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Calrec Audio Shows Reliable Remote Production Capability

At the 2017 NAB Show, Calrec will spotlight a number of new and existing technologies that have been highly popular with broadcasters over the past year. This includes its compact Brio digital audio console, as the smallest in the company’s Bluefin2 family, measuring 892 millimeters (approx. 3 feet) wide. It also features a dual-layer, 36-fader surface that provides a wealth of faders.

The Calrec Brio's configurable surface gives instant access to a large number of audio paths via a full color 15.6-inch HD touch-screen user interface that provides quick access to more in-depth control. A bank of illuminating hardware rotary controls gives fast and precise control over parameters displayed in the UI.

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 including an optional Hydra2 module makes it possible to connect to and share audio over Calrec's Hydra2 network.

The RP1 Remote Production Unit addresses an increasingly prevalent requirement for high-quality content from remote locations.

The RP1 Remote Production Unit addresses an increasingly prevalent requirement for high-quality content from remote locations.

Calrec will also show its RP1 Remote Production Unit, which addresses an increasingly prevalent requirement for high-quality content from remote locations. Broadcasters cannot always justify the time or expense of sending a dedicated outside broadcast truck and a team of skilled on-site operators for these niche events, but they must always ensure that the same high broadcast standards are met.

The new RP1 remote production engine is a 2 RU chassis that contains integrated, FPGA-based DSP circuits that enable 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, whilst 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.

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