University of Iowa Stations "Delighted" with Telos
MP3 audio logger
also makes telescoped airchecks.
02 August 2004, Cleveland Ohio, USA
The University of Iowa needed a modern, reliable way to log program audio
and create airchecks at their NPR-affiliate stations WSUI (wsui.uiowa.edu)
and KSUI-FM (ksui.uiowa.edu). They found a perfect fit in ProFiler
automated program archiving software from Telos Systems.
“I’d been looking at logging packages for a while,” says Chief Engineer
Jim Davies of WSUI/KSUI. “We’d used an old Shafer slow-speed tape logger
for a long time, and then VCRs. It was quite a chore to lift any
intelligible audio from those tapes. Plus, we had to start them by hand
4 times a day.”
“We needed to log continuous program audio, but the Program Directors at
WSUI and KSUI also wanted a skimmer for the air talent,” Davies says. “I
saw several mentions of Telos ProFiler on the BNet and PubTech list
servers, so I did my homework and found that ProFiler was not only a
skimmer but also a long form logging device — it was just what we
needed. We bought two copies; one for FM and one for AM.”
Along with logging and skimming functions, ProFiler provides a suite of
tools for capturing programs for rebroadcast and quick assembly of
airchecks and composites. An exclusive “SmartSkim” mode balances audio
quality with space-efficiency; it archives non-critical programming
using maximum compression, switching automatically to high-quality
skimming when talent mics are open.
Users can even listen “live” over LAN, WAN or the Internet — perfect for
remote listening by managers, program directors and consultants. “The
program directors are delighted that we have this ability,” says Davies.
“Having logged audio available on any networked PC is entirely the right
way to do this.”
And ProFiler is very reliable, according to Davies. “It was easy to
install and works flawlessly on our office network with Windows 2000, XP
Pro and Office 2003. I'd recommend ProFiler to anyone.”
ProFiler runs on a standard PC under Windows 2000 or XP Professional. The
starter package records one stereo or two mono audio streams, and
includes a Telos professional balanced-I/O audio card; additional Telos
audio cards can easily be added to record up to 4 stereo or 8 mono
streams per PC. MSRP is $595.00 USD per stereo stream; for more details
contact Caroline Dorsey at +1-216-241-7225, or browse
ProFiler software comes with a professional, balanced-output audio card.
You can download a print-quality photo of the ProFiler package from
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.