Following numerous private conversations and panel discussions at the recent 2018 NAB Show, it’s become clear that broadcasters are being challenged like never before to hold the line on CapEx spending while delivering more content across their linear platforms. Because of this tricky scenario, the NAB’s annual convention was bristling with technology that helps create content easier, in a highly collaborative way, to spread the expense and manpower.
The adoption of most technologies usually happens incrementally for both manufacturers and users. Audio over IP (AoIP) is a leading example of this. While some companies have been applying the technology for over ten years for a range of applications, others are only starting to move beyond third party integration. This is the case with Calrec Audio, which is using the 2018 NAB Show to launch its first fully IP mixing console after including interfaces for AoIP on its existing range of desks.
The implementation of all-IP workflows around the world has accelerated as broadcasters realize the inherent benefits of a flexible, file-based operation and signal distribution architecture. Clear proof can be found in the variety of equipment now being sold into these new and upgraded facilities.
Audio codec developer Tieline Technology is the latest manufacturer to branch out into the intercom market. Taking advantage of both wireless and audio over IP (AoIP) technologies, the Australian company is set to launch the ChatterBox system at the 2018 NAB Show, aiming it at location to studio applications.
French manufacturer Digigram will extend its range of connectivity products at this year’s NAB Show with the launch of the LX-DANTE sound card. This is able to fully communicate with all Dante-enabled devices on a network, as well as equipment on associated networks using other audio over IP (AoIP) protocols though the AES67 interoperability standard.
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