Why does IP transport have to be an either/or sort of thing? That’s what Calrec Audio has asked itself and, as a result, is taking steps to enable one video-over-IP and three audio-over-IP approaches.
“We had held back on publicly stating Calrec’s formal direction on AoIP until we had properly assessed the market and talked to our customers,” said Dave Letson, company VP of sales in a press release. “We strongly feel that it is not the role of a manufacturer to dictate which route to take, but to facilitate the broadcasters’ choices”
In keeping with that philosophy, Calrec at the 2016 NAB Show will feature support for three audio-over-IP protocols via an AES67/Ravenna interface, an AVB interface, and a modular I/O Dante card with AES67 compatibility, as well as the SMPTE 2022-6 video IP transport standard.
Calrec’s approach will enable gateway functionality, allowing audio-over-IP in one standard to be translated into another, the release said.
For instance, and AES67 signal can be sent out as SMPTE-2022, AVB, Ravenna, Dante or AES67, it said.
“Each signal also benefits from the management facilities inherent in Hydra2. This benefit is especially powerful in remote environments where multiple trucks are connected. It means that different units can operate across multiple formats in the field, and Calrec always has them covered,” said Letson in the press release.
See Calrec Audio at NAB Show booth C1745.