NAB 2018: Jünger Audio to introduce new audio processing platform

Jünger Audio will launch its new audio processing platform on booth C3039 at the 2018 NAB Show, which is set to take place from 7 – 12 April.

The AIXpressor hardware unit acts as a base for software-defined products that are created using Jünger’s new Flexible Audio Infrastructure flexAI.

This means that by buying additional software licenses, broadcasters and post production facilities can customise the system to suit their demand for processing capabilities and channel count. flexAI enables software development on the go, and is equipped to simply cascade additional AIXpressors or servers, whenever more processing power or media interfaces become necessary.

Jünger says that all software products created using flexAI will be licensed flexibly, meaning users can easily incorporate additional functionality, increase their channel count or may even be allowed to shift licenses between devices.

At NAB 2018, AIXpressor will be released as the main basis for products utilising the new flexAI software infrastructure. The 19” 1RU device is based on x86 processors and equipped with a range of built-in interfaces, including redundant AoIP with full compatibility to AES67 and SMPTE ST2110, USB host and client interfaces as well as MADI, AES/EBU and analog I/Os. The unit also has four slots for optional interfaces, all of which are compatible with Jünger’s existing D*AP series of audio processors.

In conjunction with the new AIXpressor hardware, Jünger Audio has also developed a new optical connection called tieLight that can transmit up to 1152 audio channels in each direction. TieLight, which is said to have very low delay and compensated latency, is used for cascading multiple devices and for setting up larger systems that require several processors. It is an integral part of the AIXpressor and will be available as a PCIexpress interface card to be used in Jünger Audio’s upcoming line of servers.