NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Calrec Booth To Include Brio Console, RP1 Remote Production Unit

At NAB 2017, Calrec Audio (Booth C3118) will showcase its Brio compact digital audio console and RP1 remote production unit.

“As the world’s largest show covering the creation, management, and delivery of content, NAB is the ultimate venue for us to showcase our new Brio and RP1 solutions,” says Dave Letson, VP of Sales, Calrec Audio.”We look forward to sharing these new technologies with our customers, partners, and new prospects.”

Brio Compact Digital Audio Console
The smallest in Calrec’s Bluefin2 family, Brio is only 892 millimetres wide, and the dual-layer, 36-fader surface provides more faders in a given footprint than any other audio broadcast console.

Calrec Audio's New Brio Compact Digital Broadcast Audio Console

Calrec Audio’s New Brio Compact Digital Broadcast Audio Console

Based on Calrec’s 20 years of digital development, Brio’s uncluttered, compact, and configurable surface gives instant access to a large number of audio paths whilst an intuitive 15.6-inch HD touch-screen UI provides quick access to more in-depth control. A bank of illuminating hardware rotary controls gives fast and precise control over parameters displayed in the touch-screen UI.

Brio is entirely self-contained, with analogue and digital I/O and GPIO built into the surface. Additional expansion I/O slots allow for further I/O integration, and fitting an available Hydra2 module makes it possible to connect to and share audio over Calrec’s Hydra2 network.

RP1 Remote Production Unit
Calrec’s RP1 remote production unit is a unique live-broadcast product that directly addresses an increasingly prevalent requirement for high-quality content from remote locations.

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Diagram Showing Calrec Audio RP1 in a Remote Venue

Remote production offers the ability to capture a broader range of live events, such as sports, news, or regional music festivals. Broadcasters cannot always justify the time or expense of sending a dedicated outside broadcast truck and a team of skilled on-site operators for these niche events, but they must always ensure that the same high broadcast standards are met.

Calrec’s new RP1 remote production engine is a 2U core that contains integrated, FPGA-based DSP, which enables a console surface at another facility to control all mixing functionality. The RP1 core manages all of the processing for IFB routing and remote monitor mixes, and it does so locally with no latency. This level of integration and remote control makes it simple for any remote mix engineer to set up IFB mixes and eradicates any delay for remote listeners or presenters.

Calrec Audio's New RP1 Remote Production Engine

Calrec Audio’s New RP1 Remote Production Engine

The RP1 core quickly embeds audio into existing video-transport mechanisms, whilst its modular I/O backbone accepts any of Calrec’s I/O cards. This versatility means the RP1 can connect via analogue, AES, MADI, SDI, and the latest AoIP solutions from AES67, Ravenna, Dante, and SMPTE 2022.