ARC Television Loudness Processor


Linear Acoustic® Quality with the Right Features at the Right Price.

Introducing Linear Acoustic ARC (Automatic Realtime Control), a next-generation television loudness processor featuring the state-of-the-art APTO® loudness adaptation algorithm.

The 1RU ARC processes two 2-channel stereo or mono programs (with the option to process two more, for a total of four) and is designed for simple setup. Specify a target output loudness value, choose a processing profile, and walk away knowing your station is in compliance with all global loudness standards and recommendations, including EBU R128 and ATSC A/85.

ARC is ideally suited to regions and applications where multi-channel audio is not supported or required, and which require straightforward stereo loudness processing without the need for coded audio, audience measurement watermarking, external audio insertion, or many of the other advanced features found in the AERO-series processors.

Broadcasters on a budget no longer have to compromise between audio quality and affordability, as ARC delivers the viewer-pleasing audio for which Linear Acoustic has become famous, but at a very approachable price point.

ARC supports up to four independent audio programs via AES, SDI, and Livewire+ AES67 I/O, making it fully compliant with SMPTE 2110.

Its easy-to-use web-based user interface ensures a simplified remote experience on any device, browser, or OS.

Loudness logging for each program is included for compliance verification as a .csv file.

ARC is expected to ship in January 2019.