NAB Sneak Peek: Comrex Has New BRICs and STACs

Legacy products get upgraded, new Access firmware
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Comrex is looking at the past and at the future for the NAB Show.

The BRIC-Link II, an updated version of Comrex’s staple BRIC-Link IP codec, will be premiering. BRIC-Link II features hardware updates, including upgraded internal hardware, added XLR connectors (for analog and AES3 audio), Gigabit Ethernet and a front-panel headphone jack. BRIC-Link II includes a new Opus algorithm for WebRTC and smartphone app-compatibility, and a web-based user interface for remote device management and software updates in minutes.

STAC VIP 2.0, Comrex’s VoIP based call management system, will be introduced at the NAB Show, and contains several new features including split studio. For users looking to utilize their call management system in multiple places, split studio enables them to run two independent studios at once from the same mainframe. Configuration options are highly customizable to suit varying use cases. With a simple, modular setup, users will be able to modify their existing STAC VIP systems to make use of split studio (as long as they have a minimum of two separate control surfaces).

Comrex will also be debuting Access firmware 4.0. This whole number upgrade enables Access users to utilize multiple networks at once for improved broadcast reliability. With the portable user interface and BRIC algorithms that set the standard for innovative remote broadcasting equipment, Access 4.0 enables higher quality, lower latency and improved stability from even more locations.

In addition to the above-mentioned products, Comrex will also be demonstrating MIDAS, a new software codec.

NAB Show Booth: C2627
Info: www.comrex.com

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