The latest addition to the DiGiCo product line is the D5 RE (Redundant Engine), a stand-alone outboard engine system that provides total audio engine redundancy through a few connections to any DiGiCo D5 Live console.
The RE is daisy-chained to the main console and stage racks via standard D5 optical-fiber cables and from MADI port 2 on the RE to the auxiliary MADI port on the D5 local rack with two 5-meter BNC MADI cables. A crossed Ethernet networking cable connects the Cat-5 ports on the console engine and RE so that sessions can be synched, allowing the RE to mirror the D5 console.
Audio processing can be switched back to the main console work surface at any time by pressing a single screen button. The D5 RE is flight-cased, contains a complete D5 engine assembly, two PSUs and trackball keyboard for setup procedure. An external monitor is required for console visuals.