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NEW BERN, NC, USA (April 14, 2016) – Wheatstone continues to advance IP audio networking for television sound with the addition of surround sound to its I/O access units and more IP console options for its WheatNet-IP audio network. 

Wheatstone’s Gibraltar IP Mix Engine, introduced at NAB 2015 as the first of its kind IP audio interface for Wheatstone’s audio mixing consoles, is now available for the Dimension Three, Series Four, Series Two, D-8EX, and IP-64 digital mixing consoles from Wheatstone. 
The Gibraltar IP Mix Engine provides these audio consoles with direct connectivity into WheatNet-IP, an AES67 compatible IP audio network with all the necessary broadcast audio tools and controls integrated into one robust, distributed network. In addition to tools such as audio processing and two 8x2 stereo mixers at every access point, WheatNet-IP audio network I/O BLADEs now come standard with 5.1 surround input and routing. Surround sound also can be routed and managed through WheatNet-IP’s NAVIGATOR software and controlled via scripting and the WheatNet-IP BLADE ACI. 

Among the benefits of WheatNet-IP networked audio consoles are: 

• With all I/O managed through the IP network, the IP console has no limitations with fixed connection points on the console chassis itself. Any channel can connect to any audio source, using any preferred audio format at any time, whether it’s HD/SDI, AES, MADI, AoIP, Analog or TDM
• No soundcards needed. Listen to any crosspoint in the network and move audio around the studio, without a single soundcard.

• Common platform for resource sharing. Share VTRs, mics and mixing consoles across one common IP platform, whether for live broadcast or post-production.
• Based on AoIP, for directly transferring multiple stereo channels from the audio workstation to the console with no A/D/A conversion required.

• Direct connectivity to automation. Talks IP to all of the commonly used production automation systems. No serial data conversions needed.  

• 24/7/365 reliability. Each amazing I/O BLADE in the WheatNet-IP network is self-aware, and can reconfigure itself in an emergency. In fact, each BLADE in the network can recover settings for your entire studio operation! 
• Changes are a lot easier. Reuse studios for multiple purposes. Instantly change mic feeds, IFB connections and reset processing settings, either on the fly or using presets.  
• Finally, a way to control audio. Logic controls follow audio on the same cable. Pick up a mic feed and the processing settings for that mic in Studio A same as in Studio B.  
• AES67 compatible.  

• All sources in the network are accessible, and every destination visible from the console.

The new Gibraltar IP Mix Engine is capable of 1,024 channels of simultaneous digital signal processing, giving IP audio consoles the ability to handle any post- or live production challenge.
The WheatNet-IP mix engine and IP audio consoles from Wheatstone will be shown at NAB 2016, booth N2530. To arrange a personal demonstration of these and other Wheatstone studio products during NAB, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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, pre-wiring, and software. ® Wheatstone, Audioarts, and VoxPro are registered trademarks of Wheatstone Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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