Telos Alliance is now shipping the new Omnia MPX Node, which propels FM Multiplex over IP for New Studio to Transmitter options.
CLEVELAND, OH – December 3, 2019 The Telos Alliance®—global leader in broadcast audio for the past three decades and trusted by the biggest names in the industry—is now shipping the new Omnia MPX® Node. The Omnia MPX Node is the first purpose-built hardware codec capable of transporting a complete FM composite signal via IP at a reduced data rate. Utilizing the Omnia µMPX™ algorithm, MPX Node can send or receive a full composite signal at data rates as low as 320kbps, making it ideal for sending FM composite over networks with limited capacity (including IP radios).
Why Composite over IP?
FM stations have long wrestled with the tradeoff between locating their main audio processor at the studio, where it is easily accessed and maintained, or at the transmitter, where it provides optimal performance through direct composite connection to the exciter or transmitter.
Using Omnia MPX Node, broadcasters can enjoy the benefits of keeping their processor at the studio while delivering a routable, transmission-ready, peak-controlled, composite signal, including RDS/RBDS, to the transmitter without the need for further transmitter-side peak limiting or stereo generation.
A Universal and Flexible Solution
The Omnia MPX Node can be configured as either an encoder or decoder. A pair creates a complete system. A single encoded µMPX signal can be distributed to multiple decoders, making MPX Node ideal for feeding the same composite signal to multiple transmitters. MPX Node is processor-agnostic and can encode the composite output from any FM processor. With the Omnia.9 MKII audio processor and OmniaSST broadcast audio software, users can take advantage of the built-in µMPX encoder option and simply add a single node at the transmitter for decoding, creating a complete STL solution.
Simple and Full-Featured
Setup and operation are handled via the HTML5 web-based GUI, allowing control via PC, tablet or smartphone. A comprehensive 5x5 GPIO makes integration with other equipment simple. Separate Ethernet ports are provided for MPX transport and admin use. Like other Telos Alliance xNode products, MPX Node is fanless for cool, reliable operation.
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About The Telos Alliance
The Telos Alliance, global leader in audio for more than three decades, is trusted by the biggest names in the media landscape. Telos Alliance's exclusive focus is to deliver innovative, intuitive solutions that inspire the creation of the most exciting and engaging audio experiences imaginable. No audio challenge is too big; no technology is beyond reach; no solution, large or small, is unobtainable. The Telos Alliance portfolio of brands includes Axia® Audio, Linear Acoustic®, Minnetonka Audio®, Omnia® Audio, Telos Alliance®, Telos Infinity®, Telos® Systems, and 25-Seven® Systems. Telos Alliance also now exclusively offers Jünger Audio branded solutions worldwide. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with additional offices and dealers around the world, the Telos Alliance caters to the diverse needs of audio professionals with best-in-class support 24/7.