The Telos Alliance®—leader in broadcast technology and parent company to Telos®, Omnia®, Axia®, 25-Seven®, Linear Acoustic®, and Minnetonka™—will be demonstrating new updates for both the Omnia.11 and Omnia.9 broadcast audio processors at BroadcastAsia 2018 in stand #4J2-01 alongside the GBS Alliance at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, June 26–28.
These two updates reinforce Omnia’s position that when it comes to audio processing, Great Sound Matters Most. This initiative focuses on the quality and performance of broadcast audio as the best way for broadcasters to obtain listeners and retain audiences longer. In addition to the 11 and 9 update, Omnia will also be displaying its full line of products, including the Omnia VOLT and Omnia.7 broadcast audio processors and the Omnia VOCO 8 mic processor.
Omnia.11 v3.5 Update
The Omnia.11 broadcast audio processor has a significant free upgrade with software v3.5, which the company is showing to the Asia-Pacific Market at BroadcastAsia 2018 for the first time. Omnia.11 v3.5 brings significant new updates to the Omnia.11 platform, including the new “Pepino” clipper—the latest FM final clipper design from Frank Foti. With Pepino, Foti redesigned the clipper section to perfectly compliment Omnia.11’s G-Force dynamics engine.
“The toughest job for a broadcast audio processor is the final stage, which is known as the clipper or peak limiter, as this is where the precision peak control is accomplished. The challenge is what to do with the portion of the signal that has been clipped off, as this content gets distributed within the audio spectrum as both harmonic and intermodulation distortion,” says Frank Foti, Executive Chairman of the Telos Alliance.
Through advanced research into the peak limiting mechanism and how distortion is created, Omnia.11 v3.5’s Pepino clipper system suppresses both harmonic and intermodulation distortion as the clipping function is realized. This is applied over the entire audio spectrum, and the result is cleaner audio overall, yet without any compromise to the desired competitive loudness level.
In turn, G-Force processing improvements now take advantage of the newly designed clipper. For full v3.5 functionality, users need to be running the Omnia.11 G-Force platform.
V3.5 includes several other dramatic improvements, including better high-frequency handling and more consistent bass response; seamless transitions when switching between presets; improved audio consistency for better blending between FM and HD channels, including a unified FM/HD Bass Clipper; a new “Phat Bass” update for richer, stronger bass presence; improved sound in the low-latency DJ section; a greatly improved HD look-ahead limiter in HD-enabled units; and warmer and cleaner live/dry voice performance. A Transient Detail Enhancer in the dynamics section offers smarter, more powerful RMS control in the AGCs, producing a solid increase in loudness to match the performance of the Pepino clipper.
To download the free v3.5 software upgrade, visit www.telosalliance.com/Omnia11.
Omnia.9 v3.18.99 Update
New Omnia.9 units are now shipping with a major update to the audio engine, making it sound better than ever. This update is also available as a software download (v3.18.99) for existing Omnia.9 users at no charge. New features include a major system rewrite to the audio engine, introducing a new lower-latency clipper for both FM and AM; a new, fully rewritten streaming engine that now supports Shoutcast 2, FLAC and lossless streaming; an integrated internal stream server; phase correction with mono bass that reduces multipath distortion; expanded SNMP features; shared processing path for AM+HD units; improved BS.412 MPX power limiter; and seamless preset switching, even between presets with major structural differences. This new update also enables optional µMPX encoding, making the Omnia.9 the first hardware processor to support this revolutionary codec, which offers full composite MPX over a 320kbps pipe.
V3.18.99 also enables Livewire+ AES67 for even more flexible I/O. Shipping in new units, older Omnia.9 units require an MKII platform upgrade to enable Livewire+ AES67. Platform upgrades will be available by mid-July through Telos and authorized service centers.
To download Omnia.9 v3.18.99, visit http://success.telosalliance.com/omnia-9-v3.18.99-software-update.
To sign up for a live Omnia demo at BCA 2018 or beyond, visit TelosAlliance.com/Omnia-Sound-Matters. In addition to demonstrating Omnia.11 v3.5 and Omnia.9 v3.18.99 at BCA, the Telos Alliance will be showing other exciting new products and technology at booth 4J2-01.
For more information, please contact: Krissy.Rushing@TelosAlliance.com.
About The Telos Alliance
For three decades, the brands of the Telos Alliance have revolutionized radio and television by pioneering disruptive, cutting-edge audio technology with the goal of helping global networks and local stations produce better programming, improve audience engagement, and bolster ratings. The Telos Alliance is made up of six brands—Telos Systems, Omnia Audio, Axia Audio, Linear Acoustic, 25-Seven Systems, and Minnetonka Audio—that raise the bar for quality and innovation in the radio and television industries. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, with additional offices and dealers around the world, the Telos Alliance offers an industry-leading warranty and backs users’ critical on-air needs with worldwide 24/7 round-the-clock support for all customers. A complete list of dealers can be found at TelosAlliance.com/Dealers.