Calrec is a leading designer and supplier of audio broadcast mixing equipment, relied on by the world’s most successful broadcasters. Today, broadcasters demand even more versatility and integration from their audio equipment; in this highly progressive era, TV companies want to ensure that their systems can continue to produce programmes efficiently and to exacting specifications.
The move from proprietary to IP networks demands major infrastructure changes. While many broadcasters still use proprietary systems, the ability to link up with third party IP equipment using AES67/SMPTE 2010-30 is bringing broadcast communities together. Calrec introduced its AoIP unit to enable its proprietary Hydra2 equipment to talk to third party IP equipment over these protocols. Calrec customers can even upgrade to IP using their existing equipment – the company’s powerful and flexible ImPulse core can be added to existing Apollo and Artemis control surfaces, and Calrec’s super-flexible Type R IP core can be used in a variety of ways. Using Calrec’s H2 IP Gateway, all Calrec equipment can sit on an IP network, a proprietary Hydra2 network, or a combination of the two.
Broadcasters are also looking at more remote working and virtualization workflows to protect their businesses. Calrec has been helping customers to help create live broadcasts in remote environments for years. While remote Production is all about reducing onsite staff at a venue and keeping as much of the production team at the Production Centre as possible, remote working, or virtualization, has seen broadcasters find ways to produce programs with key operators working from their homes. This distributed Production Team model has used Calrec’s remote and virtual products to stay on-air by connecting to hardware from remote locations, using portable hardware in remote locations, and making integrated use of station automation systems.
However you want to work, over any infrastructure, Calrec has multiple ways to keep you on-air in our increasingly demanding industry.