A modular, networked media control system that includes amplifier, mixers and more will be introduced by Sommer Cable. The Cardinal DVM 194 series promises to be a “very reasonably priced and fully modular device generation which offers an unprecedented flexibility”. It can be used as a fully closed system or as an open system with free interfaces.
Sommer Cable showed prototype DVM 194 units at ISE last year. “Since the interest did not fade, we were refining the prototypes last year and can now present a DVM 194 series which will hit the market with a lot of extra features,” said Peter Rieck, key account and distribution manager, Sommer Cable.
All the devices are fully networkable via IP with built-in two-port 100 Base-T switch, and are based on the same controller platform. Set-up is quickly done without programming through the integrated web interface.
The range includes: the DVM-194-CON Media Controller, with four RS232 interfaces for bi-directional communication with connected devices (such as a motor-driven canvas, a beamer lift or blackout equipment), plus 12 momentary switch interfaces and 12 programmable LED outputs. The compact DVM-194-AMP Mini High-Performance Amplifier delivers two 100W channels into 4 ohms (50W @ 8 ohms) and produces almost no waste heat, while the DVM-194-AMIX Automatic Mix Machine offers “an unprecedented degree of automation”, with gain and level adjustable on all channels (including keeping microphone channels at a desired level). The DVM-194-HDS Picture Source Selector can route up to four HDMI picture sources to two HDMI outputs and allows a total automation via the media controller.
The 24V devices can be integrated into Sommer’s popular Sysboxx housing system. A 2RU frame will take up to four with an installation depth of 14cm.