Calrec Debuts New Impulse Core

Calrec’s new Impulse core, the next generation audio processing platform for its Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, is making its U.S. debut at NAB New York (Booth N263).

Impulse core is a powerful audio processing and routing engine with AES67 and SMPTE 2110 connectivity. With control connectivity via IP, surfaces can be physically remote and connected over standard networks using COTS hardware. This technology enables all Calrec customers to make the transition to next generation audio (NGA) and IP infrastructures, and provides the flexibility to do so without an overhaul of production equipment.

“Impulse core is a very robust and scalable DSP platform that aligns with Calrec’s future development initiatives, as we continue to evolve and supply our customers with an intuitive upgrade path to IP infrastructures,” says Dave Letson, Calrec’s VP of Sales. “As IP becomes more prevalent, it is Calrec’s goal to lessen the cost of this transition and make it a smooth experience for existing and new customers looking to upgrade to the latest workflows.”

Impulse provides 3D immersive path widths and panning for NGA applications, 5.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.4, 7.1, 7.1.2 and 7.1.4 input channels, busses, monitoring and metering are available. It has an integral AoIP router, which fully supports NMOS discovery and connection management, as well as mDNS/Ravenna discovery. Two 5U Impulse cores can be combined to provide full redundancy and can be physically remote from each other for disaster recovery.

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