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Intercoms and
Talkbacks Updated
David Kirk follows up from June's issue on the latest
developments from the manufacturers of broadcast
communications technology...
Broaman's MUX22

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ntercoms and talkbacks usually
do their vital stuff beyond earshot
of the TV-viewing public. They are
nevertheless among the most essential
elements of the entire broadcast chain,
especially when a production team is
working live across multiple locations.
The following summary focuses on
the newest hardware, software and
technical trends from the established
vendors, updating and expanding the
overview published in the June edition
of InBroadcast.
AEQ's X-Core is a modular IP audio
matrix which can be configured as
a general purpose audio router or
as an intercom switcher. It can also
be deployed with one or more of the
company's Atrium sound mixers. The
X-Core can handle up to 5,120 x 5,120
crosspoints. It is compatible with
Dante audio-over-IP, AES 67, SMPTE
ST 2110-30 and SMPTE ST 2110-31
formats.
AEQ'S Xplorer is a Wireless Intercom
Belt-pack based on Wi-Fi technology.
It features a 4 shortcut keys user
interface -arranged in pages-,
another two programmable keys,
and a multi-function screen. It
can operate associated with an
intercom matrix or as a Party-Line
terminal. When part of a matrix
it connects to AEQ's Conexia or
Crossnet Intercom Systems. In
Party-Line mode it becomes a
4-channel system with up to 28
devices. Among other things, Xplorer
features a recording playback function
for the last 30 seconds corresponding
to the last call to the terminal. Buttons
and controls can be easily customized
and offers up to 20 hours of autonomy.
Also new is AEQ's VideoLink
4K, a very low latency system for
transporting IP Video over an IP
network. As an example, when

complemented to AEQ's Olympia 3
Commentary unit, it makes the IP
Video readily available through the
proper Commentary Unit Control
Panel for selection. Each video signal
is ingested in HDMI format to a
VideoLink 4K ENCODER that in turn
will convert the signal and place it
on the IP network. This way, all the
different Video Sources ingested will
be available and distributed on the
same network as the Multi-channel
AoIP is using to transport audio signals
from the different production areas of
a Venue.
BroaMan has added 12G-SDI
interfaces to its MUX22 multipurpose
fibre extender for video, audio and
Intercom to support higher resolution,
frame rates and colour fidelity.
The combination allows routing
and transport of high bandwidth
data streams such as 10G IP traffic
for SMPTE 2110. " Our customers
have been asking about 12G and IP
technologies, " comments BroaMan

AEQ's Olympia3 VideoLink

technical sales manager, Maciek
Janiszewski. " The new hardware
upgrade will allow us to meet all
modern requirements It means we can
offer pure 12G-SDI, pure IP or a mixed
12G-SDI and IP transport solution. At
the very beginning we decided to use
CWDM multiplexing technology, which
is not restricted to bandwidth, to run
multiple signals over a single fibre.
The migration to four times higher
bandwidth is a logical step and
means we can keep the same form
factor of our established products. "
BroaMan also introduced a new
'standard' version of its Route66
configurable router offering automatic
routing via an Optocore-powered fibre
patch bay. It is designed for use in
installations with multiple connection
points and mobile stage boxes as
well as live events and broadcast.
Occupying 2U, the Route66 allows
routing of fibre/copper cables via
software instead of a manual patch,
enabling automated IP workflows
and remote cable management. It
also allows fibre/copper conversion
without external devices.

The platform itself provides single
channel non-blocking 40 x 40 router
ports. The new standard version offers
40 SFP+ slots for 40 hot-swappable bidirectional SFPs, each slot handling up
to 4G bit/s.
Clear-Com's
Agent-IC
mobile
applications allows an intercom user
group to include remote users away
from the main facility, complementing
the company's Eclipse HX digital
matrix, Encore analog party-line and
HelixNet digital party-line intercom
systems. Agent-IC apps operate on
smart devices over 3G, 4G, LTE and
wifi networks. They can be deployed
on phones or tablets for extending or
expanding a small party-line system.
Remote users can then access the
main system or communicate with a
core group of users on RS-701 wired
beltpacks. Agent-IC is hosted by the
LQ Series IP interface which sends and
receives intercom signals over IP from
the Encore MS-702 system.

Clear-Com's AgentIC

Comrex has released firmware
version 4.5p2 for its line of IP audio
codecs. It simplifies connections
through the Comrex CrossLock (which
creates a virtual private network
between codec devices) between the
recently announced MultiRack and
established Comrex IP audio codecs.
Firmware v4.5p2 also replaces an
older Adobe Flash-based GUI with
an HTML5 web-based GUI as the
default user interface. The upgrade
is available for Access Rackmount,
Access Portable 2USB, Access NX
Portable, Bric-Link, Bric-Link II, Access
MultiRack and Access NX Rack.
Glensound's Expedition is a portable
broadcasters'
phone
compatible
with 3G UMTS and 4G LTE networks.
It also offers normal narrow-band
connections over 2G, 3G and 4G. The
Expedition has two microphone/
line/48 volt inputs that are separately
switched, and two 6.35 mm headphone
outputs.

Comrex's Access MultiRack


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