Beyerdynamic’s NE 900 CobraNet receiver with handheld transmitter.Heilbronn, Germany (September 10, 2008)–Beyerdynamic is claiming to be the first manufacturer to present a wireless system with CobraNet for digital transmission. The new NE 900 D Cobra 2-channel receiver for the Opus 900 wireless system provides an integrated CobraNet interface to connect the receiver to all CobraNet-capable devices of more than 40 manufacturers. Transmission is via standard Cat-5 Ethernet cables.
CobraNet connectivity presents advantages for the beyerdynamic wireless system, says the company, notably for large-capacity systems or complex buildings with many rooms. The cabling is reduced, as with the CobraNet technology up to 32 channels can be transmitted into each direction with a single 100-Mbit network cable.
Signals can be sent from any node. Settings can be changed via software without cabling changes. The receiver can be placed anywhere in the room, making installation easier. Analog inputs requirements are reduced, saving the cost of multiple audio cable runs. The digital transmission via CobraNet is less interference-prone than the analog transmission, reputedly ensuring a high sound quality even over long distances.
The acceptance of the CobraNet format facilitates the addition and/or expandability of Opus 900 to existing CobraNet networks and allows for the same interface and control of devices from different manufacturers to any other third-party CobraNet device.