Yamaha Corporation of America, Commercial Audio Systems Division, has been named exclusive U.S. distributor of the AVY16-ES (pictured) from AuviTran, designers and manufacturers of audio and video networking and computer-based products. AuviTran manufactures a series of EtherSound-compatible expansion cards, including the NEXO-compatible AVY16-ES.
The 16-channel I/O AVY16-ES is compatible with a wide range of Yamaha digital mixers (PM1D, PM5D, M7CL, DM and 0 Series) and DSP engines (DME24N/64N), and provides a way to link Yamaha digital mixing consoles with NEXO network processing systems.
The card offers full network and local control of all channel assignments, network status monitoring and low propagation delay. The general-purpose serial ports allow connection and control of the mixers’ and engines’ parameters or other third-party equipment.
With each AVY16-ES card, up to 16 audio input and 16 audio output channels can be transmitted to or sent from a Yamaha mixer to any other EtherSound-compatible device over standard Cat-5 cables. Depending upon the Yamaha host equipment, multiple AVY16-ES units can be installed or daisy-chained, providing a possible total of up to 128 EtherSound channels of 24-bit/48kHz audio in bi-directional mode, or 64 EtherSound channels in uni-directional mode across a single Cat-5 cable segment. Connections include two EtherSound connectors for daisy-chaining and a 9-pin RS-232 port for data transmission.
The AuviTran AVY16-ES is currently available at an MSRP of $1,299. For more information, visit www.yamahaca.com.