Major DirectOut updates into the latest globcon Beta

Major DirectOut updates into the latest globcon Beta

The technical partnership between DirectOut and globcon continues to bear fruit – after a very successful launch of globcon Beta in April, the two companies have worked hard together during the summer to implement new products and features.

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With major updates and general performance improvements to the already stable previous version, the most important update in terms of controlled devices is support for one of the most significant DirectOut products, the MADI.SRC. This can now be driven via software for the first time. DirectOut has also released a dedicated firmware upgrade that is required to control the device via globcon, and which is now available from download from www.directout.eu

Jan Ehrlich Managing Director at DirectOut comments: “We are absolutely delighted to offer free globcon support for the MADI.SRC. As one of our well-recognised and most established products, the hardware has proven itself to be a versatile problem solver and is doing a very reliable job as re-clocker and sample rate converter. ‘It’s hard to improve a solid working product, however globcon support is really a feature that adds a big improvement to the hardware since it is now able to monitor what’s going on. That’s the icing on the cake for our MADI.SRC’

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Another major improvement is the completion of control plug-ins for the whole ANDIAMO series: ANDIAMO.AES and ANDIAMO.AES (SRC), along with management of MIDI-over-MADI and SERIAL-over-MADI features of all ANDIAMOs via globcon. The DO.Net implementation for M.1k2 has also been developed, and enables control of the ANDIAMO Series through globcon via Ethernet UDP.

The software now also runs a firmware compatibility check of controlled devices, and automatically resizes the matrix channel count when switching from 1FS to 2FS or 4FS.
Alessandro Bigi, software development manager at globcon, says: “It has been a very ‘hot’ summer here in our R&D Department, but we are really proud of what we have accomplished. Our cooperation with DirectOut is proving extremely fruitful, and in a very short time we were able to make lots of steps forward in building the software. More features are already in the pipeline and will be disclosed quite soon.”

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Jan Ehrlich, Managing Director at DirectOut, shares this satisfaction: “In just a few months since we started the cooperation with globcon, most of our products are implemented and controlled by the software, and this is absolutely fantastic. Offering a very comprehensive and reliable feature set now, the official release date for globcon control is planned for Q4 2018.”

About DirectOut GmbH
DirectOut GmbH was founded in 2008 by a team of professional sound engineers headed up by Stephan Flock. 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, SoundGrid, Dante, RAVENNA and the standards AES67 and SMPTE ST2110-30. Headquartered in Mittweida, Germany, DirectOut products are distributed worldwide.

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