Standalone and networked MADI switch
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M8-OPT is a standalone optical MADI switch with single-channel routing and bridging capabilities. M8 can be networked and integrated with the optical OPTOCORE® and Cat5 SANE digital network systems. The unit provides eight optical duplex MADI ports, offering 256 input and 256 output digital audio channels.
The audio engine is equipped with a single channel router, enabling routing from/to any MADI stream, either within the same device or between the remote devices. M8 can be used either as an extremely powerful standalone MADI router or as multi-channel MADI interface for the Optocore fibre ring network. The M8 is additionally equipped with two SANE ports, which enable sending and receiving up to 256 audio channels via standard CAT5 cable (MADI over Cat5). SANE ports together with two LAN interfaces can be used to switch Ethernet data as well.
The M8 is the perfect main MADI hub unit for a wide range of professional audio devices with MADI inputs and outputs such as digital consoles, DAW, playback devices and professional broadcast units. The huge amount of channels exchanged by one M8 makes it the ideal and the most cost effective interface for digital console systems as well as a perfect central device offering individual channel routing feature.
- Single-channel routing and MADI stream bridging
- 4 x duplex optical MADI ports – 256 IN / 256 OUT
- 2 x high-speed uplinks for redundant Optocore ring integration
- 2 x SANE ports for MADI Cat5, X6R/V3R/Y3R-TP or LAN connectivity
- 4 x RS485/422
- 2 x LAN
- Word Clock I/O
- Dual redundant PSU