NAB 2011: Linear Acoustic Streamlines Key Products

At the NAB Show April 9-14, Linear Acoustic will introduce the 2RU version of the company’s signature TV audio processor, the AERO.air. Only size and weight were lost in the reduction from the 3RU unit. Key features that were once optional upgrades will be made standard on many 2011 versions of the Linear Acoustic product line.

The AERO.air continues to solve the newly regulated commercial loudness problem and now offers more features in a sleek, smaller, and lighter 2RU chassis. Many optional upgrades on last year’s model are now standard features. HD/SD-SDI I/O allows for de-embedding and re-embedding up to 16 channels of audio plus SMPTE 2020 (VANC) metadata. HD/SD-SDI I/O and dual power supplies are now included as standard features.

The LQ-1000, which uses the ITU-R BS.1770 method for measuring loudness, adds an EBU mode for relative gating and loudness-range metering at no extra cost. Standard features added include a simple “gain apply” scaling function and HD/SD-SDI I/O.

And new this year for the AERO.file are advanced RadiantGrid transmuxing and transwrapping for a host of popular file wrappers, Dolby E encoding and decoding, and EBU mode to complement the existing ITU-R BS.1770 loudness measurement.

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