The rise of streaming services and increased competition for the attention of listeners is forcing the radio market to look for innovative ways to engage with their audiences. Modern radio stations are finding that they need to operate in a multitude of ways to connect with different target audiences.

The flexibility to dynamically interact with listeners presents opportunities for both radio stations, their advertisers and stakeholders.

Type R fully allows Calrec to meet these prevailing market demands. Type R is a modular, expandable, IP-based radio system from Calrec Audio. It utilises standard networking hardware and soft panels which can be tailored to operator needs.

Type R has a simple 2U core with integrated I/O resources. Whether used as an independent studio console, microphone processor or utility mixing console, Type R’s AES67 compatible network provides all the flexibility you will ever need.

Ten reasons why Type R make the building blocks for your station

  1. Type R is the most flexible radio console on the market
    Type R consists of three standard panels – a fader panel, a small soft panel (SSP) and a large soft panel (LSP). These are all the building blocks any radio station will need to create a system that will fulfil its requirements.
  2. It grows with you
    Type R is available in four DSP sizes; 20, 40, 80 and 120 input channels. Radio stations simply choose the number of channels needed and as they grow larger packs can be added, so Type R grows with the station.
  3. Type R is whatever you need it to be
    The Soft Panels (LSP and SSP) can be configured via Calrec’s Panel Designer Application to give as much or as little control as is required. The designs can be saved and recalled quickly and easily between shows.
  4. Type R is specifically designed for modern radio
    Type R is designed from the outset as a console for radio. Many radio industry professionals were consulted to identify the key issues and features in modern radio broadcasting and Type R is Calrec’s answer.
  5. Integrates with IP workflows
    Type R has a native IP backbone using AoIP as an audio transport. It is AES67 compatible as defined by SMPTE2110 to accommodate the demand for fully integrated IP based workflows.
  6. Streamlined and affordable networking
    Cabling for the panels is kept to a minimum as power is over Ethernet (POE) via the same cable as the data using Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) switches. Type R is compatible with affordable, readily-available standard IP networking equipment.
  7. NMOS Compliant
    In compliance with SMPTE2110, Type R is fully compatible with NMOS IS-04 and IS-05 discovery and connection management specifications. Type R’s audio streams will appear on the stream management application to be connected as desired.
  8. You already know how to use it
    Type R has a simple, intuitive and versatile GUI. Whether it’s been designed to give a simple or extensive level of control, its friendly aesthetics make navigating Type R’s functions instantly familiar.
  9. Type R is fully user-definable
    Every radio show has different requirements and Type R can save and recall all settings at the touch of a button, so transitions can be smooth and seamless.
  10. Type R evolves with a station’s changing requirements
    Extra panels can easily be added on a permanent or temporary basis to meet changing demands. Type R’s core can host three separate mixing environments so as a studio expands, Type R can too.

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