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Nixer Displays RS32 AoIP Change-Over Switch & RP64 Patch Panel

Nixer launched their RS32 Audio over IP change-over switch and their RP64 (64 in, 64 out) digital AoIP patch panel at IBC 2022.

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Simple and intuitive to operate, the RS32 provides 32 individual 2-by-1 change-over switches. Each switch has two inputs that can be routed to any one output. The switches can be ganged together in order to create a maximum 32-pole switch. The RS32 is designed for quick reassignment of critical audio sources in the event that a main source fails, making it easy to seamlessly route to a backup device.

The RP64 is a 64 Dante input to 64 Dante output digital patchbay. Connect any Dante input to any Dante output thanks to the intuitive interface. Effortlessly re-patch critical signals without the use of a laptop with Dante controller. When re-patching with RP64, it is near instantaneous.

Both the RS32 and the RP64 share the same compact 1RU enclosure. They can be powered via PoE on the primary Dante port. Plus, a DC input offers power redundancy, while a secondary RJ45 port ensures network redundancy.

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Nixer also highlighted their existing product range at IBC 2022:

  • PD Dante: portable AoIP monitoring & diagnostics tool
  • RD Dante: quality assurance monitoring  & engineering positions
  • PLR64K: 2 channel Dante monitor
  • RL64: 64 channel AoIP monitor – now with Ravenna!
  • RL256 Series: 4 base models offering up to 256 channels of mixed Dante & Ravenna in a single 1RU frame

Contact us for more information about the Nixer RS32 change-over switch and RP64 digital AoIP patch panel.

Compact 64 channel Dante Audio Monitor by Nixer: RL64

The Nixer RL64 is a 1U 19inch rack mounted Dante monitoring and mixing unit capable of mixing up to 64 Dante channels!

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In mixing mode, mix up to 64 Dante channels at 48kHz or 32 channels at 96kHz. Plus, the microphone input (via a headphone connector) and AES input create a 67 into 2 mixer. In listening mode, simply touch a channel to instantly route to the LR output and cancel the previous selection.

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The LR bus’ outputs are presented via inbuilt 4mm x 9mm full range speakers or via a 3.5mm headphone jack. The speakers automatically mute when a headphone jack is inserted. Simultaneous outputs are available thanks to the stereo balanced line outputs and AES output, accessed on the rear of the RL64 Dante via XLR connectors. The mix output is routed to the Dante output as well.

Control the RL64 with the intuitive navigation menu on the 24-bit color LCD and capacitive touch panel. This high-res screen presents comprehensive metering, routing and status information.

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The rear of the RL64 Dante features 2x balanced line outputs on 3 pin male XLRs and AES output on 3 pin male XLR. Configure these outputs to follow the main volume settings of the speakers/headphones or set them to follow the main Mute control.

Finally, watch the introductory video by Nixer CEO Nick Fletcher here.

Contact us for more information about the RL64 Dante Audio Monitor by Nixer!

SDM Family by BirdDog: Integrate & Scale NDI to Screen

BirdDog SDM Family, the ultimate NDI experience integrated, is built on Intel® SDM platform and revolutionizes how content is distributed!

Install the BirdDog SDM module inside an SDM compatible flat panel display for an integrated & scalable NDI to screen solution. AV distribution is built directly into the display, no wall box or patch panel needed.

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Choose from two SDM modules, controlled by the all-in-one BirdDog OS:

  • M1: Full NDI Sender & Receiver – based on Intel SDM-L form factor
  • M2: NDI Receiver – built on Intel SDM-S module

The modules support resolutions up to 4Kp60. RESTful API is also available for programming automated spaces.

Furthermore, add an optional Dante activation license for full Dante support. With this activation, M1 embeds Dante into the NDI stream and de-embeds Dante audio out of the NDI stream.

Contact us for more information about the BirdDog SDM Modules.

AVT Integrates Ravenna module

Just as most AVT systems have the software-based AES67 integration and the Dante module, now the RAVENNA module is available on select AVT systems!

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Offering the Ravenna solution provides users the best possible integration in their studio environments. Integration into large AoIP networks is significantly simplified, thanks to the new module’s support of the NMOS specifications for Discovery & Registration and Device Connection Management.

Currently, the MAGIC RAVENNA module is available on the VoIP telephone ­hybrid­ system MAGIC THipPro. Once the module is equipped, 32 x 32 additional audio channels are available via IP, which can then be distributed to up to 32 network streams. Plus, continue to utilize the analogue and digital audio interfaces of the MAGIC THipPro.

Soon the Quad DAB+ Encoder MAGIC AE4 and the DAB Ensemble Multiplexer MAGIC DABMUX plus will also include the MAGIC RAVENNA module.

In order to guarantee high compatibility with other systems, the AES67 and SMPTE ST 2110-30/31 standards are also supported.

Finally, integrated stream redundancy for all ST 2022-7 classes effectively prevents interruptions in the audio signal caused by network problems.

Contact us for more information about the Ravenna module now available on AVT systems.

Mix & Match Dante and Ravenna ports on Nixer RL Series

The RL Series 1U Rack Mount AoIP Monitoring Tool & Mixer by Nixer allows users to mix & match Dante and Ravenna ports on the same unit.

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For instance, use 1 Dante port and 1 Ravenna port on an RL 128. Or use two of each on the RL256. However, it’s not mandatory to mix & match. Simply use all Dante or Ravenna ports in a single rack unit product.

The new RL Series concept offers four different models: RL64, RL128, RL192 and RL256. Each model has two modes of operation, mixing and listening. Mix up to 256 channels at 48kHz (128 channels at 96kHz), plus microphone input and AES input. Listen by selecting a channel and routing to the LR output.

Contact us for more information about mixing & matching Dante and Ravenna ports on the RL Series by Nixer.

Nixer VIDEO Highlights the RL64 Dante Audio Monitor

In this video, Nixer Pro Audio CEO Nick Fletcher introduces and presents the RL64 Dante 1U rack mounted 64 channel Dante audio monitor.

In short, this 19 inch rack mounted Dante monitoring and mixing unit, offers two modes of operation. The first mode is a mixing mode. Mix up to 64 Dante channels at 48kHz  or 32 channels at 96kHz plus microphone input and AES input, creating a 67 into 2 mixer. The second mode is a simple listen mode. Touching a channel instantly routes to the LR output and cancels the previous selection.

Read the full data sheet here.

Contact us for more information about the Nixer RL64 Dante Audio Monitor.

Introducing the Nixer RL256 Dante Monitor

The latest addition to the Nixer Pro Audio lineup is the RL256 Dante monitor, designed for operators to provide cost-effective monitoring across multiple networks with high channel counts. More specifically, the RL256 has 4 x Dante ports (64 channels per port) totaling 256 channels being monitored at one time.

Simply load the RL256 with up to 4 ports of Dante, thus enabling the monitoring of 256 channels. Operate the unit via swipe gestures on the touchscreen. For instance, swipe down to switch to alternative ports. Listen to audio via the built-in speakers or headphone output.

Nick Fletcher, CEO of Nixer, introduces the RL256 in this short video.

Contact us for more information about the Nixer RL256 Dante monitor.

Nixer PLR64K: 64 Channel Dante Network Monitor VIDEO

CEO Nick Fletcher of Nixer Pro Audio presents the features and benefits of the 64 channel Dante network monitor, PLR64K.

To summarize, PLR64K is uniquely designed for operators/commentators to access any two independently selectable sources on the Dante network. This is possible via a simple remote control panel. Each display features the channel name and output meter level.

The PLR64K Dante kit consists of one each:

  • PLR64 Dante unit
  • 2 Gang Wall Plate Remote controller
  • Remote Cable 1.5M D-sub cable

Find the full data sheet here.

Contact us for more information about the Nixer 64 channel Dante network monitor, PLR64K.

PLR64K by Nixer Used in Language Commentary Position

The PLR64K by Nixer is a 64 channel Dante network monitor that makes it possible to access two independently selectable sources via a simple remote control panel.

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This remote controller’s primary function is to independently select each output from the incoming Dante stream.
The wall plate remote controller is equipped with:
  • one OLED display displaying the selected channel name & the output signal level
  • a pair of switches per output for channel selection from the list of available Dante channels
  • 3 pin male XLR per output for headsets

Contact us for more information about the PLR64K and its use in language commentary positions.

AVT Introduces new MAGIC ACX Dante WAN Bridge

The MAGIC ACX Dante WAN Bridge by AVT is a multi-channel PCM system that enables transmission of up to 32 uncompressed audio signals via wide area networks (WAN). This enables Dante Network connections over large distances.

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More specifically, the coding is done via PCM16/PCM24/PCM32. The integrated 32-channel Dante interface provides audio connection for the audio inputs/outputs. It also features redundant GbE interfaces and supports AES67. What’s more, manage up to 10 systems (including graphic surveillance) from 5 workplaces thanks to the user-friendly operating software.

Limited maximum latency of Dante in wide area networks, high jitter and possible time differences can make reliable transmission difficult. The MAGIC ACX Dante WAN Bridge solves these issues by offering a jitter buffer that includes an automatic mode and intelligent sample rate adaption (SRA).

Marketing & Sales Assistant Lukas Mahler presents the AVT MAGIC ACX Dante WAN Bridge:

Contact us for more information.