7 April 2010, Cleveland Ohio, USA
Imagine a broadcast console with a built-in six-line phone system. Imagine talent running a call-in show seamlessly, smoothly, never having to reach across a countertop to fiddle with a phone — looking instead at an integrated phone hybrid section built right into the board, with all the controls falling naturally under their hands.
You don’t have to imagine — it’s real, thanks to the Telos iQ6 Telco Gateway that adds a complete multi-line broadcast phone system to Axia’s new iQ broadcast console with just one cable connection. Telos iQ6 isn’t a standalone hybrid; it’s a professional phone interface that saves money and time by plugging right into a Livewire network. This eliminates the cost of discrete I/O, cabling and soldered connectors, and slashes installation time.
iQ6 works directly with any Axia iQ console equipped with the Telco Expansion Frame, which adds six faders plus two hybrid controls with Status Symbols™ to the iQ Main Frame. Once connected to the iQ Core, iQ6 sends its six lines of caller audio, hybrid control and mix-minus audio to the network on a single CAT-5 cable. A built-in webserver enables easy administration via Web browser from anywhere in the plant.
iQ6 can handle up to six phone lines, either analog (POTS) or digital (ISDN PRI) phone lines, and contains two 3rd-generation Telos hybrids with Digital Dynamic EQ; the same advanced hybrids found in Telos Nx12 and Nx6 Talkshow Systems. iQ6 also has exclusive new AEC Advanced Echo Cancellation from Fraunhofer Labs, revolutionary technology that literally eliminates open-speaker feedback to allow natural, free-flowing on-air conversations while using regular studio monitors.
iQ6 features and benefits include:
- Adjustable DDEQ to keep sound signatures uniform from caller to caller
- Symmetrical Smart AGC by Omnia automatically keeps levels consistant
- "Long-tail" echo suppression helps tame echo on satellite, cellular, and VoIP calls
- Status Symbols™ Visual Call Management icons gives talent and producers line and caller status at a glance
- Built-in remote control capabilities for recording devices and profanity delay units
- Fraunhofer AEC technology eliminates feedback in open-speaker environments
- Single-wire Livewire™ connection to Axia IP-Audio networks
- Easy Web-based configuration and remote administration
In addition to the controls built into the iQ Telco Expansion Frame, iQ6 owners can control their Telco Gateway using the new VoIP-based Telox Vx Phone, or the Vx Producer software with built-in Soft Phone, to make, take and screen calls directly via the producer's PC.
Axia, a Telos company, builds Ethernet-based professional IP-Audio products for broadcast, sound-reinforcement and commercial audio applications. Along with the popular Element 2.0 modular console for on-air, commercial production, audio workstations and personal studios, Axia products include the PowerStation integrated console engine, intercom systems, digital audio routers, DSP mixers and processors, and software for configuring, managing and interfacing networked audio systems.
Telos Systems, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio with offices in Europe, is a leading manufacturer of ISDN, coded audio and telephone interface products for talk-shows, teleconferencing, audio production, remote broadcasts, and intercom applications.