The technology could transform the audio experience
Calrec will demonstrate two new additions to its Type R modular, IP-based mixing system at IBC2022: Talent Panel and GPIO Box.
The Type R uses standard networking hardware and soft panels that can be tailored to operator needs. It is designed to allow customers to take advantage of distributed production and flexible workflows. Its integrated native IP core provides virtual working practices and integration with station automation systems like Ross Overdrive, Sony ELC and Grass Valley Ignite.
The Talent Panel is a new addition. This slimline unit allows guests to switch between multiple sources via its integrated hi-res TFT and adjust headphone volume with a dedicated rotary control. Four switches enable the user to customize the panel with standard functions like talkback and cough switches. Easily mounted into furniture and with connections over standard cat5, the Talent Panel acts as an AoIP endpoint. Users can quickly configure it and add multiple devices when required.
Calrec’s new GPIO unit for Type R is a 1U box that delivers an additional 32 x GPOs and 32 GPIs for interfacing with external systems such as playout, phone systems, codecs etc. Users can add functionality onto physical buttons on Type R fader panels, soft panels or web UIs.
At IBC2022, Calrec will also run multiple independent consoles from a fully redundant pair of ImPulse IP cores, including physical control surfaces and headless consoles running Calrec Assist on a PC.
ImPulse is compatible with the Calrec Assist web interface and the company’s Apollo and Artemis consoles. It provides a simple upgrade path for existing Calrec customers moving to an IP domain with 3D immersive path widths and panning for next-generation audio with height and 3D pan controls, flexible panning and downmixing built-in.
ImPulse allows up to four independent mixing environments to run from a single core, wherever in the world it’s located, and each separate mixer can access up to 1458 paths.