Calrec Audio’s RP1 is a compact live broadcast production engine for use in live event coverage, including sporting events, news and music festivals.

Calrec Audio RP1The RP1 is a 2U core that contains integrated, FPGA-based DSP, which enables a console surface at another facility to control all mixing functionality. The RP1 core manages all of the processing for IFB routing and remote monitor mixes, and it does so locally with no latency. The RP1’s core quickly embeds audio into existing video-transport mechanisms, while its modular I/O backbone accepts any Calrec I/O card – allowing it to connect via analogue, AES, Madi, SDI, and the latest AoIP solutions from AES67, Ravenna, Dante and SMPTE 2022.

In addition, the RP1 core allows broadcasters to create very low-cost Hydra2 networks for all audio routing requirements. The RP1 provides connectivity to any Calrec Hydra2 I/O box, including Calrec’s ultra-compact Fieldbox and H2Hub, providing a cost-effective way to adapt to the requirements of any situation. Such connectivity gives broadcasters access to Hydra2’s inherent management features, such as port protection, alias files and access rights.

‘All these remote I/O resources appear to the main audio mixer like any other local I/O box, which means there is no operator learning curve,’ says Calrec’s VP of sales, Dave Letson. ‘This is a high-end broadcast mixing system in a 2U rackmount box, with the control surface in a physically remote location.

‘Remote broadcasting using the RP1 means fewer resources are needed on-site. Controlling audio from a remote console saves money on setup time, crew, logistics, and equipment. It is simple to set up and very easy to use. It also enables broadcasters to cover a greater number of specialised events, such as regional or college sports and smaller entertainment events, at significantly reduced cost, making it possible to maintain an increasingly wide range of content.’

More: www.calrec.com

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