NST Audio is launching the new VMO16 16-input/16-output audio installation processor at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2020 in Amsterdam in February (booth # 5-V158).
The VMO16 combines the company’s second-generation DSP with its experience with live sound filters and dynamics algorithms gained on concert tours and large festivals to create a dedicated rack-mount processor for Dante-networked installations.
“Our D-Net control software for PC, Mac and iPad gives complete control over ethernet and wi-fi,” says NST managing director Dan Cartman. “The VMO16 is also fully compatible with our VR1 PoE (Power over Ethernet) remote control panel for simple, flexible user control, while control via third party systems such as Crestron is available via our simple Ethernet control protocol.”
The VMO16 offers 16 discrete inputs and 16 x 16 matrix that allows any Dante network inputs to be routed to any of the 16 analog outputs. All outputs are equipped with 16 bands of parametric EQ, 48 dB/octave high-pass and low-pass filters, and up to 1.3 seconds of delay. Two-stage PXL limiters are intended to supply high-performance loudspeaker protection.
The VMO16 is housed in a 1U 19-inch rack mount chassis with a machined aluminium front panel, providing sectioned windows distinctively grouped into four banks of channel status indicators, and a master section containing Dante connectivity status and power indicator.
Industry-standard Phoenix-type 3-pin 5.08mm pitch connectors are provided on the VMO16 rear panel for all analog connections, while the four GPI connections allow configurable actions such as fire alarm mutes and preset recalls. Up to 30 presets can be stored with recall options allowing selective recall combinations of input, matrix and output sections.