Linear Acoustic Now Shipping Newest Audio/Loudness Manager

Linear Acoustic has begun shipping its newest audio/loudness manager for digital television, AERO.2000. Built upon the  successful AERO.air, AERO.2000 combines AEROMAX audio processing for proven loudness control, industry-standard upmixing via UPMAX II with fulltime downmix, optional Dolby encoding/decoding and Nielsen Watermarking, and extensive I/O features.

Support for up to 16 audio channels in two independent instances – 5.1+2+Local and 2+2+Local – provides a high degree of program configuration flexibility, while ITU-R BS.1770-3 metering simplifies loudness monitoring for all programs. Professional audio metadata can be applied to minimize processing and control functions, or traditional processing and upmixing can be employed.

A comprehensive TCP/IP remote control is included, giving users the ability to set up, adjust, and display all AERO.2000 parameters including loudness metering, Dolby Digital (AC-3) statistics, and even return audio (network speed permitting). The software can connect to multiple AERO.2000 units simultaneously, a convenience for anyone who oversees multiple stations in different locations. A built-in http server provides access to metering logs.

“We’ve incorporated everything that made our flagship AERO.air so successful and taken it to the next level in terms of power, flexibility, and control,” said Linear Acoustic Founder and President Tim Carroll. “AERO.2000 offers the same compliant high-quality audio that broadcasters and viewers have come to expect from a Linear Acoustic product and adds a level of versatility and convenience that we believe our customers will really appreciate.”

AERO.2000 includes AES and HD/SD-SDI I/O, compensating video delay, and redundant power supplies as standard features. Dolby Digital/Plus encoding, Dolby Digital/E decoding, and Nielsen Watermarking are optional.