Many broadcasters still use proprietary systems; they’re intelligent, low latency, deterministic and discoverable, and they already work! But the ability to link up with third-party IP equipment using SMPTE 2010 is bringing broadcast communities together.
Calrec has a range of products that can link a Hydra2 network to an IP network so Calrec equipment can sit on an IP network, or on a proprietary Hydra2 network, or any combination of the two. Calrec customers can even upgrade to IP using their existing equipment; Calrec’s powerful and flexible ImPulse core can be added to existing Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, and Calrec’s super-flexible Type R core can be used in a variety of ways.
The H2 IP Gateway means Calrec equipment can sit on an IP network, a proprietary Hydra2 network, or a combination of the two.
Move to IP at your own pace.
Proprietary / Hydra2 Networks
Seamless, scalable audio networking of audio mixing consoles with routers and IO interfaces.
Having the best of both; taking advantage of your existing equipment in your switch to IP.
The broadcast industry is going through huge infrastructure changes, with moves from proprietary infrastructures to IP networks.
But broadcasters don’t have to choose. Most are still using proprietary systems, but that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from the efficiencies of IP at the same time. Calrec is helping broadcasters leverage existing equipment to benefit from these efficiencies.
There are good reasons to keep proprietary networks – they are intelligent, low latency, trusted, deterministic and discoverable. Meanwhile, IP networks use COTS equipment, are video-friendly and bring the broadcast community together in a shared vision of the future.
Calrec has a range of products that can link a Hydra2 network to an IP network so Calrec equipment can sit on an IP network, or on a proprietary Hydra2 network, or any combination of the two.
Calrec’s Audio Over IP unit is a Hydra2 AoIP interface carrying up to 512 x 512 channels using AES67/Ravenna.
The unit can accommodate two modules and may be fitted with one or two 256 x 256 channel AES67/Ravenna modules, or one of each type as required. In addition to standard Hydra2 redundancy, each module also has both a primary and secondary 1GB IP connection, supporting hitless switching for redundancy.
IP Modular I/O Controller Card
Calrec’s AoIP Modular I/O Controller card fits into a standard modular I/O rack and can operate in either Hydra2 or IP mode. The mode is selected via a simple switch on the card making it dual purpose, allowing for it to be used on either network. Not only does this make a tailorable IP I/O solution for the ImPulse core, it also fits into existing Modular I/O frames so units can be upgraded in the field. The card provides two redundant pairs of 1G SFPs to allow 512 audio channels to pass without over-using bandwidth in AoIP mode. In line with the AIMS and JTNM roadmaps, the IP Modular I/O Controller card is SMPTE 2110/AES67-compatible. It has built-in support for NMOS discovery and connection management (IS-04 v1.3 and IS-05: v1.1), expanding Calrec’s range of AoIP solutions for new and for existing customers.
Dante/AES67 Card with Network Redundancy
Calrec's Dante/AES67 card provides an interface for routing audio in and out of a Hydra2 network into a Dante network. The interface is via RJ45 connectors housed within a 1-slot wide module. Dante is a self-configuring, plug and play, digital audio networking technology developed by Audinate. Dante uses standard internet protocols. The Calrec Dante modular I/O card operates over Gigabit (Giga/E) Ethernet. The card provides 64 input channels and 64 output channels (for a Dante network operating at 48 kHz or 44.1 kHz), or 32 input channels and 32 output channels (for a Dante network operating at 96 kHz) sample-rate converted down to 48kHz with the SRC’s permanently enabled on all channels. Two RJ45 ports (primary and secondary) are provided to give full redundancy on the Dante portion of the network.
Waves Soundgrid IO card
Calrec's Soundgrid card provides 64 outputs from the Hydra 2 network to the SoundGrid network, and 64 inputs to Hydra 2 from SoundGrid at 48 kHz via a single Ethernet cable. SoundGrid is an Audio-over-Ethernet networking and processing technology developed by Waves. SoundGrid provides extremely low-latency, high-channel-count audio processing using standard Intel CPUs and 1 Gbps Ethernet networks for studio, live sound, and other real-time professional audio applications. Real-time audio processing is performed on standard Intel-based plug-in servers, running a Waves-customised real-time version of Linux.
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