For the first time since it’s announcement last fall, Comrex will be showcasing its newest remote contribution solution called Gagl. The cloud service will be highlighted at the NAB Show in Las Vegas this month — the first since the pandemic began.
Per a Comrex press release, Gagl delivers conferenced audio from multiple contributors and allows between one and five users to send and receive audio from computers and smartphones. Participants can also connect and send audio by clicking a link using any common web browser.
If there is more than one user, audio is conferenced and delivered to a Comrex hardware codec such as an ACCESS or BRIC-Link. All participants can hear other participants, and the codec can send audio back to them.
“Gagl could be used as the hub for a round-robin reporting program or for a “morning zoo” radio show to support multiple simultaneous connections at once,” said Comrex. “Because it offers low latency, it’s appropriate for call-in talk radio. Gagl could also be used to allow a single contributor to connect back to the studio from a computer or smartphone.”
Gagl provides stable connections with limited bandwidth, according to the company. The cloud service also uses the Opus audio encoder and delivers audio directly to a Comrex codec “with all the stability enhancements, pro-grade audio connections, and features that hardware codecs provide.”
Gagl works with Comrex hardware IP audio codecs including the AES67-compatible ACCESS NX Rack IP audio codec, the ACCESS MultiRack multi-channel IP audio codec, as well as the BRIC-Link series. A sneak peak of the next addition to the BRIC-Link codec line will also be featured at the 2022 NAB Show.
LiveShot (a bonded IP solution for live video) and other IP audio solutions for IFB and POTS and /ISDN replacement can be found at the Comrex booth C3024 in Central Hall along with a “behind the curtain” look at some new concept products.
For more information, visit the company website.