Telos Z/IP ONE w/AES FAQs
- When is the Z/IP ONE w/AES shipping?
Now! There are units in inventory, tested, approved, and ready to ship.
- Does the Z/IP ONE w/AES still support analog audio?
Yes. Analog inputs and outputs are still available with configurable gain, and even an available microphone boost setting.
- Can an analog Z/IP ONE be upgraded to use AES/EBU?
No. The change to support AES/EBU requires both a new main board and new chassis.
- Can I use AES and analog audio at the same time?
Yes. Since the Z/IP ONE encodes just one stereo pair, you must choose which of the input options to use for encoding. However, decoded audio is simultaneously available on Analog, AES/EBU, and Livewire outputs. You can even set the inputs to ‘fail over’ from Livewire to AES/EBU to Analog in case of input failures.
- What determines an input failure?
Loss of frame synchronization is used to determine whether to change input sources from Livewire or AES/EBU. Silence is not considered.
- What are the major differences between an Analog Z/IP ONE and the Z/IP ONE w/AES?
The AES/EBU design has a new main board with a new digital audio controller. Aside from minor changes necessary to configure AES/EBU, the new Z/IP ONE design has the following major differences:
- Different analog input gain settings, particularly with respect to microphone gain
- Two additional XLRs on the back panel
- Ground stud near the power entry module on the back panel
- Are there any other differences?
Yes, many. The 2.0 software that accompanied the AES/EBU hardware release was our largest change set to date. You can see a complete list of changes in the release notes at: ftp://ftp.zephyr.com/pub/ZIPone/Updates/Release Notes.pdf
- Can I use older software with a Z/IP ONE w/AES?
No. The 2.0 software is the first that supports the new audio hardware. For this reason, the software update web page will not permit you to downgrade to earlier software.
- Is there more detailed information available?
Yes. The manual has been updated and is hosted both on the Z/IP ONE’s internal web pages and at: http://www.telosalliance.com/images/Manuals/ZIP%20ONE-Manual-v2.0.1.pdf