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NAB Sneak Peek: Comrex Takes Access NX to the Rack

Rackmounted version of NX codec to debut

According to codec maker Comrex, the new Access NX Rack features completely new hardware, allowing for AES67, AES3 or analog audio I/O. It can connect to Wi-Fi and 4G modems, and supports a wide range of connection protocols and audio encoders.

Comrex NX Rack

For remote control there’s a new HTML5-based web user interface. Access NX Rack is compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs as well as the Comrex FieldTap smartphone app.

Access NX Rack also includes Comrex CrossLock technology, a proprietary suite of tools for redundant connections over IP networks. By sending two identical streams through two separate networks, CrossLock provides a fail-safe in the event that the primary network falters, the company says.

Access NX Rack also includes HotSwap, a new function included with the latest version of Access firmware. Comrex says that HotSwap allows users to designate one network as a backup that will only engage when the primary network has failed. Fall-over to backup happens in a matter of seconds, and fallback is seamless.

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