In the current fast paced, technologically progressive era, modern broadcasters demand more versatility and integration from their audio equipment. TV companies need to ensure that their systems can produce programmes efficiently and to required specifications.

For their audio systems to be able to achieve this, greater consideration has to be given to their networks as a whole and how efficiently they can be controlled.

Calrec has designed its range of specialist broadcast equipment to meet these demands.

The Apollo, Artemis , Summa and Brio consoles all leverage the increased power of FPGA technology, providing more digital audio channels for 5.1 Surround production and more user-friendly control surfaces to deal with them.

These control surfaces are flexible to accommodate operator’s needs, simplify tasks and speed up workflows. This enhanced flexibility and control allows consoles with relatively few physical controls to drive a much greater number of channels, busses and outputs.

All Calrec products are designed, manufactured and tested at Calrec’s Nutclough Mill headquarters in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, England. From original concept through R&D to state-of-the-art production, every step of the manufacturing process and every element of development is carried out in-house. This ensures the absolute integrity of the product development process, and guarantees a quality standard unsurpassed in the broadcast console marketplace.

Networks

Hydra2 provides seamless, scalable audio networking of audio mixing consoles with routers and IO interfaces, allowing for a 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.

Calrec’s networking protocols provide seamless, scalable audio networking infrastructures which allow for large numbers of inputs and outputs to be shared and controlled regardless of location. Whether on Hydra2 or over IP, Calrec makes connecting and managing resources very straightforward.

Calrec’s dedication to the AIMS roadmap ensures transport protocols such as AES67, Dante and Ravenna continue to evolve and in doing so gives greater interoperability choices to its customers.

For more information on our award-winning range of mixing equipment, click on one of the links below. For technical content and instruction guides, please visit the resource page, or contact us for more information.

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