Atlanta, GA (November 6, 2008)–Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup has added to its Nexus audio routing system with the XDED (neXus Dolby E Decoder) board. It is a slide-in Stagetec board that splits a Dolby E-encoded stream into eight separate channels. These are available subsequently for individual processing on the entire Nexus network and the Aurus consoles connected to it.
Dolby E-encoded signals are typically received from AES/EBU lines. However, the Nexus offers options with reportedly a minimum of technical expenditure. For example, since the Nexus is certified for transparent forwarding of Dolby E signals, an AES/EBU line carrying a Dolby E-encoded signal can be connected to a remote base station and then transmitted over the Nexus network to the OB truck. There, it is decoded using the new XDED board.
Another application is the use of Dolby E in conjunction with SDI: Dolby E signals are often embedded into an SDI stream; the Nexus de-embeds the signal using a (optionally HD-enabled) Nexus SDI board and subsequently decodes the Dolby E data stream.
“We’ve seen great interest in our decoder board even prior to its presentation,” says Stagetec’s managing director, Dr Klaus-Peter Scholz. “It is a key component, in particular, on large HD-enabled OB vans and in TV production studios and TV main switching rooms–actually, everywhere where surround broadcasting is standard today.”
Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup