WEST CHESTER, PA, SEPTEMBER 29, 2011â€”Aviom, the exclusive developer of the worldâ€™s most powerful audio transport protocol, A-NetÂ®, is pleased to announce that the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System is now shipping. With a design based on comprehensive research, including customer input, the new AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System is suitable for multiple applications, bringing the flexibility of the companyâ€™s powerful Pro64Â® audio network to the wall box, stage box or floor pocket.
â€œWe couldnâ€™t be more pleased to announce the availability of the AllFrame for purchase,â€? says Carl Bader, president and CEO, Aviom. â€œHaving just celebrated our 10th year in the industry, we look forward to continuing to offer streamlined solutions for our customers and that includes the AllFrame. The system was designed with customer research in mind to help make digital more affordable and flexible, keeping analog cabling to a minimum and reducing system complexity and labor costs.â€?
Based on extensive market research, the AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O System eliminates several expensive and labor-intensive stages of the signal chain while reducing cable clutterâ€”making it ideal for permanent installations such as houses of worship, theaters, schools and conference centers, as well as touring and portable live sound applications. Each device supports Cat-5e cable runs up to 400ft (120m) between devices, with no loss of fidelity. Since it requires only a single Cat-5e or fiber connection, it eliminates the need for soldering, terminating and testing scores of analog connections as well as installing conduits and pulling separate cables for each audio signal, significantly reducing setup time.
At the heart of Aviomâ€™s 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. The unit can be mounted on a wall or in a wall using a standard NEMA Type 1 enclosure. Using the RK6 rack mounting kit the F6 can be rack-mounted, with connectors facing the front or rear. Other mounting kits that will be available soon include the FK6 and SK6, which allow for AllFrame I/O boxes to be installed in existing floor pockets or used as drop-boxes on stage. The F6 can be powered through a four-pin XLR connector, a Euroblock connector or one of the Cat-5e A-Net ports. Installations that use Power Over A-Net will require the POA80 Power Over A-Net power supply.
â€œOur customers will appreciate the fact that the AllFrame can be used in conjunction with the complete line of Pro64 audio networking products and Pro16Â® Series Personal Mixers,â€? adds Bader. â€œBecause Pro64 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.â€?
The 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 Aviomâ€™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 Pro64 Network Managerâ„¢ software. The C4o Output Card provides four XLR analog outputs with variable output levels. For those looking to stay digital throughout the signal chain, there will be a C4dio Digital I/O Card with 4×4 AES3 I/O with Word Clock I/O.
Aviom pioneered personal mixing with its Pro16Â® Monitor Mixing System and continues to break new ground with the revolutionary Pro64Â® Series of audio networking products. With tens of thousands of products in the field today, Aviom has set the standard for high performance, scalable digital solutions. All Aviom systems harness the power of A-NetÂ®, Aviomâ€™s innovative digital audio technology that simplifies system design while enhancing flexibility and fidelity. All Aviom products are designed, tested, and manufactured in the USA. For more information, visit www.Aviom.com.