ACCESS-Rackmount - A powerful, full-featured IP audio codec for the studio

The ACCESS-Rackmount is the perfect studio counterpart to ACCESS portable units, and a dependable point-to-point codec. ACCESS-Rackmount is a full-featured IP audio codec that offers unparalleled reliabilty. ACCESS-R works over a range of connections including Ethernet, Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. With CrossLock and BRIC Technology, the most sophisticated network management technology on the market, ACCESS is able to handle even the rockiest data connections.
ACCESS-Rackmount Rear
The 1U 19" rackmount ACCESS features balanced stereo XLR inputs and outputs, AES I/O on XLR, Ethernet port, POTS modem, multiple USB ports, and serial and contact closure ports. ACCESS-R can be directly controlled with a keyboard or mouse, a USB touch screen monitor, or driven with a standard web browser.

ACCESS-Rackmount Rear

IP Networks

IP networks are available virtually everywhere. ACCESS Rack offers several ways to get connected. You can use the integrated Ethernet ports to connect to wired DSL or broadband cable IP networks. ACCESS Rack has a built-in POTS/PSTN modem for use on legacy analog phone lines.


ACCESS-Rackmount Front

CrossLock is the most advanced network management tool on the market today, CrossLock gives users the ability to manage and bond multiple data connections together simultaneously. When a new network is introduced, Crosslock will immediately evaluate how much bandwidth is available, while factoring in latency and jitter information, and combine the two connections to take advantage of all available bandwidth. More than just combining networks, CrossLock can also monitor each data connection individually and, when necessary, apply appropriate error correction, recovery, or concealment techniques.

Multi-Codec Control

User Interface

ACCESS Rack is controlled with an easy-to-use browser based interface. Using any Flash-enabled browser, you can log-in from anywhere to manage settings, adjust controls, and monitor connections.

MCC Multi-Codec Control

MCC is the BRIC IP Codec Management software that helps control, maintain and monitor your ACCESS, BRIC-Link or MIDAS codecs. Call/Drop function for remote use, Packet Loss, Delay, Call Quality and many other parameters to help keep your broadcast seamless and problem free with full control of your codecs from a single instance of Windows.

App Compatibility

ACCESS Rack is compatible with smartphone applications, including Linphone and Luci Live. Connect to your codec from your smartphone quickly and easily for easy drop-ins and spontaneous remotes.
ACCESS Rack is also compatible with FieldTap. A free application for iOS and Android, FieldTap makes it simple to connect with the touch of a button. Plus, FieldTap is compatible with all other Comrex IP audio codecs.

Switchboard TS

Comrex Switchboard is a feature that allows users to bypass common IP networking snags (like private LANs and firewalls) by routing data through a private server maintained by Comrex.

Switchboard within the hardware codec enables the following functions:

Switchboard TS is included in the purchase of any ACCESS codec.

Codec Commander

Codec Commander from Comrex is also available. Codec Commander provides the same control capability as the existing web interface, but doesn’t use Adobe Flash, making it a good alternative for users who are concerned about frequent updates and security risks.
Codec Commander is a Microsoft Windows™ application you can use to control your audio codec. You can manage your connections, check statistics, view audio metering, adjust audio profiles or change system settings.

Balanced Audio In: Stereo Line-Level Balanced 0dBu nominal (+20dBu max) on XLR Connectors on the rear panel
Balanced Audio Out: Stereo Line-Level Balanced 0dBu nominal on XLR Connectors on the rear panel
Network: Ethernet Ports: 1000 Base-T
Contact Closures: DB-9 male
Serial: DB-9 female.
Power: 3 Pin connector IEC
VGA Monitor port: DB-15 female
Keyboard Connector PS/2
Mouse Connector: PS/2
Other: 2x USB
Power and Physical:
Internal Supply: 120/240 VAC 60/50 Hz 50 Watts
Size: 1U Rack – 19″ W x 9″ D x 1.75″ H
(48.25 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.5 cm)
Weight: 9 lbs (4kg)