Stagetec further connects
Stagetec’s Platinum DSP is an audio mixing console DSP unit that will reportedly enable a maximally equipped console to handle up to 700 audio channels. The manufacturer states that the audio processing capacity provides sufficient audio channels even when all 128 audio busses are in use, whilst operating at 96kHz sampling rate.
Whilst adding more channels and available audio busses, Stagetec has also made the processing unit of Platinum DSP backwards compatible, thus increasing the number of channels even in existing consoles. Each channel strip has over 1,000ms delay possible. As a result it is capable of performing run-time adjustments that can arise in everyday operation, such as compensating for out-of-sync audio and picture in wireless HD cameras.
The German manufacturer has also designed an intelligent fibre-optic board for its Nexus audio networks and mixing console connectivity. The new generation of fibre-optic interfaces, known as XFOC, serve as an I/O transfer medium, whilst providing integrated routing functionality. Four independent ports are each capable of transporting 512 inputs and outputs via fibre optics to the Nexus Base Device, thus creating a routing capacity of more than 2,000 signals per fibre-optic board.
Fitting into any 3U-sized Nexus base device, the XFOC connects to the XRT router board, processing more than 8,000 signals and enabling new network architectures. As the board retains backwards compatibility with previous standard connections, it can integrate into existing systems. High-capacity network structures can be created in a ring or mesh topology in addition to the previously deployed star network. Reducing the amount of wiring, tree and line structures can also be created with the new board. Additionally, the fibre-optic connections can also be used for other services, such as Ethernet tunnelling with a transfer rate of up to 1Gbit/sec.