NAB 2018 Tech Hot Topics Products: Broadcast Audio
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Alteros | Booth C6012 | Website: www.alteros.tech | 100 Campus Dr, Suite 200, Stow, OH 44224 | 330-686-8120
GTX Series UWB Wireless Mic System — Alteros’ GTX Series UltraWideband (UWB) Wireless Microphone System replaces today’s operating problems with gamechanging technology. Operating at 6.5 GHz — well beyond the shrinking, overcrowded TV bands — this fully digital system delivers lowlatency, uncompanded audio of the highest quality, while requiring no coordination, STA or database registration. The GTX Series features MADI, fiber, Dante and AES67 digital outputs for seamless integration with the IP infrastructures.
Product Info: www.alteros.tech
To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected]
Audinate | Booth C2627 | Website: http://www.audinate.com | 1200 NW Naito Parkway, Suite 630, Portland, OR | 503-224-2998
Dante AVIO Adapters — Audinate’s new Dante AVIO family of endpoint adapters enable audio professionals, including broadcasters, to extend the value of their non-networked equipment by connecting legacy analog and digital audio equipment to Dante networks. Each Dante AVIO adapter acts as a completely independent Dante network device, allowing legacy gear to enjoy the benefits of networked audio. These devices can now seamlessly transmit high quality, uncompressed audio streams over long distances without the noise and ground issues common to analog connections. The Dante AVIO series features six new adapters including line-in and line-out analog adapters, a bi-directional AES3/EBU adapter and a bi-directional stereo USB adapter.
Price: Starting at $129
Dante Domain Manager — Dante Domain Manager is a network management solutions that brings enterprise-grade systems administration to broadcasters, and makes audio networking more secure, more scalable and more manageable than ever before. It enables the creation of Dante domains to group and organize audio devices, permission-driven user accounts, cross-subnet routing of audio, and has powerful administrative features to monitor user actions and system status in key areas. Benefits include security against unwanted changes, detail diagnostics, and flexibility to build Dante networks to exact specifications regardless of physical network infrastructure constraints.
Availability: Q1 2018
Price: Range of licensing options
AudioTechnica | Booth C6012 | Website: www.audiotechnica.com | 1221 Commerce Dr., Stow, OH 44224 | 330-686-2600
6000 Series High Density Wireless System — AudioTechnica’s 6000 Series High Density Wireless System operates in the 944–952 MHz range — well beyond the overcrowded TV bands. This spectrumefficient system allows broadcasters to use up to 31 simultaneous channels, spaced at 125 KHz intervals within a 4 MHz bandwidth. The system’s compact bodypack transmitters feature adjustable mic gain and RF power output and can be easily configured via IR sync. A standard Ethernet connection enables receiver monitoring and configuration using a PC.
Product Info: www.audiotechnica.com
Price: Depends on system configurations; components sold separately.
To Set Up An Appointment: mailto:[email protected]
Avid Technology | Booth No. SU801 | Website: www.avid.com | 65-75 Network Dr., Burlington, MA 01803 | 978-640-6789
EUCON software — The latest EUCON software update for Pro Tools | S6 enables customers to use Pro Tools | Control – Avid’s free iOS iPad app – in conjunction with the Pro Tools | S6 control surface to remotely control Pro Tools and other digital audio workstations (DAWs) giving them the flexibility to be anywhere in the studio during a mixing session. EUCON software also enables users to operate S6 Soft Keys to control multiple DAWs simultaneously, accelerating mixing workflows for film and TV post production. EUCON software and the free Pro Tools | Control app give audio professionals remote control over track recording, playback and other transport functions in Pro Tools and other EUCON-enabled DAWs – all from an iPad.
Product Information: http://www.avid.com/products/pro-tools-s6/features
Availability: Available now
Calrec Audio | Booth C3118 | Website: www.calrec.com | Nutclough Mill, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8EZ, UK | +44 1422 841337
RP1 Remote Production Unit — Calrec’s RP1 box provides local DSP to enable the generation of monitor mixes and IFBs with no latency. It gives an operator in a remote studio direct control over channel functions, such as mic gains, aux send/monitor mix levels and fader levels. It also provides a mechanism to embed audio into existing backhaul technologies, such as SDI or SMPTE 2022. It does all of this in a single 2U box.
Product Info: http://calrec.com/remoteproduction2/
Brio — Brio is a powerful, compact digital broadcast audio console. It has a comprehensive broadcast feature set and the same levels of quality and customer support for which Calrec is known. The smallest in Calrec’s Bluefin2 family, Brio’s control surface is unlike any other console. Brio is about threefeet wide with a 36 duallayer fader surface. It is entirely self-contained with analog and digital I/O and GPIO built into the surface.
Product Info: http://calrec.com/brio/
Datasheet: http://calrec.com/wpcontent/themes/calrec/pdf/BRIO_FINAL.pdf Availability: Immediate.
To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected]
Clear-Com | Booth C6908 | Website www.clearcom.com | 1301 Marina Village Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94501 | 510-337-6600
Clear-Com’s latest IP intercom products for news technology connect entire news organizations, providing simple, cost-effective, yet powerful tools to communicate in studios, remote bureaus, to field reporters, ENG/SNG/IP vehicles, and to event productions. The latest version of Agent-IC Mobile App enables IFB, Party-line, and Point-to-Point communications on iOS and Android devices over any internet connection. LQ IP interfaces deliver multi-channel IP connections for two-wire, four-wire, GPI/O, and now SIP lines and mobile app users with any intercom system.
Product Info: www.clearcom.com
To Set Up an Appointment: [email protected]
Dolby Laboratories | Booth SU1702 | Website: www.dolby.com | 1275 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103 | 415-558-5305
ENCO | Booth N3824 | Website: http://www.enco.com| 29444 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI | 248-827-4440
enCaption4 — ENCO’s latest closed-captioning solution helps broadcasters and content producers comply with expanding regulatory requirements, while optimizing speed and accuracy. Deployable on-premises or in the cloud, enCaption4’s new speech-to-text engine takes real-time accuracy to an unprecedented new level, leveraging breakthroughs in machine learning technology to develop a deep neural network approach to voice recognition. This exactitude is further enhanced by a dictionary database for 28 languages three times larger than previous enCaption solutions, while integration with popular newsroom computer systems (NRCS) takes advantage of news scripts and rundowns to learn and validate the spelling of local names and terminology.
HotShot3 — HotShot3 provides a sleek and intuitive interface for the purpose of live, instant audio playout. HotShot3 provides instant access to local and network audio assets, with a user-friendly design ideal for control rooms, audio suites and mobile production trucks. HotShot3 provides playback options on a pre-labeled 80-button keypad or touchscreen operation — as well as remote operation using an iPad – with support for both stereo and surround sound to support all broadcast and production applications.
Price: Starting at $3499
Fraunhofer IIS, Audio and Media Technologies Division | Booth SU4916 | Website: www.iis.fraunhofer.de/audio | Am Wolfsmantel 33 | 91058 Erlangen, Germany | +49 9131 7766175
JK Audio | Booth C7306 | Website: http://www.jkaudio.com | 1311 E. Sixth St., Sandwich, IL 60548 | 815-786-2929
Outerloop 3.5 — JK Audio Outerloop 3.5 functions as a mobile link to your intercom system. This universal belt pack provides connections for your existing 4-pin or 5-pin intercom headset, routing audio through the 3.5 mm headset jack on your wireless phone or tablet. Use your mobile device to call into your intercom phone bridge, station phone coupler, or any phone-based intercom app such as Unity Intercom or Clear-ComAgent-IC. This rugged design features a PTT switch, separate send and receive volume controls, and high output to cut though crowd noise or loud environments.
Product Info: http://www.jkaudio.com/outerloop-3-5.htm
Availability: May 2017
Lawo | Booth N2813 | Website: www.lawo.com | Am Oberwald 8, Rastatt 76437, Germany | 188881004468
Lectrosonics | Booth C5414 | www.lectrosonics.com | 581 Laser Rd, Rio Rancho, NM 87124 | 505-892-4501
Duet M2R Digital IEM Receiver — Lectrosonics announces Duet Digital Wireless Monitor System, including the M2R bodypack receiver. The M2R employs advanced antenna diversity switching during digital packet headers for seamless audio. The 24-bit digital audio stream guarantees high resolution sound quality. The M2R covers the UHF frequencies of 470-608 MHz in a single range and has 2-way IR sync, so scan data can be easily sent to a transmitter and includes a FlexList mode, where several names and associated frequencies can be stored. This way, a monitor engineer can quickly find and listen to any of the performers’ mixes on the stage.
Product Info: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/M2R/product.html
Duet M2T Digital IEM Transmitter — Lectrosonics is introducing the Duet Digital Wireless Monitor System, including the M2T Digital Half-Rack Transmitter. With analog and digital Dante™ network audio inputs, the transmitter presents an excellent sounding IEM system with a unique level of performance in a wireless in-ear monitor system. Featuring ultra-low latency 24-bit audio, digital RF modulation and two stereo digital channels, the M2T also boasts a full color, backlit LCD for high visibility in any environment. The new system is designed with professional touring, installation, theater, filmmaking and broadcast customers in mind.
Product Info: http://www.lectrosonics.com/US/M2T/product.html
To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected]
Minnetonka Audio Software | Booth SU2321 | Website: www.minnetonkaaudio.com | 16182 State Highway 7, Minnetonka, MN 55345 | 952-449-6481
RTS Intercom Systems | Booths C5409 | Website: http://www.rtsintercoms.com | 12000 Portland Ave. S., Burnsville, MN 55337 | 800-289-0096 and 952-736-4143
Riedel Communications | Booth C4337 | www.riedel.net | 2508 North Ontario St., Burbank, CA 91504 and Uellendahler Str. 353, Wuppertal, NRW 42109, Germany| 818-559-6900 and +49 202 292 90
Bolero Wireless Intercom System — Riedel’s Bolero is a game-changing new wireless intercom solution. A 6-channel, 1.9GHz DECT-based system with seamless handover, Bolero is fully integrated into Riedel’s Artist digital matrix intercom platform. Bolero offers a rich set of features and connectivity that can be applied three ways: as an exceptional wireless beltpack, as a wireless keypanel, and — in an industry first — as a walkie-talkie radio. The system runs over a standards-based AES67 IP network, and its decentralized antennas connect to AES67 switches and then to Artist frames equipped with AES67 client cards to provide a fully integrated, point-to-point intercom ecosystem. Bolero uses a high-clarity 7KHz voice codec to provide higher speech intelligibility and more efficient use of RF spectrum, equating to up to 10 beltpacks per antenna (fully roaming) and up to 100 antennas per system. The codec also offers excellent processing efficiency, provides outstanding beltpack battery life, and saves processing power. Other features include Riedel’s exclusive Advanced DECT Receiver (ADR) technology to improve RF robustness by reducing sensitivity to multipath reflections, near-field communication technology for “Touch&Go” beltpack registration, Bluetooth 4.1, and an ergonomic beltpack.
Sennheiser Electronic Corp. | Booth C1307 | Website: http://enus.sennheiser.com/ | 1 Enterprise Drive, Old Lyme, CT 06371 | 860-434-9190
Shure | Booth C6015 | Website: http://www.shure.com/ | 5800 W Touhy Ave, Niles, IL 60714| 847-600-2000
The Axient Digital Wireless System is the newest addition to the Shure’s successful portfolio of wireless products. Axient Digital builds on the superior benefits of UHF-R, ULX-D, and Axient wireless systems to create the company’s most advanced wireless platform to date, suited for all professional productions and situations. Catering to evolving customer needs — especially in an environment of continued RF spectrum pressure — Axient Digital provides high-performance RF, exceptional audio quality, command and control, and hardware scalability. Axient Digital includes two transmitter series, the AD series for robust core functionality, and ADX series with ShowLink for real-time transmitter parameters control and active interference avoidance. It also includes the discreet ADX1M micro-bodypack which provides incomparable sound for a wide range of applications and settings.
Product Info: http://www.shure.com/americas/axient-digital/overview
To Set Up An Appointment: [email protected]
Solid State Logic | Booth C3026 | Website: http://solidstatelogic.com | 25 Spring Hill Rd., Oxford, Oxfordshire OX5 1RU, UK | +44 1865 8482300
Sony Electronics | Booth C11001 | Website: www.sony.com/professional | One Sony Drive, Park Ridge, NJ 07656 | 201-930-1000
To set up an appointment: mailto:[email protected]
Enhanced Firmware for the Remote Integration (REMI) Product Suite: Model 5422 Dante Intercom Audio Engine | Model 216 Announcer’s Console | Model 44D Audio Interface
Enhanced firmware allows each unit in the product suite to support the unique needs of REMI/At-Home applications where creating IFB (interrupted foldback or talent cueing) for remote production is required. A carefully implemented set of software-based resources provides IFB capability where the locations of on-air talent and production personnel are geographically diverse.
Price: Model 5422-01 $2,295; Model 216 $1,195; Model 44D $795
Model 208 Announcer’s Console Featuring Dante Technology
The Model 208 Announcer’s Console allows creation of a complete on-air position for a variety of broadcast sports, eSports, live event, entertainment, and streaming broadcast applications. The unit’s compact enclosure is optimized for mounting to the top- or bottom-surface of a broadcast set or talent location. It provides excellent audio quality through both Dante® audio-over Ethernet and analog audio environments.
Product Info: http://www.studio-tech.com/product_m208.html
Telos Systems | Booth N7724 | Website: www.telosalliance.com | 1241 Superior Ave. E., Cleveland, OH 44114 | 216-241-7225
The Telos Alliance TV Solutions Group – Linear Acoustic | Booth SU2321 | Website: www.TelosAlliance.com/Linear | 210 Bucky Drive, Lititz, PA 17543 | 717-735-3611
Linear Acoustic AMS Authoring and Monitoring System is a comprehensive solution for real-time authoring, rendering, and monitoring of advanced audio programs for the ATSC 3.0 Digital Television System. The audio system in ATSC 3.0 provides listeners with a personalized and immersive audio experience using Next Generation Audio (NGA) technologies, including MPEG-H. AMS simultaneously delivers advanced audio for ATSC 3.0 broadcasts and 5.1-/2-ch audio for legacy ATSC 1.0 broadcasts.
To Set Up an Appointment: https://www.telosalliance.com/Contact-Sales
Ward-Beck Systems | Booth C1941 | Website: www.wardbeck.com | 9945 Middlefield Rd., Toronto, ON MV 5E1, Canada | 416-335-5999
Wheatstone Corp. | Booth N6806 |Website: wheatstone.com|
600 Industrial Drive, New Bern, NC 28562 | 252-638-7000
Wheatstone will demonstrate its AES67-compatible WheatNet-IP audio network, a complete studio system with IP audio consoles, software tools and intelligent routing and control. The company will show its popular IP audio consoles, including the Dimension Three with touchscreen interface and Series Four mixing console, and demonstrate integrated audio routing, control and mixing in one seamless operating environment. In addition, Wheatstone will show its full line of software for customized control and monitoring of extended network systems.
Wohler Technologies Inc. | Booth N3424 | Website: www.wohler.com | 31055 Huntwood Avenue, Hayward, CA 94544 | 510-870-0810
iAM Series — The iAM Series audio / video monitors (iAM-MIX, iAM-AUDIO and iAM-VIDEO) incorporate high-quality hardware with powerful software components and an on-board Web server allowing multiple units on the same network to be monitored, controlled and updated via a browser-based user interface and via API calls from 3rd party connected devices. The iAM Series uses small form-factor pluggable (SFP) slots to enable simple adaptation of interfaces and a wide selection of signal I/O. This, in combination with other software-defined features, creates a smooth upgrade path to new and emerging signals, such as SMPTE 2022-6, SMPTE 2110, MPEG-2 Transport Stream and Dante as they become relevant to users. It is an ideal solution for any application that requires a compact unit for monitoring an increasing range of audio / video signal types.
Product Info: www.wohler.com/iam-series
To Set Up An Appointment: Email Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Craig Newbury at [email protected]
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