Seamless facility-wide routing
For multi-studio broadcast facilities, the SSL MORSE router combines with the MORSE stagebox to provide an extremely reliable, cost effective and scalable solution for sharing audio I/O and managing related control data.
The MORSE router provides each control room with rights managed, shared access to the MORSE stageboxes on every studio floor, supporting over 6,000 audio paths and 9 million crosspoints. By using MADI over fibre-optic cables, the audio quality is safeguarded entirely, while embedding routing and IO control data on the fibre-optic cable removes the need for separate serial/ethernet cabling.
The router can be controlled from any C100 console, any authorised PC terminal, or from a 3rd party routing system, using the ProBel SW-P-02 protocol, providing extremely adaptable operational access. With full ownership arbitration controlling the level of access to IO parameters and the routing matrix, control of signals can be confidently reallocated, allowing, for example, the video gallery monitoring to be controlled directly by producer and director, rather than requiring intervention by the audio operator.
3U and 6U chassis sizes are available, with cards being interchangeable between the two chassis sizes, allowing existing modules to be re-deployed within a facility or reused in an expanded frame when an upgrade is required.
In both frame sizes, the router can be configured as a fully redundant, mirrored system, with every module duplicated – PSU, sync clock input, communications controller, crosspoint matrix and MADI I/O. The inherent interdependence of backplane designs is avoided by using an internal star configuration of connections, allowing hot-swap of router cards. This offers low-impact maintenance – even while on-air. The lack of reliance on a PC for operation combine with low power consumption, convection cooling and 100% proprietary technology to ensure that the router provides extremely reliable facility-wide routing.