NetworkSound has launched a low-cost digital snake product line called Mamba, which currently includes Mamba,a 32×16 line-level digital snake, and Mini-Mamba, a 16×8 line-level digital snake. Both of these plug-and-play snakes use DB25 for I/O, and synchronously transport 24-bit audio at 48 or 98kHz over a standard Cat-5/6 cable for distances of up to 300 feet. Both models are also available bundled with SM Pro Audio–branded microphone preamps.
At the core of Mamba is NetworkSound’s MediaNet audio/video transport technology used in its high-end broadcast solutions. MediaNet features synchronous audio delivery with latency of less than 200 microseconds (I2S to I2S) and built-in Cat-5/6 cable redundancy. MediaNet is also the only media-transport protocol capable of supporting multiple sources with independent clocks (compressed audio including MP3 and 5.1/7.1 surround sound) over Cat-5/6.
Prices start at $1,299 for the Mini-Mamba. NetworkSound is planning to release models of the Mamba with built-in, remote-controllable mic pre’s in Q2 2007.
For more information, visit www.networksound.com/Digsnake.html.