BVE 2015: Calrec Audio has launched a new core for its Summa and Artemis consoles.

Calrec said the 4RU core has faster and more efficient processors than its predecessor and operates with 5% lower power consumption and fewer fans.

The new fans also have automatic speed control and ambient temperature-sensing which enable them to run 8 decibels quieter at 25 degrees Celsius.

The control processor LAN sockets are independently configurable via the user interface, which Calrec said would provide simpler configuration of third-party controllers such as Calrec’s Assist.

Calrec also unveiled a single-slot modular MADI card that fits into the 3U modular Hydra2 box.

The card offers 64 bidirectional channels and a sample-rate converter.

“Calrec continues to design and develop new products that meet the changing needs of broadcasters,” said Calrec UK sales manager Jim Green.

“We have made these improvements to our console core and designed the MADI card to meet the high standards of quality and innovation that our customers expect from us.”

The products will make their UK debut BVE.