AERO.lite™ delivers CALM- and R128-compliant audio via the renowned Linear Acoustic AEROMAX® processing algorithm, but in a cost-effective 2-channel package for applications where 5.1-channel audio is not needed. Combined with comprehensive I/O choices, this makes AERO.lite the perfect choice for stereo-only main or backup transmission paths.
Like all Linear Acoustic processors, AERO.lite applies preset-driven loudness and dynamic range control using adaptive, look-ahead wideband and multiband algorithms. Standard presets are simplified for easy setup, and GPI control allows compliant content to pass untouched.
Failover bypass relays on all I/O maintains signal continuity while the auto-ranging power supply ensures worldwide compatibility. A sealed, locking 2.5mm DC input connector is provided for the available redundant power supply.
AERO.lite is designed and assembled in the USA and built on a broadcast-quality Linear Acoustic platform.
A bright yellow OLED display and integrated rotary navigation cluster provide straightforward menu navigation and adjustment.
Simple preset-driven loudness control
Front panel display of I/O and processing activity
HD/SD-SDI I/O with access to all audio pairs
Built-in routing and audio format conversion
AES I/O with reference input
Analog I/O (+4dBu)
Front panel headphone output
GPI/O for alarms and control
Available built-in ITU-R BS.1770 LKFS utility meter for simplified output level setup
Available redundant external power supply
Available Ethernet connectivity for logging and SNMP
Flexible I/O and Audio Extraction
Audio can be extracted from any pair of an applied HD/SD-SDI signal or taken from the AES or balanced analog inputs and routed to the processing core. Output is simultaneously provided on the front-panel headphone output, balanced analog outputs, AES outputs, and re-embedded into any/all SDI pairs. Analog or AES inputs can be used for SDI embedding with or without processing. Since all 16 channels are available for de-embedding and re-embedding, pair shuffling is easily accomplished.
AEROMAX multistage adaptive wideband and multiband loudness and dynamic range control
48kHz via AES DARS (or any AES signal applied to the Ref In connector), AES In 1, SDI, or from the internal 48kHz clock (standalone use only)
Sample Rate/Resolution/Frequency Response
48kHz, 24-bit, 20Hz to 20kHz below threshold
All connectors are 75-Ohm BNC female; Main inputs with 75-Ohm internal termination; Signal levels per SMPTE 276M/AES-3ID-2001
Auto-sensing HD/SD-SDI (SMPTE 292M/259M) inputs, up to 1080i/60/59.94/50Hz, access to all 16 audio channels
10K Ohm balanced XLR female stereo inputs, +4dBu nominal, +24dBu Max.; Balanced XLR male outputs, +4dBu nominal, +24dBu Max into 600 Ohms
6.3mm front panel connector, +12 dBu max into 600-Ohms
Parallel GPI/O Parallel Control Port
9-pin female D connector, 0-5V TTL levels
Front Panel Controls and Indicators
Rotary navigation cluster plus graphical OLED display and headphone output
90-264 VAC, 50/60Hz, auto-sensing, 35W maximum; Backup redundant DC Input 12VDC, 2.5A maximum via 2.5mm sealed, locking connector with protective cover
Dimensions and Weight
1RU - 1.75”H x 19”W x 11.5”D (44 x 483 x 293 mm)
Net weight: 6 lbs. (2.72 kg), approximate
Shipping Dimensions and Weight
22”W x 17”D x7”H (559 x 432 x 178mm)
Net weight: 11 lbs. (5.0 kg), approximate
Convection cooled. Operating: 0 to 50 degrees C, non-operating -20 to 70 degrees C
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