Linear Acoustic Addresses Non-Multichannel Loudness Needs

Linear Acoustic is introducing a new member of the AERO family as AERO.lite, a two-channel (stereo) loudness controller designed to provide Linear Acoustic-quality audio transmission processing at an affordable price to broadcasters who don’t have a need to handle multichannel audio.

“With the implementation of the CALM Act, U.S. broadcasters want to make sure they’re compliant,” said Tim Carroll, President of Linear Acoustic. “They were asking for an essentials-only AERO loudness controller. We also saw a need in the global market — where multichannel audio isn’t as prevalent — and we knew it had to be both worthy of the Linear Acoustic name and offered at a truly economical price. We are proud to introduce our solution — the AERO.lite.”

AERO.lite comes in a compact 1-RU package and offers HD/SD-SDI, AES, and analog inputs and outputs. Audio can be extracted from any HD/SD-SDI pair for processing, and the processed audio can be re-embedded into any or all SDI pairs. GPI/O alarms and control are also included. Options include an integrated ITU-R BS.1770 loudness meter, SNMP, and an external redundant power supply.


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