DEVENS, MA, December 5th, 2019 — Comrex is now shipping ACCESS MultiRack, its new rackmount multi-channel IP audio codec. ACCESS MultiRack occupies only 1RU, and it can handle up to five full-duplex IP audio connections simultaneously.

ACCESS MultiRack is compatible with all Comrex IP audio codecs including ACCESS RackmountACCESS Portable 2USBACCESS NX PortableACCESS NX RackBRIC-LinkBRIC-Link II as well as the FieldTap smartphone app. Comrex ACCESS MultiRack is Tech3326, AES67 and SMPTE 2110-30 compatible.

ACCESS MultiRack includes Comrex CrossLock technology, the industry’s most sophisticated and proven reliability layer, a proprietary suite of tools that solidify connections over IP networks. By sending two identical streams through two separate networks (redundancy mode), or combining the network bandwidth of multiple networks (bonding mode), CrossLock provides a fail-safe in the event that the primary network falters.

Each of ACCESS MultiRack’s codec instances can deliver and receive four contact closures, as well as transfer ancillary data to the far end using the serial data channel. Instance 1 can do so with an additional cable, but instances 2 through 5 require an external USB device.