DirectOut delivers enhanced feature set for ANNA-LISA

DirectOut managing director Stephan Flock at IBC

German manufacturer and MADI specialist, DirectOut Technologies was pleased to launch brand new remote software for their MADI analyzer and signal generator, ANNA-LISA, at the recent IBC show in Amsterdam.

ANNA-LISA is a handheld device with a simple traffic light style LED Go/No Go indication. It is equipped with two MADI I/Os; a coaxial BNC port and an SFP cage for single mode or multimode transceivers. It is compatible with all MADI formats and checks for AES10 conformity, sample rate, format, signal amplitude and jitter. The onboard generator has three presets for different test signals.

The newly-launched remote software, which is available as an app for ANDROID™ devices and connected via Bluetooth, offers a significantly enhanced feature set for ANNA-LISA users. Functions include advanced analysis of signal parameters including amplitude and jitter measurement; monitoring of AES3 channel state; bit scope for monitoring audio and subframe data; 128 channel level meter and output gain adjustment; and finally, a channel-based routing matrix for both MADI I/Os and all signal generator presets.


DirectOut managing director Stephan Flock remarked, “I’m delighted with the extremely positive feedback that we’re getting for the ANNA-LISA remote app. Our only regret is that we weren’t able to bring it out sooner, but our users all agree that the even more comprehensive analysis tools provided by the software were worth the wait!”

The app is downloadable either from or the Google Play store. The development of an app for iOS has already started.

About DirectOut GmbH
DirectOut GmbH was founded in 2008 by a team of professional sound engineers headed up by Stephan Flock, an award-winning classical music sound engineer with over 20 years’ experience in digital audio signal processing design. The company specializes in developing essential pro audio connectivity, networking and bridging solutions for broadcast, studio, live and installed sound applications. Unique in that all members of the DirectOut development team are still active professional sound engineers, the company is thus fully focused on real-world demands and problem solving. The product range, marketed under the brand of DirectOut Technologies®, offers solutions that build bridges between different audio worlds and make systems and formats more flexible. Audio formats supported include MADI, AES67 and RAVENNA. Headquartered in Mittweida, Germany, DirectOut products are distributed worldwide.