N ET M AX – System Controller. N8000 System Controller Hardware 32 audio channels on 4 audio slots Audio network port with 32 In / 32 Out 8 channel analog audio input / output cards Optional digital I/O cards (AES/EBU, SPDIF) Optional audio network card (CobraNet). Audio Features.
N8000 System Controller Hardware
Modular DSP Design
32 Digital Input Channels on 4 Internal Busses
32 Digital Output Channels on 4 Internal Busses
300 MIPS DSP horsepower onboard
Expandable to 600 MIPS
more than 1000 EQ-Filters
Multiple Options For Audio Routing including:
A Variety of EQs, including:
Remote Connection, Configuration and Administration Using Any Web Browser
Sophisticated Macro Level Programming with Conditional Triggering and Scheduling of Events
TCP/IPEthernet Control port for LAN/WAN control
USB Control port for local PC control
2 x RS232 port for Touch-panel control
GPIO ports for AUX switching devices
CAN port for remote access to EV’s RL & RT amplifiers
Full support of redundancy in emergency call related systems.
LEDs / USB-port
Volume monitor for input and output signals
SIGNAL: green, >-25 dBu
PEAK: red, 18 dBu, 3 dB space.
ACTIVE: blinking or permanent on means data transfer via Cobranet
MASTER: one of the network partners is automatically the master of the network.
SYSTEM STATUS LEDs:
Show status of unit and system
READY is on after booting and shows satisfying operation
FAULT shows error in unit or system.
Connection to a PC when unit is
assembled in a rack.
Shows the unit is switched on.
Gain and pad software controllable
Dynamic range 117 dB
8 channel-line-outputs 100 Ohms
21 dBu output level
Dynamic range 118 dB
Cobranet Digital Audio Network Interface
100BASE-TX Ethernet Interface
Secondary 100BASE-TX Ethernet Interface
Max 32 digital audio channels via 4 ports in
Max 32 digital audio channels via 4 ports out
CobraNet primary / secondary Port:
Green: link ok, communication active
Green: interface in use
Orange: Device is Cobranet Conductor.
RJ45 Ethernet connector for 100 BASE-TX / 10 BASE-T networks.
For connection of the N8000 with external devices like multimedia systems, building management systems, or PROANNOUNCE manager
ASCII-string protocol easy to implement
Configuration of ports via IRIS - Software
Direct communication with PC via terminal program possible.
Connection to EV Remote Controlled Amplifiers or other units with CAN interface
Connectors are in parallel
STATUS led: shows activity at the CAN bus.
GPIO Control Port:
4 inputs 0 .. 10 V freely programmable
Can be used as digital (on/off) or analog (e. g. volume control) input
Digital inputs: 0V = low, 10 V = high
Analog inputs: via potentiometer 0 .. 10 V or from multimedia system.
GPIO Control Port:
4 logical outputs, relay contacts SPST
Out 1 potential free for fault signalisation
Out 2..4 referenced to ground,
+5V output can be used to operate external relays or LEDs with max 200 mA.
These distributors are called hubs or switches.
A hub sends all the signals to every connection.
A switch is more intelligent and sends the data packets only to the destination where they are needed.
There are more complex networks (e. g. ring topologies) that are possible. These must be realised with managed switches. With these networks, higher safety and redundancy is possible.
Keywords in these types of networks are Rapid Spanning Tree– protocol, V-lan, Wireless Lan.
From the nonredundant minimum solution to the maximum redundant network.
CobraNet is a supplement to Ethernet.
Because of the popularity of Ethernet, all components are cheap and available in a wide variety. Way to move audio data over Cat5(6) or Fiber networks.
Specifics to Observe with CobraNet
The audio data is distributed via Bundles. In one bundle, a maximum of 7 audio channels with 24 bit audio or 8 audio channels with 20 bit audio can be transported .
The capacity of units working with Cobranet is measured in these bundles (for example, the N8000 can receive 4 bundles and can transmit 4 bundles)
It is important to calculate the necessary bandwidth before starting a project. For that there is the PC program CobraCad.
In NetMax we have the possibility to exchange data with a PROMATRIX – system
The following features can be realised:
announcement/alarm into different Areas
announcement/alarm into different sectors of a PROSOUND area
audio signal from local or networking (RS485) DPM 4000
transmission of different BGM sources into the ELA areas
Transmission of all audio signals via fiber optics, CobraNet, network
Transmission of the RS 485 – signals for networking DPM 4000 via fiber optics.
Script Files PROMATRIX – system
Script files as advanced programming are extentions of the operating elements in the IRIS program for use of multiple commands coming from a single element.