on September 26, 2015
The PG2-MADI-C and PG2-MADI–F are 1RU digital audio I/O interface devices for the ProGrid Audio Transport System featuring the Optocore™ Optical and SANE™ CAT5 Digital Network technologies.
All PG2-MADI devices have two MADI input and two MADI output ports, allowing the transmission of up to 128 input and 128 output digital audio channels. Each MADI port can be adjusted to handle different formats according to AES10 standards. The PG2-MADI-C is equipped with coaxial MADI interfaces using standard BNC connectors. It is suitable for DiGiCo and AVID digital consoles. The PG2-MADI-F is equipped with duplex SC multi-mode optical interfaces. As an interface, it is possible to control ProGrid microphone preamps directly from Soundcraft, Studer, Lawo or SSL digital consoles. Devices include dual power supplies with automatic switchover.
Product Model Options
||MADI-F – 2 Optical 64 Channel MADI Ports
MADI-C – 2 Coaxial 64 Channel MADI Ports
||FXS and FXM are available with these models.
FX – The Optocore Fiber Network Module allows
the converter to be used as a part of a 24 device
• 4 Serial ports
• 2 LAN ports
• 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
Redundant fiber connections can be established using the two provided Optocore Optical LINK interfaces. All PG2-MADI 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.
Each PG2-MADI 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, PG2-MADI devices have two separate LAN ports for 100BaseT Ethernet transmission.
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.
ProGrid Configuration Software
The ProGrid Configuration Application Software provides easy access to all configuration and control tools, including routing, naming, storage and recall of configurations on the computer, including an off and online mode with real-time level display.
Key Features and Benefits
• Up to 128 input and output MADI channels
• Up to 56/64 input and output SANE channels
• 2 x 100 Mbit Ethernet ports
• 4 x RS485 serial data connections
• Word Clock input and output
• Composite video input and output
• 2 x optical LINK interface with duplex LC connectors
• USB and RS232 ports for configuration and control
• Dual power supply for redundancy