Nicolas Kyvernitis Electronics Enterprises


on September 26, 2015


The PG-Audio devices are 1RU digital audio I/O interface devices for the ProGrid Signal Transport Solution featuring the Optocore™ Optical and SANE™ CAT5 Digital Network technologies. All PG-Audio devices transports analog audio and data signals in a variety of ways that can be customized to fit user needs.  The PG16-Audio devices have four different card types including microphone inputs, Line Level inputs and outputs, and dual microphone preamplifiers. The cards are available in seven different configurations that enable the conversion of signals: 16 inputs, 16 outputs, 8 inputs, 8 outputs and 8 dual microphone inputs with two independent adjustable gains. A single PG16-Audio-FX device can exchange up to 1024 audio channels from the Optocore Fiber Network and 64 audio channels from the SANE network. A single PG16-Audio-TP device can exchange up to 64 audio channels from the SANE Network and two AES/EBU ports, each capable of 16 channels. Devices include dual power supplies with automatic switchover. Product Model Options

Models Connectivity Options Network Options
PG16-16MI PG16-16LI PG16-16LO PG16-8MI-8LI PG16-8MI-8LO PG16-8LI-8LO PG16-8DMPRE PG16-8AE PG16-8AE-SRC PG16-4AE-8MI PG16-4AE-8LI PG16-4AE-8LO MI-Microphone Inputs DMPRE-Dual Microphone Inputs LI-Line Level Inputs LO-Line Level Outputs AE-AES3 I/O FXS, FXM, and TP connectivity modules are available with all PG16-AUDIO models. FX – The Optocore Fiber Network Module allows the converter to be used as a part of a 24 device ProGrid system. • 4 Serial ports • 2 LAN ports • Sync • 2 SANE/LAN ports FXS – For use with Single mode fiber optic cables FXM – For use with Multi-mode fiber optic cables TP – The SANE CAT5 Module allows the converter to be used as a stand alone converter or expansion device for ProGrid FX devices. • 16 AES3 I/O • 1 LAN port • Word Clock I/O • 2 SANE/LAN ports
OPTOCORE Network Redundant fiber connections can be established using the two provided Optocore Optical LINK interfaces. All PG-Audio devices are equipped with either single-mode or multi-mode SFP fiber transceivers. Depending on the selected transceivers, distances from 2300ft (700m) up to 43.5mi (70km) can be covered. The dual redundant ring structure provides maximum safety in a network with low latency. Four RS485 ports allow the transport of a wide range of serial data standards, such as RS422, DMX and MIDI. In addition to the audio signals, video and data signals are transmitted by the fiber connection. SANE Each PG-Audio panel is equipped with two SANE ports, which enables send and receive of up to 56/64 audio channels via standard CAT5 cable. Use the SANE ports to expand the number of inputs and outputs on ProGrid FX devices. SANE ports can also be used to send Ethernet data. In addition, PG-Audio devices have two separate LAN ports for 100BaseT Ethernet transmission. Word Clock Optocore technology uses synchronous transmission, allowing extremely low-jitter Word Clock transportation together with audio and video. All ProGrid devices are equipped with a Word Clock IN and OUT to enable the synchronization of the devices to an external source and are used to pass on the Word Clock from one device to the next. For stand-alone applications, the devices are equipped with an internal Word Clock. Features and Benefits •    4 x RS485 serial data connections •    Word Clock input and output •    2 x optical LINK interface with duplex LC connectors (FX version only) •    2 x AES/EBU ports, 16 channels each (TP version only) •    USB, RS232 and LAN ports for configuration and control •    Dual power supply for redundancy PG16-Audio Panels •    16-channel converter •    4 Card Types:
o    8 mic inputs o    8 line inputs o    8 line outputs o    8 dual mic inputs