Solid State Logic announces new C Series digital consoles for broadcast applications. The C100 HD with Version 4 software promises an enhanced feature set and boost in processing power over the original C100. SSL also announces the C100 HD-S (pictured), a smaller console with an identical feature set, and the Centuri HD-S, a smaller front-loading processor option.
Both the C100 HD and HD-S consoles can be used with the newly expanded Centuri HD processor or with the new Centuri HD-S processor options.
C100 HD consoles offer up to 512 fader inputs. With Version 4 software, C100 HD consoles support a high-density processing engine and control surfaces with access to up to 256 input channels with full processing capabilities. The C100 HD consoles also offer up to 256 additional short-channel ‘premix’ inputs with fader control, pan capabilities and access to mono, stereo and 5.1 submix (Utility) buses.
C100 HD consoles now support direct control of a DAW via HUI protocol. A new low-cost MADI interface may be used with any third-party MADI equipment to further expand I/O capacity. To handle broadcast playback sources from VTRs or hard-disk playout systems, the C100 HD consoles offer a four-element channel format with full ‘spill’ functionality. New processing libraries promise fast recall of channel processing presets.
Available from October 2007, the C100 HD-S surface is a slimline version of the control interface. With a narrower fader pitch, it can pack 64 faders into a width of less than a 92 inches. The C100 HD-S has a low meter bridge and can accommodate storage beneath if legs are not fitted. Standard frame sizes range from 24+8 faders to 64+8 faders in 8-fader increments, with other sizes available by special order.
The new Centuri HD-S core is a slimline version of the processor, designed for applications such as small control rooms and broadcast vehicles. With a low-power design, the electronics are convection cooled and new PSUs are low-speed fan cooled for quiet operation. It features a front-loading design with no access required to the rear, with airflow cavities at top and bottom. The Centuri HD-S core will accept up to five DSP cards in dedicated slots, two computer cards and GPI card, plus five more cards that can be DSP or I/O, supporting 512 input faders. For further I/O expansion the standard routing card can host up to eight additional redundant MADI ports.
Solid State Logic will exhibit its new C Series range at IBC 2007, September 7-11 at the Amsterdam RAI (booth #N472 in Hall 8).