The Telos Alliance Shows µMPX Innovative FM Composite Codec at IBC '16 September 01, 2016
The Telos Alliance Partners with Nautel and Moseley to Demo High-Quality MPX Over a 320kbps Connection
CLEVELAND, OH & AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (Stand #8.D47)– 1 September 2016
The Telos Alliance®—leaders in broadcast technology and parent company to Telos® Omnia®, Axia®, 25-Seven®, Linear Acoustic®, and Minnetonka™— will introduce μMPX™ ("micro" MPX) to international audiences at IBC 2016 at the RAI Amsterdam, September 9–13, Stand #8.D47. µMPX is the Telos Alliance's latest innovation, a groundbreaking FM Codec that enables high-quality MPX over a 320kbps IP connection. The Telos Alliance will partner with Nautel and Moseley to demonstrate the technology at IBC 2016.
µMPX is a specially designed audio codec purpose-built for FM radio that is able to transport high-quality Multiplexed FM signals over a relatively small 320kbps data pipe. While some companies have full-bandwidth “linear” MPX over IP offerings, distribution of such streams requires extremely high dedicated bandwidth, typically 2 megabits (Mb) or more. μMPX slashes the amount of bandwidth needed for distribution by nearly 84% to a remarkable 320kbps. By reducing data requirements, high-quality multiplexed audio can be economically routed from an audio processor, over IP, and directly into an exciter.
With µMPX, lower bandwidth IP connections and narrow band STL channels can now be used to transport MPX signals. μMPX will create new audio distribution options and cut equipment needs and costs, as it leverages advances in the world’s ever-growing IP infrastructure. Sound quality will also benefit as this purpose-built codec makes its way into more places. As with all pioneering technologies, potential applications for µMPX will only grow as creative radio engineers begin utilizing it.
The Telos Alliance, Moseley, and Nautel live demo of μMPX at IBC will transport an encoded MPX signal over IP from the Telos Alliance stand, through a Moseley Starlink STL, and directly into a μMPX decoder feeding a Nautel transmitter.
"µMPX's core technology is very far along in development. We are sharing µMPX with the industry at IBC so we can broaden the conversation to this international audience," says Frank Foti, CEO of the Telos Alliance. "We think μMPX will be good for all of Radio, and our intention is to make it available under license to a wide variety of interested parties."
As master licensor, the Telos Alliance aims to make this new technology accessible, affordable, and attainable to the widest variety of broadcast equipment makers for the good of the entire industry.
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 www.telosalliance.com/