Sonifex are showing a selection of new products on booth 5M7-08 at Broadcast Asia this year:
The New DHY-04G GSM Hybrid
NEW: The DHY-04G Single Automatic GSM Hybrid, AES/EBU & Analogue I/O With Ethernet. This is a digital GSM hybrid which uses a quad-band 2G/GSM cellular connection instead of an analogue POTS line, converting the GSM call to the 4 wire audio signal to and from a connected mixing console. It is ideal for studios in remote locations, for OB vans and trucks on the move, and in emergency situations where a telephone landline can’t be guaranteed, the DHY-04G offers outstanding performance.
Professional Sound & Radio Capture Cards
There are two professional sound cards and three radio capture cards in the range.
In the professional sound card series are the PC-DIG4 Digitorc 4 AES-3 Card and the PC-AUR44 Auricon 4.4 Analogue Card . Both of these cards offer superb audio performance and a complete set of drivers for windows based PCs supporting Wave, DirectSound, DirectShow, MCI & Core Audio APIs.
In the radio capture card series are the PC-DAB1-4 Multi-Ensemble DAB/+ Radcap PCle , the PC-FM6-32 FM Radcap PCle and the PC-AM6-32 AM Radcap PCle . They are able to receive and decode a massive number of FM, AM and DAB/DAB+ channels simultaneously. They don’t have inputs and outputs, other than an aerial to capture the required signal and allow a PC to record or monitor up to 32 FM & AM channels and up to 4 DAB/DAB+ ensembles, so are useful for logging and monitoring applications.
Redbox RB-AEC Acoustic Echo Canceller
The RB-AEC 1U rack-mount is an acoustic echo canceller primarily designed for the benefit of studio personnel for television and radio. When a studio presenter’s microphone signal is played out through a monitor speaker in the control room, it can be picked up by the control room microphone(s) and returned to the presenter’s earpiece as an undesirable echo.
In circumstances where green screen video processing is taking place, the delay can be greater than 200ms. Additionally, the dimensions, occupancy and distance between mouth and microphone can further influence the echo. The RB-AEC is used to remove the entire control room monitor speaker output from the presenter’s feed by adapting to the environment in which the control room microphones are placed. Although acoustic echo cancellation is more commonly implemented in telephony systems, the Sonifex RB-AEC is designed to produce broadcast quality cancellation.