Iowa Talks with Telos

University of Iowa Relies on Zephyr Xstream MXP

13 January 2003, Cleveland, OH USA

Zephyr Xstream and Zephyr Xstream MXPThe University of Iowa's WSUI-AM has found Telos’ Zephyr Xstream ISDN transceiver to be the perfect codec for theirremote broadcast needs.

According to Jim Davies, Chief Engineer for WSUI and KSUI-FM, their Zephyr Xstream MXP with builtin mixer is used regularly for “Iowa Talks,” a one-hour program that originates off-campus and features both interviews and live music.

Setup and transmission are easy, says Davies. “I couldn't be more pleased with results from the Zephyr Xstream. Its a nice package and has most of whatI need in just one box.” Davies connects to a rack-mount Zephyr at their broadcast studios using Layer-2 Mono at 128 kbps; shows are also streamed simultaneously on the Internet.

Telos Zephyr is the world’s most popular family of digital network transceivers. Along with industrystandard MPEG Layer 3 and Layer 2 coding, Zephyr Xstream includes MPEG AAC for indistinguishable source-from-input at only 128 kbps, and AAC-LD coding for high quality, low delay bi-directional remotes. Other features include MP3 streaming and remote control via Ethernet; portable versions include a built-in four channel stereo mixer, Phantom power and audio processing presets by Omnia.


Telos Systems, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with offices in Europe and Canada, is a leading manufacturer of ISDN, coded audio and telephone interface products for talk-shows, teleconferencing, audio production, remote broadcasts, and intercom applications.