The new AutoHybrid-IP2 dual VoIP/AoIP Codec from JK Audio is being touted as a reliable cost-effective solution for IP contributions.
Costing less than £800, it should offer a smooth transition from POTS to IP, as it can work both with traditional phone networks and IP, and is an ideal partner for CallMe, Vortex’s browser audio codec (which Vortex is bundling with it as an introductory offer).
The desktop/half-rack design provides one button access to the common features of a phone line hybrid, including call control, auto-answer and conference. Advanced call control features and VoIP line setup are provided through an internal web server, which allows the setup of SIP accounts, call monitoring and management. In VoIP mode, line-level XLR jacks provide mono send and receive audio for lines one and two.
It also functions as a 24-bit Audio over IP Codec, for mono or stereo, narrow to wide-band audio. Initial codec options include the OPUS algorithm running at sampling rates up to 48kHz stereo. It supports SIP and RTP for call management and comes with a variety of codecs. In AoIP mode, the XLRs provide stereo send and receive audio, allowing connections to many IP-based devices and conference of the two callers plus host.
It has a low-voltage DC input and is also compatible with Power over Ethernet – and several units can be connected to one PoE data switch without problem because of its low consumption.