At the upcoming AES, Calrec will feature several fixed-format I/O units, including a new eight-SDI input Hydra de-embedding I/O unit that is twice as powerful as the previous-generation four-SDI input product. The new eight-SDI input unit extracts up to 128 channels of synchronous or asynchronous embedded audio from as many as eight HD/SD streams, making these channels available to all consoles on Calrec's Hydra network.
Hydra enables Calrec digital mixing consoles to share I/O resources and control data. The Hydra network uses GigE fabric to provide high bandwidth and a scalable, flexible architecture, enabling precise tailoring of the system to the requirements of each installation.
With up to 96 inputs or outputs, analog or digital, Hydra's remote I/O units may be connected on the same network to provide remotely located sources and destinations that can be used by any or all of the mixing consoles.
For more information, visit www.calrec.com.