NEP Group enhances AoIP capabilities with purchase of four Calrec ImPulse systems

Calrec recently announced that its 30-year relationship with NEP Group remains in perfect condition. The Group focused in outside broadcast production has purchased four IP ImPulse systems to expand its AoIP and remote production capabilities.

NEP is using the technology with its range of Apollo surfaces. The company has already installed ImPulse systems in mobile units Supershooter 6, Supershooter 17 and Supershooter 25. An additional system is being installed in the company’s next-gen IP truck, Supershooter 7, that’s slated to roll out in 2023.

NEP has been using ImPulse on a weekly basis since January, providing ST2110-30 flows over a 10Gb fibre link between the Supershooter 17 field acquisition unit onsite and the Supershooter 25 production/crew workspace at a centralized production facility. Both units are parked up to 2,500 miles apart and the ImPulse at the facility can provide control on up to four Apollo mixing surfaces, with another at the remote site.

ImPulse is a DSP engine that has native SMPTE 2110 connectivity. Compatible with Apollo and Artemis consoles, it provides a simple upgrade path for Calrec customers moving to an IP domain.

“The future of broadcasting is utilizing ST2110 IP routing systems,” said Pat Zollinger, Senior Systems Engineer, NEP Group. “All of our new production trucks and centralized production builds will be built leveraging IP technology and our in-house control system, TFC. Calrec has provided the support necessary for us to easily integrate the ImPulse core into our TFC system and represents a technological leap in I/O capacity in and out of the surface from the network fabric and control system.”

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