Puidoux, Switzerland (March 31, 2014)—Merging Technologies unveiled its new Hapi networked audio converter at the recent Frankfurt Prolight+Sound event, previewing its US debut at the upcoming NAB Show.
Hapi joins the number of hardware products that utilize RAVENNA Audio-over-IP networking technology. This AES67-compatible, layer 3 IP protocol utilizes the same analog I/O option cards as he Horus converter but in a 1RU chassis with two card slots. The standard chassis has features eight AES/EBU I/O (on DSub 25); eight ADAT or two SPDIF I/O (TOSLINK); RAVENNA/AES67 I/O (RJ45); word clock I/O (BNC); sync – LTC/MTC/Video ref (requires optional cable); and two slots for optional AD8D/AD8DP, DA8/DA8P and MADI cards.
Simultaneously, a CoreAudio virtual sound driver joins the ASIO option to allow users of any Mac or PC software to use RAVENNA and the ability to add other AES67-enabled products to the network. Any DAW or workstation can connect to Hapi or Horus and have remote control from a web browser that can not only control the microphone inputs, but can also manage the MADI, AES/EBU and RAVENNA streams via a single Cat 5e cable.