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Sigma Electronics to show digital audio routers at IBC

Sigma Electronics will introduce its OctaStream family of AES digital audio signal management products to Europe at IBC2004, Sept. 10-14. The new products enable engineers to mix and synchronize eight-channel audio, AES and multichannel audio into a DTV stream.


The new products enable engineers to mix and synchronize eight-channel audio, AES and multichannel audio into a DTV stream.

The OctaStream family includes mixers, routers and T&M modules connected via the OctaBus' proprietary TDM interconnect, which allows several OctaStream modules to share inputs. An AES frame synchronization feature comes standard in OctaStream's DA5320 mixer and subframe router and DA5315 variable delay compensator and DATC comparator. The feature eliminates the need for sample rate conversion in 48kHz asynchronous systems.

OctsStream modules include the DA5320 mixer and subframe router; DA5315 variable delay compensator and DATC; DA5325 sample rate converter; and the SG5605 AES and DATC reference generator.

Each OctaStream module features front-panel controls for basic functionality. With the optional CI5705 control interface module, the OCP1000 OctaStream control panel controls up to 160 OctaStream modules.

The system includes RS-485 and 100 Base-T Ethernet interfaces as well as GUI system control software. Also available is the OCP1000, a soft panel with a touch-screen color LCD that includes single-function buttons for direct access to common routing and control operations.

The OctaStream series is designed to fit in Sigma's new S5000 signal management frame, which allows full, unrestricted access to all modules and is also capable of hot-swapping all modules and power supplies. The high-density frame holds up to 10 modules, each with 10 connectors, and allows module status indicators to be fully viewable when the door is installed for ease of maintenance and error diagnosis.

For more information visit www.sigmaelectronics.com.

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