The Linear Acoustic® AERO.2000 provides all of the features and functionality of the AERO.100, but takes things a step further. Handling up to 16 channels of baseband or encoded audio via both AES or HD/SD-SDI I/O, it offers audio processing, upmixing, encoding, and metering for over the air, over the top, and mobile television broadcasts in a 2RU chassis with a front panel that includes a full-color screen, controls, and headphone output. Base configuration includes a single processing instance in a 5.1+2+2 channel configuration, with or without Dolby® encoding and Nielsen® Watermark encoding. A second processing instance (5.1+2+2 or 2+2+2) with or without the Dolby and Nielsen options can be enabled at any time by simply entering a factory provided key. Local audio insertion, SAP/DVS with downmix replacement, full-time downmix, and support for Audio Description (warble tone) is provided. Failover bypass relays on all I/O maintain signal continuity and dual auto-ranging power supplies enable redundancy and worldwide compatibility. Designed and built in the USA, the 2RU AERO.2000 combines performance, flexibility and convenience. A full color front panel screen with rotary navigation cluster and headphone output allow for local set-up and adjustment.