Telos Alliance® Introduces Axia® Quasar™ SR AoIP Mixing Console
“We are thrilled to make the power and boundless production possibilities of our flagship Quasar console available to more broadcasters with this streamlined SR design,” says Marty Sacks, EVP of Sales, Support, and Marketing for Telos Alliance. “Quasar SR refines the Quasar surface design, making it easy for anyone from the seasoned broadcast engineer to a guest operator to create content with a minimal learning curve. SR is comparable to the Fusion console that it replaces, adding features not found on other consoles in its class.”
Driven by mature and sophisticated AoIP technology from Telos Alliance—the inventor of AoIP for broadcast—Quasar SR is designed for steadfast reliability with no single point of failure. Quasar SR is part of Telos Alliance’s vast Livewire+™ AES67 ecosystem, making communication with other devices on the network easy, allowing detection, sharing, and control of audio resources across multiple studios connected to the network. With Quasar, AoIP’s promises of built-in redundancy, cost-efficiency, ease of use and setup, and system scalability are fully realized.
Quasar SR uses the same frame, power supply, and master module as the original Quasar console, but the fader modules are non-motorized and there are fewer, larger, and easier-to-reach buttons on each channel strip. All of these refinements make it easy for any operator to use the SR console, while introducing cost efficiencies that allow SR to be an exceptional value.
SR also features the same sleek design and high-quality architecture of the original Quasar, including scratch-resistant work surfaces and avionics-grade components rugged enough for a lifetime of use. A built-in industrial-grade 12.1-inch touchscreen user interface eliminates the need for an external monitor. (Users can still add a monitor using the external video output available if required by the application.)
Expert Source Profile controls allow power users a granular definition of custom logic associated with each source. The user can program GPIO control, mix-minus routing, talkback, and other functions based upon console channel state. Flexible Record Mode gives complete control of monitors, meters, headphone feeds, program bus assignments, and more. Additionally, Show Profiles allow up to 4,000 console “snapshots” with different settings, layouts, and defaults loaded instantly, customizing the board to each show requirement or talent preference. Automatic mix-minus and automixing are available on all channels. Touch-sensitive Encoders, Faders, and User buttons complement the powerful set of control features offered with Quasar surfaces.
Remote Control & Monitoring
With Axia Quasar SR, Telos Alliance introduces an optional new remote control solution called Quasar Soft. This solution lets broadcasters control the surface from any HTML-5 browser. Included as part of the Quasar Soft license, Quasar Cast is a remote monitoring solution that lets users listen to what is happening in the studio and on the air while they operate the console remotely using Quasar Soft.
The Original Quasar Console Becomes Quasar XR
With Quasar SR comes new functionality that Telos Alliance is also making available to original Quasar console owners. With the introduction of the Quasar v2.0 Major System Update, the original Quasar console becomes ‘Quasar XR’. Existing Quasar users can upgrade their console to XR by installing this free system-wide update, which adds scalability and modularity to the original console. V2.0 also introduces Quasar Soft and Quasar Cast remote control and monitoring solutions, delivers full integration with Telos Infinity® IP Intercom products, and adds support for new Quasar Accessory Modules (coming soon), along with numerous other powerful features. This advanced scalability addresses new workflows, like Work from Home, and gives broadcasters more flexibility when it comes to the number of channels they need in their Quasar Engine.