The Telos Alliance Omnia.9sg Stereo Generator Software Update Improves Clipping and Reception for Loud, Clean Sound
CLEVELAND, OH – 27 September 2016
The Telos Alliance®—leader in broadcast radio technology and parent company to Telos®, Omnia®, Axia®, 25-Seven®, Linear Acoustic®, and Minnetonka™—announced today a software update for its Omnia.9sg Stereo Generator. The free upgrade—V3.15.50—offers improved clipper performance, tools for improved reception and multipath management, UECP support for RDS, and more.
“The 'feel’ of any given radio market, as well as the objectives of program directors and engineers, often includes using the clipper as a creative tool to craft a particular sound,” says Geoff Steadman of Omnia Audio. “This clipper gives our customers that flexibility and proves that you can be both loud AND clean, and still use the clipper in a way that previously would have created objectionable distortion.”
Improvements to managing and reducing multipath distortion include an additional SSB (single sideband) mode that maintains near full stereo reception, even on receivers that quickly switch to mono during normal SSB operation. Additionally, Omnia also introduced “Stokkemask” clipping per the ITU-R SM-1268 standard, which dynamically controls RF bandwidth with unprecedented accuracy.
Finally, Omnia added support for the standardized UECP protocol to the RDS generator, providing the ability to transmit ancillary data via the RDS signal and flexibly address all encoders or specific encoders.
A revised user manual is available on the Omnia.9sg product page of the Telos Alliance website. V3.15.50 has been shipping in new Omnia.9sg units since June 2016. To obtain the update for existing units, please contact customer support via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +1-216-622-0247.
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