“Significant strides in interoperable audio networking” are on the way for radio and TV broadcasters.
The company ready to deliver the tool it believes will accomplish this task is GatesAir.
GatesAir plans to introduce the its first AES67-compliant Audio over IP codec — the Intraplex IP Link 200A — at the 2018 NAB Show.
The device allows broadcasters to interconnect studios and remote locations, including transmitter sites, using the AES67 standard and any of today’s encoding algorithms across wide-area IP networks.
The IP Link 200A is a hybrid model that interconnects AES67 and Analog/AES3 signals simultaneously, and enables conversion between the two formats. With dedicated channels for both, users still operating in analog or AES3 mode have “a futureproof path” to an industry-adopted Audio over IP standard. Additionally, those operating in mixed mode can convert between the AES67 and Analog/AES3 as desired. “In any scenario, the IP Link 200A simplifies the cabling and removes limitations on location of the codec,” the company says.
GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond said, “With IP Link 200A, Broadcasters have flexibility to interconnect audio using AES67, Analog/AES3 or in a mixed mode and provides a transitional path to an all-Audio over IP interconnect. Its design simplifies the cabling and interconnection requirements from our codecs to the wide area network, and provides our customers with a true AES67 Audio over IP device that is interoperable with today’s leading Audio over IP solutions, including WheatNet-IP, Ravenna and Livewire+.”
GatesAir will exhibit at the 2018 NAB Show at Booth N3713. The IP Link 200A will be demonstrated alongside other recent Intraplex innovations, including the ultra-bandwidth-efficient Intraplex IP Link MPXp for digital (AES 192) and analog FM MPX transport; and the Intraplex IPConnect for rock-solid data transport across IP networks.