BSS Audio Output Expander
May 9, 2009 2:36 PM
BSS Audio added a cost-effective break-out box to its Soundweb London family of digital signal processors. The new BLU-BOB output expander complements the seven other members of the Soundweb London family and represents an inexpensive solution to increasing the number of outputs in a Harman HiQnet networked system. The BLU-BOB features eight analog audio outputs on standard terminal block connectors and the 256-channel, low-latency, fault-tolerant digital audio bus. In addition to providing a backbone for the transportation of multiple channels, this bus also facilitates the creation of large, fault-tolerant, centralized matrices containing multiple devices. The digital audio bus uses standard, inexpensive Cat-5e or Cat-6 cable, which enables a distance of 100 meters between devices. The BSS Audio MC-1 fiber-optic media converter can be used to increase the distance between devices to more than 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) using single-mode fiber.