Telos Systems Ships 55-Studio Talkshow System

120 Omnia Audio Processors to XM Satellite Radio

1 November 2000, Cleveland, OH USA

Telos Systems, makers of industry-standard digital telephone systems for radio and TV, announced delivery to XM Satellite Radio of a state-of-the-art multistudio broadcast telephone system that will manage callers for 55 newly-built program origination studios in Washington, D.C.’s Tech Corridor, along with 120 Omnia-3 digital audio processors which will help shape XM’s sound.

“Many broadcasters understand the benefits of digital [T-1] phone lines,” commented Michael Dosch, Telos Systems’ managing director. “Series 2101 helps them exploit those benefits, giving them access to large numbers of incoming phone lines, and lets them administer and share those lines between multiple studios. It’s the world’s first telephone system designed specifically for large facilities.”

The Telos Series 2101 Multi-Studio Talkshow System uses digital telephone lines (ISDN PRI, T-1 or E-1) to control and distribute up to 120 incoming callers dynamically across the many studios found in today’s larger broadcast facilities.

Series 2101 delivers exceptional audio clarity for on-air telephone segments and talk shows through the use of sophisticated Digital Signal Processing (pioneered for broadcast phone systems by Telos in 1985). In addition, the use of digital telephone lines maintains a true four-wire path from the caller’s Central Office to the radio studios for unmatched send/receive separation. Control of talk shows is also enhanced with faster, more precise call setup and line status reporting, Caller ID support, and the ability to screen talk shows from remote locations using LAN or WAN connections.

XM has also taken delivery of 120 new Omnia-3fm Digital Audio Processors made by Omnia, a Telos company. XM will use Omnia- 3fm to process the 100 channels of live satellite radio it will deliver to subscribers.

Omnia Digital Audio Processors have become the choice of leading broadcasters in top markets worldwide because of their ability to deliver clear, loud audio without the digital aliasing artifacts found in other, less sophisticated audio processors. The all-digital Omnia-3fm provides superior 48kHz sampling, threeband processing, AES/EBU inputs & outputs, integrated clipper and composite filter, and a digital stereo generator.

Beginning in the first half of 2001, XM Satellite Radio will beam up to 100 channels of digital music, news, sports, talk and children's programming directly from its two satellites to vehicle, home and portable XM-Ready radios coast-tocoast. Browse for more information.


Telos Systems, with headquarters located in Cleveland, Ohio, and offices in Baltimore, Maryland; San Diego, California; and Freising, Germany is a leading manufacturer of ISDN, digital network and telephone interface products for talk-show programming, call-in radio segments, teleconferencing, audio production, remote broadcasts, and intercom applications.

Omnia, a Telos company, is world-renowned for its innovative digital audio signal processing expertise. Its family of digital audio processors for FM, AM, TV, DAB, Internet, and broadcast audio production are setting new standards for audio quality in the broadcast and Internet industries worldwide.

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