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Calrec Audio to Launch New Interfaces Offering Audio-Over-IP Support

At the 2016 NAB Show, Calrec Audio of Hebden Bridge, UK, will showcase four new networking interfaces in Stand C1745, including an AES67/Ravenna interface, an AVB interface, and a modular I/O Dante card that also has AES67 compatibility.

Each element of Calrec’s protocol range redundantly connects to Hydra2 and appears like any other I/O resource on the Hydra2 network. Hydra2’s integral suite of management tools provides additional benefits to allow remote configuration patching, port protection, alias files, virtual patchbays, and access rights.

The AES67/Ravenna and AVB interfaces are packaged in a single-rackspace box that can transport 256 channels of audio on a single connection. A second expansion card provides the unit with 512 channels of audio, one of the highest-bandwidth connections available for either protocol. The box can also accommodate one of each card, allowing simultaneous operation of multiple formats.

Calrec’s existing Dante modular I/O card, launched at IBC 2014, uses Audinate’s Brooklyn II card and now offers AES67 support as standard. This combination allows access to up to 64 bidirectional channels in either protocol.

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