San Francisco, CA (August 30, 2004)–SSL will be showing new software upgrades for its popular C100 Digital Broadcast Console at this year’s AES exhibition in San Francisco. V1.5 software incorporates two new security features that enhance the operation of the console and provide the robust system with the redundancy that is so necessary for live broadcast operations.
A new DSP redundancy system adds to the C100’s unique self-healing DSP capabilities to provide the most comprehensive security solution of any digital broadcast console. The C100’s control surface management further enhances operational broadcast security. Using a simple graphical interface, the operator is able to reconfigure the control surface without audio interruption.
A new remote bay option allows the console processing to be split across two control surfaces, providing additional flexibility in situations with restricted space or where two distinct control sections are required. An enhanced networking and integration capability, including third party router integration, allows information interchange between an external router and the console’s built-in digital router.
“The C100 was designed to meet the needs of today’s broadcaster, as the industry pushes to all-digital,” said SSL director of product marketing Niall Feldman. “We have added a user-defined redundancy option for the DSP cards in the CPU core and a redundancy option for the surface of the console as well. Both features give the broadcaster failsafe operation capabilities, particularly critical for live applications.”
Recent C100 purchasers include the ABC TV3, NY; Comcast, PA; Disney Broadcast; NBA Entertainment, NJ; Golf Channel, FL; Food Network, NY: NHK Sapporo, Japan; TCN Channel 9, Australia; Nippon Hoso, Japan and MBC, Korea. Danish Broadcasting and Seoul Broadcast (SBS), Korea, placed multiple C100 console orders.
Solid State Logic Ltd.