NAB 2012: Calrec Audio Intros Newest Member of Artemis Family

Calrec Audio will show Artemis Light, the newest member of its Artemis family of Bluefin2/Hydra2 audio consoles, at Booth C1746. The Artemis Light introduces a new compact processing rack dedicated to delivering digital signal processing (DSP) and routing capabilities in a 4U enclosure. Calrec will also highlight its Hydra2 Operator, or H2O, a remotely accessible management system that enhances the flexibility of the company’s Hydra2 network router.

“Our new Artemis is a powerful, full-featured broadcast-production audio console with full redundancy, designed to be an integral part of the Bluefin2/Hydra2 family,” said Henry Goodman, head of sales and marketing at Calrec. “We look forward to showing NAB visitors how Artemis provides a cost-effective platform that is easily expanded.”

Artemis Light Audio Console
Like all Artemis consoles, Artemis Light incorporates Bluefin2 high-density signal processing and Hydra2 networking technologies in the same compact yet powerful and scalable control surface used by Artemis Shine and Beam. Employing the same hardware and software architecture, the Artemis Light can be fully integrated with any existing Hydra2 network.

Hydra2 Operator — H2O
H2O allows the user to control the Hydra2 network independently from any console control surface. Users will be able to set up routes and configure access rights to all desks on a given network, as well as enter network-wide I/O boxes and port labels. H2O offers users the ability to arrange ports into folders, and it also provides central management of network synchronization.

The software uses Web technologies to allow network access from any tablet, laptop, or PC with a browser, making it compatible with all major operating systems including Windows, Linux, and OS X.

Apollo Audio Console
Calrec’s Apollo audio console is also being showcased at the 2012 NAB Show. Apollo provides processing power and a control surface with displays, touch screens, and light-emitting knobs that detail function and status. Apollo’s ergonomic design makes two layers of channels available simultaneously.

The Calrec Apollo console relies on Bluefin2, the next generation of Calrec’s trademark Bluefin high-density signal processing system. Bluefin2 gives Apollo up to 1020 channel processing paths, 128 program busses, 96 IFB/track outputs, and 48 auxiliaries.