Recently at Prolight+Sound 2017 Solid State Logic announced new products and
developments that clearly demonstrate a market leading fully networked console
strategy for live and broadcast applications.
SSL’s Network I/O range offers high specification interfaces that use Dante
technology and AES67 transport to connect to AoIP network systems. The range
includes mic/line, MADI, AES, and SDI interfaces. The addition of the new Network
I/O SB 32.24 Stagebox brings a high capacity on-stage I/O unit to the range. New
software releases for SSL live and broadcast consoles introduce shared control over
all SSL Network I/O Stageboxes with full gain compensation to facilitate elegant
integration of broadcast and live console technology within a single installation. At
PL+S 2017 SSL is also announcing the BLII-Dante HC Bridge, a 1U unit that provides
a bi-directional bridge between SSL’s proprietary “Blacklight II’ high bandwidth
optical format and a single Dante HC connection, delivering 256 channels of ultra-
low latency 96kHz (512 channels @ 48kHz) audio in and out of a Dante network for
SSL Live consoles. SSL’s System T broadcast consoles already offer up to 3072
input and output connections to a Dante network via up to six Dante HC cards per
Tempest engine delivering 512 channels of I/O per card at 48 kHz.
SSL Network I/O Stageboxes offer SSL’s renowned SuperAnalogueTM preamp design
with its superior audio performance available for a wide range of Dante network
applications. The Network I/O SB 32.24 is a 5U fully ruggedised enclosure featuring
dual redundant power supplies, 32 mic/line inputs, 16 analogue line outputs and 8
digital inputs and outputs on 4 AES3 input/output pairs. It has a pair of redundant
RJ45 Dante network connections in addition to a user configurable SFP port that can
be fitted with RJ45 or optical connectors. The SB 32.24 has on-board gain-
compensated Dante “split’ capability. All network connections can be used for
network extension or for connection to a second independent Dante network. It has
individual signal present, clip and phantom power LED’s as well as global indication
of PSU, Network A and B and Hardware status. SB32.24 can operate at 96 kHz or
48 kHz sample rates.
The Network I/O SB 32.24 will be available from May 2017.
The Network I/O BL II-Dante Bridge will be available from Q4 2017.