Aviom Inc. (West Chester, Penn.) announced that Euroblock versionsof the AN-16/i Input Module and the AN-16/o Output Module are nowavailable and shipping. The Euroblock versions complement thecompany’s existing line of digital distributed audio networkproducts. The Euroblock versions of the AN Series products are fullycompatible with their TRS-equipped counterparts and the AN-16SB SystemBridge. The TRS and Euroblock product variations can be mixed andmatched as needed when creating and installing a system.
Euroblock connectors are a type of terminal block connector favoredby system installers and integrators for their ease of use. Each of theAN Series products contains 16 Euroblock connectors on the rear panel.The two-part plug-and-socket design of the Euroblock connectorsimplifies wiring and installation. No soldering is necessary; wire isinserted into slots in a Euroblock plug connector and tightened inplace with a screwdriver. The plug snaps into place into one of the 16sockets on the rear panel. Each AN Series Euroblock unit comes witheverything needed to install the product.
Aviom’s AN Series of distributed audio network products aredesigned to work together to create a powerful digital audiodistribution system, one that can function as a digital snake and as aninfinitely expandable audio splitter. The system is capable oftransferring high-quality 24-bit audio digitally over inexpensive,industry-standard Category-5 cables. As with all the company’sexisting products, Aviom’s proprietary A-Net Protocol ensuresthat there is less than 1 millisecond of latency from analog input toanalog output. The A-16SB, AN-16/i and AN-16/o are compatible withAviom’s existing product line, which includes the modular A-16Personal Monitor Mixing System.
Aviom’s distributed audio network is a flexible modular systemthat allows the user to build unidirectional or bi-directionalconfigurations to suit most audio distribution needs. Any combinationof up to four AN-16/i and/or four AN-16/o units (with TRS or Euroblockconnectors) can be used. A maximum of 64 channels of audio can bedistributed. The system is capable of creating digital snakes in thefollowing configurations: 16×0, 32×0, 48×0, 64×0, 16×16, 32×16, 48x16and 32×32. To create a splitter, users must add an additional outputmodule to any existing AN-16/o Output Module installed in the system.An infinite number of signal splits can be achieved by using thismethod.
When coupled to the two-part A-16SB System Bridge, any of theAN-16/i and AN-16/o multichannel configurations can transfer databidirectionally over a single Cat-5 cable. This innovation alone canreplace thousands of dollars of expensive and unwieldy analog cablingin fixed or mobile applications. Cable lengths between each A-Netsystem component can be up to 500 feet long. The A-16SB System Bridgecombines up to four A-Net signals at one end of the system, and thenseparates them into separate A-Net streams at the other end.
The AN-16/i-EB Input Module is a single-rackspace unit that servesas the A/D input for the digital snake. It converts 16 line-levelanalog audio channels into uncompressed, full-bandwidth digital datatransmitted via the company’s proprietary A-Net protocol. TheAN-16/i-EB can also be used as an input module when using thecompany’s personal monitor mixing system.
On the front panel, the AN-16/i-EB has a four-position gain switch(+22, +4, 0 and -10dB), stereo channel link switches, and signalpresent and clip LEDs. The rear panel of the AN-16/i has a row of 16Euroblock jacks for analog audio input that can also be used as anaudio thru. For system network connections, there is an A-Net out jackand an A-Net expansion jack.
The AN-16/o-EB Output Module is a 1U rackmount D/A converter. It has16 Euroblock line-level output jacks on its rear panel. Also on therear panel is a set of three network connectors for A-Net In, A-Net Outand A-Net Expansion. On the front panel, the AN-16/o has a two-positionlevel switch (+4 and -10 dB) along with signal present and clipLEDs.
The AN-16/o-EB Output Module can also be integrated into existingA-16 personal monitor mixing systems to provide 16 discrete line-leveloutputs for recording, broadcast, effects or other mixing purposes. Anynumber of AN-16/o or AN-16/o-EB Output Modules can be connected to asystem as needed.
MSRPs include:AN-16/i-EB Input Module, $999.95; AN-16/o-EB OutputModule, $999.95; AN-16/i Input Module, $899.95; AN-16/o Output Module,$899.95; and A-16SB System Bridge, $249.95. For more information, visitwww.aviom.com.