arkona Amplifies BLADE//runner’s Audio Capabilities with New Features and Functionalities to be Introduced at NAB 2024

Frankfurt, Germany – March 11, 2024 - arkona technologies GmbH, provider of IP core infrastructure
solutions for top-tier broadcast productions, has announced plans to expand its BLADE//runner platform
with solutions aimed at audio workflows, specifically mixing and signal processing. arkona will be
demonstrating both an audio mixer available as an option, and a dedicated audio mixer and DSP
instance powered by the company’s AT300 FPGA Programmable Acceleration Care (PAC) at NAB in
booth SU 6037.

Designed around a highly flexible and modular software framework, BLADE//runner comprises a suite of
live broadcast production software and hardware tools for professional productions including
audio/video routing, compression and processing. The platform, designed for the modern broadcast
facility, where flexibility and scalability are essential, operates on arkona’s AT300 FPGA PAC. It allows for
the creation, control and deletion of all processing functions on the fly through the Company’s web-
based UI, open APIs, as well as through NMOS IS-04/-05.

NEW AMIX Audio Mixer – New option for IP Gateway and Router (IPGR)
At NAB 2024, arkona is introducing AMIX, an audio mixer available as an option on the Company’s IP
Gateway and Router (IPGR) software application. AMIX provides up to 64 mono and 64 stereo mix
instances as well as the ability to easily create mix minus (N-1) feeds. AMIX can easily replace sub-mixers
for any size production while simultaneously performing IP and SDI video processing such as routing,
color correction, HDR-SDR color-space conversion and more.

NEW IP Audio Engine (IPA) – Taking it further
arkona is cranking up BLADE//runner’s audio capabilities to an even higher level by making a new IP
Audio Engine (IPA) application comprised of a dedicated audio mixer and DSP available on the AT300
PAC. With a total capacity of up to 16,384 mono audio inputs and 12,288 outputs the IPA offers
compression and multi-band equalizers with true peak monitoring and loudness metering in addition to
mono, stereo and multi-channel mixes. Capable of handling up to 8192 faders it is powerful enough to
support mixing for the most demanding live broadcast events.

“With the introduction of AMIX and IPA we are turning up the volume to 11 on the audio functionality of
the BLADE//runner ecosystem. With easily assignable mixing and DSP instances, BLADE//runner now
provides a fully integrated audio and video infrastructure for the most demanding live productions.”

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