Tascam to Introduce a New Range of AV Solutions at ISE 2019
At ISE 2019, Tascam will showcase a brand-new range of innovative AV products for system integrators and installers on its booth. Aimed at education, corporate/industrial users and governmental institutions, these fully AV-enabled solutions offer solid, ultra-reliable workhorse platforms similar to the professional products that Tascam is renowned for.
Next-Generation Video Streamers
VS-R265 and VS-R264 are devices for bi-directional 4K/HD video encoding, streaming, recording and decoding supporting H.265/HEVC or H.264. With 1U half-rack size, these compact units can be rack-mounted or screwed under a desk, but the attractive styling won’t look out of place on a desktop.
Features include simultaneous AV encoding, streaming, recording and decoding over corporate networks and WANs, live streaming via the Internet, plus automatic FTP upload of recorded files to a network or cloud storage. Utilising open streaming formats and protocols, the VS-R series support CDNs and online live platforms such as YouTube, Wowza, Ustream, AWS Elemental MediaLive, AWS CloudFront and others. Full support for RESTful API control streamlines integration with automation and control systems.
Audio Matrix Mixer With Embedded DSP
The MX-8A is a 10×10 matrix mixer with eight mic/line inputs, eight line outputs and stereo USB I/O compatible with software- or cloud-based conferencing platforms. It offers powerful internal DSP mixing and routing plus multiple audio processing functions and is ideal for many applications including meeting rooms, huddle spaces, court rooms, restaurants, stores, banqueting rooms and others.
DSP functions include a compressor, four-band parametric EQ and auto level control for each input. The output section features a 10-band EQ with high/low-pass filter, delay, and a limiter function per output, all of which can be adjusted and saved to any of the 50 scene memories, along with the mixing/routing settings. To make audio for announcements clearer, automatic ducking and an ambient noise compensator are also available.
The MX-8A is equipped with natural-sounding, high-grade Tascam mic preamps and can be controlled via two different software applications available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices: MX Connect for configuration and EZ Connect for end users, both of which are simple to use and included with the unit.
Dante Compact Processor Series
Tascam also introduces a new series of compact, half-rack size audio converters for Dante/AES67 networks. The four models easily add additional mic/line or AES/EBU inputs/outputs to Dante audio networks in public facilities, broadcasting stations, recording studios or upmarket domestic environment and can be freely combined.
A key advantage of the product range is the DSP processor built into each unit. By providing not only mixing functions and EQ but also dynamic processing, automatic level control, auto-ducking, routing and noise compensation, even small systems can fully perform without additional signal processing or mixing devices. From the input of microphone signals to the output of powered speakers or recording devices, the Dante Compact Processor Series can build up a complete small system on their own.
Remote control is possible via two different software applications available for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices: DCP Connect for configuration and EZ Connect for end users, both of which are simple to use and included with the units.