Telos Systems Zephyr iPort PLUS Multi-Codec Gateway Gets New Features

CLEVELAND, OH – 09 December 2016 

The Telos Alliance®—leader in broadcast technology and parent company to Telos®, Omnia®, Axia®, 25-Seven®, Linear Acoustic®, and Minnetonka™—announced today a new software update for its Telos Systems Zephyr® iPort PLUS Multi-Codec Gateway. V2.1, available now, offers new features and improvements for this highly versatile unit. 

Many broadcasters operate studios in different buildings, separated by a few hundred feet, across town, or even a few hundred miles. Often, they’d like to share audio sources between or among these studio locations. Or perhaps a one-to-many distribution scheme is needed. The Telos Zephyr iPort PLUS can handle all of it.

This multi-codec, multi-destination IP-audio gateway connects two or more studio locations together with audio, metadata, and GPIO. It transports multiple channels of stereo audio across IP networks including private WANs, IP-radio links, and over the public internet. Hundreds of Telos iPorts are connecting remote studios, providing long-distance STL connections, distributing syndicated programming across continents, and even encoding audio for web streaming.

To give broadcasters more flexibility and effectiveness, Telos has just released the new v2.1 software, available on the Zephyr iPort PLUS product page under the Software section. 

Zephyr iPort PLUS v2.1 contains a few improvements and several new features, including: 

• A blocking mechanism to prevent a wrong image from booting

• A syslog message that indicates the value of an invalid source IP address

• Stream recognition by stream ID

• Built-in production test for software-hardware matching

• CF image conversion package for versions 1.6 and older

• Complete migration to standard syslog

• Configure decoder-buffering using Livewire® Routing protocol

• An updated revision of the user manual added to the software package for download in the field

Telos Systems—part of the Telos Alliance—was founded in 1985 by Steve Church, a talk show radio host and engineer who was dissatisfied with the poor quality of the on-air telephone calls on his shows. He was also an engineer determined to do something about it. The resulting Telos 10 telephone interface system was a big success, inspiring Steve to build a business to make and sell the systems. Telos Systems has since become the industry leader in broadcast telephone systems and IP and ISDN codecs. The breakthrough Telos Zephyr audio codec, for example, is one of the most successful digital broadcast products in history, with more than 21,000 in use worldwide. Telos telephone hybrids and on-air talk show systems set the performance benchmark for the industry, and Telos continues to pioneer groundbreaking technology that pushes boundaries and gives broadcasters the telephony solutions they need for reliability, efficiency, and the best possible sound quality.

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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