Telos Alliance has unveiled the first soft console controlled by a full HTML-5 interface. Axia iQs AES67 Mixing Console Software allows users to control a mix from anywhere, on any device – Mac, Windows, tablet, laptop, or even a smartphone.
It can be deployed in two ways – on Telos Alliance’s AE-1000 server or a Docker container—to suit the broadcaster’s needs and comfort level. iQs gives broadcasters all the benefits of cloud deployment with the familiarity of the devices they use every day. If their device has a web browser, the broadcaster can control a mix with iQs. This opens up remote work possibilities, eliminating the cumbersome workflows required to remotely access a mixing console in other ways while making it easyto use.
“It’s a brave new broadcast world where production can happen anywhere and at any time. iQs software runs on roads built by industries much larger than our own and gives broadcasters flexible options for deployment, including our new AE-1000 server and Docker container,” says Marty Sacks, executive VP of sales, support and marketing for Telos Alliance. “All while giving you total control with a simple web browser, allowing broadcast engineers to ‘Studio Anywhere’.”
iQs offers new utility gained by transitioning to virtual, including scalability, reliability, cost efficiency and ease of upgrade. It is possible to run multiple instances of software concurrently, allowing users to scale up for demanding production requirements and scale back down accordingly, only paying for what is needed. Virtual software and cloud computing are tested, tried and require less maintenance, hardware, real estate, conditioned power, HVAC, and associated costs with flexible subscription models to meet Opex business requirements. Updates can be managed remotely over the internet or en masse in a centralised data centre, eliminating site visits. The virtual broadcast studio is also customisable because functionality is not hard-coded to a specific physical attribute on a piece of hardware, like a physical surface.