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KBOO's New Telos
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Monday, February 6, 2017 - 8:30pm
New Telos Streamer Installed

KBOO Web Stream Upgrade

We are pleased to announce that KBOO Engineering has installed a new Telos Zipstream R1 audio streamer to upgrade our online audio experience for our listeners. The new hardware went live on Thursday March 9th. Our old streamer was a desktop PC with an onboard audio processing card, and has served us well for years. Now, our new Telos Zipstream will handle professional audio input/output connections and offers onboard signal processing to improve overall audio quality. This network based audio streamer will also communicate with our new Production 3 Wheatstone audio console for future podcast or secondary live web stream presentation.

Z/IPSTREAM R/1 OVERVIEW

Z/IPStream combines audio processing with MP3 and AAC encoding  in one convenient, single-rack unit. The AAC encoder supports AAC-LC, HE-AAC and HE-AAC v2 formats, and is fully managed and configured remotely with any standard Web browser. Z/IPStream features a wideband AGC, 3-band compressor/limiter, EQ, low-pass filter and a precision look-ahead final limiter; processed audio can then be encoded directly to MP3 or AAC streams to feed a remote replication server at your ISP. Streams can be “tagged” with “now-playing” information received from automation systems. Analog and Livewire® I/O are standard.

Thank You all KBOO Members who have made this possible. This is where your dollars go.

Tom Hood

Chief BOO Engineer

 

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Dear Techie Tom,
On Monday 2/13/17 at 11:30 AM I was listening to the Boo online and while listening I heard frequent interruptions in the audio which reminded me of thee 'old days' of streaming when there would be buffering problems. What I'd like to know is, is there something on my end I need to do to improve my listening experience?

I remain your loyal fan,
Dan Johnson