IBC 2019: Comrex shows off two new products and new function for IP codecs
Comrex (stand F.P45) has a lot planned for IBC 2019 – two new products, a new function for our IP codecs, and more.
ACCESS NX Rack
ACCESS NX Rack is a revamped version of our classic ACCESS Rack, with one major change – it’s AES67 compatible. (It can also be configured for AES3 and analog audio I/O, so you’ve got other options.) ACCESS NX Rack also features a new HTML5-based user interface – no more Flash! Plus, ACCESS NX Rack is backward-compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs and the FieldTap smartphone app, so you can use it with your existing equipment.
Coming in 2019, ACCESS MultiRack is our brand new IP audio multicodec. Able to support up to 5 full-duplex audio connections at one, ACCESS MultiRack is equivalent to 5 ACCESS codecs, contained within a sleek 1RU chassis. MultiRack is compatible with NX Portable and BRIC-Link codecs, plus the Comrex FieldTap smartphone app. MultiRack features AES67 compatibility on all 5 codecs, along with AES 3 and Analog compatibility in the first codec.
We’ve created a new function for our ACCESS Rack and BRIC-Link II IP audio codecs (along with our brand new ACCESS NX Rack) called HotSwap. HotSwap allows users to designate one network as a backup that will only engage when the primary network has failed. Fall-over to backup happens in a matter of seconds, and fallback is seamless. Best of all, HotSwap is included for free with the most recent firmware version, so you can download it right now.
EarShot IFB is a hardware-based VoIP (Voice-over-IP) auto-coupler solution that replaces Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) couplers. VoIP technology makes it possible to replace up to 30 telephone couplers with one Ethernet connection, reducing costs and making it easier to supply audio feeds to more listeners. EarShot IFB is now shipping and available for purchase.
Comrex will also be showing ACCESS NX, Opal, BRIC-Link II, LiveShot, and more.