Frankfurt, Germany (April 14, 2017)—Solid State Logic’s Network I/O range—mic/line, MADI, AES, and SDI interfaces using Dante technology and AES67 transport to connect to AoIP network systems—has gained two new products, the Network I/O SB 32.24 Stagebox and BLII-Dante HC Bridge.
The SSL Network I/O SB 32.24 Stagebox is a high capacity on-stage 5J I/O unit featuring dual redundant power supplies, 32 mic/line inputs, 16 analog line outputs and eight digital inputs and outputs on four AES3 input/output pairs. It has a pair of redundant RJ45 Dante network connections in addition to a user configurable SFP port fitted with RJ45 or optical connectors.
The SB 32.24 has on-board gain-compensated Dante “split” capability. All network connections can be used for network extension or for connection to a second independent Dante network. Further, it offers individual signal present, clip and phantom power LEDs as well as global indication of PSU, Network A and B and Hardware status. SB32.24 can operate at 96kHz or 48kHz sample rates.
The BLII-Dante HC Bridge is a 1U bi-directional bridge between SSL’s proprietary Blacklight II high bandwidth optical format and a single Dante HC connection, effectively delivering 256 channels of low latency 96 kHz—or 512 channels at 48 kHz—in and out of a Dante network, purposely for SSL Live consoles.
SSL’s System T broadcast consoles already offer up to 3072 input and output connections to a Dante network via up to six Dante HC cards per Tempest engine delivering 512 channels of I/O per card at 48kHz.
The Network I/O SB 32.24 will be available from May 2017 while the Network I/O BL II-Dante Bridge will be available in late 2017.