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  • The first ever Networked Mic Stand- AES67 conversion on the go!

    Ward-Beck was proud to unveil the first ever networked mic stand at the 2017 NAB Show, where it proved to be a showstopper at our booth.

    The first of its kind, our networked mic stand is an all-in-one networked device that houses a microphone pre-amp, analog to digital converter and AES67 stream builder, all in the stand itself. The mic stand is a regular straight stand, with a weighted base that houses the audio equipment. The microphone provides analog audio input, and RJ45 AES67/Ravenna stream comes out. The gain is set remotely using our new PreMote Control.


    Analog in, RJ45 AES67 Ravenna out

  • Top of rack in the IP Showcase booth at NAB 2017!

    Spotted at the NAB 2017 Interoperability Booth: Ward-Beck's very own PreMo mic preamps, AMS2-N AES67 monitor, and 32ME-N bidirectional AES67 converter!

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  • Success!

    We have just returned from the pre-NAB Interoperability test in Houston with great success!

    Ward-Beck is proud to announce #AES67 and #smpte ST2110/2059 IP conection, confirmation and communication with such amazing companies as:

    - ARG
    - Arista
    - Avid
    - Calrec Audio
    - Cobalt Digital
    - Coveloz
    - Digigram
    - Evertz
    - Focusrite
    - Grass Valley Live
    - Ross Video Limited
    - Imagine Communications
    - LAWO
    - Meinberg Radio Clocks
    - Mellanox Technologies
    - Merging Technologies
    - Nevion
    - Panasonic
    - Riedel
    - Sony Corporation
    - Telos Alliance
    - Vizrt
    - Wheatstone
    - Yamaha Audio
    - Genelec
    - Cymatic Audio

    Find us at the NAB 2017 AoIP Interoperability Zone, where our products will be demonstrated in action, along with products from many of the above companies, from April 24-27, 2017 at the Las Vegas Convention Centre! Ward-Beck will also be exhibiting at Booth C1941 in Central Hall.

  • On site at Houston pre-NAB interop testing

    Our engineering team is still on site at the Fox Woodlands pre-NAB testing sessions, where our AoIP products are being vetted for interoperability with the networking products of over 40 other companies in the industry, in order to prepare them for demonstration at the Interoperability Zone at NAB 2017 in the Las Vegas Convention Centre.

    Ward-Beck hopes to be part of the Interoperability Zone at NAB 2017. Our company will also be exhibiting at Booth C1941 in Central Hall during NAB, from so come find us there from April 24-27, 2017!

  • 1st day pre-NAB interoperability testing!

    Here were are, on Day One of the pre-NAB interoperability testing at Houston, where over 70 technical experts from over 40 companies have journeyed with an aim to successfully validate cross-vendor interoperability of their networked technology products.

    Ward-Beck is proud to be one of the companies participating in the Houston test, and - when we hopefully pass the testing stage - we will also be at the NAB 2017 Interoperability Zone, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. As well, we will be demonstrating more products from our lineup at our own booth, C1941 in Central Hall, during NAB, so come find us there from April 24-27, 2017!

  • The Calm before the Storm: Setting up the pre-NAB JT-NM interop session in Houston

    Everything is ready to go in Houston, Texas, where over 70 technical experts from over 40 companies will be aiming to successfully validate cross-vendor interoperability of their networked technology products. This event is in preparation for the Interoparibility Zone at NAB 2017, where products of different vendors will be brought together in a professionally verified, cross-vendor interoperability demo.

    The overall aim of the Interoperability Event at NAB 2017 is to raise awareness of the advantages and versatility of networked technology, and showcase what a large variety of products are at a customer's fingertips, which are technically verified to work well with each other.

    Ward-Beck is proud to be one of the companies participating in the Houston test, and at the NAB 2017 Interoperability Zone, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre. As well, we will be demonstrating more products from our lineup at our own booth, C1941 in Central Hall, during NAB, so come find us there, from April 24-27, 2017!

    The setup looks peaceful now, but crunch time is almost here. Who knows how this place will look once all the testing is done? Stay tuned to find out!

  • AMS2-N exhibited at Tonmeistertagung as part of Ravenna booth

    Ward-Beck is be exhibiting our AMS2-N AES67-compatible Cue Speaker at the 29th Tonmeistertagung Conference in Cologne, as part of the Ravenna® booth. Tonmeistertagung is an internationally renowned European conference covering broadcast, film, video, sound production, interactive media, distribution and program exchange, stage and event, hardware and software production, research and development, as well as teaching and training of same.

    Our entry-level AMS2-N speaker is cost-effective solution for networked monitoring. It is equipped with both Ravenna® AES67 and Digital AES inputs, as well as a Digital AES output and the headset output. It offers high-quality and cost-effective Ravenna® AES67 to AES conversion in a 1RU rackmountable package.

    View more details and specifications about the AMS2-N here.

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  • Introducing the preMO mic preamp!

    The future of Audio over IP is here!

    The dream of networked microphones is a reality with Ward-Beck Systems’ preMO-A1 microphone preamplifier.  Combining 50 years of pre-amplifier and format conversion experience, the preMO-A1 is the convergence of analog audio, digital conversion, and IP based networking.  Designed with input from trailblazers of broadcast system engineering, the preMO-A1 is a forward-thinking AES67 (Ravenna®) network audio device.  Microphone in, multicast out.

     

    Industry features

    The PreMo-A1 is an all-in-one network on-ramp;  combining a microphone pre-amp, analog to digital converter, AES67 stream builder and network interface controller.  Optimized for ultra low noise amplification, a CMOS controlled pre-amplifier accepts microphone and line level signals with a uniformed frequency response. Condenser microphones are energized by 48 Volt phantom power.  Addressable variable gain of up to 63dB can be applied by the PreMo-A1.  The PreMo-A1 supports  sampling rates of 44.1, 48 or 96 kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit depth.  Greater than 122dB of dynamic range is achieved with an innovative analog to digital channel summation technique.  A low latency AES67 stream is packetized and transmitted through a standard RJ45 connector.  Synchronization, media clock selection, network transport, session description and connection management are handled by a friendly graphical user web interface. In alpha release, an intuitive set of local controls adjust the sensitivity and phantom power while being displayed by a backlit on-board OLED display.  


    Simplified wiring
    The PreMo-A1 can powered directly by an external power adapter, and is also a PoE-compatible device. With Power over Ethernet, a single ethernet cable carries the data signal and provides operating power, eliminating the need for external power. Unlike frame-based interfaces, the PreMo-A1 is the source, not the destination.  Deploying standard networking cable and switches decreases the cost of infrastructure installation significantly. Housed in a lightweight enclosure, the PreMo-A1 stays close to the sound source, eliminating the threat of RFI. The rugged aluminum case is built to withstand the rigorous 24/7/365 work hours of the broadcast industry.

    Visit us at IBC 2016, at the MNA Pavilion Stand # 8.C94, and hear the PreMo-A1 in action!

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  • 32ME-N - Powerful AES67 Audio Monitor - convert your audio to and from a Ravenna AES67 network

    With the NAB 2016 Trade Show fast approaching, we are proud to introduce the most powerful of our lineup of AES67 compatible products: the 32ME-N Audio Monitor, a bi-directional AES67 converter on steroids! The 32ME-N allows 16x16 conversion to and from a Ravenna AES67 network. We will be demonstrating the 32ME-N at NAB 2016, so please attend our Booth C1941 in Central Hall for a first hand look at how this unit works, if you are planning on attending the show.

    A bi-directional AES67 converter on steroids!  The powerful 32ME-N allows 16x16 bi-directional AES to and from AES67 network.  Ensure that your signals are getting to their destinations at a glance using the 32 channels of high resolution metering, 16 of which are dedicated to the AES inputs, and 16 dedicated to the 16 AES outputs.   Also provided is an analog monitoring pair output for aural confidence.

    Features of the 32ME-N include:

    • Thirty-two high brightness, 22-Segment LED Audio bargraph displays
    • Audio level displays in groups of eight (four stereo pairs) to facilitate identifying signal pairs   
    • A red LED at the zero (0) reference mark to allow signal levels to be judged from a distance   
    • A blue LED to indicate the audio pair selected to feed the stereo headset jack and analog monitor output.  
    • A multi-function rotary dial and eight character read-out to ease control of the unit   

    The powerful 32ME-N comes packaged as a sleek 1RU unit, and is equipped with AES67 and AES/EBU Inputs, as well as AES67, AES/EBU and Analog Monitor outputs. Connections are made via DB25 for AES/EBU In/Out, Euroblocks for Analog Monitor Out, and RJ45 for AES67 In/Out.

    As with our entire audio monitor lineup, the 32ME-N has been designed to withstand the rigor of the 24/7 broadcast industry working time. Its small size and rackmountable form factor makes it perfect for use in space-constrained broadcast studios and mobile production trucks.

    View more details and specifications about the 32ME-N here.

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  • AMS8-1AN Multichannel Audio Monitor - with Ravenna® AES67 Networking Capability

    Previously, we have announced our Ravenna Partnership, and the introduction of the AMS2-N - our first AES67 compatible product, as well as the MLC8-N Multichannel Level Controller with AES67 outputs. Today, we are proud to introduce the third product in our lineup of AES67 compatible products: the AMS8-1AN Multichannel Audio Monitor, which is designed to extract and listen to audio signals on an AES67 network. We will be demonstrating the AMS8-1AN at NAB 2016, so do attend our Booth C1941 in Central Hall for a first hand look at how this unit works, if you are planning on attending the show.

    The AMS8-1AN is a compact 1RU aural and visual monitor designed to extract and listen to audio signals on an AES67 network. Complete with eight precision LED bargraph meters and a sophisticated built in speaker system it allows you to hear and measure the quality of your networked audio signals. It provides the individual extracted AES signals for local distribution or processing. The flexible control platform allows the unit to be factory configured to suit your needs or operating style.

    The powerful AMS8-1AN comes packaged as a sleek 1RU unit, and is equipped with AES67 and AES/EBU Inputs, as well as Analog, AES/EBU and AES67 outputs. Connections are made via DB25 for Analog, Euroblocks & BNC for AES/EBU, and RJ45 for AES67.

    The AMS8-1AN also features our newly redesigned speaker system with highly improved acoustics compared to our previous audio monitor lineup. As with our entire audio monitor lineup, the AMS8-1AN has been designed to withstand the rigor of the 24/7 broadcast industry working time. Its small size and rackmountable form factor makes it perfect for use in space-constrained broadcast studios and mobile production trucks.

    View more details and specifications about the AMS8-AN here.

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