NAB Show 2022: Calrec focused on remote production and flexible workflows
For more than 50 years, the world’s most successful broadcasters have trusted Calrec. They still do. As our industry adapts to new viewing habits and changing business environments, Calrec is helping broadcasters stay ahead of the curve when moving to IP infrastructures; achieve efficiency with remote broadcasting; to save money with virtualized production.
ImPulse: multi-console operations
At NAB 2022, Calrec will run three independent consoles from a fully redundant pair of ImPulse cores; a dual 48-fader Apollo console, a 40-fader Artemis console, and a headless console running Calrec Assist on a PC.
ImPulse is the most powerful DSP engine on the planet and features native SMPTE 2110 connectivity. It is compatible with the Calrec Assist web interface as well as Calrec’s Apollo and Artemis consoles to provide a simple upgrade path for existing Calrec customers moving to an IP domain. It provides immersive 3D path widths and panning for next-gen sound with built-in 3D pitch and pan controls, flexible panning, and onboard mixing.
ImPulse allows up to four independent mixing environments to be run from a single core, anywhere in the world, and each independent mixer can access up to 1458 paths.
Calrec Assist is a browser-based interface that creates a virtual console environment allowing operators to mix directly from a computer or laptop. It is compatible with a range of Calrec products to help broadcasters streamline workflows, improve profitability and expand coverage variety.
Calrec’s flexible Type R will be installed on the same IP network, as will the rugged Brio console, connected via an AoIP box. Calrec’s AoIP and Gateway boxes offer Calrec users on a Hydra2 network the ability to merge over an IP network. This means they continue to benefit from their initial investment while reaping the benefits of IP workflows. Gateway technology also reduces the learning curve for operators and allows broadcasters to transition at their own pace.
R-type talent board and GPIO case
Calrec’s Type R is a mixing console designed to allow customers to take advantage of distributed production and flexible workflows. Its built-in native IP core provides virtual working practices and integration with station automation systems such as Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite.
Type R can provide fully automated programming with real-time adjustment of external factors through a standard web browser, and its small and highly portable hardware elements can be quickly added as needed.
Powered by standard POE switches, the Type R has only three panel options; banks of 6 x faders can be added, as well as user definable software panels like Calrec’s Large Soft Panel (LSP) and Small Soft Panel (SSP).
At NAB 2022, Calrec is adding a compact talent roster to the mix. This slim unit allows customers to switch between multiple sources via its built-in high-resolution TFT and adjust headphone volume with a dedicated rotary control. Four switches allow the panel to be customized to the individual user with common functions such as answer and cough switches; this ensures that only essential controls are at your fingertips.
Easily mounted in furniture and with connections via standard cat5, the Talent Panel acts as an AoIP endpoint and can be quickly configured, and multiple devices can be quickly added where they are needed.
Calrec’s new GPIO unit for Type R is a 1U enclosure that provides an additional 32 x GPOs and 32 GPIs for interfacing with external systems such as playback, phone systems, codecs, etc. panels or web user interfaces, and configured via Calrec’s easy-to-use Connect app.
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RP1 Remote Production
Calrec’s 2U RP1 Remote Production Unit takes your favorite Calrec console anywhere in the world without ever leaving the studio. A remotely controlled processing engine like RP1 means that dedicated control rooms can be used to mix feeds from multiple remote locations. Remote production models produce more live coverage with minimal resources.
Many major international sporting events have been mixed with RP1 over the past 12 months – in fact, Calrec has more experience in production REMI/home models than any other audio console manufacturer.
Brio is a plug-and-play broadcast console that integrates into any broadcast workflow, is easy to use, and features comprehensive onboard I/O. It is dynamic and delay loaded on every path, has a huge internal router, multiple monitor outputs, and is expandable for future growth.
Calrec’s new Brio 36 Duet comes with internal Hydra2 connectivity, full onboard I/O and 96 input channels as standard. The Brio 36 Medley package includes everything on a Brio Duet plus a Dante 64 card or MADI I/O module, and an external Br.IO box with 24 mic/line inputs, 16 analog outputs and 8 AES I/O.
With comprehensive free training, industry-leading technical customer support, and Calrec’s proven reliability, Brio has your needs covered for years to come.