TASCAM Enters Video Streaming Market and Debuts Audio Matrix Switchers

At ISE 2019, TASCAM will showcase a new range of AV products for system integrators and installers on its booth 14-C120. Aimed at education, corporate/industrial users and governmental institutions, these fully AV enabled solutions offer solid, ultra-reliable workhorse platforms similar to the professional products that TASCAM is known for manufacturing.

Beyond these new solutions, Tascam will also be showing several key products from its existing product range, including the Model 24 Recorder/Mixer, the ML-16D/ML-32D Dante/AES67 multi-channel audio interfaces, the MZ-223/MZ-372 Zone Mixers, as well as the Dante/AES67 enabled stereo SS-R250N and 64 channel DA-6400 audio recorder/players.

TASCAM VS-R264 AND TASCAM VS-R265 STREAMERS: These 4K / HD video encoding, streaming, recording and decoding bi-directional devices support HEVC/H.265 or H.264. With a compact 1U ½ rack size, these can be rack-mounted or screwed under a desk, but the styling won’t look out of place on a desktop.

Features include simultaneous AV encoding, streaming, recording and decoding over corporate networks and WANs, live streaming via the Internet, plus automatic FTP upload of recorded files to a network or cloud storage. Utilising open streaming formats and protocols, the VS-R series support CDNs and online live platforms such as YouTube, Wowza, Ustream, AWS Elemental MediaLive, AWS CloudFront and others.

Whereas many other products lack professional audio levels or connectors, don’t record at all, or can’t simultaneously encode and decode, the TASCAM VS-R series sports fully balanced audio I/O via Euroblock connectors, with configurable reference levels for compatibility with professional audio systems. Unbalanced 3.5 mm stereo mini jacks are also provided for compatibility with consumer devices.

Support for bi-directional AV operations, live online streaming, secure capture to SD / USB media then later upload for the web site, is ideal for live events, lectures, government sessions, boardroom presentations, concert venues and houses of worship, as well as for interconnections between rooms or locations.

With power via PoE+ or external 12 V DC and HDMI in/out with audio embedding and de-embedding, these units are extremely versatile. Full support for RESTful API control streamlines integration with automation and control systems.

TASCAM MX-8A, AN AUDIO MATRIX MIXER WITH EMBEDDED DSP: This 1U 8 x 8 Matrix Mixer provides eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and stereo USB I/O compatible with software/cloud-based conferencing platforms. Powerful internal DSP mixing and routing, plus multiple audio processing functions make it ideal for many applications including meeting rooms, huddle spaces, court rooms, restaurants, stores, banqueting rooms and others.

DSP functions provide a compressor, four band parametric EQ and auto level control for each input. The output section features a 10 band EQ, high / low pass filter, delay and a limiter function per output. All these parameters can be adjusted and saved to any of 50 scene memories, along with mixing/routing settings. To make audio for announcements clearer, automatic ducking and ambient noise compensator functions are also available.

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The MX-8A has natural-sounding, high grade TASCAM mic preamps, leveraging our knowledge and experience from many years of making pro audio equipment. The input range covers from -77.5 dBu to +26 dBu, with equivalent input noise achieving less than -126 dB, and a signal-noise ratio of over 108 dB

Full remote control is provided via the TASCAM MX-Connect app for configuration and the TASCAM EZ-Connect user app, both of which are simple to use and included with the unit. Using MX-Connect, installers can quickly and easily configure the MX-8A and then assign appropriate simple controls for access by users via EZ-Connect.

The optional RC-W Wall Mountable Controller is equipped with a graphic display and a push/turn multi-control knob that facilitates volume control and source selection.

TASCAM MM-4D/In, ML-4D/Out, MM-2D & AE-4D: A flexible range of Dante/AES67 Compact Processors with four channels of mic, line and AES-EBU audio I/O in various configurations in a compact 1U ½ rack size. Up to 24 bit 96kHz sample rates, with internal DSP mixing, plus functions like routing, EQ, auto-ducking, dynamics and automatic control of levels and noise compensation.

Available with Euroblock/Phoenix or XLR connections, they can be used for a wide range of applications. The in-built DSP mixes the physical I/O plus up to four streams in and out via the AoIP network, so that no costly separate processor is needed: This is a key advantage, as in this product category, most competing Dante/AES67 interface units have no processing/mixing capability at all.

Remote control is provided via the TASCAM DCP-Connect app for configuration and the TASCAM EZ-Connect user app, both of which are simple to use and included with the units.

TASCAM MX-Connect and TASCAM DCP-Connect: This free, easy-to-use app facilitates the configuration of one or more TASCAM MX/MM/ML/AE units. It facilitates the quick implementation simple applications but can still handle complex scenarios with ease. Competing solutions offer a heavyweight approach.

It allows installers to quickly setup the mixing/routing and DSP functions and then save presets for different scenarios. It can also select the simple controls that will be exposed to end users via the EZ-Connect app. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS devices. No training required!

TASCAM EZ-Connect: This control app is designed for end-users with simple controls for selection, volume, etc. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS devices. Functions that are exposed for user control via the TASCAM MX-Connect and DCP-Connect apps are made available within EZ-Connect so that end users are not required to deal with any complex settings.

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