For major broadcasters, Comrex ACCESS was an important feature of inauguration coverage this past weekend. Radio World discussed the use of ACCESS and other Audio Over IP tools for ABC News Radio and Westwood One.  

“This is really the first inauguration that we are totally getting away from ISDN. Most everything will be IP audio using Comrex ACCESS codecs. We utilize the CrossLock feature where possible to aggregate LTE and Wi-Fi and/or dedicated MIS. Other options include smartphone recording,” said Zack Ackey of Westwood One Washington.



A set-up from ABC News, featuring ACCESS, along with a Mackie 802-VLZ3 mixer, and Sony headphones. Photo courtesy Radio World.



Westwood One News Correspondent Bob Costantini in position Friday morning at Westwood One’s broadcast position overlooking the inauguration at the west front of the Capitol. Photo and caption courtesy Radio World.

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