Comrex To Debut ACCESS NX Rack at NAB Show 2019
New IP audio codec is AES67 compatible
DEVENS, MA, February 27th, 2019 — Comrex will soon release ACCESS NX Rack, a new rackmount IP audio codec. Release is planned for the beginning of 2019.
Since it was released in 2005, the Comrex ACCESS Rackmount has become an industry standard. Now, it’s been updated to incorporate the technical advances from the last decade. ACCESS NX Rack features completely new hardware, allowing for AES67, AES3 or analog audio I/O. ACCESS NX Rack can connect to Wi-fi and 4G modems, and supports a wide arrange of connection protocols and audio encoders. It’s driven via a new HTML5-based web user interface. ACCESS NX Rack is compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs as well as the Comrex FieldTap smartphone app.
ACCESS NX Rack also includes Comrex CrossLock technology, a proprietary suite of tools that solidify connections over IP networks. By sending two identical streams through two separate networks (redundancy mode), CrossLock provides a fail-safe in the event that the primary network falters.
ACCESS NX Rack also includes HotSwap, a new function included with the latest version of ACCESS firmware. HotSwap allows users to designate one network as a backup that will only engage when the primary network has failed. Fall-over to backup happens in a matter of seconds, and fallback is seamless.
ACCESS NX Rack will be on display at NAB 2019 at Comrex’s booth, Booth C2330. Interested attendees can add Comrex to their show planner here.
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.