Multiple things to do with a single shielded Cat cable12 February 2016
The RAD26 has been introduced, a member of the HAL family of digital signal processors.
Rane says it provides enough I/O and control to support one room in a HAL audio system and supports local audio line input (smartphone, laptop, MP3, DVD), one or two microphone or line-level inputs, amplifier outputs for ceiling speakers, a level control and selection.
Using one shielded category cable drop, the company says RAD26 provides any room with a dual 4W amp, end-user control via a customisable LCD display, a dual universal audio I/O interface, plus headphone output and line-level input jacks for local needs.
Three logic inputs and three active-low outputs add to the control capabilities. The amp permits a single channel option of 8W into 8 ohms.
Rane says applications for the RAD26 include classroom inputs for teachers’ mics and local inputs, presentation source and volume with projector and screen control. Also applicable are a meeting room with A/V teleconferencing and speakers, a spa with BGM, local music input and stereo ceiling speakers or a hotel or cruise ship room TV and local input sound system.
Since the RAD26 is connected to a HAL system, each room can select local or system sources and is accessible for normal, priority or emergency paging.