Telos was founded in 1984 by Steve Church, a radio station talk show host, who was dissatisfied with the poor quality of his on-air telephone calls. He was also an Engineer determined to do something about it. The resulting Telos 10 telephone interface system was a hit, eventually inspiring Steve to build a business to make and sell the systems.
Today, Telos telephone hybrids, talk show systems and streaming audio devices continue to set the performance benchmarks by which others are judged. Our Z/IP ONE IP codecs are the most advanced way to pass studio-quality audio over unreliable networks such as the Internet and mobile IP services. Livewire is an efficient, reliable way to transport, route, and distribute audio within broadcast facilities. VoIP systems for studio telephones complete the story.
Despite having grown to become a worldwide leader in broadcast technology, we remain owned and managed by the founders. There are more than a dozen ex-broadcasters on staff making decisions, providing support, and designing products. Because we have "been there," we understand what you need to successfully get your job done. Since we are not beholden to finance types, we can take the long view, investing in fresh ideas for the long-term.