Sonifex has a range of new products on its stand at BVE, from 26th-28th February at London’s Excel. The RB-IPE is a 1U rackmount unit designed to provide remote control of GPIO and analogue control voltages over an Ethernet network. Configured using a built-in web server, two units can control each other across an Ethernet network, or a single unit can be controlled via Ethernet commands and the web server interface. It has 16 general purpose inputs on eight RJ45 connectors, and 16 general purpose outputs on eight RJ45 connectors using eight isolated relay charge-over contacts and eight opto-isolated contacts. These rear panel RJ45 connectors have an LED for each GPIO which shows its state.
A new addition to the Sonifex range of commentary products, the CM-CU1 provides a fully featured commentator position with a line-level input and has an individual commentator output, with an additional output providing a mix of commentator and line input audio. The line input can be configured to remain present at the mix output even if the commentator is off air, making it useful for routing crowd effects or pre-recorded material to the programme feed. Four talkback channels, with a built-in limiter, are available to the commentator, and they can be linked to provide simultaneous operation.
The CM-TB8 is a self contained communications unit providing eight channels of four-wire communication, housed in a 1U rack mount enclosure. It has individual connections for both a headset on a five-pin XLR and microphone/headphones on XLR/stereo TRS jack, with the current selection indicated on the front panel. The gain setting for each input type can be individually set between +6dB and +68dB.
As the UK distributor for DaySequerra, Sonifex are also showing the DaySequerra iLC2ST two channel stereo TV loudness control. It delivers EBU R128, ATSC A/85 CALM and ARIB-B32 loudness compliance simultaneously for two independent stereo TV broadcasts worldwide, in a 1RU package.