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Sonifex Debuts New Redbox

NAB Sneak Peek: New commentator unit and talkback equipment too

CM-CU1 What would an NAB Show be without a new Redbox from Sonifex?

New for 2013 is the Redbox RB-IPE IP extender for GPIO and analog control signals. The RB-IPE is a 1 RU rackmount unit designed to provide remote control of GPIO and analog control voltages over an Ethernet network. It can be configured using a built-in Web server to enable two units to control each other or a single unit can be controlled via Ethernet commands and the web server interface.

On a different plane is the CM-CU1 commentator unit, a small single-mic input mixer for remote duties for small crews or single-operator operation. It has four input channels and four talkback outputs (and ganging controls). It also has multiple monitoring options. There is a rear-panel program/effects input and a front-panel line input but this mixer isn’t designed for multichannel spectacles. Other features include 48V phantom power, a built-in limiter, test tone generator and on-air security lock along with an LED bargraph. The whole package is housed in a metal case.

CM-TBS Seen initially at the IBC show, the CM-TB8 is an eight-channel talkback control unit. It allows multiple 4-wires and IFBs within a single 1U rack space. Features include an onboard speaker, XLR connectors, individual controls and a limiter for each channel, tone generator and an optional telephone interface. It offers easy connection to any industry standard talkback system including the Sonifex CM-TLL line listen unit plus the CM-CU1 and CM-CU21 commentator units and is ideal for use in an OB truck or small studio, according to the company.

Also from Sonifex is the S0 radio broadcast mixer, aimed at small facilities such as community radio and educational stations or Internet radio mixing duties. Built within a drop-in design, it has multiple input channels, a telephone hybrid for making and recording telephone calls and a 3.5mm stereo jack for plugging in an iPod or MP3 player. A USB port allows for recording to a PC and for using a PC automation system directly through the mixer.

NAB Show Booth: C1730