Opal Seals Safari For Its IP Audio Gateway


Comrex has released a new firmware version for Opal, the Massachusetts-based company’s IP audio gateway.

Opal firmware 1.1 includes native ​Safari support for macOS and iOS11.

Once installed, Opal serves a web page to anyone who accesses it through an Internet browser on any device with a microphone and speaker. This web page allows a user to click a button and broadcast from their computer or phone in high fidelity.

High quality return audio is also provided to the guest.

Prior to the release of Opal 1.1, Opal was only compatible with Chrome, Opera, Edge, and Firefox browsers.

“Up until this point, we could support iPhone users with an app,” explained Comrex Technical Director Tom Hartnett. “But as simple as we made it, there was still a concern that even this step was too much for some guests. Now users can connect in studio quality from their iPhone without installing anything at all.”

Opal is designed for users who need to coordinate studio quality call-ins with non-technical remote guests. Opal establishes the link using the Opus encoder.