Soundcraft Studer goes Rocknet

RN.343.VI integrated in Soundcraft Rack

Riedel Communications, leading manufacturer of intercom, audio, fiber and radio technology, unveiled the new RockNet RN.343.VI expansion card for Soundcraft Studer digital mixing consoles at this year's Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, Germany.

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The RN.343.VI card fits into a console’s SCore Live or D21m card expansion slot

The RN.343.VI card fits into a console’s SCore Live or D21m card expansion slot and gives access to 64 input and 64 output channels. A wordclock input is featured via the backplane connector, while a wordclock output is available at the front panel. A rotary switch is provided for device identification and selection of up to 15 programmable routing tables. The RN.343.VI enables the respective Soundcraft Studer product to become a part of the RockNet digital audio network and enables remote control of any RockNet microphone pre-amplifier.

The RN.343.VI 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.

RockNet is a digital real-time audio network that provides up to 160 digital audio channels over a single counter-rotating CAT-5 ring. Based on a redundant ring topology, RockNet forms a self-healing network with no loss of audio in case of a connection fault between two devices.

About Soundcraft and Studer

Soundcraft and Studer are units of Harman International Industries, Incorporated (www.harman.com). Harman International designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment products for the automotive, consumer and professional markets, and maintains a strong presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia, employing more than 11,000 people worldwide. The Harman International family of brands includes AKG®, Becker®, BSS®, Crown®, dbx®, DigiTech®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson®, Revel®, QNX®, Soundcraft® and Studer®. Harman International’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “NYSE: HAR.”

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About Riedel

Riedel Communications – the largest supplier of communications equipment to the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver – designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom, fiber, audio and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports and theatre industries. The products reflect today’s leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow’s applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio, intercom services, event accreditation & ticketing systems as well as fiber-based and wireless audio & video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 200 people located within 8 locations in Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.

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