Optocore will launch its new range of MADI Switches at ISE 2013 (Booth 3-A120).
Developed specifically for professional audio and video users, Optocore’s new MADI Switches have extremely low power consumption, latency and setup time.
Equipped with 10 or 18 ports of MADI, the switches allow distribution over Cat5 cabling, in addition to MADI over fiber and MADI over BNC.
The RJ45 MADI ports on the new products will introduce greater flexibility, lower cost and simplification of MADI connectivity.
Additionally, each switch has two redundant high-speed 2GB fiber uplink ports that switch and route sixteen MADI streams and Ethernet, for creating larger switches for large size infrastructure.
“We believe this to be a great solution for the professional AV market,” says Tine Helmle, director, Optocore. “MADI is a common and open standard, as opposed to the closed proprietary Audio over Ethernet formats, with MADI ports frequently being used by manufacturers as a way to offer customers an affordable, forward-thinking open platform.
“By introducing the MADI Switches, Optocore is offering a greater number of options with the best technical features at a budget-friendly price.”
Each port on the MADI Switch allows for a 64-in/64-out point-to-point connection, as well as 100Mb of Ethernet on one single Cat5 cable. At the same time, the MADI Switch enables routing of each individual audio channel, providing a 640 x 640 matrix for the 10-port switch and an 1152 x 1152 matrix for the 18-port switch.
It can also connect using the redundant uplink ports with up to 24 additional MADI Switches, providing audio switching and routing while additionally functioning as an Ethernet switch.
The new MADI Switches are fully compatible with Optocore and SANE. Optocore plans to develop the new devices into a complete series of MADI devices with six, 10 and 18 port switches with Cat5, fiber and BNC connectivity.