Product Description

Handling up to 16 channels of baseband or encoded audio via AES (8 channels) or HD/SD-SDI (16 channels) I/O, the Linear Acoustic® AERO.100 offers all-inclusive audio processing, upmixing, encoding, and metering for over the air, over the top, and mobile television broadcasts in a compact 1RU chassis.

Base configuration includes a single processing instance in a 5.1+2+2 channel configuration, with or without Dolby® encoding and Nielsen® Watermark encoding. A second processing instance (5.1+2+2 or 2+2+2) with or without the Dolby and Nielsen options can be enabled at any time by simply entering a factory provided key.

Local audio insertion, SAP/DVS with downmix replacement, full-time downmix, and support for Audio Description (warble tone) is provided.

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 lightweight and rugged 1RU AERO.100 is a solid investment in performance and flexibility.

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AEROMAX multistage adaptive wideband and multiband loudness and dynamic range control with ITU-R BS.1770 and EBU R128 loudness metering

Dual UPMAX II two-channel to 5.1-channel upmixers plus main channel downmixing with automatic bypass of discrete content

Advanced ITU (AI) Limiter

Audio Encoding/Decoding

Standard Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby E decoding

Available Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby E encoding


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)

Sample Rate/Resolution/Frequency Response

48kHz, 24-bit, 20Hz to 20kHz below threshold


Eight main inputs plus reference via 75-Ohm BNC female connectors. Eight main outputs plus encoder output. All digital inputs are 75 Ohm internally terminated, unbalanced. Signal levels per SMPTE
276M/ AES-3ID-2001


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

Parallel GPI/O Control Port

25-pin female D connector, 0-5V TTL levels for 8 inputs and 8 outputs; controls simple preset recalls plus voiceover/EAS insertion

Serial Metadata Input

9-pin female D connector; 115.2 kbps; pinout per SMPTE 207M (RS-485); Designed to directly interface with Dolby serial metadata (SMPTE RDD6)


Gigabit Ethernet via RJ45 supports included TCP/IP remote control application; HTTP server included for get/set control of all parameters

Remote Control

Windows®-compatible TCP/IP remote control Included application for full setup and control, ITU-R BS.1770 metering for all programs, encoder statistics, and return audio for remote monitoring (network speed permitting). HTTP server allows get/set control from PC

Front Panel Controls and Indicators

Graphical OLED display

Power Requirements

Dual power supplies, each rated at 100-264 VAC, 50/60Hz, auto-sensing, 150W max. total

Dimensions and Weight

1RU – 1.75”H x 19”W x 15.5”D (44 x 483 x 394 mm)

Net weight: 9 lbs. (4 kg), approximate.

Shipping Dimensions and Weight

22”W x 20”D x 7”H (559 x 508 x 178 mm)

Net weight: 15 lbs. (6.80 kg), approximate.


Fan cooled. Operating: 0 to 50 degrees C, non-operating -20 to 70 degrees C


Complies with the European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the restriction of the 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.


Standard 2-year limited parts and labor

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