Comrex Will Introduce ACCESS NX at NAB 2017
Redesigned codec adds innovative touch screen, new audio channels
DEVENS, MA, Feb. 7th, 2017 — Comrex, a leader in IP audio transmission, will introduce ACCESS NX, the latest portable audio IP codec in their ACCESS line, at NAB 2017. ACCESS NX builds on the ten-year legacy of the original ACCESS Portable, but adds an audio channel, a larger touch screen, and a digital mixing stage. ACCESS NX will be available for demo at the Comrex NAB 2017 booth (C1633).
Notable new features include a five-inch capacitive touch screen that doesn’t require a stylus, which simplifies set up and operation. ACCESS NX includes a dedicated stereo line input, in addition to a pair of XLR switchable audio inputs. ACCESS NX will also be compatible with an ACCESS clip-on channel mixer, a new accessory which adds four mic/line inputs and headphone outputs.
ACCESS NX includes CrossLock, Comrex’s custom reliability layer that enables both powerful error correction and network bonding. CrossLock intelligently monitors network connections and adjusts data allotment in real-time.
Other features include:
- Two USB jacks for 3G/4G and Wi-Fi connectivity, Ethernet port, and compatibility with POTS modem (sold separately)
- Two stereo headphone outputs (¼” jacks) with individual controls
- Digital mixing and headphone busses
- Digital peak limiting
- Field-changeable internal lithium battery with built-in charger (5 hours of power)
- Serial data & four contact closures
For ten years, Comrex ACCESS has been pushing the boundaries of portability and reliability in remote broadcasting. With an easy-to-use handheld interface, ACCESS transmits studio-quality live audio in real time over a variety of IP, wireless, and wired networks (3G, 4G, WiFi, BGAN, Ethernet, POTS/PSTN). Using CrossLock technology, ACCESS can make use of multiple IP networks at once, for even more reliability.
ACCESS has enabled broadcasters to transmit live programming from war zones, airplanes, bicycles, protests, and natural disasters – its uniquely portable design has allowed for truly creative programming.