Iroquois, ON, Canada (September 3, 2009)–Ross Video has announced a new openGear 3G-capable, HD/SD 16-channel audio multiplexer/demultiplexer.
The new series of audio multiplexer’s and demultiplexer’s have eight AES/EBU input/output (16 channels) capability, offering a comprehensive audio proc to allow complete control over the insertion and extraction of audio.
Following the company’s recent fiber development, the multiplexer and demultiplexer is also available as a single-card solution with fiber input and output, simplifying and extending signal path distances.
“The audio proc offers channel invert, gain and delay with AES summing, swap and shuffle while the Mux offers 16 internal sample rate converters to manage non synchronous audio sources,” said Eric Goodmurphy, marketing product manager, openGear. “The cards allow for locking to house reference via the frame reference input which guarantees proper audio insertion even on loss of video input.”
The dedicated input BNCs for video and audio eliminate the need for any breakout cables, they are easy to install and serviceable. A complete interface to the DashBoard control application is also included with configurable alarming with silence detection.
“Included in this release, Ross is also introducing a four-input/output analog audio and an eight-input/output analog audio version,” said Goodmurphy. “It is based on the identical design of the digital eight AES/EBU product, and offering the same comprehensive audio proc functionality. With a digital eight AES/EBU, eight analog audio and four analog audio version for multiplexing and de-multiplexing, Ross will definitely meet the needs of all applications.”