WHEATSTONE INTRODUCES NEW AOIP PR&E CONSOLE AT NAB2017

Wheatstone NAB2017 Promo Images PRE DMX

NEW BERN, NC, USA (April 21, 2017) – Following its acquisition of PR&E in February, Wheatstone Corporation now introduces at NAB 2017 its new PR&E DMX console line that is a complete, standalone studio system with console surface and IP audio networking. 

The new AoIP console line carries forward the rugged quality and practical functionality of the PR&E brand, but includes IP audio routing as an easy studio add-on. “This is an ideal setup for the two- or three-studio facility where each studio can act independently as a separate standalone entity, but the studios are linked together through an IP network,” says Wheatstone Director of Sales Jay Tyler.  

The DMX AoIP is all-inclusive without the need for an external Ethernet switch. It provides 1GB connectivity for robust routing of sources and destinations between studios and integrates easily into most existing radio automaton systems using proven WheatNet-IP automation drivers. 

The new DMX control surface is a fully integrated standalone console for on-air and production applications. It is available in an 8-fader (DMX-8) or 16-fader (DMX-16) frame with four program busses and bus-minus on every fader as well as convenient control knob on each channel for adjusting pan, mode, and input sources. The console has talkback and cue functions, EQ/dynamics, and control room, studio and headphone monitors, plus LED metering, built-in timer, and four-event recall. 

This new console surface is available with a 1RU DMX mix engine and 1RU Razor I/O module, which include 1GB Ethernet ports and RJ-45 interfaces for quick setup and easy audio routing between studios. 

The DMX console with AoIP is Wheatstone’s first PR&E product introduction since the preeminent studio equipment manufacturer purchased Pacific Research & Engineering (PR&E) assets from GatesAir in February. In the less than three months since the acquisition, Wheatstone has moved manufacturing and support of PR&E consoles and peripheral equipment from Gates’ factories to its plant in New Bern, North Carolina, and has aggressively begun development of new products to restore the PR&E brand. 

Wheatstone is demonstrating the DMX and other PR&E as well as WheatNet-IP studio products at NAB booth N6531, and will post live streams periodically throughout the NAB show on its Facebook page

 

ABOUT WHEATSTONE CORPORATION

Located in New Bern, North Carolina, USA, Wheatstone Corporation designs and manufactures professional broadcast audio equipment under the WHEATSTONE, AUDIOARTS, and VOXPRO brand names. Products include digital audio consoles and control surfaces, analog audio consoles, networked digital audio systems, audio-over-IP, digital audio editing hardware and software, signal processing for on-air and studio applications, and software.

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