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Improved functionality and flexibility: STAGETEC introduces new component boards for NEXUS STAR

Berlin, August 2008: STAGETEC, Berlin based developer and manufacturer of high-end digital audio technology and member of the SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP, offers two new component boards to complement their NEXUS STAR large scale audio routing system:

rmf_3187-bearbThe RMF 02 is an innovative MADI board that expands on the functionality of its predecessor. The standard version features BNC connectors and receptacles for SFP optical modules, allowing for either copper or optical connections to be used as required. This allows conversion between optical and copper based I/O’s to be performed on a single board. Numerous optical SFP modules are available including multimode, single-mode, and CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplex). The input circuits automatically detect the channel count and formats within the incoming signal. The outputs can be set to the channel count required (56 or 64 at 48 KHz, 28 or 32 at 96 KHz) and the 96-KHz output format can be switched between legacy and double-frequency formats.
In addition to the enhanced conversion functionality users benefit from signal processing incorporated with RMF 02 which allows for individual gain adjustment on each channel simply by using the NEXUS Also, when the RMF 02 is used in a NEXUS STAR router with redundant RCX controller/router boards and backplanes, the board supports redundant operation.
The RMF 02 module is available already since July and will be on show at the IBC, Amsterdam the Netherlands.

rsyncThe RSYNC is a sync board for the NEXUS STAR router which addresses users running NEXUS STAR with RCX cpu/multiplexer boards incorporated. RSYNC enables the overall audio network to be synchronised to a wide variety of sources. In contrast to its predecessor RSYNC integrates the most common sync tasks (syncing balanced and unbalanced AES reference sources, and PAL and NTSC video) in a single board and, in addition, offers synchronisation of HDTV signals (tri-level). As with its predecessor, wordclock sync is also integrated in the controller board. Since the RSYNC incorporates both AES and wordclock outputs and distributes the clock to the overall network, it can be utilised for wordclock conversion and distribution simultaneously.

The RSYNC module will be introduced at the IBC, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Distribution will start shortly after the show.