Las Vegas, NV (September 28, 2007)–For those wondering how the live audio was transported from the various remote locations at the Palms Casino Resort to the broadcast trucks at the recent MTV Video Music Awards telecast, the answer is: Aviom’s MH10f Fiber Merger Hub.
The Vegas hotel-nightclub that hosted the star-studded extravaganza has a sizable complement of Aviom Pro64 Series products already installed, including a dozen 6416dio Digital I/O Modules as tie lines. The MH10f Merger Hub allowed MTV engineers and installer Audio Analysts to connect the venue’s 12 6416dio modules via fiber to broadcast locations over long distances.
The MH10f Merger Hub is designed to merge and distribute A-Net data streams and provide a host of professional features to make audio networking with Pro64 Series products easy to set up and configure in multiple professional audio environments. The MH10f holds 10 bi=directional A-Net ports. Eight ports use EtherCon RJ45 connectors, while the remaining two hold SFP slots.
The 10-port MH10f Merger Hub supports parallel connections in a Pro64 audio network with integrated fiber optic connectivity. In Pro64 systems running in Auto Mode, the Merger Hub creates a single network stream, which is redistributed out all 10 ports. This ensures that all 64 audio channels are available throughout the network, regardless of the physical location of any audio input or output. Channels can be physically located off any combination of the 10 ports, even through multiple mergers.