Hebden Bridge, U.K. (July 29, 2010)--Calrec Audio has debuted its customizable 3U I/O interface box that fits into its Hydra2 network system. The modular box, designed for live production whether in an OB truck or on a studio floor, contributes to signal routing among devices on an audio network.
While Calrec offers a selection of fixed-format I/O boxes, the 3U I/O box’s modular design means it can be targeted for the specifics of a particular job. The Hydra2 network system is part of the Apollo/Artemis console platform, linking the console control surface to the high-capacity 8192 x 8192 router and providing all of its I/O capability.
“Arrayed on the network, Hydra2 I/O interface boxes support maximum audio routing flexibility and minimum installation overhead,” said Jim Wilmer, Calrec director of sales for the Americas. “Additionally, our latest I/O box’s modular design gives customers the flexibility to buy exactly what they need.”
Hydra2 has software that reportedly recognizes and instantly alerts appropriate clients to network changes. More benefits include one-to-many routing, 512 bidirectional channels of I/O per connection and reduced latency.