Symetrix Future-Proofs Projects with New SymNet Radius 12x8 EX DSP

Latest version of established DSP model includes an expansion card slot (I/O cards shown in front of the processor) to increase the total audio input/output count to 24 in the same 1U format.

The SymNet Radius 12x8 DSP featuring support for Audinate's Dante™ media networking technology is already one of the most established and popular items in the Symetrix product family. Now it is set to appeal to even more integrators and end-users with the incorporation of an I/O expansion slot in its latest incarnation, SymNet Radius 12x8 EX.


This new 'EX' addition makes it possible for the scope of an existing installation to be expanded quickly and easily as requirements change. Building upon the 12-input, 8-output format of the Radius 12x8, SymNet Radius 12x8 EX makes it possible to take the total audio input/output count to 24 - all within the same, compact 1U format.

The I/O expansion slot supports all standard optional SymNet audio I/O cards, including analog, digital, AEC, VoIP and telephone. This flexibility paves the way for multiple system configurations: for example, a SymNet 4 Channel Analog Input card yields a 16-in, 8-out processor, whilst a SymNet 4 Channel Analog Output card facilitates a 12-in, 12-out set-up.

Trent Wagner, senior product manager at Symetrix, comments: "SymNet Radius 12x8 EX builds upon the foundation established by the hugely acclaimed Radius 12x8. By accepting any of the standard SymNet I/O cards available, this expansion slot allows the integrator a new level of customisation and future expansion to meet the precise needs of the application at hand. The I/O formats of 16x8 and 12x12 - which are rapidly gaining in popularity across install applications - can both be accommodated by SymNet Radius 12x8 EX."

Like the Radius 12x8 unit it directly replaces, SymNet Radius 12x8 EX delivers a feature-intensive specification that includes a 64x64 channel Dante network audio bus and built-in GPIO, RS-232 and ARC wall panel support offerings for control, alongside free access to Symetrix' ARC-WEB browser-based user-interface.

For existing users wishing to benefit from an upgrade to the new version, a dedicated Migration Tool enables those with previous designs or work-in-progress using the Radius 12x8 hardware to easily convert their files to deploy SymNet Radius 12x8 EX hardware without any further modifications or extra work.

"As demonstrated this month by the launch of SymNet Composer 3.0 and the SymNet 2 Line VoIP Card, the focus here at Symetrix is on ensuring great return on DSP investment and easing the day-to-day lives of integrators. It's evident that SymNet Radius 12x8 EX represents another step forward on this path," says Wagner.

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With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12x8 EX, Radius AEC, Solus) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Seattle, USA-based Symetrix is the global leader in digital audio signal processing. From a founding base in the studio and MI communities, Symetrix has emerged to take a defining role in commercial audio, its products now a default choice for large-scale installations in performance venues, sports arenas, educational establishments and many more. Benefiting from a worldwide distribution network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless continues to spearhead the entire design and build process from its Seattle HQ. The manufacturer is now enhancing its readiness for a new era of AV networking through its licensing partnership with Audinate, whose world-leading Dante media networking solution is fully integrated into the SymNet DSP platform.

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