Omnia to Feature New Processors at NAB 2015 March 25, 2015
Omnia.7, Voco 8 and Omnia.9sg
25 March 2015, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Until now, radio broadcasters have been forced to choose between the ultimate capabilities in processing power, and a cost-effective price point. Featuring technology from the acclaimed Omnia.9 processor, the Omnia.7 breaks new ground in price versus performance. This 2 RU package includes Omnia’s exclusive “Undo” technology, which restores peaks and dynamic range to heavily mastered recordings. A psychoacoustic controlled distortion-masking clipper takes into account the perceptual characteristics of distortion and allows increased loudness without additional distortion. Finally, the complete set of tools introduced in the Omnia.9 such as oscilloscopes, FFT, RTA, and loudness metering are also available in Omnia.7 along with a full remote control interface. RDS generator, HD processing, and stream encoder with processing are available as options.
Whether it’s an active morning show or just a demanding DJ, microphone processing poses its own unique set of challenges. Multiple mics, multiple hosts, and multiple shows have made the typical “set and forget” approach to analog microphone processing less than ideal. The Voco 8 is a digital microphone processor capable of handing up to 8 microphones per unit. Full store and recall are available for host settings per channel, or show settings for the entire unit. Each of the channels offers a studio grade preamp, phantom power, and controls for phase, pad, and gain. The Sound4 processing engine features an advanced natural-sounding de-esser, a 3-band noise gate with ultra-fast attack that catches every syllable of even soft-spoken talent, a 3-band dynamics processor with Sound4’s “HQ192” algorithm, 4 bands of parametric EQ, and a brick wall final limiter. Outputs include AES (with AES sync input) and AES67-compliant Livewire™ AoIP.
In some installations, the FM stereo generator needs to be installed in a location separate from the main audio processor. This could include discrete STL paths where the audio processor lives at the studios, or a satellite network where one audio processor feeds multiple sites. The Omnia.9sg features the same stereo generator technology from the Omnia.9 including a psychoacoustic distortion masking clipper, “Auto Pilot” which automatically switches off the stereo pilot during mono programming, allowing up to a 12 dB increase in signal to noise, and selectable SSB (single sideband) stereo encoding. Also included is the full suite of test tools from the Omnia.9 with access to both internal and external MPX signal analysis via NF Remote
About The Telos Alliance
The Telos Alliance (TelosAlliance.com) is a global leader in the research, development, and manufacturing of IP Audio, telephony, and high performance audio processing equipment for broadcasters. Telos, Omnia, 25-Seven, Axia, and Linear Acoustic are Telos Alliance brands. The Telos Alliance is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio USA, with additional US offices, plus sales, research and manufacturing offices around the world.