Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
19/08/2019

Vortex To Introduce Enhancements To Its CallMe Cloud Codec Service

News Image
Vortex is exhibiting at IBC in its usual spot in Hall 12 and is introducing ground-breaking enhancements to its CallMe Cloud Codec service and low-cost CallMe-T IP audio codec. Meanwhile, Comrex, JK Audio and Artel that are distributed by Vortex and are co-exhibiting have been busy too.
 
CallMe Click-and-Connect lets stations put guests and reporters On-Air without the need for them to own their own codec or download special software. CallMe-T low-cost hardware back-end for CallMe Click-&-Connect is also on-show now with eight quick-dial destinations making it ideal for field use as an add-on for the large number of ISDN Mixers in use today so that they can work over IP. The latest addition of USB Audio allows direct connection of an external sound card, mixer or headset providing an ideal “Home Studio” solution for Journalists and Web Radio Stations.
 
Being shown for the first time at IBC, the SmartStream™ multi-Destination streaming add-on for CallMe-T provides resilience and allows simultaneous connection to two (or more) destinations, with the possibility also to choose which audio channel or channels is sent where. It is a bit like having a number of codecs in one little box making it extremely flexible and ideal for News and Sports Outside Broadcast where connection to multiple destinations is often required.  Each QuickDial location can include destination information plus the audio channel or channels that are to connect to it (Left only, Right only or Both).
 
Full analytics for each call can be made available to the Broadcaster whilst embedded help provides contextual information for contributors who might encounter setup and operational difficulties.  
 
Also on show will be the latest FLX-ClockBox - Vortex’s Virtual Clock system that uses low-cost domestic TVs and monitors to display analogue or digital clocks, stopwatches and timers. The FLX-ClockBox is a simple stand-alone pre-programmed High-Definition Clock Image generator designed to let users produce an accurate display of time information that can be locked to an NTP Time Server – for example the Vortex TimeLord-Net or TimeLord-μNet. They produce a High-Definition Digital Video Output for display on a low-cost monitor or TV screen and can be programmed to display combinations of Vortex’s hardware V-400 series Digital Clocks, V-FLX Analogue Clocks (with hands) and Stopwatch/Timers.  Multiple FLX-ClockBoxes can be networked together to provide consistent timings on multiple screens. 
 
Comrex will be showing its latest IP Audio codecs – now with AES-67 compatibility including the NX-Rack which is the latest addition to Comrex’s industry-standard ACCESS codec range providing stable audio even over the most difficult internet connection. This is achieved using clever forward error correction and error masking together with CrossLock that provides multi-streaming capability for both its Audio and LiveShot HD Video codecs.  Also being shown at IBC for the first time is the NX MultiRack that provides 5x full-blown ACCESS codecs in a 1-U enclosure, again with AES-67 compatibility. It is attractively priced making it the go-to studio back-end for the entire family of ACCESS and BricLink Codecs. 
 
EarShot-IFB is also being demonstrated, using VoIP connectivity to provide Talkback, IFB and Programme monitor audio for Outside Broadcast and News. A single EarShot can support up to 30 simultaneous connections without the need for dedicated telephone lines back at the station.
 
JK Audio has increased its range Bluetooth adapters and improved their capabilities. For example the BlueSet, InterLoop and OuterLoop with including BlueSet can provide wire-free connectivity for a conventional 2-wire or 4-wire intercom system including interface to mobile phones that allow extension across the world using telephone connectivity. The BlueSet Bluetooth microphone interface now provides headphone connectivity for return audio whilst the AutoHybrid-IP2 will soon be released with Opus audio encoding in addition to G.722. It is fully-compatible with CallMe Click-&-Connect and provides additional possibilities for remote audio connectivity.
 
Artel will be showing its EMMY-winning IP Video and Audio SMART Media Delivery Platform™ with a focus on new features and capabilities that enhance operational simplicity, flexibility, and scalability. Also on show will be Artel’s FiberLink® media transport products that send useful combinations of video, audio and data over both Single- and Multi-Mode fibres, Quarra IP PTP switches and ARQ Reliable Internet Streaming Transport (RIST) for OTT streaming.

www.vtx.co.uk
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

22/03/2017
Jünger Audio Demos Audio Processors At CABSAT 2017
Jünger Audio will be promoting its Smart Audio concept at this year's CABSAT exhibition in Dubai (Booth 102, Hall 1) by focusing attention on effectiv
11/11/2016
What Is The Future For Immersive Audio?
Peter Poers, Managing Director at Jünger Audio, looks at production efforts versus consumer experience. Introduction Along with the evolution of highe
24/01/2019
Krotus Audio Teams Up With Signum Audio
Krotos Audio and loudness plugin manufacturer Signum Audio have teamed up to offer BUTE Loudness Solutions with a 50% OFF sale until 31 January. Aside
17/01/2019
Calrec Audio Sells 40 Brio Audio Consoles In Japan
In 2018, Calrec Audio generated serious momentum in the Japanese broadcasting market with the sale of 40 of its Brio audio consoles to a number of Jap
27/11/2018
BCD Audio Launches Big Sale Of Audio Black Box Interfaces
BCD Audio are rationalising their warehouse and have some stock of earlier products as well as the latest. The earlier units are great bargains at cut
23/11/2018
BCD Audio's Big Audio Black Box Interfaces Sale
BCD Audio are rationalising their warehouse and have some stock of earlier products as well as the latest. These earlier units are great bargains at c
14/11/2018
NUGEN Audio Unveils Audio Management Batch Processor Extension
NUGEN Audio has unveiled its new Audio Management Batch processor extension (AMB) that adds enterprise functionality to its modular software. To be sh
06/02/2018
Iemke Roos Audio Rebrands As Audio-Technica Benelux
Audio-Technica's Netherlands-based distributor, Iemke Roos Audio,has rebranded to 'Audio-Technica Benelux'. While the name changes, all customers will
08/01/2018
Jünger Audio Shows D*AP Audio Processors At CABSAT 2018
Digital audio specialist Jünger Audio has announced that will be demonstrating its full range of loudness control and audio processing solutions for t
02/01/2018
Jünger Audio Adds Connectivity To C8000 Audio Processing System
German manufacturer Jünger Audio has launched a new combined Audio over IP and MADI modules for its C8000 audio processing solution, giving broadcaste
03/10/2019
DHD Audio Announces Additions To Audio Mixing Consoles
DHD Audio has announced five major additions to the capabilities of its RX2, SX2, 52/TX and 52/MX audio mixing consoles. Introduced at IBC 2019 in Ams
10/04/2002
Sonic introduces DVD-Audio Centre LE
Sonic Solutions have introduced the DVD-Audio Creator LE – a highly-affordable DVD-Audio authoring system with advanced features. Incorporating core t
18/09/2014
Jünger Audio Launches Codec Edition Of D*AP8 Digital Audio Processor
Jünger Audio launched a new Codec Edition of its D*AP8 Digital Audio Processor at this year's IBC show. Peter Poers, CEO of Jünger Audio, explained: "
27/03/2019
Audio-Technica Extends Partnership With Apart Audio
Audio-Technica has extended its distribution partnership with Belgian installation audio manufacturer Apart Audio to include Northern Ireland and the
06/05/2014
Digigram at BroadcastAsia2014
At BroadcastAsia2014, Digigram has announced it will feature "a complete range of products designed to address the requirements of all applications an