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Solid State Logic Announce New Dante Stagebox and High Capacity Dante Networking for SSL Live Consoles

Solid State Logic Announce New Dante Stagebox and High Capacity Dante Networking for SSL Live Consoles

Germany – At ProLight+Sound 2017 (Hall 3.1 Stand F11) Solid State Logic is extremely proud to announce new products and developments that clearly demonstrate a market leading fully networked console strategy for live and broadcast applications.

SSL’s Network I/O range offers high specification interfaces that use Dante technology and AES67 transport to connect to AoIP network systems. The range includes mic/line, MADI, AES, and SDI interfaces. The addition of the new Network I/O SB 32.24 Stagebox brings a high capacity on-stage I/O unit to the range. New software releases for SSL live and broadcast consoles introduce shared control over all SSL Network I/O Stageboxes with full gain compensation to facilitate elegant integration of broadcast and live console technology within a single installation. At PL+S 2017 SSL is also announcing the BLII-Dante HC Bridge, a 1U unit that provides a bi-directional bridge between SSL’s proprietary ‘Blacklight II’ high bandwidth optical format and a single Dante HC connection, delivering 256 channels of ultra-low latency 96kHz (512 channels at 48kHz) audio in and out of a Dante network for SSL Live consoles. SSL’s System T broadcast consoles already offer up to 3072 input and output connections to a Dante network via up to six Dante HC cards per Tempest engine delivering 512 channels of I/O per card at 48kHz.

SSL Network I/O Stageboxes offer SSL’s renowned SuperAnalogue preamp design with its superior audio performance available for a wide range of Dante network applications. The Network I/O SB 32.24 is a 5U fully ruggedised enclosure featuring dual redundant power supplies, 32 mic/line inputs, 16 analogue line outputs and eight digital inputs and outputs on four 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. The SB 32.24 has on-board gain-compensated Dante “split” capability. All network connections can be used for network extension or for connection to a second independent Dante network. It has individual signal present, clip and phantom power LEDs as well as global indication of PSU, Network A and B and Hardware status. SB32.24 can operate at 96kHz or 48kHz sample rates.

The Network I/O SB 32.24 will be available from May 2017.

The Network I/O BL II-Dante Bridge will be available from Q4 2017.

4th April 2017

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