Calrec to showcase the route to IP at NAB 2019

At NAB, Calrec Audio (Booth: C7408) will showcase its nativeIP consoles – ImPulse and Type R – along with its upgrade solutions.

Calrec’s ImPulse core is a powerful audio processing and routing engine with AES67 and SMPTE 2110 connectivity. The ImPulse core is compatible with current Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, providing a simple upgrade path for existing Calrec customers. Future scalable expansion will allow up to four DSP mix engines and control systems to run independently on a single core at the same time, providing the ability to use multiple large-format mixers simultaneously in a cost-effective and compact footprint.

ImPulse provides 3D immersive path widths and panning for next generation audio applications, and has an integral AoIP router, which fully supports NMOS discovery and connection management, as well as mDNS/Ravenna discovery.

Type R on the other hand is a modular, expandable, IP-based radio system, which utilises standard networking technology and combines it with configurable soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs. It aims to provide simple customisation across established networks, open control protocols and surface personalisation.

It has a simple 2U core with integrated I/O resources to get users up and running immediately. A single core can power up to three independent mixing environments, with no sharing of DSP resources. Combined with the flexibility of an AES67 compatible network, Type R provides enough flexibility to keep pace with radio’s changing requirements.

Meanwhile, Calrec’s H2/IP Gateway links Hydra2 to the IP domain allowing signals and control to pass in both directions. Modular I/O frames can be upgraded with a new switchable controller card that allows them to sit on either a Hydra2 or IP network, with a future option to upgrade existing fixed format boxes.