US debut for DirectOut’s new PRODIGY.MC, IP showcase and MONTONE.42 at AES NY
After a stunning successful premier at IBC2018 in Amsterdam, German audio network and interconnectivity specialist DirectOut Technologies will showcase the first member of its powerful and extremely flexible new flagship interface series at AES New York and NAB NY.
PRODIDGY.MC is a modular audio converter and audio router, supporting multiple formats with flexible I/O and networked audio and control capability in a compact 2RU package. With the ANDIAMO series in mind, PRODIGY.MC was designed from the ground up to provide maximum flexibility and versatility at a reasonable price point. The combination of unified remote control (via globcon) and a user-friendly front panel touchscreen ensures ultimate usability. Third-party remote control protocols can be added for expanded system integration.
PRODIGY.MC provides I/O based on eight channel modules. Line-level, microphone and AES3 (including SRC) interfaces can be combined up to a total of 64 inputs and outputs in a single 2RU rack space. In addition, PRODIDGY.MC hardware supports MADI and a network audio option – while its two MADI slots can be equipped with BNC, SC optical and SFP modules, while an optional board adds Dante, RAVENNA (AES67) or SoundGrid connectivity to this very powerful device.
Being an early adopter of RAVENNA AoIP technology, DirectOut began designing its own networked audio IP core almost eight years ago. Today, it supports the latest industry standards such as AES67 and SMPTE ST2110. By adding SoundGrid and Dante to its product portfolio, DirectOut is developing its product strategy to offer the widest possible variety of networked audio options to the market. Based on a modular and powerful hardware design, PRODIGY.MC serves the latest technology, ensuring security of investment while providing diversified control capabilities to meet clients’ needs.
Immediately prior to AES NY, DirectOut also announced further improvements to its product portfolio:
The popular EXBOX.BLDS receives a new hardware design with modular MADI interfacing in optical SC, SFP and coaxial BNC formats. The automatic redundancy switch has proved to be a life-safer for big playout systems in live environments, and will now cover all applications and formats in multichannel MADI systems.
A new beta update to the globcon unified control software demonstrates new features and improved performance, while extending its coverage to more DirectOut products.
DirectOut’s MONTONE.42 MADI-onto-Network Bridge has received a comprehensive feature update to deliver enhanced performance. Improvements to the UI software make it yet more user friendly, with further improvements include enabling and disabling of SAP and MDNS protocols, user-defined stream input names, and source-specific-multicast (SSM) support.
With its MONTONE.42 hardware, DirectOut will also participate in the IP Showcase at the AES AoIP pavilion. As part of its audio demonstration, the ST2110-30 and AES67 compliant MONTONE.42 will serve as a bridge between synchronous IP streams and MADI (AES10).
The AES AoIP pavilion at Booth 967 additionally hosts the RAVENNA pod, where MONTONE.42 forms part of the RAVENNA demo rack. DirectOut is also exhibiting at AES New York, on Booth 531 in the Javits Convention Center.
DirectOut can be found at NAB NY show with Joseph Electronics on Booth N158, also at the Javits Convention Center.