NTP Technology has announced all three new Penta 721s models with AES, MADI and Dante I/O connectivity — each designed for a specific purpose — are now shipping globally.
The Penta 721s-DNT is a Dante-to-Dante converter with onboard samplerate conversion on the input, which makes it suited for connecting individual IP audio networks that may run on different samplerates and digital clocks. As noted, all models already include Dante connectivity in the form of a 64-channel Brooklyn module, but the 721s-DNT model adds another 128 channels and onboard sample-rate conversion.
Meanwhile, the Penta 721s-SDI adds dual 3G SDI embedding / de-embedding to the package and are suited for broadcasters with the need for combining SDI signals with Dante, MADI or AES. The SDI side of the model also has built-in sample-rate conversion.
Finally, the Penta 721s is modular, offering an empty expansion card slot where any of seven available expansion cards can be installed – for instance analog inputs or outputs, delay processing for lip-sync, 3G SDI, or additional AES, MADI or Dante connectivity.
“The new Penta 721s models build on the legacy of the modular Penta 720 unit, which serves in countless enterprise audio solutions throughout the world,” says Mikael Vest, Sales Director, NTP Technology. “So, we’re obviously excited to now add these new, compact and more cost-effective siblings to the Penta family of audio-routing and conversion interfaces.
“We already know that AoIP will increasingly become the backbone of any larger enterprise audio facility,” he continues, “yet older audio formats will remain part of the systems for some time. With Penta 721s and Penta 721s-SDI we’re covering any existing audio format around, while Penta 721s-DNT is ready to engage any Dante/AES67-based system today or in the future.”
Availability: Q1, 2021. Pricing: Penta 721s — $2,799 / €2,490; Penta 721s DNT — $4,320 / €3,860; and Penta 721s-SDI — $4,680 / €4,180.