As The Telos Alliance sees it, “virtual radio is the future,” and audio-over IP is now a standard for many a broadcast facility. Is your operation behind the curve? Perhaps some of the latest tech from the company’s Axia brand can be of use to your AM and/or FM stations.
The adoption of Audio over IP (AoIP) allows broadcast facilities to be more powerful, less expensive to buy and maintain, and faster to build. With ever-increased efforts to optimize workflows, broadcasters are asking for the ability to control content creation virtually.
Like other platforms being pitched to radio companies this fall, those of The Telos Alliance are being created with one commonality: Presenters can see, and control, their gear via optimized graphical user interfaces (GUI) no matter where they are. With “Virtual Radio” control, one can go live-to-air, from anywhere.
“Virtual Radio is the future, and the future is here,” says Marty Sacks, VP of Sales, Support, and Marketing at the Telos Alliance. “It enables broadcasters to customize interfaces and workflows like never before, whether inside or outside the facility.”
Telos’s products in this space, which will be highly promoted next week at IBC2017 in Amsterdam, include the Axia SoftSurface, and the BBC ViLoR (Virtualized Local Radio), a large-scale project for huge facilities.
Also under the Axia brand is the newly launched Axia IP-Tablet Virtual Radio software.
At IBC, Axia will show solutions and products optimized for Virtual Radio that control multiple systems, including console, playout, phone, and social media management. All of these systems are seamlessly displayed and controlled using this new software when installed on tablets and monitors; they will be on display throughout the Telos Alliance IBC stand.
The Axia IBC Virtual Radio demo will consist of an Axia Fusion split-frame 12-position console that will be integrated into the front console table at the Telos Alliance stand, with IP-Tablet software installed on a 24-inch touchscreen monitor controlling both Telos Alliance equipment and third-party broadcast equipment.
SOCIAL TOOL FOR RADIO
Telos Alliance will also demonstrate seamless integration with social media in cooperation with partner Broadcast Bionics and its Virtual Director visualization software, which transforms radio content into a rich visual experience.
At IBC 2017, an Axia iQ console will be set up especially for use with Broadcast Bionics Virtual Director, with camera output to a 55-inch screen.
Axia also works with Broadcast Bionics PhoneBOX call-screening software, which combines a purpose-built broadcast call-routing and messaging engine with a software interface to compliment workflows.
IBC attendees are invited to come see the Axia Virtual Radio demo at Stand #8.D47 during the show.