Optocore launches M Series MADI routers at Prolight + Sound15 April 2015
Optocore has announced an extension of its commitment to the MADI standard with the M Series modules launching at Prolight + Sound.
Marc Brunke, Optocore’s founder, commented: “Throughout the years there have been many voices that believed MADI would not survive the increased number of network protocols. However, we have observed the complete opposite — MADI is the easiest and most popular multi-channel protocol, and is built into almost any professional equipment.”
The advantages of MADI, as Brunke sees it, is interoperability between different manufacturers, the high performance and low latency it offers and the fact it doesn’t require special network equipment.
“Creating a MADI-based system requires just a cable connection with no special third party device configuration,” added Brunke. “In fact the DD2FR-FX and DD4MR-FX MADI devices are among our best selling products.”
The M Series comprises two modules with a number of interfaces, the M8 has four MADI ports and the M12 with eight MADI ports. They both have dual BNC or duplex fibre, two SANE ports and two Optocore hi-speed fibre uplinks.
In addition, each of the new MADI devices can work as a stand-alone router with single-channel non-blocking matrix — and each can be integrated with any other Optocore interface.
The company now claims it offers the most powerful MADI router on the market with the smallest footprint. In just 1RU, the user can interface 640 MADI inputs and 640 MADI outputs and route any single channel between MADI streams — and also through the redundant fibre Optocore uplinks.
Stand: Hall 8, booth G41