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#5352 by BigFrank
Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:17 am
Greetings. There's a good chance this question may have never been asked before, so here goes.

I am in the process of doing a live "call-in" Internet radio program, via In reality, this is actually a "call-out" show, so I don't have dozens of calls coming in when I'm not on the air.

As would be expected, an ancillary piece of hardware is required to get this set-up and working properly. I am trying to determine if this set-up is viable using ooma and the host interface. The info from the manufacturer, reads as follows:

"The Podcast Host digital hybrid turns your desktop into a professional podcast center with live interviews and top-quality telephone audio. It contains everything you need to get talk show phone audio into your mixer or sound card for recording or podcasting.
The Podcast Host allows you to send mic and line level signals into the phone line while maintaining excellent separation between your voice and the caller's. The stereo output jack on the back of the unit provides your voice on one channel and only the caller's voice on the other. The balanced XLR output jack contains only the caller's voice.

This digital hybrid connects audio signals to a standard analog telephone line without the transmit/receive crosstalk common to analog hybrids. The Digital Signal Processor (DSP) continuously monitors both the phone line and audio signals to deliver excellent separation. This proprietary, dual-convergence echo canceller algorithm can achieve excellent separation, typically exceeding 50 dB, without any setup and without sending a noise burst down the line.

Podcast Host provides connections for a microphone, headphones, mixer, sound card, telephone and your analog telephone line. An auxiliary telephone is only required to place outgoing calls. The auxiliary telephone is disconnected when you press the "Call" button, and reconnected when you press the "Drop" button.

Podcast Host features Auto-Answer/Auto Disconnect for use in IFB and monitoring applications. Other applications include: telephone interviews, talk shows, church PA interface, and conference room full duplex applications.

Features: excellent separation of caller and talent voice; 16-bit DSP technology; proprietary auto null algorithm, 50 dB null; Send and Receive LEDs; Guest Module remote control jack; auto answer/disconnect; balanced female XLR input with Mic/Line pad switch; 3.5 mm mono input; balanced male XLR output; unbalanced 3.5 mm stereo output (left=send, right=caller); 3.5 mm stereo output (mixed send and receive audio); RJ11C phone and aux phone jacks; external power supply included."

Anyone with advanced knowledge who can determine the viability of getting this to "hand-shake" with my ooma device, I'd appreciate your input. TYIA.

#5592 by murphy
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:09 am
If this equipment plugs into a standard phone jack on the wall, then you should be able to plug it into the phone jack on the ooma hub and get the same functionality.

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