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AEQ Expands Its Smartalk Offering

App supports sports talent and other reporters via their phones

AEQ has expanded its Smartalk service with a home app to support high-quality broadcasts from smartphones.

“This allows sports commentators and other reporters to use professional microphones from their phone and establish communications with the station’s audio codec to broadcast events and send reports, or conduct interviews, with the highest quality and reliability,” the manufacturer said in the announcement.

A web-based version introduced earlier generates links that are sent by email, WhatsApp, QR code or other means; when the guest clicks the link, the application sends an Opus audio codec that connects to the station’s AEQ Phoenix audio codec.

Now the resident Smartalk application is downloadable for free from Google Play or AppleStore; it installs a fixed application on the phone.

“In both cases, without further intervention, the audio link between the device’s microphone and speaker or headset, and the station’s audio codec, is ready,” AEQ said.

“But the home Smartalk app has full control over the smartphone, ensuring compatibility with the equipment and allowing the use of professional microphones and headsets, making it suitable for professional use by sports reporters or commentators who work with a station on a regular basis. It is not necessary to have an audio codec, or to be helped to set it up and use it. This means that employees can intervene from anywhere where there is internet connectivity.”

The participant clicks to open a welcome screen; they click again and are active on air over the pre-assigned codec line or other resource at the station. 

Any user of an AEQ Phoenix audio codec can subscribe on a trial basis. The service is offered on an annual renewable license based on the number of studio codecs enabled.

Subscribers can download the application or submit their web connection link as many times as needed during the subscription period, for the number of licensed Phoenix codecs. When a license is activated on a PC in the station, the web application is activated so that Smartalk users can create “Guests” or remote terminal users, whether they connect with resident or temporary web-based applications via links.

AEQ posted a video tutorial on YouTube.

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