Xilica premieres new series
Xilica has launched its first video tracking switcher with the MC Series providing audio I/O alongside DSP processing, video I/O, automatic microphone-in-use video tracking and management software within its 2U hardware. The MC 0808, MC 0808-N, MC 1608 and MC 1608-N make up the four available models.
The MC 0808 and MC 0808-N both feature eight audio I/O channels on Euro/Phoenix connectors, whilst the MC 1608 and MC 1608-N models possess 16 apiece, with the –N models each adding eight Dante I/O channels that are bidirectional over a single Ethernet cable. Each model within the MC Series includes RJ-45 Ethernet control connections with four video inputs, one video output in three ports consisting of two RCAs and one HDMI, standard definition, dual RS-232 and RS-485 interface ports and logic I/O control ports. The two Dante-enabled models also include dual RJ-45 Dante connectors.
Up to four cameras can be connected to the MC Series devices, with the tracking software setting the preset position for each camera via the interface ports. An HD resolution can be gained by connecting the MC Series to Xilica’s MC-VM4s.
Meanwhile, the manufacturer has designed its FBX Series of audio system processors as fixed-architecture DSPs making use of its 40-bit floating point DSP engine, 24-bit converters and mic preamps while also incorporating Sabine’s Feedback Exterminator functionality. Four models comprise the series, with the FBX240, FBX360, FBX480 and FBX880 providing four I/O sizes in the forms of 2x4, 3x6, 4x8 (with XLR I/O connectors) and 8x8 (with Euro/Phoenix I/O connectors) respectively.
The FBX Series’ inputs can be matrix mixed and routed to any outputs with Ethernet, USB and RS-232 connectivity equipped as standard. Alternative versions of the FBX480 and FBX880 are available in the forms of the FBX480M and FBX880M, adding selectable mic/line inputs.
The FBX240, 360 and 480 can be configured using Xilica’s XConsole GUI or their front panel controls, while the FXB 880 is configured via the NeuConsole. The processors can also be controlled over a network by way of the manufacturer’s software GUI, with the optional XPanel controlling the FBX240, FBX360, FBX480 FBX480M, while NeaPanels enable wireless network control of the FBX880 and FBX880M.
Finally, the manufacturer’s XPower 4000 is designed to double as a 4-channel Class-D amplifier and integrated gain universal power supply with PFC (power factor correction) functionality, designed to provide a compact solution with which an entire system can be operated. Utilising Pascal’s UMAC, Xilica’s amplifier possesses bandwidth of up to 35kHz.
Alternative models available are the XPower 4000N, which replaces the amplifier’s analogue input with a Dante enabled network audio input, and the XPower 4000DSP, containing DSP modules and with a built in backlit LCD display.