New Bern, NC (March 5, 2013)-Wheatstone Corporation, marking its 30th year as an NAB exhibitor, will showcase several new products during the upcoming NAB convention in Las Vegas.
New at this NAB is the Dimension Two, the first audio-over-IP (AoIP) networked console for television sound. The new Dimension Two large format console combines Wheatstone’s 1200-channel Gibraltar mix engine with Wheatstone’s Ethernet AoIP networking technology in one control surface.
Unlike traditional card-cage networks, the Wheatstone AoIP network used by Dimension Two is distributed. All network intelligence is distributed to point-of-use, which offers cost efficiencies and network fail-safe and redundancy benefits.
Wheatstone will also debut its third-generation AirAura spectral audio processor with improved bass tools, an improved sweet-spot technology algorithm, more EQ options, and a newly developed low distortion FM clipper technology.
Also new is the FM-531HD, an FM/HD on-air processor equipped with the multiband granularity of Wheatstone’s 31-band AirAura but in a smaller, streamlined unit with matching price point.
Then there’s the M-4 four-channel mic processor in a 1RU WheatNet-IP BLADE. Wheatstone is reportedly the only broadcast audio processor manufacturer to offer spectral audio processors with 31-band granularity, allowing surgical limiting of troublesome frequencies without affecting sound details in the rest of the audio spectrum.
Wheatstone will also launch the L-8 control surface for its WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. The L-8 control surface is a cousin to Wheatstone’s LX-24 on-air control surface introduced last year, but scaled for news production, voiceover booths or other similar studio applications. The L-8 is based on all the same design principles as the LX-24 as a tabletop IP control surface that offers assignable sources to any fader and with hot-swappable individual fader modules.