Setting new standards for studio telephone systems
NX seamlessly integrates with XScreen from Broadcast Bionics
Nx Talkshow Systems
The Nx family of Talkshow Systems is setting new standards for studio telephone interface systems. The latest generation of hybrid technology and processing by Omnia results in the cleanest, most consistent call quality ever.
Nx Talkshow Systems have multiple advanced digital hybrids, each with its own AGC, noise gate, and caller override dynamics using carefully-tuned DSP algorithms. Each also includes DDEQ, a sophisticated multi-band equalizer, which analyzes and adjusts received audio spectral characteristics so that calls sound smooth and consistent despite today’s wide variety of phone sets and connection paths. Exclusive to Telos Systems, the hybrids incorporate special echo cancellation for tricky VoIP and cellular calls as well as adaptive function that reduces the possibility for feedback in open speaker applications.
The Nx6 is the compact 6-line version of the Nx12, designed to give smaller studios a powerful edge with their telephone interface system. Inside both Nx6 and Nx12 are four advanced digital hybrids, each with its own AGC, noise gate, and caller override dynamics using carefully-tuned DSP algorithms. Each also includes DDEQ, a sophisticated multi-band equalizer, which analyzes and adjusts audio spectral characteristics from all varieties of phone sets and connection paths so calls sound smooth and consistent. The Nx6/Nx12 hybrids also incorporate special echo cancellation for tricky VoIP and cellular calls. The possibility for feedback in open speaker applications is virtually eliminated thanks to an adaptive function unique to Telos.
Choose analog or ISDN telephone lines by ordering your Nx with appropriate Telco interface modules. The Nx12 connects to as many as 12 analog POTS telephone lines or up to 6 ISDN BRI lines (which would provide 12 caller channels). The Nx6 connects to 6 lines. A digital switch matrix inside connects the lines to hybrids.
Nx6 and Nx12 work with Telos third-generation control surfaces, including the the Desktop Director, Call Controller and Console Director for Axia IP consoles. Talent and producers each benefit from exclusive Telos features designed to make their lives easier, such as Status Symbols visual call management icons that clearly show line and caller status. Nx systems also integrate with Telos' Assistant Producer call screening software, which may be used locally or over any IP network. Livewire audio-over-IP technology is also supported with the Nx6 / Nx12 Ethernet network connection.
With its four hybrids, two Program-on-Hold inputs, and two sets of analog I/O, the Nx6 can serve one studio with one or two phone faders and high-quality conferencing for up to four callers. (More are possible, but without individual hybrids and processing.) The Nx12 is better suited for a two-studio mode to handle the telephone needs for two stations simultaneously. With its four inputs and outputs, the optional AES interface module offers direct access to the individual hybrids.
Since the Ethernet connection can support a large number of channels, direct access to the individual hybrids is also possible in a Livewire-equipped studio. An Axia Element console can control the Nx6/Nx12 over the network with either the Call Control Module for the traditional Telos two-column operation style or Europhone Modules for a fader-per-hybrid operating style. (It is also possible to access the four hybrids via a Livewire Node.)
In a Livewire networked system, one Ethernet RJ-45 connects all necessary signals: up to four hybrid inputs, four hybrid outputs, two Program-on-Hold inputs, and all needed control.
You can connect up to eight control surfaces, with the Nx6/Nx12 directly powering as many as four. Optional external power supplies provide power for long cable runs or additional controllers. (The Extended Desktop Director counts as a single device, but consumes the power of two.)
NX comes complete with XScreen from Broadcast Bionics. When they asked if they could use these products as a platform for their new XScreen product, it took us about a millisecond to say "yes!" Partly because we believe in open standards and the benefits of partnerships, but also because we think XScreen is very cool. XScreen’s interface gives screeners and hosts tons of information and control using sophisticated visual talkback, including a drag and drop database of all calls for your show as well as a phonebook and visual warnings for persistent or nuisance callers. A fully-functional copy of XScreen Lite is provided to all VX customers, but an upgrade to the full XScreen client software adds even more features, including extended call history, an enhanced phonebook, prize management, powerful GPIO functionality plus more. XScreen, deployed as part of a Livewire network, also enables call recording, editing and console integration directly over the network.
|Incoming Line Capacity||
- Our most advanced hybrid algorithms.
- Studio adaptation and pitch shifter help prevent feedback in situations where open speakers are required.
- Adjustable caller override improves performance and allows you to individualize the degree to which the announcer ducks the caller audio.
- Digital Dynamic EQ and new symmetrical wide-range AGC by Omnia keeps audio spectrally consistent from call to call.
- Caller ID on both analog POTS and ISDN telephone lines, accessible over the Ethernet for call screening applications.
- When coupled with an Axia Element console, integrated control is possible using the Element's Call Control or Europhone Fader modules.
- Web server for configuration and remote monitoring.
- Flexible metering.
- Each Nx Talkshow System includes Telos’ Assistant Producer call screening software and the new PhoneBOX NX Lite to address all of your call screening, contesting and phone management requirements.
- Function buttons and GPIO-style outputs for control of delay systems and recorders.
- Many control options to suit your individual requirements, both desktop and console-mounted.
- Status Symbols make life easier for producers and talent with their animated high-contrast icon display of line status.
- Input/output via analog XLR or Livewire Audio-over-IP. Optional AES3 I/O module.
- POTS, ISDN-S, or ISDN-U (specify when ordering) - Nx supports mixed configurations.
- Two-studio mode for sharing one Nx and its telephone lines with two studios.
- POTS line sharing allows two Nx's to share the same POTS line without collisions.
- Download the latest manuals for all Nx Talkshow Systems
- Download the Nx Talkshow System Brochure
- Read "Telephone Technology In The Digital Age: A Tutorial For Broadcasters"
- Learn More About Nx Control Options
- Get The Details on Call Screening Software
- Read About Caller Database and Contest Management
- Find Dealer Information
|Send (to caller) Processing||
|Receive (from caller) Processing||
|Send Analog Inputs||2x|
|Program-on-Hold Analog Inputs||2x|
|Connector||XLR Female, Pin 2 High (Active Balanced with RF Protection)|
|Output Level||Adjustable from -7 to +8 dBu (nominal)|
|Analog Clip Point||+21 dBu|
|Impedance||Bridging, > 10K Ohms|
|Analog-to-Digital Converter Resolution||20 bits|
|Receive Analog Outputs||2x|
|Connector||XLR Male, Pin 3 High|
|Input Level||Adjustable from -7 to +8 dBu (nominal)|
|Digital-to-Analog Converter Resolution||24 bits|
|Headroom Before Clipping||20 dB headroom from 4dBU nominal levels|
|AES Digital Input / Output (Option)|
|Overview||Plug-in module converts the XLR inputs and outputs to AES3, providing 2x in on two XLR-Fs and 2x out on two XLR-Ms. On the Nx12, can provide 4x in on two XLR-Fs and 4x out on two XLR-Ms by using both channels of AES signal|
|Rate Conversion||Sample Rate Converters on all inputs and outputs. Inputs can accept 32, 44.1, and 48kHz rates. Clock for outputs may be sourced from the AES inputs or internally-generated, locked to the ISDN network.|
|Input Level||Adjustable from -27 to -12 dBfs|
|Output Level||Adjustable from -27 to -12 dBfs|
|Frequency Response||±.5 dB, 50 to 20 kHz (swept sine procedure, measured from analog input to output with unit in loop-back mode)|
|THD+N/Input||<0.06% typical (measured at 0dB @ 1kHz analog in to AES out in loop-back mode)|
|Switching Matrix and Conferencing|
|Audio Routing and Switch||All Digital||All Digital|
|General purpose Input/Output||1x 15-pin D-sub with status outputs and control inputs.|
|ISDN Telephone Connectivity|
|Telephone Coding Modes||
|Analog Telephone Line Connectivity|
|Desktop Director Ports|
|Eight directors using external RJ-45 splitters and power. (Extended Desktop Directors count as 2 for power purposes)|