Calrec Audio Set to Show Remote Live Production Technology

At the upcoming 2017 NAB Show, Calrec Audio will unveil a new remote production unit that supports live broadcasts with high-quality content from remote locations.

The new Calrec RP1 remote production engine is a 2 RU base station that contains integrated, FPGA-based signal processing that enables a console surface at another facility to control all mixing functionality. The RP1 core manages all of the processing for IFB routing and remote monitor mixes, and it does so locally with no latency. This level of integration and remote control makes it simple for any remote mix engineer to set up IFB mixes and eradicates any delay for remote listeners or presenters.

The RP1 core quickly embeds audio into existing video-transport mechanisms, while its modular I/O backbone accepts any of Calrec’s I/O cards. This versatility means the RP1 can connect via analog, AES, MADI, SDI, and the latest AoIP solutions from AES67, Ravenna, Dante, and SMPTE 2022.

The RPI unit is ideal for live remote broadcasters that can’t always justify the time or expense of sending a dedicated outside broadcast truck and a team of skilled on-site operators for niche events with limited budgets.

At its 2017 NAB Show exhibit booth, Calrec will also show its new Brio compact live audio mixing console with a comprehensive broadcast feature set that supports a wider breadth of broadcast applications. As the smallest console in Calrec’s growing Bluefin2 family, Brio is only 35 inches (892 millimeters) wide, and its dual layer, 36-fader surface provides a wealth of faders in a very small footprint.

The BRIO is the smallest console in Calrec’s growing Bluefin2 family.

The BRIO is the smallest console in Calrec’s growing Bluefin2 family.

The Brio console’s uncluttered, compact, and configurable surface provides instant access to a large number of audio paths while a built-in 15.6-inch HD touch-screen interface offers access to more in-depth control. A bank of illuminating hardware rotary controls gives fast and precise control over parameters displayed in the touch-screen interface.

Brio is entirely self-contained, with analog and digital I/O and GPIO built into the surface. Additional expansion I/O slots allow for further I/O integration, and fitting an available Hydra2 module makes it possible to connect to and share audio over Calrec's Hydra2 network.

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