Tascam has announced the development of an expansion card for the company’s Sonicview consoles that will provide full support for the SMPTE ST 2110 AV networking standard. The IF-ST2110 can access 64 audio input and output channels with full network redundancy in accordance with SMPTE ST 2022-07 and support for SMPTE ST 2110-30/31, NMOS, AES67 and SAP. This product is scheduled for worldwide release by summer 2024.
With the global trend towards IP-based AV solutions, there is a growing need for products to be fully compatible with the different AV-over-IP protocols that are best suited to each specific application. There are many reasons for this trend, such as improving system flexibility and implementing more efficient workflows, as well as the overall cost benefits that IP-based solutions can help to achieve.
While broadcasters are increasingly implementing SMPTE ST 2110 and AES67 AV networks, there are also situations where different IP protocols are used, so the ability to connect between multiple formats is a key advantage. Tascam has long recognised the need for I/O flexibility with its range of expansion cards and its own standardised expansion slot format, which is supported on many Tascam products.
With an integrated Dante interface, Tascam Sonicview 16 and 24 mixing consoles already offer AV network connectivity out of the box which can now be extended by the new card. The IF-ST2110 complements the existing range of expansion cards that include MADI, AES-EBU, analogue output, additional Dante capability and a 32-track audio recorder, serving the needs of live events, installed audio systems, and for broadcasters in studios and OB vans used for remote production.
Tascam further announces that it will showcase its product range at this year’s IBC in Amsterdam (stand 8.D69) from 15 to 18 September 2023.
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