Routing & Switching
Central program matrix
The most common use cases for audio routing in broadcast studios are On-Air switching of studios to the transmitter, fading signals between two programs and embedding localised content into a main program for regional streams. With our XC2 core, these and many tasks more can be easily realised.
Various I/O-module types are available. Also, control modules from the MX products line can be used to adjust your hardware setup according to your facilities.
Open control protocols like Ember+ and the DHD External Control Protocol allow deep integration with playout software or codec management systems.
Master control room router
Exchanging audio between different stations, switching large sets of signals between studios and supervising the signal flow are daily business for our routers. With up to 98 MADI ports, the XD2 core is made for big installations. Also all other DHD I/O modules can be used and mixed as required. This includes Dante™ and AES67 modules.
Such large matrices can be controlled comfortably by a PC software. It allows direct routings, creating routing presets and of course scheduling of routing events.
Reliability is highly important for this heart of a broadcast system. Our rock-solid hardware does not contain a PC and is designed for 24/7 use.
A completely redundant DSP core system can be used to have a backup system in standby and in sync – always ready to take over if something is wrong.
Fast communication between studios, with technicians or reporters can be realised very cost-effectively within each DHD system. The XC2 and XD2 provide a talkback matrix for up to 64 participants. Talkback participants can be either DHD consoles or external devices integrated via GPIO.
The TX control surface is an ideal talkback panel with built-in microphone and speaker. It also has six hardware buttons for the most important destinations and a large 10.1″ TFT touch display for access to further functions: more destinations, level meters and monitoring sources.