When the COVID pandemic began in earnest in March 2020, more and more broadcasters found the need to broadcast from home without sacrificing quality or reliability. We have remote solutions that can help.
For decades, Comrex has been designing equipment to allow broadcasters of all kinds to deliver live content from anywhere – including from home. From IP audio codecs to guest interview solutions – this is what we do.
We’ve compiled information on our solutions in one place, so you can figure out what you need.
For live audio broadcasts
ACCESS NX is our most versatile IP audio codec. It’s designed to deliver high quality audio on marginal networks, so you can make the most of your home Wi-Fi. It’s also able to use Ethernet, 4G/LTE, and a variety of other IP networks – not to mention, it can bond them together with our CrossLock technology for added reliability.
ACCESS NX is extremely portable – if you need to broadcast from your closet so no one can hear your neighbor’s dog, you can. And as the world reopens, it’s the perfect solution that can go wherever your story (or life) takes you. It’s the preferred IP audio codec for remote broadcast.
Plus, it has an intuitive user interface, so you can connect with the touch of a button (simple to use even if you don’t have an engineering background).
“The audio quality from the ACCESS is never compromised, even when the link is less than stellar. When bandwidth is very low, the ACCESS will increase buffer while maintaining the audio transparency.”
– Bryan Hubert, engineer for KCMS
Read the full testimonial from Bryan Hubert
BRIC-Link II has been the codec of choice for home studios for years. It’s designed to be low-maintenance and highly reliable – once it’s installed, our customers find that “it just works”.
Perfect for point-to-point connections like home broadcast applications, BRIC-Link II is a low-cost, high-performance solution for audio-to-IP conversion. It can also be set up to send audio to multiple locations or as a streaming server.
“Our clients have no technical background, and often have no engineering assistance available. We needed to engineer a plug-and- play solution that they could set up themselves, with little intervention and limited possibility for error.
BRIC-Link is simple and reliable enough to form the basis of our remote kit.”
– E.C. Hamilton, Impact Partnership
Read the full testimonial from E.C. Hamilton
We put together an eBook specifically for BRIC-Link/BRIC-Link II in home studio applications. Click here to download it.
For guest interviews
Your expert guests aren’t always able to be in the studio with you, but they should sound like it!
Opal allows your guests to connect to you at the touch of a button. They don’t need to install any software or have any special equipment. They just click a link that you generate on either their PC or smartphone, click “Connect”, and they’re live.
Opal is perfect for your expert guests who may not be tech-savvy or have access to an engineer or IT person. Plus, you’ll get high-fidelity, low delay audio that sounds much better than a cellphone because it’s using the Opus encoding algorithm.
Opal is compatible with all modern web browsers including Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Opera and Edge.
“All they have to do is click a link to get connected. Even if they use it on their smartphone, it’s going to be a much better connection than a standard telephone connection.”
– Joe Emert, Life Radio Ministries
Read the full testimonial from Joe Emert
For visual radio and live television
LiveShot delivers high-quality video and audio over a standard internet connection. LiveShot can enable you to continue video streaming your show outside of the studio. Applications include visual radio programming, electronic newsgathering, weather coverage, and more.
“When we began video streaming the show, we purchased a Comrex LiveShot. I’ve now used it to broadcast the show from Denmark, Iceland, all over the United States — not to mention from my home studio.”
– Thom Hartmann, The Thom Hartmann Program
Read the full testimonial from Thom Hartmann
For last minute drop-ins
For users who don’t have access to an IP audio codec, and need to get connected quickly – FieldTap is a free smartphone app that enables you to call into any Comrex IP audio codec. It’s available to download for iOS and Android.
“FieldTap isn’t a replacement for a codec, but for emergencies or short remotes when you need to cut back on equipment, it works well.”
– John Paul, The Car Doctor Radio Show
Read the full testimonial from John Paul