D & R GSM Hybrid
The D & R GSM Hybrid is a new product from D & R that hugely simplifies the issue of how to take calls on the air if you are broadcasting from an area with no landline connections.
Simply connect the unit to a telco or hybrid channel on your mixer and put a normal mobile phone simcard into the hybrid and you can take calls on the air!
The D & R GSM Hybrid is a new product from D & R that hugely simplifies the issue of how to take calls in an area with no landlines. Simply connect the unit to a telco or hybrid channel on your mixer and put a normal mobile phone simcard into the hybrid and you can take calls on the air! With features like HD voice, Echo canceling, digital EQ and application control over USB on your PC it is a nice tool to expand the communication possibilities of your studio with your reporters in the field.
Unlike other GSM gateways, this unit does not need a separate hybrid, as it is a hybrid in itself. It is also purpose built for broadcast use.
The electronics are housed in a sturdy metal 9.5″ rack mount case with antennas on the front side for optimum receiver conditions.An external 12 volt power supply adapter is provided. Software features includ input and output metering and level control, phone dialing, number recognition and GSM signal strength indication.
Reporter Call-in Reports!
It also provides reporters with a way to alert a studio presenter when they are ready to go ON AIR. With the D&R GSM Hybrid you can add a simple and effective wireless interface that your reporters can call. The D&R GSM Hybrid has its own number reporters directly can dial, the call can be taken on the mixing console due to built in GPIO’s. The Alert feature is implemented to let a reporter in the field ‘wake-up’ a DJ behind the desk to start an interview. Assumed is that a connection is already there and the DJ is doing some other work in the studio while the reporter waits for the moment to start the interview. On that moment the reporter only has to press the ‘0’ on his phone to alert the DJ. In the main window of the D&R GSM Hybrid Control application the background starts blinking red for 2 seconds. Also the GPO output alternates with this Alert signal. Doing so, the DJ knows the reporter is ready for the interview and he can mix the reporter live into the show.
Balanced Audio in/Out
Digital EQ Control
PC control application via USB
Also for mobile applications 12 volt DC car battery powered
Ideal for areas without land lines
Ideal for OB vans
Simple GPIO Interfacing with alert on jacks
Voice quality improvement over ordinary Hybrids
Input and output level meters (ppm)
Input and output gain adjust
Software keypad dialing
Built in address book
GSM signal strength indicator
Easy sim card changing
Dual diversity antennas
More units in 1 software application possible
Alert function with “open line via DTMF”on screen and GPO