Allen & Heath has introduced its iDR8-ST with Euroblock connectors, iDR-D digital in/out expanders and the PL-11 IR (infrared) receiver controllable by the PL-5 handheld IR transmitter.
The iDR digital series and GR05 analog zone mixer are now manufactured in two versions: the original model with the existing XLR connectors, and a new "ST" model fitted with Euroblock connectors. The PL-11 IR receiver is useful where open or "hidden" system settings need to be changed by authorized personnel, as they do not have any unguarded controls. Fourteen soft keys on the PL-5 can be programmed to manage functions such as levels, mutes, preset recall and MIDI strings for external equipment interfacing. iDR systems also provide tally/RS232 out, and IR protocol is contained in the System Manager software download bundle.
The new iDR D-in and iDR D-out units provide expansion options of up to 250m on Cat-5 cable using the AES/EBU protocol.