New Bern, NC (April 26, 2017)—Wheatstone is partnering with real-time multimedia delivery company Artel at the NAB Show to demonstrate live remote—or at-home—production using virtualized audio services across a wide-area network.
On Wheatstone’s booth, a camera feed from a foosball table is picked up on the other side of the booth for final mixing and production using the Dimension Three (Touch) IP audio networked console. Audio routing, control, mixing and processing are all done over the WAN through Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP network of virtual audio services.
An Artel InfinityLink IL6000 broadcast media transport chassis provides the Ethernet links between the foosball sporting event and the IP audio console as well as the fiber link to Artel booth a few aisles away. On the same bidirectional fiber link, a GoPro feed from a drone in the Artel booth is networked into the WheatNet-IP using an I/O BLADE. I/O BLADEs, or access units, make up the WheatNet-IP and store the virtualized services that enable operators to manage almost any audio function from the network.
“This is very timely as broadcasters continue to strive for efficiencies in their operations,” said Rafael Fonseca, VP product management, Artel. Live remote production, also known as at-home production, is a growing trend due to the cost savings associated with having less equipment and fewer staff onsite at a remote location.