Las Vegas, USA (June 13, 2012). – Riedel, one of the leading manufacturers of real-time networks for video, audio and communications, unveils its new RockNet SI expansion card for digital Soundcraft SI consoles at this year’s InfoComm in Las Vegas.
The RN.344.SI card fits into any Soundcraft SI Console’s expansion slot. In its first firmware release the card will support 32 inputs and 32 outputs to the RockNet system. A wordclock output is available at the front panel. A rotary switch is provided for device identification and selection of up to 16 programmable routing tables. The RN.344.SI enables the respective Soundcraft product to become a part of the RockNet digital audio network and enables remote control of any RockNet microphone pre-amplifier.
The RN.344.SI also supports RockNet’s renowned and unique Independent Gain Feature. Independent Gain allows several mixing consoles to operate with the same mic pre-amps without affecting each other. While the master-console is controlling the analog gain of the pre-amps remotely, all other consoles operate with emulated pre-amps just as if they were also controlling the actual mic input. This makes multi-console and recording setups very convenient.
The RockNet suite of console interfaces includes interface cards for Yamaha, Studer and Soundcraft consoles as well as a MADI unit for integrating consoles from additional brands. RockNet allows consoles from various manufacturers to operate simultaneously.
RockNet is a digital real-time audio network that provides up to 160 digital audio channels over a single counter-rotating CAT-5 ring. RockNet offers supreme audio quality with up to 96 kHz/24 bit and a dynamic range of up to 117 dB. Based on a redundant ring topology,
RockNet forms a self-healing redundant network with no loss of audio in case of a connection fault between two devices.
The new interface card is expected to be shipped at the end of Q3/2012.