Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Studer, Digigram partner to add EtherSound connectivity
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 the firm’s Vista series and routing systems, the card will allow 128 channels of audio (64 inputs/64 outputs) to be connected to the D21m via single Cat 5 connection. A second Cat 5 connection permits daisy chain or redundant ring topologies, the latter allowing for the network to remain uninterrupted should a cable be broken. 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. One of the advantages of EtherSound in the broadcast domain is its extremely low latency.
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