Exhibitor News: Comrex

Booth C2330  EarShot IFB is a voice-over-IP solution to help TV stations reduce costs and provide more flexibility for remote IFB feeds.

Comrex says remote IFB is an area of station technology that has tended to lag. “Most other phone tech has transitioned to VoIP, but remote IFB audio remains stuck in the last century,” said Sales Director Chris Crump.

EarShot IFB provides telephone-based live studio program and IFB audio to field-based remote broadcasts. Thirty users can listen to program or IFB feeds by calling into EarShot IFB with a mobile phone. EarShot IFB can handle up to four program or two IFB feeds.

For higher fidelity, smartphone apps can be used to pull audio in studio quality. EarShot IFB can be connected to low-cost cloud-based VoIP service, or tied to a station’s VoIP PBX.

It will be available for purchase mid-year.