imgNew York, NY (September 9, 2013)—Solid State Logic has introduced its MADI Dante Bridge, which it says is the first broadcast specification bridge between the MADI audio format and Dante IP Audio Networks. The MADI Dante Bridge enables SSL C100 HDS and C10 HD Digital Broadcast Consoles or any other standard MADI device to connect to Dante networks with redundancy maintained.

With 64 channels per Bridge @ 48 kHz and up to 512 channels per 1 GB network link, Dante is scalable and capable of providing routing channel counts from tens to thousands and beyond using standard IT infrastructure. The Bridge features redundant PSU, MADI ports and Dante ports and also includes a pair of redundant sync inputs for use as a self-redundant Dante Grand master clock.

The Bridge features a front-panel headphone socket with rotary level control and built-in headphone monitor routing, to replace traditional patch bay confidence routing and fault-finding functionality with equivalents in the IP Audio domain. Front panel controls facilitate routing mono or stereo paths from MADI In, MADI Out, Dante In or Dante Out directly to the headphones. A front-panel LCD screen provides signal present metering selectable to show four points in the signal chain: MADI In, MADI Out, Dante In and Dante Out. GPIO connections allow for transfer of tally info and switching functions across the network with the Audio.

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