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MODULAR WHEATNET-IP NETWORKABLE CONSOLE
Flexible. Affordable. Built To Last.
Hereâ€™s how easy it is to set up the IP-12...
1. Using standard CAT-6 or CAT-5e cables, plug the IP-12 control surface and the BLADE into a gigabit Ethernet switch.
2. Plug some of your own audio sources into the BLADE.
3. Turn it on and start mixing!
MODULAR NETWORKABLE AUDIO CONSOLE
The IP-12 offers a great way for a small to medium radio operation to enter the world of networked audio. By moving the audio, logic and interface functions out of the board and into a single rackspace unit called a BLADE, we are able to provide a significant boost to the flexibility, power and futurability of this console. Tapping into the power of WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network technology through the use of the included IP88CB Console Audio BLADE, itâ€™s a perfect lowcost, small-footprint solution. AND itâ€™s a great way to start or expand a WheatNet-IP network. The IP-12 starts with a 12-fader control surface that looks and feels exactly like a self-contained console. Each of the 12 input modules is equipped with an LED source name display and an A/B source selector whose sources can be set via a rotary
encoder in the master section. Each input module has access to four program busses and has cue and talkback switches. A 100mm Penny + Giles long-throw fader and lighted channel ON/OFF switches round out the module. The master section offers control room, studio, and headphone controls with source selection, as well as an onboard headphone jack and amplifier. Timer controls, a master talkback button, and a built-in cue speaker with volume control are provided. There are four event switches and six programmable buttons available for user functions. The meter bridge has three stereo pairs of bright 30-segment horizontal LED bar graph meters, as well as an on-board timer with controls located in the master section.
• 12-fader compact control surface • 4 stereo program busses • LED source name displays • LED-illuminated switches • A/B source selector on each input module • Guarded channel ON/OFF switches • Headphone output with built-in amplifier and level control • Control room and studio monitor outputs with independent source selectors and level controls
• CUE bus with built-in amplifier and speaker • Three pairs of bright, 30-segment bargraph meters • Six programmable buttons • Individual Channel Mix-Minus outputs with talkback interrupt • Source Selectable Studio Output with talkback interrupt • On-board timer • Uses the IP88CB Console Audio BLADE, WheatNet-IP compatible • Modular control surface design
• Four event switches
IP88CB AUDIO MIX ENGINE/INTERFACE BLADE The IP-12 control surface connects via Ethernet to its audio engine, the Wheatstone WheatNet-IP IP88CB Console Audio BLADE. A powerful 1RU device containing the console’s digital signal processing, input, output, and logic circuitry, the engine has no fans and may be located either next to the console or at a remote location. The IP-12 is the first Audioarts product to tap into the power of WheatNet-IP. Utilizing an IP88CB Console Audio BLADE, it is a standalone console with all the advantages of modular design.
• Integrated I/O Mix Engine Blade • 2 Mic Preamps with phantom power and gain trim w/ XLR inputs • 4 Stereo (8 Mono) Analog Line Inputs on RJ45 • 4 AES Inputs on RJ45 • 4 Stereo Analog Line Outputs on RJ45 • 4 AES Outputs on RJ45 • Cue and Headphone Outputs on RJ45 and 1/4” jack • Control Room and Studio Monitor Outputs on XLRs • 12 Programmable Logic Ports • 1 RU Enclosure • Front panel metering for all busses and outputs • Gigabit port for connection to WheatNet-IP network
Here’s how powerful the IP-12 can be: First...What is a BLADE?
A BLADE is a single rack-space device that functions on the WheatNet-IP network. The IP88CB is a specific mix-engine and I/O BLADE that provides the DSP functionality for our control surfaces (such as the IP-12) as well as all the inputs and outputs you are likely to need in a small studio. We’ve also got BLADES that are specifically designed to handle additional I/O tasks, converting each hardware physical input – audio or logic – to a data stream on the network and converting data streams to hardware physical outputs. The targeted functionality built into our BLADES gives you tremendous flexibility in setting up your facility. For instance, you are no longer tied to having to have an audio console wherever you want your I/O. In fact, your control surfaces and I/O BLADES can be in completely separate rooms/studios within your facility/network. Any input or output can be easily dialed up for the user from any channel on any control surface in the network. Use additional BLADES wherever you need them! BLADES let you work more efficiently and reliably than ever before.
When you buy the IP-12, you are not only getting an exceptionally well engineered audio mixing console, crafted completely here in the USA in New Bern, NC, you are stepping into the world of pure IP networked audio known as the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. What’s this mean? Let’s start with pure IP networking. Some other companies who offer AoIP systems use a less flexible and somewhat limited hybrid technology based on older protocols such as CANbus, designed for much smaller networking needs - such as managing data in a vehicle. While it works, it is limiting in that it requires a mix engine to be very near by and often needs dedicated hardware. Additionally, it prohibits true plugand-play interfacing, meaning you end up buying more hardware than you’d need in a pure IP environment. The IP-12 is a pure IP system that’s completely modular. To use it, or any component on a WheatNet-IP network, simply plug it into a Layer 2 or better gigabit Ethernet switch and you are live on the Intelligent Network. And here is where things get really cool...
About WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network: An intelligent network is one where the network’s core intelligence is distributed to all of its access points. These nodes, which we call “BLADES”, are intelligent – each has knowledge of itself, of its place in the network and of the network as a whole. This means that every BLADE has the smarts to get things done, locally or anywhere else in the network. WheatNet-IP is self-aware. Every BLADE on your network knows who it is and what it is supposed to do. This makes setup as easy as plugging it in and turning it on. When you need to add to your network, just connect the new BLADE, and watch it configure itself in seconds. It’s literally THAT easy. WheatNet-IP is self-healing, offering as many points of recovery as you have BLADES in your system. In the exceptionally unlikely event that a BLADE should fail, just plug an alternate in and you are up and running. Or, if there’s an unused BLADE anywhere on the network, you can have it take over for a like BLADE. Since each BLADE has the entire WheatNet-IP intelligent network’s configuration embedded in its DNA, the new BLADE inherits its function immediately and you are back up and running in moments. WheatNet-IP is 10X faster. You may not think you need the speed, but think of it this way... remember when a 10 meg hard drive seemed like it was all you’d ever need? Or when a 56K modem seemed like overkill? Audio needs as much bandwidth as you can throw at it, and the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network gives you 10 times the bandwidth of the other major system. Think of it as money in the bank. WheatNet-IP is NOT more expensive. When you add up all the costs for your entire network, WheatNet-IP comes out to just about the same money as the other systems on the market. No marketing-speak about your labor or performance here - we’re talking straight hardware comparisons. Finally, WheatNet-IP is incredibly easy to use – from setup and configuration to daily use, WheatNet-IP is intuitive and straightforward. All it takes to start is a control surface, a BLADE and a gigabit Ethernet switch – just plug and play. From there, adding-on is even easier. With WheatNet-IP, your staff will be able to concentrate on their jobs rather than the hardware.
Now that you’re thinking about networking, here’s how easy it is to be powerful...
Imagine the flexibility of having any input or output available to any control surface in your building at the push of a button!
It’s just as easy to build a facility-wide network as it is to get a single board up and running...
Need more inputs and outputs?
No matter how many inputs and outputs you need, you’re covered with the IP-12 and WheatNet-IP. Whether you are using a single console, with audio inputs and outputs in multiple studios, or using 10 consoles with 80 inputs and outputs, interfacing is as easy as putting a BLADE wherever you need I/O and a control surface wherever you need to mix.
The only thing you MUST have is at least one IP88CB for every IP-12 control surface. Beyond that, you can feel free to put analog, digital or any combination of BLADES wherever you need them to accommodate all of your I/O needs.
Studio One – On Air
The Parking Lot (Live Band Concert)
Studio Two – Production
Cool stuff about the IP-12
Modular Architecture For the IP-12, we’ve moved the logic, audio and interface to a single space rack unit we call the IP88CB Console Audio BLADE. This mix engine node handles all the interfacing and heavy lifting. It connects to the IP-12 control surface via standard Ethernet. The two of them together make an incredibly powerful self-contained console. But there’s more – they enable you to become a part of the WheatNet-IP network (if you have one, of course). This means that with the IP-12, you’ve got the first building block to a networked facility or you’ve got another station on your existing network. Either way, the functionality you get with the IP-12 is pretty breathtaking.
Modular Construction We’ve built the IP-12 (in New Bern, NC USA, by the way) to be easily accessed by you. No ‘one-surface, gotta take the whole thing apart construction’ here. If you need access to a channel, all it takes is two screws and you’re in. Makes it a breeze to service or simply swap out a module.
Source Select Any input can be called up on any channel on the IP-12. This means that the feed you’ve got plugged into input 7 on the back of the BLADE (or ANY BLADE), for instance, can show up on channel 2...or any channel. Same with any input! Not only that, you can assign a backup or different source to the same channel and switch on the fly by using the SOURCE A/B buttons. As if this isn’t cool enough by itself, think about the flexibility if/when you decide to link the IP-12 up to a network. Imagine having any source on the network at your fingertips, with no patching.
Mix-Minus / Direct Outputs Each fader has a dedicated Mix-Minus output (activated by the TB switch) that includes all active faders on its selected source bus, except for itself. These auto generated monaural Mix-Minus signals may be routed to feed telephone hybrids or other devices as required. Alternately, these outputs may be set to provide a separate direct output from that channel-only, that consists of the source assigned to that channel. This is very useful for multitrack production work.
Automation Ready Got automation? IP-12 is hardware-ready. We offer a software driver that works seamlessly with the most popular automation platforms to give you control right from the console! And our list of partners reads like a who’s who of automation.
IP-12 Control Surface Modules Input Module
Master Module INPUT: Selects between two preset sources (see Master Module). A and B sources allow a redundant source to be preset for immediate backup use. ASSIGN: Directs the module’s signal to any of three stereo output busses, plus “OL”, a prefader stereo bus.
CUE: Sets the volume of the cue speaker. METERS: Sets the switchable meter pair to display the AUX or offline bus, or one of two external sources. SOFT KEY: Programmable keys to handle frequently utilized user functions.
TB: Routes the selected talkback mic to the module’s individual Mix-Minus output.
ENCODER: Rotary control used to select sources for the selected channel “A” or “B” preset.
CUE: Routes the module’s prefader signal to the CUE bus.
TAKE: Assigns the source selected on the rotary encoder.
FADER: 100mm Long-throw Penny + Giles fader for module level control.
SOURCE: Selects one of four busses or two external sources for listening in the control room.
ON/OFF: Switches the module’s audio path on and off.
CONTROL RM: Level control for the control room output.
EVENT: Recalls one of four user-programmable console snapshots. (An overpress of these buttons will save an event). SOURCE: Selects one of four console busses or two external sources to feed the studio monitors. STUDIO: Controls the volume of the studio monitors. TB: Engages talkback to the studio monitors. TIMER: Buttons for auto-start, start/stop, reset, and hold for the built-in timer in the meter bridge. HEADPHONE: Level control for integrated headphone amplifier output.
Audioarts IP-12 Specifications IP-12 Control Surface: PHYSICAL
Dimensions (tabletop mount)
22.5”/57cm wide 16.5”/42cm deep 5”/13cm high (rear) 2”/5cm high (front) 18.1lbs/8.2kg 1.35A, 42W
Weight Power consumption
IP88CB Console Audio Blade: ANALOG I/O Inputs
Outputs Frequency response THD+n Noise Gain range Maximum input Maximum output
Inputs Outputs Frequency response THD+n Noise Gain range Maximum input Maximum output AES channel status
MICROPHONE I/O Inputs
Outputs Frequency response THD+n Noise Reference level Gain range Maximum input Maximum output
LOGIC I/O Connectors Voltage Current
Electronic differential, >10KΩ (bridging) Optimum source impedance <1KΩ <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz Optimum load impedance >600Ω ±0.25dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu 0.04%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out ±18db, inputs and outputs +24dBu +24dBu
Balanced 110Ω AES-3, S/PDIF compatible Balanced 110Ω AES-3 only Flat, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu 0.0009%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu -141dBFS, ref max level out ±18db, inputs and outputs 0dBFS 0dBFS Standard implementation
Electronic differential, >2KΩ (bridging) Optimum source impedance <200Ω <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz Optimum load impedance >600Ω ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu 0.02%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out -50dBu +20 to +80dB, inputs; ±18db, outputs -10dBu +24dBu
RJ45 (2), 12 channels +5VDC to GND +5VDC and GND provided 100mA max source/sink
Specifications and features subject to change without notice
AUDIO INPUT and OUTPUT CONNECTIONS Inputs
Connectors Cable Audio transport Utility interface
4 stereo analog (RJ45s) 4 AES digital with SRC (RJ45s) 2 mono analog mic (XLR-Fs), patchable, with variable gain and +48V phantom 4 stereo analog, PGM A-B-C-D (RJ45s) 4 AES digital, PGM A-B-C-D (RJ45s) 2 mic out (RJ45) 1 control room, stereo analog (L&R XLR-Ms) 1 studio, stereo analog (L&R XLR-Ms) 1 headphone, stereo analog (L&R phone jacks and RJ45) 1 cue, stereo analog (L&R phone jacks and RJ45)
RJ45 (2) CAT5E or CAT6 Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T, used for all BLADE-to-BLADE audio traffic 100BASE-TX for future use
Sample rate Sync
44.1 or 48kHz, user selectable in software Internal or external External sync input on any I/O digital BLADE Mix Engine Internal mix engine for IP-12 control surface A>D converter ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution D>A converter DAC 24bit advanced ∑ ∆ Sample Rate Convertors 32-96KHz, 16-24 bit on all digital inputs Reference level 0dBFS=+4dBu (+4dBu=1.23VRMS) Latency 0.5mS, BLADE to switch to BLADE
Shipping weight Power consumption
1RU 19”/48.3cm wide, 1-3/4”/4.5cm high 13-1/4”/33.7cm deep 15-1/4”/38.7cm deep with connectors 14lbs/6.4kg 35VA, 19W
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CONTROL SURFACE CONSOLE
Audio Networking—Simply Evolved
CONTROL SURFACE CONSOLE
Welcome To The Intelligent Network We looked at the world of AoIP Networking and thought long and hard before jumping in. The stuff that was out there was OK, but left a LOT of room for improvement. For starters, the way the workload was distributed had to change. Rather than having a single point call the shots, we thought it important to have distributed intelligence built into WheatNet-IP. What this means is that every BLADE (or node) has the DNA of the entire network and can operate in any position on the network. It means that the network can configure itself, as every BLADE is self-aware. It means the network can heal itself - if a BLADE fails (fat chance) just put a new one in its place and watch it set itself up. We also incorporated gigabit ethernet speed giving you 10x the bandwidth of the common stock. WheatNet-IPâ€™s Intelligent Network is what the industry has been waiting for. And because of the power of WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, the E-1 is the Control Surface Console YOUâ€™VE been waiting for!
CONTROL SURFACE CONSOLE
With the E-1, we wanted to create a control surface that brought the most popular features of our E-Series to a self-contained chassis that included a monitor and trackpad so that complete control was immediately accessible. In doing so, we’ve created a very compact control surface which, when coupled with our ip88cb Console Audio BLADE, creates a complete, standalone broadcast mixer that’s ready to network whenever you are. Whether you need to outfit one control room or several, using minimum space and adhering to a tight budget, the E-1 is for you. With its small footprint, built-in touch pad, and full feature set, the E-1 puts the power of a much larger console into a size appropriate for even the most cramped news booth or voice tracking room. Comfortable as a standalone workstation (when used with an ip88cb) or as a part of the Wheatnet-IP network, the E-1 is ready for the future. The compact E-1 Control Surface Console and associated ip88cb Console Audio
BLADE provide all the networked control, mixing, and I/O needed for small to mid-sized studios at a price comparable to similar sized standalone analog consoles. The E-1 features an integrated LCD Monitor for metering and control, a streamlined user interface with password-protected access to complex functions via LCD display and touchpad, and 4 Main Mix busses as well as Control Room and Studio Monitor outputs with selectable sources from the audio network. Complex mix-minus setups are made simple thanks to per channel mix-minus outputs with selectable reference mix and talkback interrupt. The E-1 is designed and built completely in our New Bern, NC facility. Utilizing the finest components available - from the electronic components to the P+G faders – no corners have been cut to bring you our best at a price that works for your budget. The way we see it is, regardless of price point, you deserve the absolute best we can give you.
• Digital Control Surface in new compact frame • Integrated LCD Monitor for metering and control • Monitor / Channel Display area is angled for better ergonomics and display view • Streamlined user interface with password protected access to complex functions via LCD display and touchpad • 4 Main Mix Busses • Control Room and Studio Monitor Outputs with selectable sources from Audio Network • Per Channel mix-minus Output with Selectable Reference Mix and Talkback Interrupt. Complex mix-minus setups made simple. • Auto Switching between Off Line Mix and On-Line mix-minus per channel • 99 Show Presets
WheatNet-IP: The Intelligent Network
The E-1 is the perfect control surface for our WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. An intelligent network is one where the network’s core intelligence is distributed to all of its access points. These nodes, which we call “BLADES”, are intelligent – each has knowledge of itself, of its place in the network, and of the network as a whole. This means that every BLADE has the smarts to get things done, locally or anywhere else in the network.
WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network is 10X faster. You may not think you need the speed, but think of it this way... remember when a 10 meg hard drive seemed like it was all you’d ever need? Or when a 56K modem seemed like overkill? Audio needs as much bandwidth as you can throw at it, and WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network gives you 10 times the bandwidth of the other major system. Think of it as money in the bank.
heatNet-IP Intelligent Network is self-aware. Every W BLADE on your network knows who it is and what it is supposed to do. This makes setup as easy as plugging it in and turning it on. When you need to add to your network, just connect the new BLADE, and watch it configure itself in seconds. It’s literally THAT easy.
WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network is NOT more expensive. When you add up all the costs for your entire network, WheatNet-IP comes out to just about the same money as the other systems on the market. No marketing-speak about your labor or performance here - we’re talking straight hardware comparisons.
WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network is self-healing, offering as many points of recovery as you have BLADES in your system. In the exceptionally unlikely event that a BLADE should fail, just plug an alternate in and you are up and running. Since each BLADE has the entire WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network’s configuration embedded in its DNA, the new BLADE inherits its function immediately and you are back up and running in moments.
Finally, WheatNet-IP is incredibly easy to use - from setup and configuration to daily use, WheatNet-IP is intuitive and straightforward. All it takes to start is an E-1, an ip88cb Console Audio BLADE and an Ethernet Switch – just plug and play. From there, adding-on is even easier. With WheatNet-IP, your staff will be able to concentrate on their jobs rather than the hardware.
E-1 and WheatNet-IP Is Incredibly Easy To Hook-up & Configure:
E-1 CONTROL SURFACE
CD PLAYER HYBRID CODEC
To/From Other Studios Or IP Gear
YOUR STUDIO AUDIO GEAR
Wheatstone Network Partners As a part of the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network, the E-1, as well as all other E-Series Control Surfaces and BLADES, has access to Wheatstone’s Automation Control Interface. Wheatstone’s Automation Control Interface (ACI) provides bi-directional Ethernet control to many of the major audio delivery systems from the industry’s top manufacturers. Utilizing a single CAT5e or CAT6 cable, the system can send and receive literally thousands of command signals, with complete control over source/destination switching, dramatically reducing the wiring required for GPIO. Automation control gives your audio delivery system the ability to control nearly every aspect of your WheatNet-IP system, from simple live assist to complete automation. Controlling remote STARTS and STOPS has never been easier. The ACI protocol allows automation systems to receive START and STOP commands for controlling playout while remotely turning control surface channels ON and OFF concurrently. This greatly simplifies wiring by using cabling that is already in place. Costs are reduced because 3rd party logic interfaces are no longer required. Need to get ready for the morning show but no one is around? You can have the automation system load your morning show CONTROL SURFACE EVENT right from a playlist or as a timed event. Wheatstone control surfaces can easily store events that have your work environment laid out to fit the needs of that day part. By using the ACI, the automation system can recall and initiate any event while the station is in full automation, having no negative impact on your on-air sound. When air talent shows up, everything is ready to go. Got specialty programming? Let the automation system make bus assignments and send audio where you need it at any time. Any of the four stereo output busses can be assigned to create custom mixes to fit your needs. Whether it is HD, HD2, Web, etc, your automation system can have full control with or without an operator on duty. In short, if it can be done by automation, it can be done by Wheatstone’s WheatNet-IP and our E-Series control surfaces.
E-1 Built-In LCD Graphical User Interface The E-1 is compact in size only. Functionally, itâ€™s HUGE. The E-1â€™s power lies in its progammability and ability to be programmed so that even the most inexperienced talent can operate it. Its password-protected interactive GUI gives you full programmability as well as some real-time functions if you prefer.
Displays all critical information to the operator including program bus names, high-resolution program level meters (average/peak), switchable meter, analog and digital clock, timer, and current event. Tabs allow access to lesser-used functions.
Create and recall console configurations for your different shows, functions, remotes and events. Store channel source and bus assignments, mix-minus settings, input mode and pan, and monitor configurations.
Displays the source mode and panning configurations for each input channel.
Essentially, this is your preferences screen. You can set options for studio mutes, studio tallies, bus-minus settings, offline mix and more.
E-1 Control Surface Layout Input Panel A/B Button The A/B button located at the top of each fader strip provides two different functions. The first use of the A/B button is as a source selector for the fader strip. Each fader can be programmed to quickly switch between two different sources, designated as the A source and the B source. The A/B button also functions as a channel select switch when pressed and held for three seconds. Channel selection enables console master section functions (source select, pan, mode) for that channel. Assign Output switches assign the selected source signal to any combination of the surface’s four stereo Program outputs—A, B, C, and D (also known as OL, or Off Line). TB Switch The TB BUS switch routes the TB BUS audio, typically the operator’s microphone, to the BUS MINUS output for that channel, allowing the operator to talkback to the talent hearing that BUS MINUS signal. LCD Readout An 8-character display shows the name of the audio source selected to the fader. CUE Switch The CUE switch assigns the selected source to the CUE bus, letting the control surface operator monitor the channel’s pre-fader signal. Bus-Minus / Direct Outputs Each fader has a dedicated Bus-Minus output that includes all active faders on its selected source bus, except for itself. These auto generated monaural mix-minus signals may be routed to feed telephone hybrids, or other devices as required. Alternately, these outputs may be set to provide a separate direct ouput from that channel only that consists of the source assigned to that channel. This is very useful for multitrack production work. Fader Channel output level is set by a P+G 100mm, professional conductive plastic fader. Channel ON Switch The channel ON switch turns the channel signal ON and fires any channel ON (START) logic mapped with VDip to the fader’s source signal. Channel OFF Switch The channel OFF switch turns the channel signal OFF and fires any channel OFF (STOP) logic mapped with VDip to the fader’s source signal.
FINEST-QUALITY FADERS The E-1 utilizes world-class Penny + Giles faders for exceptional performance, feel and reliability.
Monitor/Master Panel CR and HEADPHONE These share a bank of source select buttons. Both control room and headphone have dedicated meters and level controls. The built in HP amplifier output signal appears at the headphone jack, mounted on the right-hand front of the control surfaceâ€™s lower mainframe pan. STUDIO This has its own bank of source select buttons, and adds a TB button, allowing the operator to talkback to the studio. The monitor output has options for muting as well as locking the output level. MONITOR SOURCE Select Switches Each monitor output section (one for CR and HEADPHONE, the other for STUDIO) has its own bank of source select switches that determine the audio signal to be monitored. Each bank includes dedicated switches for selecting PGM A, B, C, or D (OL), and two programmable sources (EXT 1 and EXT 2). CUE Knob The CUE master level control determines the overall loudness of the cue signal. SELECT Knob The SELECT knob serves as a Source signal selector for fader strips. When the A/B button is pressed and held on the desired fader strip AND the Input Tab (on screen) is positioned on the main SOURCE screen, the SELECT knob can be used to choose the desired source. Pressing the SELECT knob will open a screen showing a full list of input sources and locations for quick source selection on a fader. SCREEN Select Buttons This bank of buttons is for controlling various functions on the GUI. PROGRAMMABLE Buttons These four LED illuminated switches are designed to perform user-programmable functions. Some functions, such as firing Salvos, making temporary connections, or interfacing with the logic input and output ports on system Logic I/O cards, are configured through the Windowsâ„˘ NAVIGATOR application. TIMER The console timer's AUTO-RESTART function lets programmed input strips reset the timer and start a new count when their On buttons are pressed. The S/S (start/stop) button halts the timer, which resumes when pressed again. RESET - If pressed while the timer is counting, resets to zero and starts a new count. If pressed with timer stopped, resets to zero and holds until Start is pressed. The HOLD button allows you to freeze the display while the counter continues in the background.
CONSOLE AUDIO BLADE
The ip88cb Console Audio BLADE puts a powerful mix engine and a full complement of inputs and outputs into a single 1RU BLADE chassis. Plug in an E-1 control surface and you’ve got a compact, cost-effective, highly expandable console that is ready to grow as your needs evolve. The Console Audio BLADE’s on-board intelligence enables it to link directly to the Wheatnet-IP network, allowing multiple consoles to share resources in a cost-effective and versatile way.
The ip88cb integrates a powerful mix engine with IP, analog and digital I/O to give you a single rack-space console solution. Full front panel metering gives you a convenient overview of all audio activity. Paired with the E-1 Control Surface Console, you have a supercompact, ultra-powerful mix station that ties perfectly into your WheatNet-IP network or functions as a standalone console.
• 4 AES Outputs on RJ45
It doesn’t get any more powerful in a single rack space than the ip88cb Console Audio BLADE. Just add a control surface (such as the E-1) and you’re in business – standalone AND ready to network!
• Gigabit Port for Connection to WheatNet-IP network
• Integrated I/O Mix Engine BLADE • 2 patchable Mic Preamps with Phantom Power and Gain Trim (XLR inputs) • 4 Stereo (8 Mono) Analog Line Inputs on RJ45 • 4 AES Inputs on RJ45 • 4 Stereo (8 Mono) Analog Line Outputs on RJ45 • Cue and Headphone Outputs on RJ45 and 1/4” jack. • Control Room and Studio Monitor Outputs on XLRs • 12 Programmable Logic Ports • 1 RU Chassis • Front Panel Metering for All Busses and Outputs
WheatNet-IP Software BLADE This software installs on any Windows® 2000 or XP computer to interface eight stereo channels of audio in each direction plus control. WheatNet-PC connects to the WheatNet-IP network with a standard NIC card and a single CAT5E/6 cable. Install WheatNet-PC on automation PCs to allow them to play audio to the entire WheatNet-IP network without using a sound card. Control console functions, such as channel on/off, work without the need for separate control wiring. There is a huge savings in hardware cost – no need for an expensive sound card, wiring time and complexity. There are many more uses for WheatNet-PC: Install it on news reporters’ computers to allow them to record and edit any audio in the system. Install it on program directors’ and managers’ computers to allow them to listen to system sources directly on their computers, limiting their selection lists to only those sources you authorize.
Additional WheatNet-IP BLADES ip88a — ip88d — ip88ad — ip88m AUDIO and LOGIC INPUT/OUTPUT BLADES The I/O BLADEs are access points on the WheatNet-IP network, converting each hardware physical input — audio or logic — to a data stream on the network, and converting data streams to hardware physical outputs. The ip88a/d/ad I/O BLADEs provide connectivity for 16 input channels and 16 output channels (8 in/8 out on the ip88m MIC BLADE), and 12 universal logic (GPIO) ports that are programmable as inputs or outputs, routable throughout the system. Greatly reduce wiring time and complexity by installing a BLADE in each equipment rack, studio, and control room furniture.
ALL BLADES FEATURE:
ip88a ANALOG I/O BLADE 16 analog input channels and 16 analog output channels (8 stereo, 16 mono, or any combination totaling 16 channels); 12 universal logic (GPI) ports
• Two 8x2 stereo virtual Utility Mixers that can be used for a wide range of applications; for example, using Wheatstone’s ACI Automation Control Interface, your automation system can control the mix for satellite or local insertion switching • Built-in web server, so you can configure and control locally or remotely without having to run dedicated software
ip88d AES DIGITAL I/O BLADE 8 AES two-channel inputs and 8 AES two-channel outputs; 12 universal logic (GPI) ports; the AES channels can be routed in the network as stereo or two independent mono channels (for example, a two-channel digital phone hybrid or mic preamp)
• Front panel bar graph meters switchable to display source input level or destination output level after gain trim • Front panel routing control — any system source to any destination on that BLADE • Front panel headphone jack with source select and level control — monitor any system source
ip88ad ANALOG and AES DIGITAL I/O BLADE Half analog/half digital — 8 analog input channels/8 analog output channels and 4 AES inputs/4 AES outputs; 12 universal logic (GPI) ports
• Silent — no fans — can safely be located in a studio with live mics • Flexible GPI logic — 12 universal logic ports, programmable as inputs or outputs, routable throughout the entire system • SNMP messaging for alerts • Silence detection on each output that can trigger alarms or make a routing change
ip88m ANALOG MIC I/O BLADE 8 analog microphone input channels; 8 analog output channels (4 stereo, 8 mono, or any combination totaling 8 channels);12 universal logic (GPI) ports
• DB25 and StudioHub®compatible RJ45 interconnect; XLR for mic inputs 13
SPECIFICATIONS FOR E-1 CONSOLE CONTROL SURFACE Designed and Made in the USA for YOU by Serious Broadcast Fanatics
Ethernet RJ-45, for use in a WheatNet-IP network, or for external computer control and programming of the console. Mixer RJ-45, for use with E-Series SAT cage (Bridge, E-Sat, WheatNet systems) Keyboard PS/2 Headphone DB-9, line level stereo Power Dual jacks for redundant PSU
E-1 is available in a 12-fader mainframe, preloaded with 4, 8 or 12 faders.
POWER SUPPLY PSE-1 CUTOUT DIMENSIONS 19"W x 2-1/4"D x 1-3/4"H 27-1/8"W x 13-1/8"D Redundancy: use two PSE-1s Power Requirements: 120-240 VAC, 90 Watts. 16-1/2"
CUTOUT DIMENSIONS 27-1/8"W x 13-1/8"D
PSE-1 Power Supply
Clean and proper power is key to the great performance you’ve come to expect from Wheatstone. It would be easy to just purchase over-the-counter power supplies for our E-Series Consoles. But we don’t. In order to maintain our high level of quality we've designed and built a dedicated separate rackmount supply for our E-1 surfaces.
2-3/4" 3-5/16" 6-1/4"
E-1 frames accommodate a master/monitor panel and from one to three 4-fader input panels.
Surface front to back 16-1/2” Height at front 11/16” Height at rear 3-5/16” 26-3/4" Depth below counter surface 2-7/8”
27-1/8" wide by 13-1/8" deep 28-3/4"
Vorsis AirAura Processor is WheatNet-IP Compatible Now your entire airchain can run completely on WheatNet-IP. Our award-winning Vorsis AirAura is plug-and-play compatible. Using a standard CAT-6 cable, simply plug in and go!
SPECIFICATIONS FOR WheatNet-IP BLADES ANALOG BLADE I/O Inputs Outputs Connectors Frequency response THD+n Noise Gain range Maximum input Maximum output A>D converter D>A converter
DIGITAL BLADE I/O Inputs Outputs Connectors Frequency response THD+n Noise Gain range Maximum input Maximum output Sample rate converters AES channel status
MIC BLADE I/O
Electronic differential, >10KΩ (bridging) Optimum source impedance <1KΩ <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz Optimum load impedance >600Ω DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs ±0.25dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu 0.04%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out ±18db, inputs and outputs +24dBu +24dBu ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution DAC 24bit advanced ∑ ∆
Balanced 110Ω AES-3, S/PDIF compatible Balanced 110Ω AES-3 only DB25 Female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs Flat, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu 0.0009%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref -20dBFS, +4dBu -141dBFS, ref max level out ±18db, inputs and outputs 0dBFS 0dBFS 32-96kHz, 16-24bit, on all inputs Standard implementation
Inputs Electronic differential, >2KΩ (bridging) Optimum source impedance <200Ω Outputs <10Ω, 20Hz-20kHz Optimum load impedance >600Ω Connectors XLR-F, requires XLR-M cable connector (microphone inputs) DB25 female, requires DB25 Male cable end connectors (analog outputs) RJ45, requires straight-wired RJ45 plugs (analog outputs, logic ports, & gigabit Ethernet Frequency response ±0.5dB, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu THD+n 0.02%, 20Hz-20kHz, ref +4dBu Noise -85dBu; -109dBr ref max level out Reference level -50dBu Gain range +20 to +80dB, inputs; ±18db, outputs Maximum input -10dBu Maximum output +24dBu A>D converter ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution D>A converter DAC 24bit Advanced ∑ ∆
IP88CB CONSOLE AUDIO BLADE
Inputs 2 analog mic, patchable, with variable gain and +48V phantom XLR mic in, RJ45 mic out 4 AES digital with SRC, RJ45 4 stereo analog, RJ45 Outputs 4 stereo analog, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45 1 stereo analog, control room, XLR 1 stereo analog, studio, XLR 1 stereo analog, headphone, phone jack and RJ45 1 stereo analog, cue, phone jack and RJ45 4 AES digital, PGM A-B-C-D, RJ45 Mix Engine Internal mix engine for E-1 control surface A>D converter ADC enhanced dual bit, 24 bit resolution D>A converter DAC 24bit advanced ∑ ∆ Sample Rate Convertors 32-96KHz, 16-24 bit on all digital inputs
Common Specs: LOGIC I/O Connector Voltage Current
RJ45 (2), 12 channels +5VDC to GND +5VDC and GND provided 100mA max source/sink
Connectors RJ45 Cable CAT5E or CAT6 Audio transport Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T, used for all BLADE-to-BLADE audio traffic Utility interface 100BASE-TX for future use
Sample rate Sync Reference level Latency
44.1 or 48kHz, user selectable in software Internal or external External sync input on any I/O digital BLADE 0dBFS=+4dBu (+4dBu=1.23VRMS) 0.5mS, BLADE to switch to BLADE
Dimensions 1RU 19"/48.3cm wide, 1-3/4"/4.5cm high 13-1/4"/33.7cm deep 15-1/4"/38.7cm deep with connectors Shipping weight 14lbs/6.4kg Power consumption ip88a: 49VA, 30W ip88d: 23VA, 12W ip88ad: 35VA, 19W ip88m: 35VA, 19W ip88cb: 35VA, 19W ip88e: 18VA, 10W
Specifications and features subject to change without notice • WheatNet ® is a registered trademark of Wheatstone Corporation
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L I V E S H OT
Live Wireless LowLatency Video Over IP 1
LiveShot Comrex LiveShotâ„˘ delivers live video over a range of IP networks. LiveShot is used by TV stations and networks to deliver high quality, low latency video from anywhere Internet access is available. LiveShot leverages the success of Comrex ACCESS audio IP codecs and uses the same technology to smooth out the "bumps" on the public Internet to allow broadcast-quality live video streaming. LiveShot is especially optimized to perform well on challenging IP networks like 3G, 4G and satellite-based links.
LiveShot encodes and decodes video to the H.264 codec standard, which is the state-of-the art codec for high quality video using low network bandwidth. But not all H.264 encoders are alike. Within the standard, several lesser-quality profiles are available to conserve processing power. For optimal video quality, LiveShot encodes with H.264 HIGH profile. Several other options within the H.264 standard, many of which are not implemented by competing products due to complexity, are default in LiveShot. All H.264 options that maximize quality over poor networks and decrease latency are implemented.
LiveShot can encode and decode an audio/video stream with less than 200mS delay. Delay may be higher based on encoding mode and network factors. LiveShot uses an automatic decoder buffer manager to keep delay to an absolute minimum. This technology was perfected over years of experience with the BRIC series of audio codecs.
Audio Comrex has years of experience encoding live, low latency audio over IP networks for broadcast, and LiveShot shows it. In addition to standard AAC audio coding, LiveShot utilizes HE-AAC and AAC-ELD audio coding, both reducing network bandwidth and lowering delay.
Channels LiveShot delivers full-duplex video and stereo audio between the field portable and studio rackmount systems. In addition, a full-duplex cue channel is available between the systems. On the portable, the return audio/video channel is delivered via output connectors, or streamed to a mobile device via the built-in Wi-Fi access point. The cue channel is accessible on the portable via wired headset or Bluetooth audio to a wireless headset.
L I V E S H OT
Live Wireless LowLatency Video Over IP
LiveShot is optimized to be controlled in two ways: LiveShot can be “driven” from the studio via the “LiveShot Central” Server, which is maintained by Comrex. LiveShot Central allows you to connect to your LiveShot in the field from any web browser, regardless of whether the system has a public or private IP connection. Once logged in, the studio side users can set up and operate LiveShot remotely, including the Store and Forward functions. LiveShot can also be controlled locally via a web page delivered from its internal Wi-Fi access point. This Wi-Fi connection is independent from any media channel, and serves a web page optimized for mobile browsers.
LiveShot portable is designed to be compact and lightweight. The unit is supplied with Anton Bauer-style Gold Mounts to sandwich between a professional video camera and a battery. The system can be powered from the battery or from an external AC power supply. Power consumption is 8 watts. Weight is 5 pounds.
Store and Forward LiveShot Portable can store audio and video on its integral SD card slot. Once that video is recorded, files can be managed and uploaded to the studio via either user interface. LiveShot also maintains a fixed-length storage buffer of the ongoing stream on the SD card. On demand, this buffer can be captured and forwarded to an FTP server in the studio for better-than-live quality.
Wireless Besides connection to Ethernet, LiveShot offers connection to wireless modems via two USB ports. These ports can be used simultaneously to increase the bandwidth of wireless connections. LiveShot USB connections are made via a pair of flexible 8-inch gooseneck-style adapters, which serve to elevate wireless modems above the body of the unit and above the cameraman’s head. The adapters are bendable to provide for proper physical spacing between wireless modems, and to survive hitting doorways and other obstructions. LiveShot is supplied with a high-gain Wi-Fi USB adapter, and can support a wide range of 3G and 4G USB modems. Via the built-in Ethernet port, connections can be made to Inmarsat satellite terminals.
A/V Connections LiveShot Portable: Input: Video on HD/SDI, HDMI and Composite, audio on HD/SDI, HDMI and analog jack (XLR-5F) HD/SDI loop-through provided Output: Video on Composite, audio on analog jacks (BNC) Cue: 4 position 3.5mm jack for wired headset or Bluetooth LiveShot Studio: Input: Video on HD/SDI and Composite, audio on HD/SDI and analog jacks (XLR-3F) and AES (BNC) Output: Video on HD/SDI and Composite, audio on HD/SDI and analog jacks (XLR-3M) and AES (BNC) Cue: XLR-3F in, XLR-3M out Product descriptions and specifications are subject to improvement or change without notice. www.comrex.com • e-mail: email@example.com • 19 Pine Road, Devens, Massachusetts 01434 USA
Tel: 978-784-1776 • Fax: 978-784-1717