At IBC 2014 Calrec will launch a Dante interface which works in conjunction with Hydra2 across the entire range of Calrec Bluefin2 consoles.
The development gives Dante connectivity to every client on a Hydra2 network via a simple, single width 3U I/O interface card. This provides 64 audio input channels and 64 audio output channels. Connectivity is via dual-redundant RJ45 Ethernet connectors on the card’s front panel.
Dante is a proprietary networking technology developed by Audinate and is currently deployed across the globe to connect many different kinds of pro-audio equipment.
Also launched at IBC 2014, Calrec will unveil three new assistive apps: Soccer Assist, Ice Hockey Assist and Fader Assist. The Assist suite of iPad® apps take advantage of Calrec’s CSCP remote control protocol to simplify workflow and provide operators with new ways to interface with Calrec consoles.
Soccer and Ice Hockey Assist allows operators to simplify the complex tasks of tracking audio during a game, providing an alternative approach for highly experienced operators while allowing those with less experience to create a quality mix very simply.
Fader Assist allows operators to remotely control fader level, PFL, cut/on and aux/main routing on all Calrec Bluefin2 consoles. The ability to remotely control these fader functions from any location within a Wi-Fi range provides a new level of flexibility and convenience for both mixing and set up.
“In today’s busy production environments, there is increasing pressure on operators to create a more immersive viewing experience,” says Calrec’s Head of Sales Henry Goodman. “One of the many tasks the audio operator must manage is capturing all important events during live sporting occasions while maintaining a steady background level of crowd and venue noise. Calrec has developed these apps as an assistive tool to ease the pressure in this demanding working environment.”
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