Klark Teknik launched the new DN9680 port extender at the 2014 NAMM show, providing a high-performance network bridge option that provides excellent signal transmission over long distances.
The new DN9680 allows up to 192 bidirectional channels of AES50 digital audio to be extended up to 1,000 meters via a dual fiber-optical cable, thereby overcoming the 100-meter limitation of Cat-5 cabling.
Klark Teknik designed the DN9680 for use with Midas digital consoles, including support for dual-redundant AES50 networking. Multiple clock source options are available for flexible system integration, which even provides a high-precision one part-per-million (1 ppm) temperature-compensated internal clock reference for jitter-free sample-synchronous operation across AES50 networks.
“We know some applications call for an extremely-long cable run, and the DN9680 fits the bill, providing the pristine transmission signal feeds required for high-end digital audio applications,” says product manager. Al Walker. “Now you get all the benefits of simplified connectivity, faster setup times and a lower cost for cabling infrastructure – plus the confidence that it will sound great.”
User control is made simple and intuitive by an internal web server, which allows familiar browser-based configuration via a dedicated Ethernet control port. This flexible approach means users are not constrained to one particular computing platform, since all that is required is a common Internet browser to communicate with the DN9680′s web server via wired or wireless Ethernet.
The DN9680 is available at a suggested U.S. MAP of $1,199 and is covered by Music Group’s 3-Year Limited Warranty Program.