Product Of The Year: An AoIP SwitchBlade


A new AoIP appliance for Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP audio network is the winner of a NAB 2019 Product of the Year award.

SwitchBlade nabbed the NAB honor the Audio Production, Processing and Networking category.

SwitchBlade merges AoIP logic control with SIP connectivity and codec bandwidth optimization, allowing for the transport of high-quality programming and the control logic critical for full studio operation between sites.

“SwitchBlade makes it possible to monitor each point of the audio chain and switch audio locally from Network Operation Centers around the world,” said Wheatstone Sales Director Jay Tyler, who accepted the award along with Wheatstone technology partner Radiomation Engineer Michael Farrell during an April 10 NAB Show reception in Las Vegas.

This is the third overall award for the AoIP manufacturer.

The NAB 2019 Product of the Year is an independently judged awards program by the NAB recognizing product innovation in 16 categories.