The audio over IP technology support of the new device is AES67. Capable of sending and receiving multiple eight-channel unicast or multicast AES67 streams, Pro AES67 Conversion provides seamless interoperability with third-party AES67 audio solutions and also supports the SMPTE 2110-30 specification for streaming PCM digital audio over IP networks. The device can also transport uncompressed audio using the popular NDI® multimedia technology over IP or AAC audio compressed using the low latency SRT protocol.
Pro AES67 Conversion can convert IP-based audio between AES67, NDI®, and SRT, enabling mixed-technology local and remote production workflows that combine third-party products supporting different standards and formats. The device can also encode analog audio in AES67, NDI® or SRT as an “on-ramp” to IP networks, as well as decoding IP audio streams into any of these formats and protocols for analog output. The compact hardware features unbalanced 3.5mm stereo input and output connections as well as balanced 4.4mm stereo I/O, with XLR connectivity available via the included breakout cables.
Pro AES67 Conversion can also serve as a plug-and-play audio capture device when connected via USB to a laptop or desktop computer. Industry-standard UAC (USB Audio Class) compatibility enables driver-free setup while providing instant compatibility with popular video conferencing, streaming, and production software. For audio streaming applications such as Internet radio, the device also offers AAC stream encoding and transmission as well as AAC and MP3 stream reception and decoding with Icecast support.
A flexible virtual audio matrix is accessible through the device’s browser-based user interface and allows routing or mixing of any analog or IP input channel to any analog, IP or UAC output . Encoding and processing settings are also configured via the web interface, with centralized configuration and control of multiple Conversion Pro units available through the Magewell Cloud multi-device management software. The hardware can be powered via PoE (Power over Ethernet), the included AC adapter, or a USB-connected computer.
“Audio over IP has become the norm for professional audio infrastructure, but there is a large ecosystem of analog audio devices that customers want to continue using,” said Will Chen, product manager at Magewell. “Pro AES67 Conversion provides a bridge between analog audio devices, IP audio networks and software solutions while enabling easy conversion between disparate IP multimedia technologies.”
Pro AES67 Conversion should start shipping later in Q2. For more information, please visit www.magewell.com/products/pro-convert-aes67.
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