Los Angeles, CA (September 30, 2016)—Focusrite has announced RedNet Control 2.0 for its line of Dante-based AoIP products, based on a “web-browser-like tabbed graphical interface,” notes the company. It will be available as a free upgrade for all RedNet users starting December 2016.
RedNet Control 2.0 is designed to control up to 600 RedNet devices in total, representing up to 9,600 Dante audio channels. Via its GUI, available units in the system can be dragged and dropped from a sidebar list into a grid on a tab.
Each tab can display up to 12 devices, and up to 50 tabs can be defined. Devices can be grouped on each page; for example, a multi-location system may be rolled out with a tab representing each area of a facility.
For systems employed in education, post production, live entertainment or sports broadcasting, RedNet systems incorporating hundreds or even thousands of signals will be reportedly simpler to manage with the V2.0 software, according to the company.
Further updates include having individual devices, when in the Device List sidebar, displayed in italic when assigned to a tab; and right-clicking a device enabling it to be identified and renamed. The device list can be filtered to display only devices that meet certain criteria—e.g., sample rate, devices that are not currently in a tab, and so on. The device list is also searchable.
Further features enabled by RedNet Control 2.0 will be detailed on the Focusrite website.