AERO.one - Transmission Audio Loudness Manager

OVERVIEW

AERO.one® accepts baseband audio via AES (8 channels) or HD/SD-SDI (16 channels) I/O in a 5.1+2 channel configuration. It includes AEROMAX® processing, dual UPMAX® upmixing engines, and a downmixed output.

It can be optionally configured with Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus encoding and SNMP monitoring.

Failover bypass relays on all I/O maintain signal continuity and dual auto-ranging power supplies enable redundancy and worldwide compatibility.

Designed and built in the USA, the 1RU AERO.one is a solid and proven performer.

 

FEATURES

  • Linear Acoustic AEROMAX loudness and dynamics control

  • UPMAX upmixing with AutoMAX-II™

  • 5.1+2 channel configuration

  • Available Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus encoding

  • Available SNMP monitoring

 

IN DEPTH

Processing

AERO.one uses the renowned AEROMAX processing algorithm. This multistage adaptive wideband and multiband loudness and dynamic range control delivers audio that is both compliant and pleasing to the viewer.

 

Upmixing

2-channel to 5.1-channel upmixing is provided by the Hollywood-approved UPMAX algorithm which provides a compelling 5.1-channel audio experience while remaining completely downmix compatible. AERO.one includes the AutoMAX-II auto-detection algorithm to smoothly and automatically bypass upmixing when 5.1-channel audio is applied.

 

Metadata

Metadata can be applied, if available, via the VANC space of an applied HD-SDI signal or from a standard serial input for control of upmixing and processing functions. Extensive protection is provided to protect viewers from the audible effects of incorrect or missing metadata.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Processing Structure

  • AEROMAX® multistage adaptive wideband and multiband loudness and dynamic range control.

  • Dual UPMAX upmixers plus main channel downmixing with automatic bypass of discrete content.

 

Audio Encoding

  • Available Dolby Digital (AC-3) and Dolby Digital Plus encoding

 

Reference

  • 48kHz via AES DARS (or any AES signal applied to the Ref In connector), AES In 1, SDI, or from the internal 48kHz clock (standalone use only)

 

AES I/O

  • All connectors are 75-Ohm BNC female; Four main inputs with 75-Ohm internal termination; Four main outputs; 48kHz AES DARS reference input and passive loop out; Bypass input and encoder output; Signal levels per SMPTE 276M/AES-3ID-2001

 

HD/SD-SDI I/O

  • Auto-sensing HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE 292M/259M) inputs, up to 1080i/60/59.94/50Hz. De-embed up to 16 channels from applied SDI signal, process and/or encode, re-embed up to 16 channels. Supports SMPTE 2020 A and B VANC metadata

 

Processing Delay

  • 16 msec fixed (any mode), add 137msec for AC-3 encoding

 

Parallel GPI/O Control Port

  • 9-pin female D connector, 0-5V TTL levels, used to control upmixing and audio switching

 

Serial/Metadata Input

  • 9-pin female D connector, 115 kbps, pinout per SMPTE 207M (RS-422/485)

 

Front Panel Controls and Indicators

  • Highly visible LED display and simple navigation cluster for setup and adjustment. Status indicators for reference, SDI, metadata, codec, and fault condition

 

Power Requirements

  • Dual power supplies, each rated at 100-264 VAC, auto-sensing, 40 W maximum

 

Dimensions and Weight

  • 1RU – 1.75”H x 19”W x 12.5”D (44 x 483 x 317 mm),

  • Net weight: 6 lbs. (2.72 kg), approximate.

 

Shipping Dimensions and Weight

  • 22”W x 17”D x 7”H (559 x 432 x 178 mm)

  • Net weight: 13 lbs. (5.90 kg), approximate.

 

Environmental

  • Convection cooled. Operating: 0 to 50 degrees C, non-operating –20 to 70 degrees C

 

Regulatory

  • North America: Tested to comply with the limits for a class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules (CFR). Power supplies are UL tested and approved

  • Europe: Tested to comply with the requirements of harmonised Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC and EMC Directive 2004/108/EC as indicated by the affixed CE marking; RoHS and WEEE compliant

 

Warranty

  • Standard Telos Alliance 5-Year Warranty



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