Calrec Bridges IP Networks

Calrec Audio will showcase four new networking interfaces at the 2016 NAB Show, enabling broadcasters to interface with multiple protocols simultaneously.
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Hebden Bridge, U.K. (March 11, 2016)—Calrec Audio will showcase four new networking interfaces at the 2016 NAB Show, enabling broadcasters to interface with multiple protocols simultaneously.

Calrec’s NAB introductions include an AES67/Ravenna interface, an AVB interface and a modular I/ O Dante card with AES67 compatibility. Calrec will additionally debut a SMPTE 2022-6 video interface.

"We're drawing a line in the sand with these products," said Dave Letson, Calrec's vice president of sales. "We had held back on publically stating Calrec's formal direction on AoIP until we had properly assessed the market and talked to our customers. We strongly feel that it is not the role of a manufacturer to dictate which route to take, but to facilitate the broadcasters' choices.

"Calrec's customers can now interface with multiple protocols at the same time. For example, a signal can be received via AES67 and then sent out via SMPTE 2022, AVB, Ravenna, Dante or AES67. Signal-processing takes place via modular cards or 1U boxes."

Each element of Calrec's protocol range redundantly connects to Hydra2 and appears like any other I/O resource on the Hydra2 network. Hydra2's integral suite of management tools provides additional features to allow remote configuration patching, port protection, alias files, virtual patchbays and access rights.

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