Radial Engineering announces that the Catapult Mini TRS, the latest addition to the Catapult product line of modular Cat 5 audio snakes, is now shipping.
The Catapult Mini TRS provides the ability to drive four analog audio channels over a single shielded Cat 5 cable and easily connect to audio interfaces and other devices with balanced 1/4-inch connections. The Mini TRS is small enough to fit inside a road case or the dog house of a mixing console, and it complements the existing Catapult Mini RX and TX modules, which feature male and female XLR connectors respectively.
A compact steel chassis includes a hardwired fan-out to four balanced 1/4-inch TRS connectors, allowing users to successfully deliver balanced analog audio between any two destinations without signal loss or degradation.
What makes the Catapult system unique is that it connects via Cat 5 Ethernet cable, which is widely available, lightweight, and economical. As many buildings are already pre-wired for Cat 5, Catapult modules can take advantage of this to easily transmit audio between distant rooms without the need to install or supply new cabling. This eliminates the need for bulky and expensive multi-channel audio cables and allows contractors to utilize installed network cables to easily connect from one room to another.
All of the Radial Catapult modules are compatible with each other, and each is sold individually, providing the option to mix and match as needed. Two Catapult Mini TRS modules can be used together as a pair to create a compact four-channel 1/4-inch TRS audio snake, or they can be connected to other Catapult modules that include XLR inputs and outputs, splitting capabilities, or transformer isolation. This versatility allows users to select a unique combination of Catapult devices to best suit each application.