AERO.2000 featured at CABSAT in Dubai

AERO.2000™ Featured at CABSAT in Dubai

Linear Acoustic® featured its newest audio/loudness manager for digital television, AERO.2000™, at CABSAT 2013, demonstrated by the AVC Group in Hall 7, Stand C7-40.

Linear Acoustic AERO.2000 Audio/Loudness Manager.

Built upon the highly successful AERO.air™, AERO.2000 includes AEROMAX® loudness control with patented Linear Acoustic Intelligent Dynamics™ hybrid metadata 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 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 major convenience for anyone who oversees multiple stations in different locations. A built-in http server provides access to metering logs.

TCP/IP remote control simpifies set-up, adjustment, and monitoring of a single AERO.2000 or many units in multiple locations.

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.

Other Linear Acoustic products on display at CABSAT will include:

  • AERO.1000™ Audio/Loudness Platform, with up to 64 channels of AEROMAX loudness control, UPMAX upmixing/downmixing, and optional Dolby encoding/decoding and Nielsen Watermarking for all channels
  • AERO.lite™ Audio/Loudness Manager, offering stereo loudness control with an optional built-in ITU-R BS.1770 meter
  • LQ-1000™ Loudness Quality Monitor, providing simultaneous 5.1+2 ITU-R BS.1770 and EBU R128 loudness metering, an easy to ready full color display, VGA output, logging via USB or Ethernet, and optionally, full Dolby Digital/Plus/E decoding
  • LAMBDA™ Digital Audio and Metadata Monitor, featuring ITU-BS.1770 loudness measurement for 16 channels of AES or SDI audio, metadata support, optional Dolby Digital/Plus/E decoding, and exceptional audio quality from its acoustically-tuned speaker enclosure and Class-D power amplifiers

Company Overview

Linear Acoustic® is the leading authority in digital television audio loudness metering, monitoring, and control from production to transmission. A member of the Telos Alliance™, the company designs and manufactures the AERO™ range of real-time and file-based loudness managers, UPMAX® upmixing and downmixing solutions, and the LQ™ series of loudness metering products. It also licenses and OEMs key technologies to premier manufacturers.

The company is actively involved in standards and practices creation as a member of the ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee), as a sustaining member of SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers), and as a founding member of SVG's DTV Audio Group.

Linear Acoustic has provided upmixing, loudness metering, encoding products and technical services for NBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Summer Games, the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, and the London 2012 Summer Games, and is the recipient of a 62nd Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award.

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