DirectOut enhances scope of M.1K2 MADI Routing System

DirectOut enhances scope of M.1K2 MADI Routing System

DirectOut has extended the capabilities of its successful M.1K2 scalable 16-port MADI routing system with the addition of two new functions – an LUA Scripting Engine and SFP.IO SMART I/O board.

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With the new LUA Scripting Engine, live and predefined function calls (e.g. salvos) can be configured using scripts triggered via definable hot buttons. This allows the unit to respond quickly and intuitively to critical circumstances, such as a system failure, and to implement complex command sequences.

This development comes in response to customers’ requests to raise the M.1K2 operating concept to allow its use in complex routing environments. The scripts allow the M.1K2 to react immediately in emergency situations without the need to know the system and its configuration.

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SFP.IO SMART is a new I/O board allowing MADI signal quality analysis and the interrogation of information using appropriate SFP modules. Dedicated signal level information, SFP media and their performance characteristics are provided through the M.1K2’s web interface. Any errors occurring are permanently logged.

SFP.IO SMART employs the technology found in DirectOut’s ANNA-LISA hand-held analyzer, and may be fitted with optical transceivers – both single and multi-mode individually – as with the established SFP.IO board.

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In addition to proven safety mechanisms, such as Doppelganger mode or SNMP support, both the LUA Scripting Engine and SFP.IO SMART features push operational safety and monitoring capabilities of the M.1K2 router to a new level, making it a must-have in any modern routing system.

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.

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