PC control, both of local and remote equipment

SNMP server, to remotely view status and alarms

OPUS, N/ACIP EBU Tech3326, and proprietary AEQ coding

Full duplex stereo IP audiocodec with local analogue and optionally also digital connectivity

Allows one stereo / dual or two mono connections to the same destination, with selectable format and quality. Incorporates remote control and configuration support tools, network port and RS232 auxiliary data link.

Unique tool for easy connection of AEQ audiocodecs
Free platform for easy connection of AEQ audiocodecs
Optional SIP server with audio transport to facilitate the connection of AEQ audiocodecs in complex environments
Optional service that generates web links for PCs or mobile devices to download an OPUS audiocodec from the cloud


Front panels

SYNC LED: Connection status indicator

LAN LED: Indicates the status of the local network connection

POWER LED: Indicates the power supply status of the equipment

CALL LED: Incoming, outgoing or established call

LED ON AIR: Audio reception


Analogue stereo line input

Analogue stereo line output

AES/EBU inputs/outputs (optional)

AUX DATA connector (+IP Reset)

Ethernet port (IP)

Power supply connector 12 V. DC

Compact, simple and efficient, for single station or network communications.

Software de Control

Control Phoenix

Control and configure your equipment from your computer.
All front panel controls are available in the CONTROL PHOENIX PC application, which allows you to remotely configure and operate an array of audiocodecs.

Control all codecs on the network (local or remote) from one PC. An optional multi-codec application allows to detect all AEQ IP audiocodecs in a local network to control them in a coordinated way from a PC or group of PCs. It also allows remote equipment to be controlled via the Internet, favouring a comprehensive management of the communications network.



Audio presence indicators and remote vu-meters can be deployed to provide the In- and Output Level indication for each AudioCodec regardless of its location.

Control Phoenix includes an agenda with copying functions, which allows to have a central and individual agenda for each codec.


Technical Details

Inputs and Outputs

Analogue audio inputs
• 2 x XLR female. Zin>9Kohm. Electronically balanced, line level.
Analogue audio outputs
•  2 x XLR male. Zout < 100 ohm. Electronically balanced, line level.
Option IP Audio Inputs / Outputs
• DB15 connector. AES/EBU interfaces. Inputs with SRC.
External synchronism
• Possibility to synchronise the AES/EBU outputs with the Input sampling frequency.

Encoding modes

Encoding algorithms

• AEQ recommends the use of OPUS algorithm With Fs= 48kHz, mono, stereo, selected 4 mono and 3 stereo modes, bitrates between 12 and 192 Kbps, bandwidth between 6 and 20 kHz.
• For compatibility with stationary equipment and corporate standards MERCURY can work with a wide selection of algorithms G711 Law A, Law u, G722, AEQ-LD, MPEG 1 and 2 – LII, linear PCM, and others on request.

Connection tools

Smart RTP
• To simplify the operation of the unit, AEQ offers the Smart RTP automatic call set-up mode.
SIP Server
• In addition, it offers Phoenix VENUS 4 and VENUS 4+ users the services of its own SIP server at no additional cost. Features subject to change without notice.
SIP Relay
• Optional SIP Relay service to facilitate audio transport via a trunking server.
• Optional SMARTALK service that generates web links for PCs or mobile devices to instantly download an OPUS audiocodec from the cloud that automatically connects via a SIP server to the audiocodec.

Other features

IP Communications Interface

Ethernet port for combined control and WAN use. RJ45 connector. Fully compatible with EBU Tech 3326 N/ACIP.SIP recommendation.

General Features

•Temperature range: -10 to + 45ºC (14 to 114ºF).•Dimensions: 211 x 44 x 170 mm; 8.30″ x 1.75″ x 6.70″ (Two units in one rack unit).•Weight: 1 kg (2,2 lbs) aprox.•Power supply: 12 V DC. External 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz power supply included. 8.5 w. Autorange.•Noiseless operation, through natural convection. Compatible with in-studio operation.

Auxiliary Data

•DB-9 connector. 1.2, 2.4, 4.8, 9.6, 19.2 or 38.4 Kbps stream embedded in the RTP stream.

Other Features

•IP Multicast: transmission and reception with IGMP subscription management.•Multiple-unicast in RTP mode: allows sending the same stream to several different destinations (depending on the encoding algorithm).SIP. According to EBU-Tech 3326 recommendation. Possibility to work with or without SIP server.

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