NTP Technology to launch new MADI and AES3 cards plus Cue | Mix and enhanced Pro | Mon functionality for DAD AX32 at AES New York
NTP Technology announces a major expansion to the capabilities of its DAD AX32 ultra-high quality analog/digital/analog interface plus two additions to the range of optional plug-in cards. New AX32 Converter System Firmware v.2.0 provides support for MADI and AES3 I/O cards. In addition, new DADman v.5.0 control software will enable direct control of the AX32 using NTP Technology's existing Pro|Mon and new Cue|Mix functionality as well a support allowing control via the Avid Eucon protocol.
The internal signal capacity of the AX32 been increased to 128 input/output channels per card slot. In addition, the internal matrix now has an enhanced capacity of 1,500 x 1,500 crosspoints allowing routing and splitting of signal in any combination.
The AX32's internal processing engine is now capable of providing PPM level information and level control for all 1,500 input and outputs. These can be viewed on a standard PC control screen when viewing signals in the new DADman 5.0 software.
This new functionality in is addition to the 256 x 32 summing processing which is used to provide Pro | Mon monitor control. A user-configurable low latency cue mixer, Cue | Mix, has also been added.
The range of I/O cards for the AX32 has been expanded with the introduction of a dual MADI I/O module plus an 8 Line I/O AES3 (AES/EBU) module with optional sampling rate conversion. These can be installed as plug-in modules and configured from the control software.
The new cards supplement the existing eight channel Pristine Analogue Line input card, the eight channel Pristine Analogue Mic/Line input card, eight channel Pristine Analogue Line output card and the dual 3G SDI embedder/de-embedder card with sampling rate converter. Up-to eight cards of the digital type can installed and up-to six of the analogue cards can be accommodated. It is also possible to accommodate six analogue plus two digital cards at the same time.
All features of the new cards plus the new AX32 Converter System Firmware v.2.0 are managed and controlled via DADman v. 5.0. NTP Technology's Converter System Firmware v.2.0 can be installed on all new and existing AX32 units. DADman v.5.0 is scheduled for release at the end of November 2015 as a free download.
Housed in a compact 2U chassis, the NTP Technology DAD AX32 is designed for use in no-compromise audio recording and mixing as well as post-production. The AX32 comes as standard with an interface for Avid Pro Tools and eight AES/EBU and MADI inputs and outputs. It can optionally be fitted with a Dante IP audio interface and two optical MADI interfaces.
Major users of NTP Technology DAD audio converters include Abbey Road Studios, Acoustic Recordings, Alchemy Mastering, Bauer Studios, Benny Andersson's RMV Studio, Classic Sound, CMC Studios, Collegium Records, Danish Radio, Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, DEX Mastering, DPA Microphones, Echopark Studios, Galaxy Studios, Hana Music Montreux, Helsinki Music Centre, Lindberg lyd, Magne Furuholmen, Master Touch, McGill University, Moscow Music Conservatory, NDR Hamburg, NHK, NRK, Opéra de Dijon, QVC shopping channel, Radio France Internationale, Real Sound, Royal Danish Opera House, Royal Opera House London, Sidney Opera House, SK Works, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, SoundWorks/Jeff Sheridan, Spanish Radio, St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Stock Fish Records, Swedish Radio, Swineshead Productions, Telarc International, Timbre Music, Ultimo Productions and the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra.
NTP Technology (www.ntp.dk) produces high-reliability audio routing and signal processing systems for major international broadcasters, audio mastering and editing studios. NTP products are integrated into television and radio stations as well as production centres, post-production facilities and outside broadcast vehicles. Based in Copenhagen, NTP is part of the Danmon Group, one of Europe's leading suppliers of audio, video, transmission products and digital media solutions.
Contacts for further information
Mikael Vest, NTP Technology A/S
David Kirk, Stylus Media Consultants