ATLANTA â€” Aviom, the exclusive developer of the world's most powerful audio transport protocol, A-NetÂ®, announces the addition of the FK6 and SK6 mounting accessories to the new AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System at WFX 2010 (Booth 1220).
With the FK6 and SK6, AllFrame I/O boxes can be installed in existing floor pockets or used as drop-boxes on stage. At the center of the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System is the F6 Modular I/O Frame, a multi-purpose network frame with six field-configurable I/O card slots and integrated Cat-5e and fiber optic connectivity. The F6 can be outfitted to meet the audio I/O requirements of nearly any application. Additional mounting options for the F6 include on-wall or in-wall mounting using a standard NEMA Type 1 enclosure or rack-mounting, with connectors facing the front or rear, using the RK6 rack mounting kit.
Ideal for permanent installations such as houses of worship, theaters, schools and conference centers, as well as touring and portable live sound applications, the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O system eliminates several expensive and labor-intensive stages of the signal chain while reducing cable clutter. Instead of soldering, terminating and testing scores of analog connections; installing conduits; and pulling separate cables for each audio signal; the AllFrame requires only a single Cat-5e or fiber connection, plus DC power (which can also be supplied over the Cat-5e cable).
The AllFrame system offers users multiple connectivity options via modular I/O cards. The C4m Mic/Line Input Card provides four remote-controllable analog mic- or line-level inputs. With the same mic preamp circuitry found in Aviom's 6416m Mic Input Module, the C4m provides clean, transparent, archival quality sound. Inputs from the C4m can be controlled from an MCS Mic Control Surface, select YamahaÂ® digital consoles, or Pro64Â® Network Managerâ„¢ software. The C4o Output Card provides four XLR analog outputs with variable output levels, controllable in 1dB increments. For those looking to stay digital throughout the signal chain, there is the C2dio Digital I/O Card with 2x2 AES3 I/O with Word Clock I/O.
"By digitizing the audio input signal at the initial connection point, the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System keeps analog cabling to a minimum, reducing system complexity and labor costs while delivering improved performance and flexibility," Aviom's Product Research and Development Manager Ray Legnini explains. "These new mounting options are ideal particularly for houses of worship looking to streamline their signal chain and clean up their stage."
All AllFrame devices support Cat-5e cable runs up to 400ft (120m) between devices, with no loss of fidelity. With integrated fiber optic connectivity, cable runs can be extended to over a kilometer (multi-mode fiber) or tens of kilometers (single-mode fiber). The AllFrame can be used in conjunction with Aviom's complete line of Pro64 audio networking products and Pro16Â® Series Personal Mixers. Because Pro64's Auto Mode supports any combination of serial and parallel wiring topologies, without affecting signal flow at any point, I/O points can be placed anywhere the application requires.