AEQ launches TALENT, an essential IP audiocodec to make radio from anywhere.

TALENT hits the broadcast market packed with features, of reduced footprint and a price-tag that is an eye-opener.TALENT provides connectivity for professional microphones and headphones for the host or guests of a program, from home or anywhere. Audio quality can not be distinguished from any of the voices that may be present at the studio of the station.

The unit transmits high-quality, OPUS encoded audio, from a microphone to the studio console, and brings the feedback to the headphones.

But TALENT provides other, complementary features that are extremely useful:

An external Stereo audio source can be connected physically and through a high-quality Bluetooth connection. These sources are added to the microphone signal, allowing you to broadcast and comment on concerts, sports or other events, or individual audio files or play-lists from a phone or PC and present them.

If a Bluetooth connection is established with a phone, this can be used to carry out a phone interview, either through a conventional call, or if we want more quality, through applications such as Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom and others. Calls can be mixed to the program that is sent to the station.

To send the audio to the station, a domestic internet connection can be used, ADSL, fiber, or a wireless 3G / 4G / 5G data connection through a simple router / modem with a SIM card.

In situations where there is no IP connection it is possible to reach the Studio in high-definition voice quality (HD voice), using the Bluetooth connectivity of the smartphone.

AEQ TALENT IP Audiocodec

TALENT is designed for desktop use and is light and small. It weighs about 600 grams and occupies a footprint of approx.  20 x 13 cm. This is equivalent to less than half of an A4 page.

The controls on the front panel are simple and straightforward; microphone and headphone level adjustments, Off-hook-call / hang-up button, hang-up button, indicators for incoming and outgoing signal levels, equipment and communication status.

TALENT also has a “HELP” button. This is used to request attention or help from the station’s technician or operator. The TALENT does not require the user to control or operate any of the controls on its Front Panel. This can be done through two remote control applications:

• If the user has the knowledge, there is a local app for smartphone, TALENT PILOT, which, in addition to controlling the equipment, also allows to configure the TALENT and to establish the connection.

• It is also possible to use the ControlPhoenix, remote control application. This allows for the full remote configuration and operation of single unit or a pool of TALENT and other AEQ stationary and portable AudioCodecs. With ControlPhoenix your station’s Talents don’t have to worry about anything else but to do what they do best!

TALENT can be delivered to the user pre-configured and ready for use, or it can be configured and controlled locally or remotely.

Headphones and microphones can be freely chosen: TALENT supports low or high impedance headphones and dynamic and condenser microphones as it has a phantom power supply.

It can be powered directly from the USB output of a PC, or from a voltage source between 5 and 12 volts, for example the battery socket of a vehicle, or a powerbank. In addition, it is supplied with a power supply for the conventional grid.

The user can choose to listen to the audio coming from the station, its own audio without delay, or a mix of both, and can output these returns in an independent and simultaneous mix through a line out connector and a stereo Bluetooth connection.

Finally, if there are two or three people working at the same location, each one can have their own TALENT and connect them in cascade and contribute with their voice-overs and telephone interviews through a single codec connection to the station.

And all this at an eye-opening price, that proves that working from home with full security or broadcasting from anywhere with the highest audio quality, are indeed affordable options.

Expand your voice simply and quickly with TALENT IP Audiocodec.

Read here the AEQ TALENT brochure.

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Notes: Press Release - AEQ - 02/03/2021