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Aviom Introduces 6416dio Digital I/O Module at NAB

At NAB 2007, Aviom debuted the latest addition to its Pro64 Series of audio distribution products: the 6416dio Digital I/O Module, which is compatible with all Pro64 Series products for designing, scaling and expanding sophisticated audio networking systems. It provides 16 channels of digital inputs and outputs to and from a Pro64 A-Net audio network in a single 2U package using the AES3 format.

The input and output sections can be independently configured to operate within a specified 16-channel A-Net Slot range for maximum versatility. Input and output port assignments for Manual Mode are also independently configurable. Each channel of a 6416dio can be made active on the Pro64 audio network as needed.

The 6416dio supports all valid Pro64 sample rates, from 44.1/48kHz± to 192kHz±. Aviom states that regardless of the sample rate of incoming audio, no sample-rate converters are used to achieve pristine, low-latency distribution of the digital signal.

The 6416dio can clock to the module’s internal clock, the distributed network clock, an AES digital input or an external word clock. The selected clock is also output locally through word clock out as well as embedded in the AES3 outputs. If the 6416dio is set as the Pro64 network Clock Master, the selected clock is also distributed throughout the Pro64 network over A-Net using Aviom’s clock de-jitter algorithms.

The 6416dio comes standard with DB-25 multipin connectors for audio I/O and is also available with BNC connectors for integration in a broadcast environment. DB-25 connectors for both the Yamaha and Digidesign/Tascam compatible pinouts are provided.

The 6416dio also includes I/O for Aviom’s Virtual Data Cables. The VDCs can be used for simultaneously distributing up to 14 channels of nonaudio control data to any device on the Pro64 network. The 6416dio provides VDC connectors for RS232 or RS422, as well as GPIO.

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