Audiotonix has announced a key development in its broadcast cloud-based technology programme, that can be utilised across the main public cloud platform providers. Capitalising on their significant broadcast engineering experience and Intel DSP knowledge across the group, Audiotonix has developed a technology Proof of Concept (PoC) that will provide the backbone for leading broadcast manufacturers Calrec and Solid State Logic, to further develop cloud solutions based on their unique production workflows and feature sets.
Leveraging Audiotonix x86 CPU optimal core processing (OCP) technology, the cloud engine operates within a virtualised Linux environment optimised for low latency throughput, providing real-time and deterministic audio processing and mixing. Calrec and Solid State Logic connected control surfaces provide the familiar, ergonomic, and tailored console and panel interfaces that mission-critical audio production requires. The solution uses cloud compatible software defined real-time transport protocols within the I/Os to provide flexible and specific connections, with transport wrappers providing the necessary integrity. Contribution, distribution, and monitoring feeds can be served by different interfaces, facilitating the specific requirements of each task.
Neil Hooper, Group Technology Officer at Audiotonix, comments, “As a business we continually strive to innovate on behalf of our customers to help them unlock growth opportunities through event scaling, utilise existing equipment more efficiently, and help reduce their environmental impact. With cloud-based solutions we aim to continue that process, ensuring our performance is as reliable and predictable as current technologies that our customers already rely on. We are also keenly aware that customers need flexibility and choice, so from the outset we are developing our cloud solutions for implementation across the core public cloud providers.”