Orban, specialising in audio processing for television, AM, FM, and internet broadcasting, will be introducing four new Optimods at this year’s show.
Introducing the Optimod-FM 5700, it provides stereo enhancement, equalisation, AGC, multiband compression, low-IM peak limiting, stereo encoding, and composite limiting.
Optimod-FM 5700 now offers the 8500 sound in a 1U package. The front-panel display includes a 2×40-character LCD and LED bar graphs that show metering functions of the processing structure (Two-Band or Five-Band) in use. Ethernet connectivity is standard, as is a PC remote control application that runs on Windows XP and higher and that can control many 5700 units on a TCP/IP network.
Also new at the show is the Optimod 1552 multi-stream audio processor and codec. Providing an integrated audio processing and network streaming solution in a 2-U rack chassis. It is claimed to be the first Orban processor for non-preemphasizsd audio channels that incorporates Orban’s MX peak limiter technology, first introduced in with Optimod-FM 8600.
The company will also present Version 2.7 of the free Orban Loudness Meter for Windows (Vista/7/8) and Mac (OS X 10.6 or greater) with two new features: support for up to 7.1-channel surround, and the ability to analyse files in several common formats off-line to measure their ITU-R BS.1770-3 Integrated Loudness and Loudness Range. This combination of new features allows any organisation to qualify files, whether stereo or surround, for compliance with the Calm Act and EBU R128.