A new interface card from Allen & Heath has been introduced to boost the connectivity options available for dLive systems in both broadcast and live scenarios. The SuperMADI houses eight traditional BNC connectors and four SFP slots for fibre optic transmission. Both the coaxial and optical formats are stated to offer up to 128 inputs and outputs at 96kHz, with redundancy and sample rates that are switchable per link pair. The card can also be used to link a MADI-enabled third-party console to the a dLive.
‘We’re seeing a strong demand for our dLive systems in dedicated broadcast scenarios and in situations where a venue or rental company needs to provide a feed for broadcast or to an OB truck,’ explained live sound product manager Ben Morgan. ‘The SuperMadi card makes it easy, whatever their sample rate or format requirement.’
In addition to SuperMADI there is also a new range of four AES3 interface cards, comprising 2-in/8-out, 4-in/6-out, 6-in/4-out, and 10-out formats. The cards provide a solution for digital patching to system PAs, monitor amps and speaker controllers or for combining consoles. The ouput sample rate on the AES3 cards is switchable between 96kHz, 88.2kHz, 48kHz and 44.1kHz, while the inputs offer sample rate conversion from 32kHz to 192kHz.
Both the SuperMADI and the AES3 cards can be housed in the networking slots of any dLive S Class or C Class surface or MixRack.