Linear Acoustic Adds AERO.100 DTV Audio Processor to Portfolio
Linear Acoustic has announced a brand-new product in its growing lineup of digital television loudness managers, the AERO.100 DTV Audio Processor.
AERO.100 includes proven AEROMAX loudness control and industry-standard upmixing/downmixing via UPMAX II. Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby E decoding are standard along with Dolby Digital (AC-3) encoding. A non-coding version is optionally available, as is Nielsen watermark encoding.
Linear Acoustic Intelligent Dynamics (ID) — a patented hybrid of single-ended and metadata loudness control — is standard. ID allows the content itself to determine the amount of processing needed and provides an infinitely and automatically adjustable balance between permanent and reversible control. Compliant, high-quality content is preserved while unknown content is adjusted accordingly, resulting in consistently pleasing audio for viewers and piece of mind for broadcasters.
A new, selectable Advanced ITU (AI) Limiter allows compliance with more stringent ITU/EBU regulations where necessary.
Up to 10 channels encoded or baseband audio are supported in a 5.1+2+2 (Local/EAS) configuration via 3GHz HD/SD-SDI I/O with included video delay or by 8 channels of AES I/O with reference input. ITU-R BS.1770-3 meters simplify loudness monitoring for each program while a built-in http server provides access to logging data.
A comprehensive TCP/IP remote control is included, giving users the ability to set up, adjust, and display all AERO.100 parameters including loudness metering, Dolby Digital (AC-3) statistics, and even return audio (network speed permitting). The software can connect to multiple AERO.100 units simultaneously.
“We created AERO.100 with affordability in mind,” says Christina Carroll, Linear Acoustic Vice President/Executive Director. “We know broadcasters are working with tighter budgets than ever and we recognized there was an opportunity in our lineup to provide a fully-loaded processor at a price advantage. AERO.100 gives up nothing in terms of audio quality, yet represents a tremendous value for our customers.”