Telos Hx1 & Hx2 Digital Telephone Hybrids

In the mid-1980s, Telos pioneered the very first digital adaptive telephone hybrid. Since then, our POTS phone hybrids have earned a worldwide reputation for extracting clean, clear caller audio from even the most difficult calls.

We’ve pioneered plenty of improvements to POTS hybrid technology in the past 20 years, and the Telos Hx1 and Hx2 represent the highest state-of-the-art in hybrid performance. Advances in DSP have been pretty great as well. We’ve used every bit of knowledge gained to make Hx1 and Hx2 the best, most advanced POTS hybrids we’ve ever made, without much doubt.

Inside the single-hybrid Hx1 and dual-hybrid Hx2, you’ll find Telos processing technologies that take the POTS hybrid to a new level of consistently superior performance, regardless of telephone line characteristics. This advanced hybrid technology brings new standard features that sweeten and control caller audio better than ever before; features you won’t find in other POTS hybrids.

Hx1 and Hx2 have Auto-Answer, caller disconnect detection, sophisticated new audio-leveling and anti-feedback routines for enhanced open-speaker applications, call screening and linehold features, and front-panel send and receive audio metering — plus much, much more. Audio processing tools include a new symmetrical wide-range AGC and noise gate by Omnia, with adjustable gain settings to help keep caller audio smooth and consistent from call to call. Studio adaptation and a subtle pitch-shifter help prevent feedback in open-speaker situations. Adjustable caller override improves performance even further, and allows you to individualize the degree to which the announcer ducks the caller audio. Finally, our
famous Digital Dynamic EQ, coupled with an adjustable smart leveler, keeps audio spectrally consistent from call to call.

Hx2 Front Panel

On the front panel, you’ll find EQ Meters for eac h hybrid, to tell you exactly how much DDEQ is being applied. Next to those, separate Send and Receive level meters monitor each hybrid. There’s also an animated line status display that visually indicates when a line is ringing in, on air, on hold or available. A complement of Take, Hold and Drop buttons complete the front-panel control set.

hx2 back-196Around back, you’ll find a switchable mic/line input, balanced analog receive-out output, RJ ports for telco input and phoneset, input level adjustment, and a DB9 remote control connector with GPIO closures for hybrid control and status indicator lamps. Need digital I/O? No problem — Hx comes in an AES/EBU version with built-in sample-rate converter.

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