficient talkshow workflows at 2017 PREC (Public Radio Engineering Conference) and NAB 2017, in addition to the AES67/AoIP-themed sessions it announced late last month.

“At NAB, we’ll have a huge presence both on the show floor and through education on key broadcast technologies via seven different sessions across NAB, PREC, and IABM,” says Marty Sacks, VP of Sales, Support and Marketing for Telos Alliance. “The Telos Alliance participates in so many of these sessions to share—with the industry we care so deeply for—what we’ve learned through our ongoing research and development and considerable field experience.”

2017 PREC – Efficient Talkshow Workflows
April 21, 2017, 9:30 AM, Tuscany Suites

For some years, clever engineers have accommodated on-air talent’s nomadic tendencies, allowing them to host their shows from home, on the road, or even from exotic venues. Now, the “talent portability” application of SIP, VoIP, and other protocols is positively disrupting content creation workflows. In addition to the talent contributing from almost anywhere, now the call screener, producer, and even the originating studio can be nearly wherever convenience or necessity dictate. While this has always been possible, now it’s practical and even advantageous. Telecom technologies like SIP/VoIP are becoming more ubiquitous and less mysterious. Along with fast internet and VPNs, they not only enable flexible workflows, they offer alternatives to single-studio or expensive remote solutions. Moreover, cloud services create easier, secure connections among talent, producers, and callers. This presentation—led by Telos Alliance’s Director of Multimedia Marketing Kirk Harnack and Project Manager Joe Talbot—demonstrates some clever implementations in use now, as well as previews strategies and techniques for achieving efficient and effective talkshow workflows.

NAB 2017 – Transdimensional Stereo Embedding Within the FM Baseband Container: Approaching the TARDIS Effect for FM Audio
April 23, 2017, 3:00-3:30 PM, Room N256

Hans at IBC-1.jpgThe FM baseband or multiplex signal has long been understood as a one-dimensional construct. As such, the audio processors and stereo generators that create and manage this complex signal have always worked in the same plane as the resulting stereo baseband feed. New thinking about generating the FM multiplex signal is bringing better utilization of a broadcaster’s FM transmission spectrum. The result is more loudness without using any more audio processing or audio clipping. This technology—already on-air at hundreds of FM radio stations—offers the unique benefit that quality-minded broadcasters have sought for decades, including: more loudness without more audio processing; a bigger audio impression without any added fatigue or distortion; and a measurably stronger audio signal for listeners while maintaining the exact same transmitted modulation reading. This presentation, led by audio processing legend Hans van Zutphen, demonstrates the Input and Output signals, showing how one, two, or three new FM stereo multiplex generation techniques may be combined. The result is a loudness increase of one to three decibels. These techniques work on any type of program material from spoken word and fine arts to already dense, modern commercial music.

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