DEVENS, MA, Feb. 7th, 2017 — Comrex Corporation, a codec manufacturer on the forefront of IP technology, will display a new product, Opal, at NAB 2017. Opal, short for Opus Portal, is an IP audio gateway, and will be available for demo at the Comrex booth, C1633.
Comrex Opal creates a studio internet audio portal. Once installed, Opal serves a web page to anyone who accesses it through a computer or Android device (with a microphone, earpiece, and browser). This web page will allow a user to click a button and broadcast from their computer or phone in high fidelity. High quality return audio is also provided to the guest.
Opal allows remote guests to deliver “studio quality” sound, without the need for any special equipment on their end. Opal is ideal for users who need to coordinate call-ins with non-technical remote guests – guests can simply click a link, and connect instantly. Opal establishes the link using the Opus encoder, for excellent fidelity and low delay.
Opal can support two connections at once, and provides two independent professional audio I/O ports to the studio. Opal occupies 1/2U of rack space, and two can fit side-by-side in a 19” rack shelf. Connections to Opal can only be made from browsers that support WebRTC (Chrome and Firefox at this time).
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Comrex has designed and manufactured broadcast equipment since its incorporation in 1961. Since then, Comrex has consistently developed the most innovative technology to address the specific needs of broadcasters, and create products that enable broadcasters to produce live, local, imaginative remote programming. Comrex strives to provide a simple answer to a universal broadcast need ‐ the transportation of high-quality media to the studio from virtually anywhere, economically, at a moment’s notice. As methods of audio and video transportation evolve, Comrex works to develop technology that will allow broadcasters to easily achieve creative and entertaining programming, from diverse and unique locations.