L-Acoustics aims to simplify the process of interfacing legacy digital formats with the Milan AVB time-sensitive network. Designed for rental, corporate, fixed installation markets, broadcast, residential and recording environments, the LC16D is a high-capacity AES/EBU- and MADI-to-Milan AVB audio network converter housed in a rugged 1U chassis.
With up to 80 legacy format inputs and outputs, it can interface with up to 128 bidirectional channels and offers dynamic mapping of audio channels. Its embedded web interface enables full control and monitoring from any device with an internet connection, while user configurations make storing and loading different channel mappings easy.
In applications that use several interfaced digital consoles, the LC16D's integrated asynchronous sample rate converters on each AES/EBU input eliminate the need for synchronisation management, allowing digital consoles to continue using their independent clock domains. L-Acoustics claims that its comprehensive clocking options make synchronisation effortless and distribution of clock sources across connection formats possible.
It can be used as a floating converter for fixed installations deployed wherever a legacy digital connection needs to interface with a Milan AVB network. The combination of AES/EBU and MADI inputs allows any digital console to be connected simply and efficiently, while the converter’s outputs can be utilised to generate and distribute additional feeds as required.