Optocore Reports Universal Approval of MADI Switches at PL+S
Launching the new M8 (with four MADI ports) and M12 (eight MADI ports) to the world’s press, Optocore founder Marc Brunke told the rapt gathering why they had prioritised the MADI standard. “Throughout the years there have been many voices that believed MADI would not survive the increased number of network protocols,” he said. “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."
With only a single cable connection needed to create a MADI-based system it is little wonder that the feedback at the stand was so positive — particularly as the company’s DD2FR-FX and DD4MR-FX MADI devices are among their best sellers.
“Visitors were particularly impressed by the price/performance ratio of the new MADI switchers,” added Optocore marketing director Tine Helmle. “In fact our clients all around the world reported their complete satisfaction with the performance, quality and reliability of our products.” This has enabled the company to reinforce their extended five year warranty.
Optocore and sister company BroaMan were also able to sign up three new distributors each during the course of the show, details of which will be announced shortly.
The company followed the more formal proceedings of the press conference with an evening party at their booth which was packed to capacity. The raffle lottery was won by Finnish customer, Santtu Sipilä, from Svenska Teatern in Helsinki, who walked away with a Carrera Digital 132 slot car race track system. He was accompanied by colleagues Janne Sivonen and Andreas ‘Stanley’ Lönnquist.
Based in Munich, Germany, OPTOCORE is the world market leading provider of high bandwidth, low latency, resilient, scalable and flexible fibre optic based networks for the transmission of audio, video and data. For 20 years, Optocore has been continuously innovating and setting new standards with regards to digital network technology. OPTOCORE builds and develops synchronous optical fibre and CAT5 based network solutions for broadcast professionals — for fixed installations and live event applications. Utilising leading-edge technology and high-quality components Optocore guarantees durability and therefore long-term market and customer satisfaction. Due to the open system architecture, Optocore’s platform offers other manufacturers the option to transfer conventional standard audio, video and data formats used in the pro audio industry, via an Optocore network. Technical expertise, QoS and an extensive support structure are guaranteed to all customers, together with the highest level of quality.