New York (April 24, 2007)–Aviom debuted the latest addition to its Pro64 Series of audio distribution products, the 6416dio Digital I/O Module, at NAB 2007 last week. The 6416dio provides sixteen channels of digital inputs and outputs to and from a Pro64 A-Net audio network in a single 2U package, using the AES3 format.
The input and output sections of the 6416dio module can be independently configured to operate within a specified 16-channel A-Net Slot range; input and output port assignments for Manual Mode are also independently configurable. Each channel of a 6416dio can be made active on the Pro64 audio network as needed. The 6416dio supports all valid Pro64 sample rates, from 44.1/48kHz± to 192kHz±. Regardless of the sample rate of incoming audio, no sample rate converters are used.
The 6416dio can clock to the module’s internal clock, the distributed network clock, an AES digital input, or an external Word Clock. The selected clock is also output locally through Word Clock out as well as embedded in the AES3 outputs. If the 6416dio is set as the Pro64 network Clock Master, the selected clock is also distributed throughout the Pro64 network over A-Net, using Aviom’s clock dejitter algorithms.
The 6416dio comes standard with DB25 multipin connectors for audio I/O and is also available with BNC connectors for integration in a broadcast environment. DB25 connectors for both the Yamaha and Digidesign/Tascam compatible pinouts are provided.
The 6416dio also includes I/O for Aviom’s Virtual Data Cables. The VDCs can be used for simultaneously distributing up to 14 channels of non-audio control data to any device on the Pro64 network. The 6416dio provides VDC connectors for RS-232 or RS-422, as well as GPIO.