Calrec showcases live production solutions at NAB

Calrec Audio’s New RP1 Remote Production Engine

Calrec’s RP1 remote production unit is a live-broadcast product that addresses a requirement for content from remote locations. Remote production offers the ability to capture a broader range of live events, such as sports, news, or regional music festivals.

RP1 consists of a 2U core that contains integrated FPGA-based DSP, enabling a console surface at another facility to control all mixing functionality. The RP1 core manages all the processing for IFB routing and remote monitor mixes, and it does so locally with no latency, the release states. This level of integration and remote control makes it simple for any remote mix engineer to set up IFB mixes and eradicates any delay for remote listeners or presenters, the company claims.

The RP1 core embeds audio into existing video-transport mechanisms, while its modular I/O backbone accepts any of Calrec’s I/O cards. This means the RP1 can connect via analogue, AES, MADI, SDI, and the latest AoIP solutions such as AES67, Ravenna, and Dante.

At the 2018 NAB Show, Calrec will show a suite of new features on the RP1. These include a 2-band filter and 4-band EQ, expander and gate facilities, compressor and sidechain EQ facilities, direct output for all remote faders (up to 5.1 wide), and remote auxes via Calrec Assist.

Calrec Audio will make its U.S. debut of Brio 12, a compact 12-fader audio mixer, at the 2018 NAB Show. Brio 12 has the same feature set and mix capabilities as its larger sibling, Brio36.

Brio 12 meets the demand for a broadcast mixer that can be used in very tight spaces like small vans and compact control rooms, and at under 450mm or 18 inches wide, it is slim enough to fit into standard racks or to be stowed out of the way when not in use, the release states.

Speaking about the company’s participation, Dave Letson, Vice President of Sales, Calrec Audio said: “We wouldn’t miss NAB — it’s the largest event for the media and entertainment industry, and a perfect venue to showcase our latest innovations. This year, in addition to showcasing Brio 12 and RP1, we’ll have a major new product unveiled to the market.”

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