Solid State Logic, a leading manufacturer of advanced tools for audio professionals, has announced that its Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle will be a featured attraction at Content & Communications World 2013.
The custom-designed mobile production vehicle features SSL’s C10 HD Compact Broadcast Console and associated routing and I/O solutions in conjunction with the key audio and video monitoring and communications systems required for a modern broadcast production facility.
In addition, two new product releases will be showcased in the vehicle: The “LMS-16’ Multi-Channel Loudness and True Peak Metering System and the MADI-Dante Bridge.
The SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle was designed by SSL’s Project Engineering team and crafted by leading mobile vehicle specialist Shook Mobile Technology. Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG) provided the acoustic design for the space. The vehicle is presented in association with SSL’s technology partners: Genelec, Miranda and RTS.
The truck demonstrates the capabilities of all of these systems and the integration that is possible between them. The SSL Broadcast Equipment Demonstration Vehicle visits US broadcasters, houses of worship, systems integrators and key sports and entertainment events, as well as being showcased at trade exhibitions such as CCW.
The new “LMS-16’ Multi-Channel Loudness and True Peak Metering System, which can be used with SSL’s Digital Broadcast Consoles or as a stand-alone product, will be showcased on the truck. Created through a strategic partnership with NUGEN Audio, the LMS-16 offers NUGEN’s new “MultiMonitor’ software as part of a turnkey system that is applicable in any situation where loudness compliance for broadcast playout and production is required.
The software is pre-installed and configured on a dedicated industrial strength 1RU PC, fitted with SSL’s “MadiXtreme 128’ 2 x 64 channel optical MADI audio interface, a GPIO interface card and with metering information displayed on virtually any connected video monitor. An optional monitor arm is available to facilitate convenient side mounting of a screen on C100 HDS or C10 HD consoles.
The SSL MADI-Dante Bridge is the world’s first broadcast specification MADI-Dante interface, allowing expandable audio routing between SSL consoles or any MADI device and Dante IP Audio networks.
With 64 channels per Bridge (@ 48kHz) and up to 512 channels per 1GB network link, Dante is fully scalable and capable of providing routing channel counts from tens to thousands and beyond using standard IT infrastructure. Redundant PSU, MADI ports and Dante ports mean the Bridge is built for uninterrupted operation, keeping critical devices and audio paths functioning throughout the broadcast facility.
In addition to the in-built clock redundancy options in Dante controller, the MADI-Dante Bridge also includes a pair of redundant sync inputs for use as a self-redundant Dante Grand master clock. Intended for use with Dante controller and third-party Dante products, the MADI-Dante Bridge shows commitment to interoperability while understanding broadcasters’ critical needs.