Evertz and TSL link up with Calrec Audio's Hydra2

Publish date:

HEBDEN BRIDGE, U.K. -- 11 September 2015 -- Following the launch of Calrec's Hydra2 interface card at the 2015 NAB Show, where it was introduced as part of DiGiCo's Orange Box development, Calrec announces that the technology has been adopted in third-party products from elsewhere in the broadcast community. 

Both Evertz and TSL Products have integrated the Hydra2 interface card into products that will be unveiled at IBC2015. 

Evertz's new 7800EMR-Hydra2 card provides an interface between the Evertz EMR audio TDM router and Calrec's Hydra2 network. This development supports name synchronisation between Evertz MAGNUM NAMES and Calrec labels for all applicable audio channels, and provides primary and secondary connectivity for full redundancy. Just one Hydra2 link provides 512 bidirectional channels, which comfortably fit down one TDM and align with the TDM PRI/SEC configuration.

TSL's new MPA1 is a 1U rack-mounted system that monitors established I/O protocols such as MADI, SDI, AES-3, and analogue, as well as Hydra2. These shallow units can be placed anywhere in a network infrastructure to monitor a single channel or a monitoring mix, while the built-in Web server enables all units to be configured, monitored, and controlled remotely via a Web interface.

"For many years Evertz has been connecting our routers to sound desks using MADI, which has proved a popular solution," said Simon Reed, managing director of Evertz U.K. "Now it is common to use four to six MADI links, which requires conversion from the router's internal audio bus to MADI, and then back again to the sound desk's internal format, adding complexity and using valuable rack space.

"The inevitable solution is tighter integration between these audio islands, and so Evertz is very pleased to be able to offer a direct Hydra2 interface from our audio-routing products to the Calrec sound desks. This interface brings several advantages to our customers, including up to 512 audio channels, link redundancy, reduced complexity, and the ability to share audio names."

"TSL Products are proud to be working alongside Calrec," said Anoushka Farouk, marketing manager at TSL Products. "Our new MPA1 Hydra2 monitor allows signals on the Hydra2 network to be monitored without tying up the console service."

The integration with DiGiCo's Orange Box enabled Calrec to demonstrate the potential of the Hydra2 interface card to other interested third parties. Calrec is currently talking to other sympathetic product manufacturers about future partnerships.

"We are excited to work with Evertz and TSL to expand the reach of the Hydra2 network," said Henry Goodman, Calrec director of support and market development. "Our customers are looking for deeper levels of integration, and these are the first in a string of third-party integrations to come as Calrec widens the range of Hydra2 network compatibility.

"These developments continue Calrec's drive towards total interoperability and offer a unique integration opportunity to third-party manufacturers of complementary products."

More information about Calrec and its products is available at calrec.com.

# # #

About Calrec Audio Ltd.
Calrec Audio is exclusively dedicated to excellence in audio mixing for on-air and live production. A broadcast specialist for 50 years, Calrec has developed a range of digital consoles relied on by the world's most successful broadcasters. For putting sound in the picture, broadcasters put their trust in Calrec. 

All trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

Visit Calrec Audio at IBC2015, Stand 8.C61a


More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that the company’s production and post products were used to complete many of the fall 2018 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 55 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve editing, color correction, VFX and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors and capture and playback devices.


Jingle All the Way: Luxul's XMS-1208P Managed Gigabit Switch is Available for All CI Integrators this Holiday Season

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced that it's giving CI integrators the gift of enterprise-level performance at affordable price points this holiday season. It doesn't matter if they've been naughty or nice, the company's XMS-1208P 12-port/18 PoE+ managed Gigabit switch — that delivers high-speed performance while enabling simple network expansion — is now available for all. And to ring in the new year, Luxul will begin shipping its AMS-1816P 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 managed Gigabit switch in early January.


HoverCam Transforms Classrooms Fit for Future-Ready Students at Val Verde USD

HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the digital education market, announced that Val Verde Unified School District (USD) in Parris, California, successfully installed HoverCam's Pilot digital teaching stations and CenterStage interactive flat panels (IFPs) in new STEM labs in the elementary schools, with plans for an eventual rollout to the district's middle and high schools. As part of the district's goal to create future-ready students, Val Verde USD chose HoverCam digital education solutions to address the rising challenge of updating classrooms and introducing curriculum with advanced systems that will prepare students for a rapidly changing career landscape.


The Sigma Holiday Sale Is Back!

Nothing makes gift giving as enjoyable as special prices on award-winning Sigma lenses and accessories; get the lens you’ve always craved or surprise a fellow shooter with the perfect present.


Global News Agency Ruptly Relies on Riedel's MediorNet and Artist on Board New OB and DSNG Vehicles

Riedel's MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom are providing the decentralized and redundant signal routing and communications backbone on board two all-new, state-of-the-art OB vehicles for Ruptly, a Berlin-based international news agency. Qvest Media, a world-leading system architect and integrator for the broadcast and media industries, designed and built the new broadcast van and DSNG vehicle.