DirectOut recently announced three new products during its first online event, including the EXBOX.RAV converter to migrate baseband audio to IP as well as DANTE.SRC.IO (Dante) and RAV.SRC.IO (RAVENNA) audio network modules for the PRODIGY Series equipped with sample rate converters.
The core of EXBOX.RAV runs on DirectOut’s RAVENNA (AES67, ST 2110-30 / -31) implementation and supports NMOS for stream discovery (IS-04) and connection management (IS-05). Four gigabit ports with an internal switch and PoE, and three MADI ports in BNC, SC and SFP format offer bidirectional conversion and routing of 64 audio channels.
Features on the new device include FastSRC when dealing with different clock domains as well as EARS for automatic switch-over at audio signal level. Redundancy on network level is granted by compliance with ST 2022-7.
Jan Ehrlich, CEO of DirectOut, states, “Following the success of our MADI/Dante Converter EXBOX.MD and being able to shrink down the size of our RAVENNA hardware into the format of the new RAV2 board, we are happy to expand the EXBOX Series by another audio network format to serve the increasing demand of affordable network products.”
Meanwhile, the new DANTE.SRC.IO and RAV.SRC.IO are equipped with FPGA-based SRCs and enable asynchronous operation between the modules and the PRODIGY mainframe, independently from the configured reference clock of the device. The new modules are th choice when connections between mixed and asynchronous Dante and RAVENNA/ST 2110 networks are a must.
The products were unveiled during the company’s online INSIDER event (videos below), which also provides lectures and interviews, all available at the company website.