(Hebden Bridge, UK--April 7, 2010) Calrec Audio today announced that a fully customizable 3U I/O interface box that fits into its Hydra2 Network system will debut at the 2010 NAB Show. The new modular I/O box, designed to meet the rigors of live production whether in an OB truck or on a studio floor, contributes to fast, easy signal routing among devices on an audio network. |
While Calrec already offers a selection of fixed-format I/O boxes, the 3U I/O box's modular design means it can be targeted for the specifics of a particular job -- no need to overkill on investment. Likewise, its mix of audio interfaces and high-density connections supports cost-effective operation while at the same time reducing system size. To simplify installation, the 3U I/O box was designed with all audio connections and control positioned in front and power cables located in the rear.
"Arrayed on the network, Calrec Hydra2 I/O interface boxes support maximum audio routing flexibility and minimum installation overhead," said Jim Wilmer, Calrec director of sales for the Americas. "Additionally, our latest I/O box's modular design gives customers the flexibility to buy exactly what they need."
The Calrec Hydra2 network system is part of the company's Apollo/Artemis console platform, linking the console control surface to the high-capacity 8192 x 8192 router and providing all of its I/O capability. Hydra2 is distinguished by highly intelligent software that recognizes and instantly alerts appropriate clients to network changes. More benefits include one-to-many routing, 512 bidirectional channels of I/O per connection, and reduced latency.
About Calrec Audio
Calrec Audio, part of D&M Holdings Inc., is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for more than 35 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital and analog consoles relied on by the world's most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. More information is available at http://www.calrec.com.