MediaMatrix, a division of Peavey, is now shipping the new NION (n. nee-on), the next-generation MediaMatrix programmable digital audio processing node for professional and commercial audio and communications applications.
The internal processing core of the NION, or Networkable Input Output Node, is supported by such features as MediaMatrix’s Scalable I/O Architecture, a modular I/O scheme that supports a variety of optional plug-in cards for maximum versatility. Four module bays support up to 32 simultaneous analog audio channels, while the integrated CobraNet port provides another 64 channels for a total of 96 simultaneous configurable audio channels.
NION is built on a new embedded Linux architecture; a new 512-channel digital audio bus allows for seamless stacking and redundant, self-healing configurations. Low-latency audio across all I/O ports make NION suitable for performance audio projects and applications where a large amount of audio processing is required. Software support includes an all-new, Windows-based interface that works with multiple nodes across an Ethernet network.
Additional support for third-party control and SNMP management tools is included. An intuitive front panel interface features an LCD display, soft buttons and rotary encoder to enable access to common system functions. Additional control interfacing is provided by both RS-232 and RS-485 ports, while a new configurable GPIO system makes interface with hard contacts and logic systems easier than ever.
NION products are currently available in two configurations: the NION n6 provides a total of six Analog Devices SHARC DSPs, while the NION n3 provides three.
Visit Peavey/MediaMatrix at NSCA 2005, Booth #1007, or log on to mm.peavey.com.