Sonifex are on NAB booth number N4928 and are showing the full range of their audio equipment, including the S2 hybrid analogue/digital radio broadcast mixer and Sonifex’s Redbox range of audio interfaces. There are 2 new additions to the Redbox range:
The RB-OA3 is a 1U rack-mount, unity gain on-air switcher, capable of switching four stereo pairs between three studios. Each studio can control the transmission path, two peripheral paths for equipment such as a codec or hybrid and a “Last studio to offer” bus, allowing for seamless and continuous broadcast from any multi-studio radio network. A “sustain” mode also allows for a sustaining system, such as a PC automation system, to control the broadcast. More switchers can be connected together to switch up to 6 stereo channels between 5 studios. The switching is achieved using relays, except the “last studio to offer” which is switched by an analogue switch and the transmission path is switched using latching relays. This means that if there is a power failure to the unit, the transmission path will remain selected.
The RB-SSML1 is a 1U rack-mount contribution unit comprising a source selector for compressing or limiting an incoming microphone or line signal, along with selectable level metering and headphone monitor outputs. It provides the facilities often needed in news-booths, voice-over booths and at remote studios for recording into a PC.
These new products will be displayed with the full range of Redbox digital audio converters, word-clock, audio and headphone distribution amplifiers, microphone amplifiers, matching amplifiers, mixers, source select units, silence detect unit, limiters, a power controller and stereo to mono converters.
Also showing is the DHY-03 digital telephone hybrid. Probably the best performing telephone hybrid in the world with a 75dB null, universal line compatibility, input/output gain adjustment & metering, conferencing, RS232 control, local/remote line hold switching and auto-answer. A new eurocard sized version of this product, the DHY-03EC, is also available.
Finally, the new V2.0 of the D:Scribe transcription software will be demonstrated which offers transcription from DVD VOB disks and CD ripping to wma format. This software operates with the Net-Log audio logger which records 4 channels of audio to an internal hard-disk for playback across a network.