The Linear Acoustic LA-5300 provides everything broadcasters need to be ready for ATSC 3.0 audio in a single, compact, integrated package, including loudness control, upmixing, encoding, transcoding, audience measurement watermarking, switching and monitoring for up to 4 simultaneous real-time program streams.
Features at a Glance
Dolby® Real-Time Loudness Leveler when encoding AC-4
Linear Acoustic UPMAX® ISC stereo to 5.1-channel upmixing
Dolby AC-4 stereo and 5.1-channel encoding
AC-4 decoding for watermarking and bitstream analysis and monitoring
Transcoding from Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus to AC-4
Dual 3Gb/s HD/SD-SDI, 4 pairs of AES-3 I/O, and AES67 I/O to support SMPTE ST 2110-30 and -31 workflows
Optional Quad-link 3Gb/s SDI I/O for supporting 4K workflows or MADI I/O (mutually exclusive)
Dual 1000BaseT Ethernet connections (AES67 and control)
SNMP alarm and status reporting
Web-based user interface provides comprehensive setup, configuration, routing, control, and metering
A Complete ATSC 3.0 Audio Solution
The roll out of ATSC 3.0 brings with it a unique set of requirements, challenges, and opportunities for television broadcasters. The Linear Acoustic LA-5300 provides a single solution for loudness control, upmixing, decoding AC-4 for audience measurement watermark insertion, bitstream analysis, and monitoring, transcoding Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital Plus to AC-4, and Dolby AC-4 encoding. The ability to handle up to four programs means a single LA-5300 can provide unique encoded streams for 5.1-channel main program audio, SAP, and video descriptive services – all in a single 1RU solution.
I/O for Any Facility
The LA-5300 comes standard with 4 pairs of AES-3 I/O, dual 3G SDI I/O, and AES67 I/O to support SMPTE ST 2110-30 and -31 workflows. Options include Quad-link 3G SDI for facilities utilizing 4K workflows or MADI I/O. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports are provided, one for AES67, and one for remote control via the web-based GUI.
Ready for Today, Ready for Tomorrow
The LA-5300 meets the immediate requirements for ATSC 3.0 audio right out of the box, with channel-based AC-4 encoding, loudness control, and upmixing for multiple programs. As ATSC 3.0 adoption grows, support for its additional features and benefits such as immersive and object-based audio, interactive consumer control, personalized audio, and multiple presentations within a single stream will be incorporated into the LA-5300 via software updates.
Processing for up to four independent program streams
Dolby Real-Time Loudness Leveler (RTLL) when encoding AC-4
Linear Acoustic UPMAX ISC stereo to 5.1-channel upmixing
Optional Nielsen and Verance audience measurement watermarking
Bitstream Analysis and Monitoring
Sample Rate/Resolution/Frequency Response
Parallel GPI/O Control Port
Dual internal redundant auto-ranging power supplies
95-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 100W maximum total
Dimensions and Weight
19” W x 15.5” D x 1.75” H (approximately 48.2 x 39.4 x4.5 cm )
Net weight: Approximately 9.0 lbs (4.08 kg)
Shipping weight: Approximately 12.0 lbs (5.44 kg)
North America – FCC and CE tested and compliant with UL-approved power supplies
Europe – Complies with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), as amended by Commission Decisions 2005/618/EC, 2005/717/EC, 2005/747/EC (RoHS directive), and WEEE