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Remote I/O - Dante

Built for a fully networked world.

A fully scalable set of remote I/O units are available for SSL Live consoles including analogue, AES/EBU digital, MADI and Dante devices. Interconnection between console and stage is via MADI or Dante. Remote gain control data can be carried by either MADI or Dante. For simpler systems standard coaxial MADI can be used to connect the console directly to analogue and/or digital AES/ EBU Stageboxes.

SSL’s Network I/O range of Dante devices provide analogue, AES digital or even embedded SDI bridging. Dante networks offer an extremely flexible and powerful solution to audio routing and asset sharing in a wide range of on stage and installed systems. SSL Network I/O Stageboxes place the exemplary audio performance of SSL’s renowned SuperAnalogueTM mic pre technology at the heart of of your system. When two or more SSL Live consoles are connected to the same I/O, arbitrated gain sharing allows specification of which console has master gain control. All I/O stageboxes are fitted with dual redundant power supplies.

SSL’s Network I/O range is also fully compatible with our System T broadcast audio technology, making truly cross-functional system design possible. Broadcast oriented Network I/O units provide SDI Embed-De-Embed options if required.


SB 32.24 - Stagebox

SB32.24 is a 5U ruggedised enclosure featuring dual redundant power supplies, 32 mic/line inputs, 16 analogue line outputs and 8 digital inputs and outputs on 4 AES3 input/output pairs. It has a pair of redundant RJ45 Dante network connections in addition to a user configurable SFP port that can be fitted with RJ45 or optical connectors. These can be used for network extension or to provide network separation for the gain-compensated Dante
“split”, for connection to a second Dante-equipped console or appropriately equipped device on a different network. It has individual signal present, clip and phantom power LED’s as well as global indication of PSU, Network A and B and Hardware status. SB32.24 can operate at 96kHz or 48kHz sample rates.

 

SB 16.12 - Stagebox

SB 16.12 is a 3U ruggedised enclosure featuring dual redundant power supplies, 16 mic/line inputs, 12 analogue line outputs and 4 digital inputs and outputs on 2 AES3 input/output pairs. It has a pair of redundant RJ45 Dante network connections in addition to a user configurable SFP port that can be fitted with RJ45 or optical connectors. These can be used for network extension or to provide network separation for the gain-compensated Dante “split”, for connection to a second Dante-equipped console or appropriately equipped device on a different network. It has individual signal present, clip and phantom power LED’s as well as global indication of PSU, Network A and B and Hardware status. SB 16.12 can operate at 96kHz or 48kHz sample rates.

 


Network I/O SB 8.8 & SB i16

These 2RU units offer slightly different configurations but share identical features. The SB 8.8 offers eight mic/line inputs and eight line level outputs. SB i16 offers sixteen mic/ line inputs. Both models feature a pair of redundant RJ45 Dante network connections, a pair of network extension connections, GPIO connectivity and redundant PSU’s. They have individual signal present, phantom power and local attention LEDs to provide intuitive front panel feedback. They feature inbuilt limiters and SSL’s innovative AutoPad system that automatically applies a Pad according to gain setting. The AutoPad is applied if the gain is set at a low value that would require a pad to achieve making the entire possible mic gain range seamlessly available at all times. An Audition feature allows individual channels to be monitored over the network (using an SSL console or App) without the signal actually being routed to a network destination.

 

Network I/O X-Light Bridge

X-Light is a high channel count, ultra-low latency interface, carrying 256x256 channels of 96 kHz 24-bit audio plus control data between SSL Live consoles and Dante devices on stage via a single cable. Featuring ruggedised connectors and cable redundancy, X-Light has been designed to offer a Dante I/O solution that is reliable and quick to deploy in the field, while maintaining many of the benefits of a scalable and flexible AoIP network. X-Light establishes SSL Live as the first live sound console with enough Dante I/O to handle stage inputs for mid to large scale touring applications. With SSL Live, users are not limited to 64 Dante channels or a 48 kHz sample rate. New L350 and L550 consoles can be specified with X-Light and SSL Blacklight II connections. The X-Light option can be fitted to any L100, L200, L350 or L550 console. Owners of L300 and L500 consoles can upgrade to L350/L550 to take advantage of X-Light.

For the touring market, a new 1U X-Light Bridge interface designed to be deployed within stage I/O racks, features a fully redundant pair of X-Light connections using Neutrik opticalCON Quad format connectors on the front panel. On the rear panel there are two redundant pairs of Neutrik etherCON format Dante connections for audio and control distribution. Up to eight SB 32.24 stageboxes can now be connected via a pair of network switches to a single X-Light Bridge redundantly at 96 kHz with gain control of each input. There are no big workflow changes either! X-Light Bridge provides a seamless I/O boost for the user, as the routing process in the console interface is exactly the same via the X-Light Bridge as it is via the existing local Dante Expander Module. This includes the ability to configure the X-Light channel capacity as Virtual Tie Lines, for routing in Dante Controller, or as Dual Domain Routes for seamless routing and control from console channels.

 

Network I/O BL II-Bridge

For fixed installations where ruggedised connections are not required, the BL II Bridge also offers 256 channels of 96 kHz audio between a Live console and a Dante network by utilising SSL’s proprietary high bandwidth Blacklight II protocol.