ProGrid Audio Network Solution transports, distributes and routes signals from the intercom, audio, video equipment—independent of manufacturer or brand—quickly, cost-effectively and easily over a fiber and IP network. ProGrid offers redundancy, robustness, and reliability for small to very large infrastructural requirements.The ProGrid family consists of several categories of devices: Analog Audio Converter Devices, Intercom Interface Devices, Digital MADI Interface Devices, AES/EBU Connectivity Devices, and Yamaha Interface Cards.
Compared to copper, ProGrid fiber cabling will save you money, time and weight to implementing a long-distance audio network. It supports a number of different routing topology and connection options—Star, Ring, and Point-to-Point. A fiber-based network creates a hum-free environment.
Up to 1024 audio input channels and unlimited number of output sin non-blocking matrix. The matrix is stored independently on each device. Up to 24 ProGrid devices, expandable to 215 devices using SANE –an Ethernet-based backbone that streams and transmits data fully synchronously in real time.
Ensure your network with redundant fiber protocol, redundant PSU, redundant sync operation – Word Clock and Video Sync, with extremely fast, non-audible recovery after failure.
Capable of routing any incoming signal to any output or multiple outputs as a continuous stream of data, without buffering, packaging or compression in extremely low latency. System latency of two samples is at 41.6μs.
ProGrid provides audio, GPIO, data and LAN connections over a redundant fiber ring and is ideal for remote broadcasts where services are needed throughout a stadium or concert hall. With one ring all intercom and audio program feeds can be sent between central equipment and the remote users and contributors.
ProGrid provides for Analog audio, AES3, MADI and Intercom, so connections between Audio Mixers, Audio routers, monitor loudspeakers, mic feeds and through GPIO – cue lights is all made easier.
The Optocore technology is often embedded in broadcast consoles and ProGrid can act as an easy to set-up remote stage box where mic gains are controlled through ProGrid by the audio mixer though one fiber pair.