AMSTERDAM, JANUARY 31, 2011 — Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world's most powerful audio transport protocol, A-Net®, will be showcasing the new AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System at ISE 2011 (Booth 1E114).
The AllFrame Modular I/O system brings the company's popular Pro64® audio network to the wall box, stage box, or floor pocket. At the center of the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System is the F6 Modular I/O Frame, a multi-purpose network frame with six field-configurable I/O card slots and integrated Cat-5e and fiber optic connectivity. The F6 can be outfitted to meet the audio I/O requirements of nearly any application. Mounting options for the F6 include on-wall or in-wall mounting using a standard NEMA Type 1 enclosure or rack-mounting, with connectors facing the front or rear, using the RK6 rack mounting kit. Recent additions to the system are the FK6 and SK6 mounting accessories, allowing for AllFrame I/O boxes to be installed in existing floor pockets or used as drop-boxes on stage.
Ideal for permanent installations such as houses of worship, theaters, schools and conference centers, as well as touring and portable live sound applications, the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O system eliminates several expensive and labor-intensive stages of the signal chain while reducing cable clutter. Since the AllFrame requires only a single Cat-5e or fiber connection, plus DC power (which can also be supplied over the Cat-5e cable), it eliminates the need for soldering, terminating and testing scores of analog connections; installing conduits; and pulling separate cables for each audio signal; significantly reducing setup time.
The AllFrame system offers users multiple connectivity options via modular I/O cards. The C4m Mic/Line Input Card provides four remote-controllable analog mic- or line-level inputs. With the same mic preamp circuitry found in Aviom's 6416m Mic Input Module, the C4m provides clean, transparent, archival quality sound. Inputs from the C4m can be controlled from an MCS Mic Control Surface, select Yamaha® digital consoles, or Pro64® Network Managerâ„¢ software. The C4o Output Card provides four XLR analog outputs with variable output levels, controllable in 1dB increments. For those looking to stay digital throughout the signal chain, there is the C2dio Digital I/O Card with 2x2 AES3 I/O with Word Clock I/O.
“By digitizing the audio input signal at the initial connection point, the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System keeps analog cabling to a minimum, reducing system complexity and labor costs while delivering improved performance and flexibility,” Aviom's Product Research and Development Manager Ray Legnini explains.
All AllFrame devices support Cat-5e cable runs up to 400ft (120m) between devices, with no loss of fidelity. With integrated fiber optic connectivity, cable runs can be extended to over a kilometer (multi-mode fiber) or tens of kilometers (single-mode fiber). The AllFrame can be used in conjunction with Aviom's complete line of Pro64 audio networking products and Pro16® Series Personal Mixers. Because Pro64's Auto Mode supports any combination of serial and parallel wiring topologies, without affecting signal flow at any point, I/O points can be placed anywhere the application requires.
Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-Net®, Aviom's innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.