A new console system from Radio Systems is the first broadcast product to use a networking technology called CopperLan.
Radio Systems showed its Platform modular mixing system to visitors at a suite during the recent NAB convention. The new Platform combines multiple control surfaces, both physical and virtual, and one or more sound processing engines.
CopperLan, developed by Klavis Technologies out of Belgium, is a networking system and development environment for makers of equipment and software in broadcast and other pro markets. According to Radio Systems, CopperLan gave it "a turnkey solution to the challenges of hot-plugging, remote editing, full data synchronization and wide expandability." The command & control protocol comes as a complementary layer to the audio streaming provided by IP connectivity.
Radio Systems President Daniel Braverman said the radio industry would benefit from wider adoption of the CopperLan standard.
"CopperLan seemed custom-made for our application as well as for many other products in broadcast and allied fields." He announced the licensing agreement along with Eric Lukac-Kuruc, chief technical officer and co-founder of Klavis Technologies.
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