At IBC 2016, Calrec Audio introduced Br.IO (price TBA), a 4U rackmount box that doubles the available onboard I/O on the Brio compact digital broadcast audio console. Like other Calrec I/O boxes, Br.IO offers both primary and secondary connections to a Hydra2 network for full redundancy. Users can connect either copper or fiber directly to the Hydra2 port on the rear of the console via the optional Hydra2 module.
Combined with an H2Hub, which acts as a portable hub or switch point, multiple Br.IOs can be added to deliver greater flexibility quickly to support a variety of live productions.
Br.IO mirrors the IO available on the rear of the main Brio console and provides an extra 24 mic/line, 16 analog out, eight AES3 digital in, and eight AES3 digital out.
For information on Calrec Brio consoles, visit calrec.com/brio.