Several new audio and IP-based communication products from AEQ will be presented at the NAB Show. These are some of them:
Olympia 3 Commentary system
The CU, Commentary Unit, is technically the device used to generate and send the Unilateral Audio Signals (commentary) from the event venue to a radio or television broadcaster.
The unit can operate in three different ways: as a standalone unit (audio mixer), simply connected to a control PC, as a part of an AoIP intercom system operating on a multi-channel audio network (the unit is DanteTM native but is also AES67 compatible) at the same time being an intercom panel for coordination, or forming part of a large scale commentary system.
Each unit features 3 x Gb Ethernet ports. One of them allows for PoE supply while the other two allow for daisy chain connection and have auxiliary output for video and data transport. It can also operate as a standalone audio mixer that may be configured as mono or stereo, with routing, tone adjustments and dynamics control.
It allows for the connection of up to three microphones (one of these can be set to work as the order microphone when operating as an intercom panel whenever required) and two line inputs. The design is a splash-proof construction and allows for outdoor operation under direct sunlight. It can also be configured with reduced brightness for operation in darker and indoor areas.
Forum IP Split digital audio mixing console
This product is available with a version where the control surface is separate from the Engine or Core. Further, the control surface has been split into modules that can be installed individually. Interconnection between the modules and to the engine is made with standard CAT5 wiring using RJ45 connectors.
From a configuration and operation point of view, FORUM IP SPLIT is no different from the original. However, this new one version supports larger configurations with up to 24 fader channels.
9000 Broadcast Monitors
This year, AEQ will present the Series 9000 Broadcast Monitors and that also are using 10bit processing. They come ready to meet the need for 4K (UHD) signal monitoring. Two models, size 24” and with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, and size 31” with 4096 X 2160 pixels are being presented.