By PSW Staff • June 16, 2012 The new Riedel RockNet SI expansion card for Soundcraft SI consoles Riedel Communications unveiled its new RockNet SI expansion card for digital Soundcraft SI consoles at the 2012 InfoComm show in Las Vegas. The RN.344.SI card fits into any Soundcraft SI Console’s expansion slot and gives access to 64 input and 64 output channels. A word clock output is available at the front panel. A rotary switch is provided for device identification and selection of up to 16 programmable routing tables. The RN.344.SI enables the respective Soundcraft product to become a part of the RockNet digital audio network and enables remote control of any RockNet microphone pre-amplifier. The RN.344.SI also supports RockNet’s renowned and unique Independent Gain Feature. Independent Gain allows several mixing consoles to operate with the same mic pre-amps without affecting each other. While the master-console is controlling the analog gain of the pre-amps remotely, all other consoles operate with emulated pre-amps just as if they were also controlling the actual mic input. This makes multi-console and recording setups very convenient. The RockNet suite of console interfaces includes interface cards for Yamaha, Studer and Soundcraft consoles as well as a MADI unit for integrating consoles from additional brands. RockNet allows consoles from various manufacturers to operate simultaneously. RockNet is a digital real-time audio network that provides up to 160 digital audio channels over a single counter-rotating CAT-5 ring. RockNet offers supreme audio quality with up to 96 kHz/24 bit and a dynamic range of up to 117 dB. Based on a redundant ring topology, RockNet forms a self-healing redundant network with no loss of audio in case of a connection fault between two devices. The new interface card is expected to be shipped at the end of Q3/2012. Riedel Communications designs, manufactures and distributes the most pioneering real-time networks for video, audio and communications for broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports, theatre and security applications worldwide. The products reflect today’s leading-edge technologies that translate tomorrow’s demands into today’s solutions. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio and intercom services, event IT solutions as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems for large scale events such as the Olympic Games or the FIFA World Cup. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 300 people located within 10 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America. Riedel Communications GmbH & Co. KG • Uellendahler Straße 353 • 42109 Wuppertal • Germany Phone + 49 (0) 202 292 – 90 • Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Consoles Infocomm Networking New Products Riedel Soundcraft · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.