GatesAir has partnered with ATC Labs to introduce an embedded software innovation that can save Intraplex IP Link customers significant costs in auxiliary equipment. The innovation adds professional 10-band audio processing software from ATC Labs — a specialist in audio compression and processing technologies — within two recently-announced GatesAir Intraplex single and multi-channel transport solutions.
GatesAir will add ATC Labs’ Perceptual SoundMax Audio Technology to its Intraplex IP Link 100c hardware codec and its scalable Intraplex Ascent cloud transport platform. According to GatesAir, broadcasters that activate this audio processing functionality within either product can eliminate an external audio processor’s costs and rack space while achieving exceptionally bright and open sound. Both integrated solutions are now shipping.
“Higher-resolution audio processing brings far better control to broadcasters as the technology affects only the specific and targeted audio characteristics,” said Dr. Deepen Sinha, CEO, ATC Labs. “In Perceptual SoundMax, high-resolution audio processing technology is combined with psychoacoustic principles and wide-band perceptual models, which ensures the greatest possible accuracy in tuning the sound quality for each application. This leads to great-sounding audio with consistent loudness that is pleasing to the ear, minimizes listener fatigue, and never sounds over-processed. This processing also inherently reduces the perception of artifacts introduced due to digital compression codecs, which are integral to audio transport solutions. Combined with GatesAir’s innovative Intraplex products, we can together provide sophisticated audio transport solutions that also enhance audio quality for FM and digital radio broadcasters.”
Keyur Parikh, vice president of engineering, GatesAir, adds that ATC Labs’ dense 10-band audio processing improves broadcast audio quality by removing artifacts and emphasizing certain frequencies. He calls the two technologies complementary in performance while ensuring clean integration for Intraplex customers operating at any scale.
“Instead of buying two separate hardware products, our customers have the best of both worlds in one professionally integrated solution,” said Parikh. “Broadcasters can activate the audio processing engine at the source or destination, providing broadcasters with a robust, reliable and flexible Intraplex solution that is competitively priced with a quick ROI.”
GatesAir will demonstrate both integrated Intraplex IP Link solutions for the first time at IBC2021, taking place Dec. 3–6 at RAI Amsterdam. The company exhibits at Stand 8.D