NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Comrex Adds Audio IP Codec to ACCESS Line, New IP Audio Gateway

Comrex (C1633) will display two new products at NAB 2017:  ACCESS NX, the latest audio IP codec in its ACCESS line, and Opal, a new IP audio gateway. Other products on display will include: ACCESS 2USB and Rack, BRIC-Link II, LiveShot (Comrex’s video-over-IP acquisition and distribution tool), VH2 (a VoIP two-line hybrid), and STAC VIP.


ACCESS NX features a hardware platform that is optimized for running CrossLock, Comrex’s custom reliability layer. CrossLock enables both powerful error correction and network bonding, and intelligently monitors and dynamically adjusts network connections in real-time. ACCESS NX’s updated interface improves user experience with faster processors and a five-inch capacitive touch screen that doesn’t require a stylus. Other notable new features include a new second mic input and an added second ¼” headphone jack.

Opal allows remote guests to deliver “studio quality” sound, without the need for any special equipment on their end. Opal is ideal for hosts who need to coordinate call-ins with non-technical remote guests – guests can simply click a link, and connect instantly. Opal establishes the link using the Opus encoder, for excellent fidelity and low delay.

Additionally, Comrex is proud to be featuring ACCESS and BRIC-Link II, its line of versatile and reliable IP audio codecs that have been adopted as an industry standard. It will also be demoing VH2, a two-line hybrid designed to provide superb audio over VoIP phone lines, and STAC VIP, a VoIP call management system for larger scale talkshows (between 6 and 12 callers). Comrex will be displaying LiveShot, live ENG technology which delivers high-quality two-way video and audio in real-time over IP networks.

The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation’s radio and television broadcasters. The NAB Show attracts over 100,000 attendees, and features skill-building workshops and over 1700 exhibitors. Comrex has been attending the NAB Show for over 30 years.

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