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AETA Audio Systems has introduced ScoopyFlex, a portable codec that comes with a docking station that lets users quickly and easily turn the device into a full-fledged commentary unit.
AETA says the new modular ScoopyFlex meets broadcasters’ present and future needs by offering flexibility and advanced functionalities, such as 5G capability, embedded Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as two mobile network connections. With an autonomy of up to eight hours, the unit can house three SIM cards and manage recording, editing and video tasks. It uses two stereo streams and supports HD voice.
ScoopyFlex is suitable for multiple applications, such as for reporters on the go or spot interviews. Users can connect a second mic to the unit, catering for reporters and guests during interviews.
For sports commentaries or remotes from more complex infrastructures, presenters can pair ScoopyFlex with a docking station, turning it into a complete commentary unit. With this configuration, ScoopyFlex offers up to three mics, additional audio I/Os and a redundant AES67 connection on top of a second ethernet port, battery recharge, intercom buttons, and easy access to level knobs.
AETA says the ScoopyFlex and the docking system afford users the versatility and ability to carry a complete compact commentary unit in their suitcase and to use ScoopyFlex alone as a broadcast-proof portable device or, together with the docking station, to create a complete commentary unit, depending on the job at hand.
“With ScoopyFlex, we offer the quality and tradition of our flagship product, Scoopy, in a new modular version that enables users to benefit from the unit’s advanced features and versatility, allowing them to craft timely and compelling remote broadcasts,” said Yann Vonarburg, general manager of AETA Audio Systems. “In the past, to achieve this, station staff would have to have two units: one light device for mobile use and another one for commentary applications. That’s now changed with ScoopyFlex and its docking station, and this significantly lowers the cost of gear for a broadcaster.”
AETA will showcase ScoopyFlex at IBC2021 on booth 8.D75.