The NetCIRA MS-8
American Music & Sound (AM&S) will bring NetCIRA products to the NSCA Systems Integration Expo in Orlando, Fla., March 10 to 12, 2005, for the first time since signing-on as the exclusive U.S. distributor less than a year ago. NetCIRA, a division of Fostex Japan, produces network audio products compliant with IEEE 802.3x that utilize standard Ethernet 100baseTX switching and CAT5 cabling for the distribution of up to 64 channels of high-quality audio.
The company will display the complete range of NetCIRA network products at Booth #0331, comprising the 19-inch rack-mounting hybrid master/slave MS-8 unit and a variety of ES slave devices.
The MS-8 may be either an 8-channel master transmitter or a slave receiver on any of the 64 channels according to the unit’s I/O card configuration. Options include AES/EBU (XLR), balanced analog (XLR), unbalanced analog (RCA), ADAT Lightpipe(tm), and balanced analog on screw block terminations, including an 8-way programmable general-purpose input or output. A provided RS232 port facilitates a variety of remote control applications.
System slave units include the ES-1 and ES-2, low-profile 1- and 2-channel slave receivers that offer outputs on both RCA and screw block terminations. These units are designed to cost-effectively deliver network audio to many points in an installation with remote control of individual channel and level. Remote control options include the LR-1 Local Remote Control option and system-wide network control via the primary master unit using a local computer or through LAN or WAN.
Amplified versions of the slave units–the ES-1A and 2A–provide up to 20 watts output, while the ES-1PRO and ES-2PRO provide a higher-quality DAC with XLR outputs and a remotely switched power output, allowing active monitor control, for example. Over 63,000 of these master and slave devices can coexist on one NetCIRA network using star and/or daisy-chain cabling topologies.
The NetCIRA product range is rounded-out by the SI-1 and SI-1H ceiling speakers. Featuring Fostex’s HP cone technology, they can be combined with the ES-1A and ES-2A powered slave units.