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InSound

Audio Mixing Desks
Contributing Editor Jim Evans has the latest information on developments and offerings
in the pivotal audio link in the broadcast chain...

T

he mixing console is at the heart
of any broadcast system whether
for live to air or production and postproduction. The debate surrounding
the future of audio transport protocols
and the relevant technologies goes on,
as does the evolution of the broadcast
console. And the console designers and
manufacturers continue to keep pace.
At the 2016 NAB Show, Calrec Audio
will unveil a number of technologies
that enable broadcasters to interface
with multiple protocols at the same
time. Calrec will showcase four new
networking interfaces, including an
AES67/Ravenna interface, an AVB
interface, and a modular I/O Dante
card that also has AES67 compatibility.
In addition, Calrec will debut a SMPTE
2022-6 video interface.
"We're drawing a line in the sand
with these products," said Dave
Letson, Calrec's Vice President of
Sales. "We had held back on publically
stating Calrec's formal direction on
AoIP until we had properly assessed

the market and talked to our
customers. We strongly feel that it
is not the role of a manufacturer to
dictate which route to take, but to
facilitate the broadcasters' choices.
"Calrec's customers can now
interface with multiple protocols at the
same time. For example, a signal can
be received via AES67 and then sent
out via SMPTE 2022, AVB, Ravenna,
Dante, or AES67. Signal-processing
takes place via modular cards or 1U
boxes.
"Each signal also benefits from
the management facilities inherent
in Hydra2. This benefit is especially
powerful in remote environments
where multiple trucks are connected. It
means that different units can operate
across multiple formats in the field,
and Calrec always has them covered."
Solid State Logic launched its
System T at IBC 2015. Designed from
the ground up to provide the power
to handle large-scale productions
in a 'multi-platform delivery' driven

Television Technical Centre Ostankino (TTC) in Moscow has installed
five further Calrec digital audio consoles

Spain's Telefonica Broadcast Services has upgraded its HD OB truck
with a Calrec Summa console

Satellite broadcaster SiriusXM
Director of Operations Jackson
MacInnis (left) and Engineer
Michael Taylor with SSL C200 HD
Live Production Consoles

future, System T is a new fully
networked broadcast audio production
environment. A range of hardware
and software control interfaces can be
placed anywhere on a network with up
to three consoles or control interfaces
accessing a single or fully mirrored
redundant pair of processor cores.
Multiple processor cores can be used
on a single network. Control interfaces
and processing resource can be reconfigured to suit daily requirements.
Routing and I/O is Dante based
with System T featuring the first
consoles to use the new Dante HC
(High channel) connectivity. SSL's
newly expanded Network I/O range
puts SSL audio quality Stageboxes
and interfaces wherever they are
required in a facility. With Dante
reaching the 500 product landmark at
IBC 2015, System T has plug-and-play
discoverability and interoperability as
central principles. System T features
"a wealth of innovation in technology
and conceptual design and delivers
the versatility to create previously
impossible system configurations, and
to handle future expansion".
Antony David, Managing Director of
Solid State Logic comments: "System T
is a technology at the beginning of its
life - a comprehensive and forwardthinking approach to broadcast audio
production that enables broadcasters
to plan for the future, and adapt in the
future.
"Dante has more than 220 licensed
partners already and at IBC reached

the 500 commercially available
product landmark, and is still growing.
It's a complete technology, with a
control and configuration API, so it
was the obvious and best choice as the
primary infrastructure for the routing
and I/O aspects of System T.
"With that and the development of
our future-proof, CPU-based Tempest
core, plus our innovations in control,
we're asking broadcasters to stop
and think about the future. The fullynetworked broadcast audio production
system is here."
The Dante AoIP network, integrating
the AES67 transport standard, offers
large-scale routing and remote control
of a diverse range of Dante-compatible
I/O devices. System scaling requires
only additional networking switch
capacity - not expensive proprietary
routing hardware. This makes

Solid State Logic's System T is a
fully networked broadcast audio
production environment


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