Opal Comrex IP Audio Gateway Now Shipping
Comrex is now shipping Opal, a new IP audio product for conducting interview segments.
Suited to coordinating call-ins with guests who have no technical experience, Opal provides near-studio quality audio using a laptop or smartphone. Guests can connect instantly by clicking a link. Opal makes it possible to do interview segments in HD voice quality, without requiring guests to install apps or fiddle with settings.
Once installed, Opal serves a web page to anyone who accesses it through a computer or Android device (with a microphone, earpiece, and browser). This web page will allow a user to click a button and transmit from their computer or phone using the Opus encoder, for excellent fidelity and low delay. Users can also open Opal links with Comrex’s Opal app for iPhone or Android.
Opal can support two discrete connections at once. Opal occupies 1/2U of rack space, and two can fit side-by-side in a 19-inch rack shelf. Connections to Opal can only be made from browsers that support WebRTC (Chrome, Edge, and Opera at this time).