Sonifex are showing their new range of Pro Audio Streamers, which allow audio to be streamed around a building using IP audio and CAT5 cabling infrastructure, at this years’ Broadcast Asia.
There are three professional audio IP streamers in the new Pro Audio Streamer range providing encoding and decoding in different formats. The PS-SEND converts an audio input to an IP stream, the PS-PLAY reads an IP stream and outputs to balanced and unbalanced audio line levels and the PS-AMP reads an IP stream and outputs audio to stereo speakers. Each unit also has an ethernet web server to allow configuration.
The PS-SEND can receive audio from a number of user selectable external sources including balanced and unbalanced analogue audio and AES/EBU & S/PDIF digital. Once an audio source is selected, the unit encodes the audio and sends it to the network. The PS-SEND has 6 GPIs which can be used to trigger the sending of the audio stream and this signal can also trigger an output relay on the PS-PLAY and PS-AMP.
Once the audio data has been sent to the network, PS-PLAY and PS-AMP can be used to output audio. For the PS-PLAY this is through balanced and unbalanced line level analogue outputs and AES/EBU & S/PDIF digital outputs. For the PS-AMP, this is as direct speaker drivers via a D-Class audio amplifier.
Each of the playout units have volume and source selection controls via a serial port & ethernet port and by an infrared remote control unit. There is also a USB socket enabling direct play out via memory stick and there are1U rackmount versions of all of the products.