Symetrix Launches Trio of Dante I/O Devices for Easy Audio Channel Count Expansion; Updates SymNet Composer
The Symetrix xIn 4 audio input expander, xOut 4 audio output expander and xIO 4x4 audio in-put/output expander deliver increased system flexibility to the integration market.
SEATTLE, WA — AUGUST 2015: Symetrix has launched three new products allowing integrators to quickly and easily add extra inputs and outputs to their SymNet DSP systems.
The first, Symetrix xIn 4, is an audio input expander for SymNet Dante-scalable systems featuring four mic/line inputs with +48 VDC phantom power. Likewise, Symetrix xOut 4 is an audio output expander featuring four line outputs, designed to capitalise on the surplus processing power of a SymNet Edge or Radius DSP to bring overall system costs down.
The third new device, Symetrix xIO 4x4, is an audio input/output expander for SymNet systems sporting four mic/line inputs, including +48 DVC phantom power, and four line outputs.
All three devices are configured using SymNet Composer software, thereby eliminating any re-quirement for hardware DIP switches, front panel menus or third-party software. Featuring the in-dustry-leading performance specifications of SymNet Edge & Radius DSPs, the products come supplied with PoE injectors whilst rack mount and surface mount kits are sold separately.
To ensure seamless configuration of the newly-released devices, Symetrix has also released an update to its SymNet Composer software. Version 4.1 expands on the previously-announced inte-gration of Shure, Audio-Technica, Attero Tech and Stewart Audio products to also include British microphone manufacturer Clockaudio, and its CDT100 mic-to-Dante interface product which has features including LED powering and microphone motor control.
"The new xIn, xOut & xIO options increase a system's analogue input and/or output channel ca-pacity, resulting in a reduction in overall price per channel," says Brooke Macomber, Managing Di-rector, Global Sales & Marketing at Symetrix. "Half-rack form factors help integrators conserve rack space. If preferred these devices can be surface-mounted. They bring a further dimension of usability to the SymNet range and strengthen our goal of making integrators' lives easier."
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With a current and broadly-based product portfolio that encompasses both open architecture (Edge, Radius 12x8 EX, Radius AEC) and fixed architecture (Jupiter, Zone Mix 761) solutions, Se-attle, 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 commer-cial 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 distribu-tion network that has seen its products specified in over 100 countries, Symetrix nonetheless con-tinues 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.