Northridge, CA (May 8, 2007)--Digital console manufacturer Studer and EtherSound network developer Digigram have announced the joint development of an EtherSound interface card for Studer consoles.
Designed to fit into the Studer D21m I/O system rack, initially for use with the Studer OnAir 3000 console but also compatible with Studer's flagship Vista series and routing systems, the card will allow 128 channels of audio (64 inputs/64 outputs) to be connected to the D21m via a single Cat5 connection. A second Cat5 connection permits daisy chain or redundant ring topologies, the latter allowing for the network to remain uninterrupted should a cable be broken. One of the advantages of EtherSound in the broadcast domain is its extremely low latency.
Inputs and outputs can be patched internally within the console on the OnAir 3000's own I/O screens.
Digigram's own control software can be used to route signals between different EtherSound-enabled devices over a standard Ethernet network.
Philippe Delacroix, Digigram president and CEO, commented, "EtherSound technology has become a de facto standard for low latency networked audio distribution in live or installed sound. In the broadcast industry, Studer has established a strong reputation of quality and innovation and is a leader in routing and mixing systems. We are pleased to jointly pave the way for cutting-edge broadcast systems: innovative, flexible and costs saving EtherSound audio distribution can now be seamlessly integrated within Studer systems."