In:Quality, which specializes in remote broadcast products and services, is highlighting a partnership with Radio France that it says has driven updates to its firmware.
“A new device from In:Quality, the USB SIP Codec, was seen by Radio France as a potential solution to help their teams to connect from home, with just a USB microphone, and their home broadband internet,” the company stated.
It said the Radio France Innovation department invited In:Quality to collaborate with Sandbox, Radio France’s “open innovation” program, running tests in connecting with their in-house SIP service.
“There was some urgency — due to the ongoing pandemic — and so a relationship was quickly established, tests were carried out, and the results were very positive,” In:Quality stated in a press release.
Founding Director Kevin Leach said the feedback from those tests has been incorporated in an update to the firmware. Improvements include a clock on the screen and the ability to mute the microphone for coughing. The layout and error handling also are improved.
The company said it is preparing improved cases for the USB SIP Codec. “One version makes for a similar-looking device, but which looks and feels more professional, with neater ports and branding. The other new version will include XLR sockets, for connecting analog microphones, or to hook up to a studio mixer’s line-level connectors.”