Br.IO doubles I/O for small-format Calrec desk
Users of Calrec Audio’s small-format Brio broadcast mixing console can double the desk’s I/O capability by pairing it with the newly-introduced 4U Br.IO rackmount box. The box mirrors the I/O available on the rear of the main Brio console and provides an extra 24 mic/line, 16 analogue out, eight AES3 digital in and eight AES3 digital out connections. As well as expanding the I/O count, Br.IO offers both primary and secondary connections to a Hydra2 network for complete redundancy. Users can connect either copper or fibre directly to the Hydra2 port on the rear of the console via the optional Hydra2 module.
When combined with an H2Hub, which acts as a portable hub or switch point, multiple Br.IOs can be added to more flexibly support a variety of live productions. The manufacturer states that ‘like all Hydra2 I/O, the Br.IO will be instantly detected by the console and available to use straightaway’.