Telos Alliance CEO Frank Foti to Present Paper on µMPX FM-Stereo Composite Connectivity at 2016 OBEC
CLEVELAND, OH – 05 October 2016
The Telos Alliance®—leader in broadcast technology and parent company to Telos®, Omnia®, Axia®, 25-Seven®, Linear Acoustic®, and Minnetonka™—announced today that CEO and founder of Omnia Audio Frank Foti will be delivering a paper entitled "µMPX: Network FM-Stereo Composite Connectivity" at the Ohio Broadcast Engineering Conference, October 27, 2016, 11-11:30am, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Telos Alliance will also have a presence on the show floor, both at its own booth (#301) and at dealer partner Broadcasters General Store's booth (#303).
"When we introduced MPX over AES at NAB 2013, the conversation began about what it would take to provide an MPX connection via IP. In simple terms, carrying the MPX signal over a network is easy to do. The conundrum became, how much data bandwidth is required? Simple math tells us, there is a need for a data connection of more than 2MB/s in order to accomplish this," says Foti. "The challenge is not so much the technical aspects, but financial and facility considerations. Data links of this size are expensive, and not commonly available to be used for a Studio-to-Transmitter (STL) link."
This presentation will offer an explanation of the Telos Alliance's new µMPX technology, which is an innovative method where the MPX signal can be carried over a data link of only 320 kbps. Using a newly designed codec, this connection does not yield audible artifacts, maintains precision peak control, and yields a transparent MPX signal for transmission. Discussion will detail additional aspects for the MPX signal such as point-to-multipoint operations.
2016 OBEC attendees are invited to come learn about this new codec and its potential applications in this informative session.
About Frank Foti, CEO, The Telos Alliance
Frank Foti is CEO of the Telos Alliance, founder of Omnia Audio, and a pioneer in broadcast audio processing and broadcast engineering. His technical achievements have helped to shape the sound of broadcast audio for the last 40 years. Frank has received numerous awards for his work in broadcast engineering, including the prestigious NAB Excellence in Engineering Award. Before the Telos Alliance, Frank was chief engineer at the legendary WMMS and WHK, where he got his start developing custom audio processing solutions for radio stations. His later work at KSAN and KNEW (AM) San Francisco and Z-100 (WHTZ) in New York cemented his reputation as a leader in the processing field. Thanks to Frank, Omnia processing products are now the choice of the majority of the Top 100 rated stations in America, and are in use at virtually all major stations worldwide.
About The Telos Alliance®
For three decades, the brands of the Telos Alliance have revolutionized radio and television by pioneering disruptive, cutting-edge audio technology with the goal of helping global networks and local stations produce better programming, improve audience engagement, and bolster ratings. The Telos Alliance is made up of six brands—Telos® Systems, Omnia® Audio, Axia® Audio, Linear Acoustic®, 25-Seven® Systems, and Minnetonka™ Audio—that raise the bar for quality and innovation in the radio and television industries. The Telos Alliance invented Audio over IP for broadcast and contributed time and resources to the effort that led to the AES67 standard. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with additional offices and dealers around the world, the Telos Alliance offers an industry-leading warranty and backs users' critical on-air needs with worldwide 24/7 round-the-clock support for all customers. A complete list of dealers can be found at www.telosalliance.com/Dealers.