Cleveland, OH (October 8, 2015)—The Telos Alliance has begun shipping the Linear Acoustic SDI xNode, the newest member of the xNode family of AoIP interfaces intended for TV facilities.
One SDI xNode is capable of de-embedding multiple channels of audio from its dual SDI inputs, taking audio from standard-definition and HD SDI audio channels and translating them to real-time Livewire+/AES67 audio streams, which can then be routed to destinations through the plant. Livewire broadcast AoIP technology, introduced by Telos in 2003, powers more than 6,500 broadcast studios worldwide. Livewire+ is completely AES67-compliant.
Two SDI xNodes may be racked side-by-side in just one RU. Each SDI xNode manages dual, independent HD/SD-SDI paths, and can de-embed, shuffle, and re-embed up to 16 channels of audio on each SDI path, with full routing of channels between SDI and AoIP I/O on each SDI interface. Compensating video delay for each SDI input maintains audio/video synchronization. Each SDI xNode features a built-in, auto-sensing power supply suitable for use worldwide; an optional external backup power supply is also available to ensure uptime.