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Calrec Audio introduces native IP consoles

Calrec will be presenting the new products at NAB 2019, which are called ImPulse and Type R, along with its upgrade solutions for existing customers

At NAB 2019, booth C7408, Calrec will be showcasing its native IP consoles – ImPulse and Type R – along with its upgrade solutions.

Calrec’s ImPulse core is an audio processing and routing engine with AES67 and SMPTE 2110 connectivity. The ImPulse core is compatible with current Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, providing a simple upgrade path for existing users. In addition, future scalable expansion will allow up to four DSP mix engines and control systems to run independently on a single core at the same time, providing the ability to use multiple large-format mixers simultaneously. ImPulse provides 3D immersive path widths and panning for audio applications, and has an integral AoIP router, which fully supports NMOS discovery and connection management, as well as mDNS/Ravenna discovery.

Type R is a modular, expandable, IP-based radio system, which uses standard networking technology and combines it with configurable soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs. It provides simple customisation across established networks, open control protocols and surface personalisation, and it features a 2U core with integrated I/O resources. A single core can power up to three independent mixing environments, with no sharing of DSP resources.

Calrec is also set to assist broadcasters with their chosen route to IP integration. The company’s H2/IP Gateway links Hydra2 to the IP domain allowing signals and control to pass in both directions.

Modular I/O frames can be upgraded with a new switchable controller card that allows them to sit on either a Hydra2 or IP network, with a future option to upgrade existing fixed format boxes.

“Broadcasters are asking for fully integrated IP workflows that utilise open standards,” said Dave Letson, Calrec’s VP of Sales. “Calrec has always worked closely with broadcasters to enable them to create the workflows that they need. The transition to IP is no different as we have powerful native-IP solutions and a clear route to follow that will make the upgrade path a smooth journey. We’re very excited to demonstrate how we can make our customers IP vision a reality.”