Comrex Introduces New Voice-over-IP Solution For TV IFB

At the 2018 NAB Show, Comrex, a supplier of VoIP and video-over-IP technology, will introduce a new product called EarShot that helps TV stations reduce costs and provide more flexibility for remote IFB feeds.

The Comrex EarShot provides telephone-based live studio program and IFB audio to field-based remote broadcasts. Up to 30 users can listen to program or IFB feeds by calling into EarShot with a mobile phone. EarShot can handle up to 4 program feeds, or 2 IFB feeds. For higher fidelity, smartphone apps can be used to pull the audio in studio quality. EarShot can be connected to low-cost cloud-based VoIP service, or tied to a station’s VoIP PBX.

“With our years of experience in putting VoIP calls on air," said Tom Hartnett, Comrex Technical Director, "it was a no-brainer to provide a simple hardware solution to the IFB problem. The folks we talked to were sick of paying for a dozen or more POTS lines to provide this function. EarShot will pay for itself within a couple of months in phone service savings alone.”

EarShot will be available for purchase in mid-2018.

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