Comrex Enhances Audio Encoding, Quality With New App

FieldTap, a new phone application for remote broadcasting debuted by Comrex at NAB 2018, is now available for iOS. FieldTap uses the Opus audio encoder to deliver studio quality audio right from a cell phone with very low delay. FieldTap will be available for Android in another week.

Comrex’s Field Tap

Ideal for reporters and street team contributors for short drop-ins, FieldTap features a very simple user interface. With a one-button control screen, users of any technical ability can connect from the field to the station by simply pressing a single button. FieldTap is a simple SIP client that uses Voice over IP (VoIP) to make it possible for field users to send wideband audio from their cellphones over cellular and Wi-Fi networks.

FieldTap is compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs. FieldTap can also be used in conjunction with EarShot IFB. A new VoIP IFB system that replaces POTS lines and auto-couplers, EarShot IFB was also debuted at NAB 2018 and is expected to be available for purchase later this summer. EarShot IFB is perfect for live ENG applications — it provides 4 audio feeds and can support up to 10 wideband calls (or 30 regular calls). With FieldTap, EarShot IFB callers can receive high-quality audio, instead of standard cellphone audio.

FieldTap is a free application. To download FieldTap, visit the App Store or click here.

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