Congratulations to two of the Netherland’s own countrymen who were the first winners of Calrec’s IBC Network Challenge. Danny Berg Van Den, a Producer at VD Berg Producties, and Jordi Floor from MediaSilo both correctly identified the number of routers on Calrec’s IBC 2012 stand, which incorporates a variety of third party control equipment across several network protocols.
“Audio systems must meet international broadcasters’ increasing demands for more versatility and integration,” says Calrec Head of Sales and Marketing Henry Goodman. “They must therefore give greater consideration to their networks as a whole. Our Hydra2 demo at IBC will showcase this and illustrate how efficiently those networks can be controlled.”
To give broadcasters a sense of Hydra2′s potential as a networking solution, Calrec has exhibited kit in a scenario not dissimilar to how it would be used in an actual production environment (see here for more details.)
Demonstrating the Calrec Serial Protocol is a Ross switcher emulator in conjunction with Ross Overdrive technology, which will allow for visibility into and third-party control over a number of Calrec audio console settings such as fader position, PFL and cut control for paths on faders, routing to auxes from faders, output level control for auxes, routing to mains from faders, main output level/fader control, and LB/RB input switching for paths on faders.
The SW-P-08 protocol incorporates a variety of third-party router panels – on the Calrec stand are Evertz and LSB’s Virtual Studio Manager (VSM) to demonstrate remote control over input-to-output crosspoint patching. In addition to direct routing of physical inputs to outputs, it can also route to and from a console DSP via Calrec’s Hydra Patchbays.
If you are local, come see us at stand 8.C58 and win yourself a Calrec IBC care package.
(To make it even easier, here’s the diagram)