The Linear Acoustic® AERO.2000 provides all of the features and functionality of the AERO.100, but takes things a step further. Handling up to 16 channels of baseband or encoded audio via both AES or HD/SD-SDI I/O, it offers audio processing, upmixing, encoding, and metering for over the air, over the top, and mobile television broadcasts in a 2RU chassis with a front panel that includes a full-color screen, controls, and headphone output.
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 2RU AERO.2000 combines performance, flexibility and convenience.
A full color front panel screen with rotary navigation cluster and headphone output allow for local set-up and adjustment.
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
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. Eight additional channels of auxiliary digital I/O on DB-25 female connector. 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.
1/4’’ (6.35mm) front panel connector with volume control.
Parallel GPI/O Parallel 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) Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet via RJ45 supports included TCP/IP remote control application; HTTP server included for get/set control of all parameters.
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.
|Front Panel Controls||
Rotary encoder and control keys plus color display and headphone output.
Dual redundant power supplies, each rated at 100-264 VAC, auto-sensing, 50/60 Hz,
|Dimensions and Weight||
2RU: 3.50”H x 19”W x 17”D (89mm X 483mm X 432mm)
Net weight: 13 lbs. (5.9 kg), approximate.
|Shipping Dimensions and Weight||
22”W x 20”D x 9”H (559 x 508 x229 mm)
Net weight: 18 lbs. (8.2 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.