Magewell just launched its Pro Convert AES67 multiformat IP audio encoder, decoder and capture device. Supporting AES67, NDI and SRT, the device can convert between different IP media technologies while also offering a bridge between analog audio, software and IP networks.
Magewell will showcase Pro Convert AES67 in booth N1833 at InfoComm 2022, taking place June 8 to 10 in Las Vegas.
Able to send and receive multiple, eight-channel unicast or multicast AES67 streams, Pro Convert AES67 offers interoperability with third-party AES67 audio solutions and also supports the SMPTE 2110-30 specification for delivery of PCM digital audio over IP networks. The device can also transport uncompressed audio using the NDI media-over-IP technology, or compressed AAC audio using the low-latency SRT protocol.
Pro Convert AES67 can convert IP-based audio between AES67, NDI, and SRT, enabling mixed-technology local and remote production workflows that combine third-party products supporting different standards and formats. The device can also encode analog audio into AES67, NDI or SRT streams as an “on-ramp” to IP networks, as well as decoding IP audio streams in any of these formats and protocols for analog output. The compact hardware features unbalanced stereo 3.5-millimeter input and output connections plus 4.4-millimeter balanced stereo I/O, with XLR connectivity available through included breakout cables.
Pro Convert AES67 can also serve as an audio capture device when connected via USB to a laptop or desktop computer. Standard UAC (USB Audio Class) compatibility enables driver-free setup while providing instant compatibility with videoconferencing, streaming and production software. For audio streaming applications such as internet radio, the device also offers AAC stream encoding and transmission plus AAC and MP3 stream receiving and decoding with Icecast support.
Pro Convert AES67 is expected to begin shipping later in Q2.