Calrec approves Van Damme ethernet cables for UK demo facility

Broadcast mixing equipment supplier Calrec has approved the use of Van Damme cables in its customer facility.

Located at Calrec’s UK Hebden Bridge headquarters, the facility is designed to enable clients to accurately experience the quality of Calrec consoles.

Amy Brennan, technical sales coordinator at calrec, said: “Hydra2 provides seamless, scalable audio networking of audio mixing consoles with routers and I/O interfaces, allowing for large numbers of inputs and outputs to be shared and controlled irrespective of location. Hydra2 does not compromise audio quality, performs with negligible latency and is founded on comprehensive, built-in fault detection and redundancy. Many of the world’s most successful broadcasters rely on Hydra2 infrastructure for live on-air application in both fixed and mobile installations every day.

“However, these high levels of redundancy are only as good as the integrity of the physical network. I/O units connect to a Hydra2 router via a single RJ45 Ethernet connection or fibre link, and can carry 512 channels of 24 bit 48KHz audio in each direction simultaneously, along with control and error detection data.

“As with all Calrec products, audio quality and product reliability are our top concerns. We are very proud that our lossless network transportation protocol does not compromise the high audio quality and maintains minimal latency. This is why we are pleased to be able to approve the use of Van Damme Ethernet cables in our customer facility at Calrec.

“VDC cables are strong, sturdy and flexible. Following extensive soak testing in our test department, they also proved utterly reliable. When it came time to refurbish our demo room we needed cabling which we can be confident in. VDC share our ethos of providing reliable kit which will not let customers down, and we’re delighted to be able to work with them on this project.”