NAB 2018

NAB 2018: Telos Alliance To Offer With AoIP/AES67 And Virtual Content Education

The Telos Alliance, the parent company to Telos, Omnia, Axia, Linear Acoustic, 25-Seven and Minnetonka, is leading the way with AoIP/AES67 and virtual content education at NAB 2018, April 7–12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. There, Telos Alliance will be showing exciting new products and technology in two booths—one for Telos Alliance radio solutions and one for the Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group in addition to hosting several educational and dealer training sessions.

“Telos Alliance has always put a huge emphasis on training both users and dealers,” says Marty Sacks, VP of sales, support, and marketing, Telos Alliance. “There is so much to learn about the ever-evolving broadcast landscape. At NAB, our emphasis is on showing both users and dealers how they can create a truly integrated AoIP environment—whether radio or TV, virtual- or hardware-based. Our solutions-oriented products, all operating on an AoIP backbone, revolutionize workflows and allow broadcasters to operate way more efficiently, all while plugging them into to the largest AoIP ecosystem in broadcast—Livewire+ AES67.”

Telos Alliance-led educational sessions happen over several days at NAB, and the company is also hosting special Telos Alliance Dealer Training sessions. The sessions and dealer trainings are as follows:

Telos Alliance Dealer Training
April 7–8, Various Times
Telos Alliance dealers are invited to get an in-depth view of what’s new and exciting at the Telos Alliance NAB 2018 Dealer Training Sessions. In an effort to accommodate more people for this popular training, this year the Telos Alliance is offering all five sessions on two days. All training sessions are in room #N208LMR. Telos Alliance dealers can sign up HERE. Space is limited and reserved for Telos Alliance dealers only.

Where’s My Console? New Tools Lead to New Workflows for On-Air Radio Talent
April 7, 1:30–2:50 p.m., Room N260 (Kirk Harnack, the Telos Alliance)
“Virtual Radio” is the buzz phrase among forward-thinking radio broadcasters. The term implies new tools, new methods, and new workflows for producing compelling audio content. Workflow virtualization is now taking several directions. A common theme within these manifestations is the abstraction of traditional hardware into graphical user interfaces. A hardware audio console with faders, buttons, knobs, switches, and meters is no longer a requirement for creating a radio show. With any paradigm shift in technology or workflows there will be multiple approaches to achieving similar ends. This presentation explores workflow improvements through equipment virtualization. It also examines several approaches in achieving similar outcomes aimed at producing more meaningful content with accuracy and convenience.

Latest Updates on Audio over IP & AES67
April 8, 10:40 a.m.–12 p.m., Room N260 (Ken Tankel, the Telos Alliance)
Audio over IP has been a revolutionary innovation, changing almost everything about how the job of professional audio gets done. The hallmark of a true revolution is that it keeps going, the change keeps evolving and growing. This paper will overview the current state of Audio over IP technology, and its impact on the industry as of 2018. Coverage will include the use of AES67 as part of the latest SMPTE standards, the growth of interoperation of both industry standard and proprietary AoIP systems, the penetration into automotive, entertainment, government, public address wired sound systems, and more.

The Post-Production Vending Machine: How the Cloud Dilutes the Competitive Advantage
April 11, 2:30–2:50 p.m., Room N256 (Markus Hintz, the Telos Alliance)
References to “The Cloud” in our industry are common, but wide-ranging and often specific in their application. One such example is taking advantage of off-premise computing power, where tasks such as file-based audio processing, loudness normalization, and transcoding—which often require significant dedicated computer resources and investment in a specific platform—can be accomplished on a scalable basis with someone else’s hardware and utility software. This concept effectively levels the playing field and allows small companies to more easily compete with larger vendors by removing the high initial and ongoing costs associated with purchasing and maintaining dedicated servers and IT experts on site.

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