The styling may be familiar, but under the hood the electronics have been optimized and new features and options added, setting the latest generation of the Advanced Digital Audio Matrix (or ‘
’) apart from its predecessors. The RTS developers have also succeeded in making the system, which is used by leading broadcasters worldwide, even more stable and user-friendly. The new
generation employs the
, two new
, two clock masters and (in the interests of maximum reliability) two specially designed power supplies.
has twice the capacity of its predecessor, the
, offering 16-channels of audio (input/output) and an individual
option per port. The card is also equipped with one data driver per port and can be operated with individual data drivers or else in the existing multi-drop mode. The various rear cards (
, MDR…) support both these operating modes. Needless to say the cards are all hot-swappable.
, it is possible to implement
with 272 ports in a single 7
frame, 512 ports in two frames, or 720 ports in three frames, making the
the world champion in terms of capacity-to-bulk ratio. In accordance with the RTS development philosophy, the
is 100% compatible with the
cards, which means they can be combined freely and operated side by side within a single frame.
Employing state-of-the-art signal processing technology, the
is even more powerful than its predecessor and is therefore able to perform its functions — controlling, managing and monitoring the system and all connected
— more swiftly and more reliably. With a modular construction based on standard plug-in storage cards for maximum flexibility and expandability, the
is designed to adapt to future needs and developments.
In addition to the familiar and well-established interfaces,
is equipped with an Ethernet port, making it easy to configure
and download firmware updates swiftly. Using the latest configuration software, up to 30 users can log-on with their own passwords via Ethernet and configure the matrix individually.
With the new technology and a doubling of the number of ports comes the need for more power. To take account of this — and maximize operational security into the bargain — the RTS team has developed new power supply units for the latest
generation. Taking no chances, they decided to give each frame two of the powerful new units.
To guarantee redundancy right down the line, the new
is equipped not only with independent
but also with two
as well as two clock masters, and all
cards and both
employ identical hardware and firmware. The result is maximum operational security, optimal power handling and as user-friendly an interface as you could wish for.
have for years been regarded by leading broadcasters such as NBC as an indispensable tool for the transmission of audio signals in
quality and have been used at major sporting events all over the world — notably the Olympic Games and Super Bowl.
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