CobraNet configurable bridge plus paging stations from MediaMatrix
Peavey Commercial Audio has launched the CAB 8n, an 8x8 CobraNet configurable digital audio bridge designed to deliver eight individually configured audio channels for networked digital audio systems.
The manufacturer describes the bridge as a ‘compact, half-width, 1RU-tall device allowing convenient mounting in racks and under tables’, with a ‘unique I/O configuration’ meaning all inputs and outputs required can be handled by a single box. It adds that ‘everything is connected via a single Ethernet cable when used with any standard PoE network switch or standard power injector’. A 12VDC power inlet is also included.
The CAB 8n also includes GPIO and serial bridging, including eight programmable pins and two Form C relays. The serial bridging is capable of handling RS-232, EIA-422 and EIA-485.
Also new are the CM2-APS, CM2-10d and RMP-2 CobraNet paging stations, which interface with the ControlMatrix II integrated hardware and software paging platform over Ethernet.
The MediaMatrix CM2-APS is a rack-mounted, networkable administrator paging station that connects directly to a CobraNet network for all audio, control and power connections through a single Ethernet network cable and a standard RJ45 connector. It includes a handheld dynamic microphone with a Push-To-Talk (PTT) switch, an onboard microphone preamplifer and A-D converter, plus an internal 5W power amplifier with front-panel level control driving an integrated loudspeaker to allow monitoring.
Similarly, the MediaMatrix CM2-10d paging station features a handheld dynamic mic with PTT, a preamplifier, and a built-in A-D converter. Also operating via a single Ethernet cable with PoE or DC low voltage power, the station has been designed for desktops, surface mounting or flush mounting using an optional steel backing box.
Finally, the RMP-2 is a flush-mounted remote mic station for extending paging functions to a second location in areas such as airport jetways and train station loading platforms. It is powered by a ‘host’ ControlMatrix digital paging station, such as the CM2-10d, via an Ethernet-type connection, and is programmed with the ControlMatrix II software, allowing remote users to page to the last zone selected at its host paging station, or to default to the local zone to which it is assigned. A status LED on the front panel alerts the user when the host paging station is in use.