New app allows for one-touch broadcasting from the field
DEVENS, MA, Apr. 19th 2018 — Comrex will release FieldTap, a new phone application for remote broadcasting, in the spring of 2018. FieldTap uses SIP to make it possible for users to transmit audio with the touch of a button.
Ideal for reporters and street team contributors for short drop-ins, FieldTap features a very simple user interface. With a one-button control screen, users of any technical ability can connect from the field to the station by simply pressing a single button. FieldTap is a simple SIP client that uses Voice over IP (VoIP) to make it possible for field users to send wideband audio from their cellphones over cellular and Wi-Fi networks.
FieldTap is compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs. FieldTap can also be used in conjunction with EarShot IFB, a new VoIP IFB system from Comrex that replaces POTS lines and auto couplers. EarShot IFB is perfect for live ENG applications – it provides 4 audio feeds, and can support up to 10 wideband calls (or 30 regular calls). With FieldTap, EarShot IFB callers can receive high-quality audio, instead of standard cellphone audio.
Comrex debuted FieldTap at NAB 2018. FieldTap will be available as a free download from Google Play and iTunes this spring.
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.