It can connect to base equipment from most manufacturers through the SIP communication protocol, in accordance with EBU N ACIP Tech3326 standard. When connected with an AEQ codec, you can use the unit's unique set of communication and control aid tools.
Its main characteristics are:
OPUS encoding algorithms, which guarantee high audio quality with minimal delay. The Phoenix ALIO AEQ codec makes it easy to upgrade to OPUS the Phoenix Studio, Venus, Stratos and Mercury audiocodecs to act as the Phoenix ALIO base station.
Smart RTP communication establishment system, which facilitates the connection with compatible stationary codecs.
Phoenix Control, software for the remote control of the equipment that allows adjusting and operating the equipment from the base station, both in its call establishment functions, as well as the remote control of its regulation and audio routing controls.
Pre-listen (CUE) on all input channels.
"HELP" function that allows the displaced journalist to ask the station for help in an uncontrolled situation.
Mono or stereo operation, sending and returning the program.
Option, activatable by license, of a second communication channel, mono or stereo, for technical coordination or backup.
Individual bass and treble control adjustment for each input channel, adapting the particularities of each announcer's voice, or correcting external signal defects.
In addition to the high performance OPUS algorithm, Phoenix ALIO incorporates the encoding algorithms required by the EBU-TECH3326 standard to communicate with third-party codecs, and the proprietary low-delay AEQ LD Extend algorithm, to communicate with other AEQ codecs that do not they have OPUS algorithms.
The Phoenix Alio can be controlled entirely from the station or locally by choosing from a few simple options, which are further simplified if it interacts with another AEQ Phoenix audiocodec, and if desired, a customized connection can be made by choosing the parameters reserved under the MENU key.
For complex retransmissions, a second bidirectional channel is provided, which can also be configured as mono or stereo, for technical coordination or other uses. This feature is activated by license at the time of purchase of the equipment, or when the need is detected. If the second codec option is activated, routing of the audio inputs and outputs to the codec is done as follows:
Each of the microphones and the stereo line IN input can be routed at will to the TX circuit of the first channel (program), the second (coord), or the CUE bus.
You can decide whether the return of each of the codecs or the content of the CUE bus is sent to HP1, HP2 or Line OUT (or to several outputs at the same time).
The (free) software for the Phoenix ALIO remote control is integrated into the Phoenix Control application, common with other AEQ Phoenix codecs, facilitating audio routing, channel choice, transmission mode, and encoding algorithm, showing in Levels the incoming and outgoing audio levels to each codec. But in PHOENIX ALIO, it also incorporates the sound mixer window that allows you to remotely regulate the volume and tonality of each sound source, in addition to selecting the sources that are
they send at every exit.
For advanced users, the equipment incorporates a wide set of G711, G722, MPEG 1 Layer II, AEQ LD Extend, OPUS and other encoding modes on demand.
For easy handling of the equipment, the use of the following presets is recommended:
A set of OPUS algorithms, suitable for different types of programs and network qualities, to connect through SIP, RTP and Smart RTP modes with any latest generation AEQ Phoenix codec or updated with OPUS algorithm.
AEQ-LD Extend modes to connect, through SIP or RTP communication protocols, with any AEQ Phoenix codec.
The modes, according to the N / ACIP standard, G722 and some MPEG 1 Layer II, to connect via the SIP or simple RTP communication protocol.