Telos Alliance first introduced broadcasters to the benefits of VoIP a decade ago, replacing racks of phone couplers, contribution hybrids, and engineering coordination lines with a single hardware VoIP Engine. Now, Telos VXs is here to help broadcasters reap the benefits of true virtualization as they adapt to changing broadcast workflows, all while making it easier for remote teams to tap into production and engineering partylines.
Production facility design is evolving, moving away from dedicated hardware connected to centralized router frames to flexible SMPTE 2110 media networks with software-based workflows. VXs software can be deployed on shared servers in the centralized data center or in cloud instances. These deployment options enable the benefits of true virtualization, such as easier facility-wide upgrades, automated deployment, and more, without site visits. Broadcasters can scale VXs in size from a single contribution audio line to a facility-wide IFB/Coordination system, to a multi-facility solution. VXs meets the exact needs and budget of the facility now, with the ability to upgrade at any time with no penalty.
For decades, phone-based IFB and coordination channels have been neglected in video production facilities. Instead of treating these critical communication paths as invisible background connections, VXs allows these assets to be brought to the forefront for detailed monitoring and control via customizable Axia® Pathfinder™ Core PRO HTML-5 user panels for applications such as OB Truck to HQ Comms.
Standards-Based for Easy Connectivity
Support for SMPTE-2110, AES67, and Livewire® environments brings a new level of compatibility and flexibility to VoIP, allowing for simultaneous integration with intercom systems, audio consoles, and other production systems over existing multicast media networks. Support for SAP advertisement means VX smoothly integrates alongside AES67-enabled Dante® devices, as well.
When combined with the Telos Infinity® IP Intercom system, the drag-and-drop Infinity Dashboard interface allows remote IFBs and engineering coordination lines to be centrally configured, added to partylines and groups, and assigned to Infinity IP Intercom panels quickly.
For those without an IP media infrastructure, Telos Alliance AoIP Audio Nodes provide high-density AES3, SDI, and analog I/O to integrate with any console or intercom system now, while providing an upgrade path to direct AoIP connectivity as the broadcaster's facility evolves in the future.