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At NAB, Solid State Logic will display its C100 digital broadcast console, which has been given a new brain. The Blackrock processor system is a slimmed-down version of the original C100 processor system, Centauri, though it should not lack in performance. Using the new Blackrock core, SSL is able to shrink the rackmounted processing unit to two rack spaces.


The Blackrock has hot-swappable power supplies, MADI I/O, built-in DSP, proprietary control/processing software, dual hard drive caddies and a five-port Ethernet switch.

Also new for the C100 is the B-RIO, a modular input/output rack. The B-RIO is MADI-compatible with slots for five audio expansion cards (mic, line or AES).

New for all of the C Series consoles is the MORSE (MOdular Resource Sharing Engine) “stage” box. The MORSE is designed for facility-wide routing of digital audio.

“The C100 HD-S console is the operational interface for a completely scalable, expandable system that is custom configured to precisely match client requirement,” Dan Duffell, head of marketing for SSL said, “and the introduction of Blackrock enhances our capability to deliver what our customers need now and over the coming years.”

Solid State Logic will be at Booth N4031.