Engineering Service, Inc.
At the IBC2017 Show in Amsterdam, September 15 to 19, AEQ will present new products. There are OLYMPIA— 3rd generation Commentary Unit, Phoenix Venus 3 Audiocodec, NETBOX 4 MH AoIP audio interface, Wireless Intercom System Xplorer and other devices.
OLYMPIA, Commentary Unit (CU), is technically the device used to generate and send the Unilateral Audio Signals (commentary) from the event venue to a radio or television broadcaster.
The unit can operate in three different ways: as a standalone unit (audio mixer), simply connected to a control PC; as a part of an AoIP intercom system operating on a multi-channel audio network (the unit is Dante native but is also AES67 compatible) at the same time being an intercom panel for coordination or; forming part of a large scale commentary system.
Each unit features 3 x Gb Ethernet ports. One of them allows for PoE supply while the other two allow for daisy chain connection and have auxiliary output for video and data transport. It can also operate as a standalone audio mixer that may be configured as mono or stereo, with routing, tone adjustments and dynamics control.
It allows for the connection of up to three microphones (one of these can be set to work as the order microphone when operating as an intercom panel whenever required) and two line inputs. The design is a splash-proof construction and allows for outdoor operation under direct sunlight. It can also be configured with reduced brightness for operation in darker and indoor areas.
AoIP connectivity. AEQ provides the widest range of native Dante AoIP networked audio devices for broadcast use: Mixing consoles for ON-AIR and production, Matrix and Routing Systems, Broadcast Automation Playout Workstations, AudioCodecs for program contribution and a wide range of audio input/output interface devices. OLYMPIA 3 can be connected to all of them via AoIP. Further, if using the native Dante mode, OLYMPIA 3 can communicate with over 700 devices from third-party manufacturers. AES67 mode further guarantees the interconnectivity with any system or device that is compatible with the AES standard.
Other products, recently presented, also on Show:
Phoenix Venus 3 features two bidirectional stereo audiocodecs within the same chassis for broadcast quality links for distribution and contribution networks, studio to transmitter links (STL), connections to mobile devices and IP links to remote intercom panels, etc. This is the first audiocodec in the world that incorporates AoIP multichannel networking connectivity using Dante protocol.
NETBOX 4 MH AoIP Audio Interface covers the need for Microphone inputs and headphone outputs for example, radio and TV studios, stage or multimedia installations. The multichannel IP connectivity (Audinate Dante protocol) makes the Inputs of the unit available at any point of the network.
Wireless Intercom System XPLORER represents a step forward in the KROMA by AEQ range of intercom devices. As many Xbp beltpacks as required can be installed. They are small and feature a tactile screen. Also, Xplorer virtual beltpacks can be used. These are apps running on Windows or iOS based devices. XPLORER intercom system may operate autonomously and is also available for CONEXIA, CrossNet and TH5000 intercom matrixes.
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