The Audio Monitoring App (AMA) enables operators to monitor audio streams while managing a production via the Intercom App. This makes the 1200 Series SmartPanels the only devices that can operate intercom and audio monitoring simultaneously! The AMA allows a direct connection to any SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67) stream available on the network – either dynamically managed via NMOS or in a static IP/SDP-based configuration, mixing the audio directly inside the SmartPanel. The AMA can be configured via a dedicated configuration tool or a broadcast controller using the built-in API. In addition, the selection and management of monitored audio sources is incredibly simple and flexible. SmartPanel users can monitor up to 16 stereo/mono SMPTE 2110-30 (AES67) streams in parallel while a total of 256 Audio Monitoring Sources can be pre- configured and managed directly on the panel. Because of the SmartPanel’s intuitive user interface and its high-resolution LC touch displays, operators can easily manage the audio monitoring sources on the panel by themselves. With the Audio Monitoring App and the Intercom App running on the same endpoint, users will never miss an important intercom call when monitoring an audio source, as the monitoring volume can be dimmed in case of an incoming call. If operators don’t want to get distracted by calls, the inter-application behavior can also be configured to automatically dim the audio coming from the Intercom App when soloing an audio source. With the SmartPanel‘s high-fidelity speakers, the intuitive UI and the ability to manage the inter-app behavior, the AMA makes a separate audio monitor obsolete and enables users to save cost and rack space while delivering an improved workflow.