TC ELECTRONIC DB6 AES

Broadcast Transmission Audio Processor with AES I/O

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Let DB6 manage your audio loudness to stay compliant with broadcast standards and legislation at all times, without sacrificing audio quality.
 
DB6 handles up to three SD/HD/3G streams in a single rack space unit. It measures and adjusts audio formats, loudness and true-peak level automatically, at the same time logging stats for documentation and evaluation.
 
DB6 is an addition to our highly acclaimed DB family of processors that includes DB2, DB4 and DB8.
 
DB processors have been used 24/7 at numerous world-leading broadcast stations for more than a decade and you can operate them from one constantly developing user interface.
 
One-Step Loudness Management
Quite simply, DB6 is a TV and Mobile TV transmission processor that is able to handle everything regarding loudness in one simple process: loudness metering at the input stage, up- and/or down conversion at any stage, loudness processing, on-line lip-sync delay, loudness metering at the output stage and logging of all relevant loudness statistics.
 
In short, it is an intelligent one-step loudness management solution that even keeps your audio at its finest, regardless of which platform you need to deliver to.
 
True Value
Density is key at many broadcast stations and of course in OB Vans. Therefore, DB6 is housed in a single rack space unit that allows you to process up to three SD/HD/3G streams simultaneously, making it one of the most compact and powerful solutions on the market.
 
Surely, density does not necessarily equal cost-effectiveness, but in this particular case, the cost per stream is highly competitive. With DB6, you get two 5.1 capable processing engines per SDI stream, each able of delivering to any platform and any codec; be it HDTV, Mobile TV, Digital Radio or Podcast using AAC, Dolby, Ogg Vorbis, Lossless or Linear.
Forever Compliant
DB6 is compliant with all major broadcast standards, and it comes fully loaded with presets tailored specifically with each of these standards in mind.
 
However, it is not just a matter of being compliant, it is also imperative to stay compliant.
 
We have taken part in many aspects of defining and developing these standards and remain dedicated to keeping our broadcast equipment up to date whenever a new revision is released.
Features
 
One-step Loudness Management
Plug & Play with the New, Powerful LoudnessWizard™ Algorithm.
 
True Value
Cost-Effective, High-Density, Audio at Its finest.
 
Forever Compliant
Be Compliant Today, Stay Compliant Tomorrow.
 
Loudness Control, True-peak limiting and logging adhering ITU-R BS.1770-3, EBU R128, ATSC A/85, TR-B32 and OP-59.
 
SD/HD/3G SDI, Relay Bypass
Supports latest SDI standards up to 3G: 2.97 mBit/s, 1080p, 3D(2x1080i). Auto relay bypass. 
 
SNMP
Simple Network Management Protocol. SNMP trapping lets DB6 send out messages such as warnings thru ethernet to an SNMP application. Vice versa, DB6 can be remote controlled from an SNMP application.
 
Dual Processors, Dual Radar Meters Per Card
Each Transmission 3G card can run Dual Processors, dual Radar Meters – Mono, Stereo or 5.1.
 
True Redundancy
No compromise, long term field-tested PSUs. Dual inlets, dual fuses, dual fans. 
 
Up to 24 Audio Channels Simultaneously Processed and Measured
With a fully loaded DB6 Multi, up to 24 audio channels can be simultaneously processed.
 
100BaseT Full Duplex Ethernet
Standard ethernet control. A second port for daisy-chaining, allowing a high number of units on one network.
 
14 Pin DSub GPIO
4 multi-state In controlling a number of industry first functions. 2 floating relay Out.
 
Audio At Its Finest
24 bit transparent, fully synchronous I/O, 32 bit and higher internal processing.
 
Ultra-Low Latency
Ultra-low latency = No need for frame offset.
 
One-Step-Processing with LoudnessWizard
All you need in one, simple, easy to use process
  • Automatic Loudness Control
  • Automatic Up-conversion
  • Automatic Down-mix
  • Lip-Sync Delay with look-ahead capability
  • True-peak limiting
  • Handling of Normalized and Not-normalized content
LM6 Radar Meter and Logging
  • Realtime loudness meter compliant with ITU-R BS.1770-3, EBU R128, ATSC A/85, TR-B32, and OP-59
  • Loudness History Radar display
  • True-peak Bargraph display
  • Supports mono, stereo and 5.1
  • Dedicated presets for all major loudness and true-peak standards
  • 24/7 measurement and logging
 
Bit-Transparent
Supports coded transmission like Dolby E or Dolby AC3.
 
Stridency Reduction
Adaptive Stridency Reduction parameter brings overly loud content under tight control while leaving normal content untouched.
 
Automatic 5.1 Detection
Automatic 5.1 detection lets you apply different target levels or bypass based on 5.1/stereo input format.
 
Downmix Compliance
Measurements can be based on 5.1 or the stereo downmix made at the end users TV or set-top box.
 
24/7 measurement and logging
DB6 is able to measures your program material both before and after processing, and create log files for both.