26 October 2005, Cleveland, USA
According to Andrew Dickens of Austin, Texas’ KOOP-FM (www.koop.org), his Telos ONE is the best broadcast telephone hybrid in the world.
KOOP is a community-owned, Public Radio broadcaster in the Texas capitol that chose the Telos ONE hybrid to maintain high-quality audio during call-ins from both guests and listeners in remote locations.
The Telos ONE is “the best hybrid that I have ever seen in action,” says Dickens, who is the President of KOOP’s Board of Directors. And his opinion is reinforced every day, as the station uses its Telos ONE to handle calls from every state in the country and every corner of the globe, fielding terrestrial and satellite phone calls from locations as diverse as the Middle East and the South Pole.
The Telos ONE “has performed flawlessly in every respect…and has made it possible for everyone at our station to get compelling guests on the air via telephone,” says Dickens. Previously, he “struggled with [other brands’] hybrids to get acceptable quality and isolation on a call-by-call basis. The Telos ONE eliminates that hassle.”
Mr. Dickens finds his Telos ONE easy to use as well. “It was really easy to train everyone how to use the Telos ONE. That helped it get into heavy use quickly,” he notes.
The Telos ONE hybrid has the distinction of being the most affordable auto-nulling digital hybrid in the world, with Adaptive Cancellation technology that eliminates audio bleed and feedback without user intervention. The Telos ONE has become the standard for air studios and newsrooms throughout the radio and television industries thanks to its digital echo elimination, built-in high/low pass filtering and superior send-audio rejection, all of which results in extremely pure caller audio for great-sounding call-in shows. There’s even a built-in pitch shifter to help prevent feedback in open-speaker situations.
Several Telos ONE models are available to suit different broadcast needs, including a compact portable unit with a switchable mic/line input and dual outputs for easy interfacing at home or on the road, a rack mount ONE in a 1 RU chassis for studio installations, and the ONE Plus ONE, with two complete hybrids in a 1 RU chassis. For multiple-caller talk shows, there’s also the ONE-x-Six, which features control of up to six callers at a time. For more information, contact Caroline Dorsey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.telos-systems.com.
You can download a print-quality photo of the Telos ONE rackmount and portable from ftp://ftp.telos.cc/telos/pix/ONE_rack&mount.tif
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.