AEQ FORUM IP Split: Advanced Digital Audio Mixer for Radio and Television Broadcasting
The AEQ FORUM IP Split is a cutting-edge digital audio mixing console, an evolution of its predecessor, the FORUM, that represents a significant leap forward in functionality and adaptability. With added features and options, this console stands as an innovative and versatile solution for both radio and television broadcasting applications.
Key Features and Advancements:
- Redesigned Control Surface: The recent upgrade boasts a redesigned control surface with softer switches, additional programmable keys, and improved control access within the monitoring section, enhancing user experience and operational efficiency.
- Cutting-Edge Connectivity: FORUM IP incorporates Audio over IP (AoIP) input/output cards, supporting up to 64 input and output channels, compatible with the AES 67 standard using Audinate’s DANTE™ technology. This offers seamless connectivity and signal exchange between consoles, routers, and various input/output terminal equipment from a vast array of manufacturers.
- Multichannel Connectivity: Beyond AoIP, it provides MADI-based multichannel connectivity, offering versatility and compatibility with diverse audio signal sources.
- Adaptability and ON-AIR Broadcasting Capabilities: FORUM IP is designed as a comprehensive digital audio mixing console that satisfies the demanding requirements of radio and television ON-AIR broadcasting. It encompasses essential features for automatic monitor speaker cut-off, cough muting, fader start, control signaling, interface signaling for automation, external communications management, and intercom.
- Scalability and Configuration: The control surface can be configured with a minimum of 4 faders and can be easily expanded to 8 or 12 channels using the standard chassis. For a more comprehensive setup, the GRAND FORUM IP Chassis can support up to 20 freely assignable fader channels.
Advanced Control Features:
- Cough cut and ON-AIR signaling for studio and control.
- Fader-start, remote PFL, talkback, automatic monitor mute.
- Dynamic N-1 output configuration and remote control for auxiliary and external equipment through programmable keys.
Convenient Operational Elements:
- Independent Pre- and Post-Fader options for all routing.
- Memory banks for signal settings storage, offering user-defined configurations.
- Configurable control monitoring, paging, CUE, headphones, and VU-meters for all signals.
Additional Hardware and Functionalities:
- Integrated headphone outputs and stereo line outputs.
- Precision stereo VU-meters and a test tone generator.
- Clock, timer, and stopwatch functionality.
Enhanced Configurations and Compatibility:
- Optional redundant power supply and display/control software for Forum IP SPLIT and LITE consoles.
- Incorporates a 7-inch touchscreen and supports specific configurations for added convenience and performance.