The BLU-100 offers a fixed configuration of 12 inputs and eight outputs, configurable signal processing, logic processing and a fault-tolerant digital audio bus. The configurable signal-processing capability is roughly twice that of the Soundweb London BLU-80 and BLU-16 devices.
The analog inputs of the BLU-100 provide software configurable gain in 6dB steps up to +48dB per channel and software-selectable phantom power per channel. Phantom power, signal present and clip information per channel is easily accessible, without the requirement for a PC, from front panel LED indication.
The BLU-100 features a low-latency, fault-tolerant digital audio bus of 48 channels that uses Cat-5e cabling, giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. Fiber-media converters can be used to increase the distance between devices to more than 10km (6.2 miles) using single mode fiber.
The BLU-100 is configured, controlled and monitored from HiQnet London Architect and is compatible with other members of the Soundweb London family. Its 48-channel digital audio bus represents channels 1 through 48 of the larger 256-channel digital audio bus when integrated with the BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160, BLU-120 and BLU-BOB devices. Up to 60 digital audio bus compatible devices can share channels on a single bus.
As with other Soundweb London devices, 12 control inputs and six logic outputs allow the BLU-100 to be integrated with GPIO-compatible devices.