Symetrix’s SymNet Express will be available in two versions: Express and Express Cobra. The Express Series includes seven new audio processors. Express (non-Cobra) is available in three models:12x4, 4x12 and 8x8. They are targeted at stand-alone applications in which a single DSP unit is sufficient to handle all of the processing between the source gear (all inputs are line- or microphone-selectable) and the amplifiers.
Express Cobra is available in four models:12x4, 4x12, 8x8 and 4x4. Along with analog I/O, each includes an 8x8 CobraNet license and supports Peak Audio. Via CobraNet, these units can interface with each other, SymNet Audio Matrix systems using Symetrix CobraLink hardware or third-party manufacturers supporting the protocol. Express Cobra models can function as basic components in a simple system or as remote I/O units.
Key hardware features include an onboard Ethernet interface so that Express units can be mounted on a computer network (LAN) and accessed in real time from a remote location. New software features include additional mixers, a new EQ module, auto firmware-upgrade function and more.