Comrex ACCESS NX Rack
9500-3400Regular price $4,516.00
Comrex ACCESS NX Rack
A rackmount IP audio codec featuring AES67 for the modern studio
ACCESS NX Rack features completely redesigned hardware, allowing for AES67, AES3 or analog audio I/O. NX Rack can connect to Wi-Fi and 4G modems, and supports a wide range of connection protocols and audio encoders. It’s driven via a new HTML5-based web user interface. ACCESS NX Rack is backward-compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs and the Comrex FieldTap smartphone app.
Balanced XLR line-level audio inputs – 0dBu nominal, +20dBu peak
Balanced XLR line-level audio outputs – 0dBu nominal, +20dBu peak
AES3 XLR Digital audio input
AES3 XLR Digital audio output
Exceptional CrossLock VPN Technology
When used in “bonding” mode, CrossLock gives users the ability to manage and bond multiple data connections together simultaneously. When a new network is introduced, CrossLock will immediately evaluate how much bandwidth is available, while factoring in latency and jitter information, and combine the two connections to take advantage of all available bandwidth. In Redundant mode, all data will be sent over all networks.
CrossLock also monitors each data connection individually and applies appropriate error correction, recovery, or concealment techniques as needed. It’s quite simply the most advanced network management tool on the market today.
Switchboard TS for NAT Traversal
Comrex Switchboard was created to make it easy to make connections between Comrex IP codecs. This is especially important when broadcasting over networks that have firewalls and routers and other IT snags. Switchboard allows your codec to sync with a cloud-based server, making it possible to connect without having to know the IP addresses on either end of the link.
Switchboard saves all the details of the codecs subscribed to the server so that, when it’s time to connect, you don’t have to enter any information – you can just choose the codec you want to connect to from a menu and hit a button.
Switchboard is included in the purchase of any Comrex ACCESS IP audio codec.
Configuration & Control
NX Rack is controlled with an easy-to-use browser based interface. Using any HTML5-enabled browser, you can log-in from anywhere to manage settings, adjust controls, and monitor connections. The page displays connection status, extensive network diagnostics, and audio level meters for remote monitoring. From any location, users are able to configure profiles for various connections with point-and-click connection commands.
In addition to the web GUI, Codec Commander is a Windows-based application you can use to control your audio codec. You can manage connections, check statistics, view audio metering, adjust audio profiles or change system settings.
Codec Commander is free to download and use. For controlling multiple Comrex IP audio codecs once, check out Fleet Commander (paid upgrade).
HotSwap for Cellular Backup
HotSwap lets users select a network that will only be engaged if the primary network fails. The system will warn of this status with a contact closure, and automatically fallback to the primary once it’s restored. Fall-over to backup happens in a matter of seconds, and fallback is seamless.
Fleet Commander is a Windows-based application for controlling multiple Comrex IP audio codecs simultaneously. Rather than logging into each codec individually and juggling a desktop full of tabs, Fleet Commander puts you in control of your codec fleet through one unified interface.
This easy-to-use tool contains all of the functionality of the web-based interface plus a few extra features like active metering and the ability to copy peers and profiles between codecs, making it a MUST-have for busy broadcast engineers.
Fleet Commander is available as a one-time purchase of a license key per computer. Contact us to purchase a Fleet Commander license today.