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NEP expands remote capabilities with Calrec’s IP ImPulse engine

NEP Group, a media technology partner for content creators around the globe, is building on its 30-year relationship with Calrec with the purchase of four IP ImPulse systems to further expand its Audio-over-IP (AoIP) and remote production capabilities. 

It is deploying the IP ImPulse systems with its range of Calrec Apollo surfaces, and has already installed ImPulse systems in its mobile units Supershooter 6, Supershooter 17 and Supershooter 25.

An additional system is being installed in the company’s next-gen IP truck, Supershooter 7, that is slated to roll out in 2023.

ImPulse is a powerful Digital Signal Processing (DSP) engine, and has native SMPTE 2110 connectivity. Compatible with Calrec Apollo and Artemis consoles, it provides a simple upgrade path for Calrec customers moving to an IP domain. It provides 3D immersive path widths and panning for next-gen audio with height and 3D pan controls, and offers flexible panning and down-mixing built-in. 

NEP has been using ImPulse on a weekly basis since beginning of 2022, providing ST2110-30 flows over a 10Gb fibre link between the Supershooter 17 field acquisition unit onsite and the Supershooter 25 production/crew workspace at a centralised production facility. Both units are parked up to 2,500 miles apart, and the ImPulse at the facility can provide control on up to four Apollo mixing surfaces, with another at the remote site. 

 “The future of broadcasting is utilising ST2110 IP routing systems,” said Pat Zollinger, Senior Systems Engineer at NEP Group. “All of our new production trucks and centralised production builds will be built leveraging IP technology and our in-house control system, TFC.”Dave Letson, Vice-President of Sales at Calrec, added, “Given the scale and complexity of what NEP does, it’s essential we provide them with technologies that allow them to continue to pioneer new ways of working, creating more efficient and dynamic workflows leading to increased content monetisation.” 

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