Compact 9.5″ x 11″ second-generation AoIP interface with a mix of analog, AES and GPIO connections makes this the perfect “utility node.” Mixed-Signal xNode provides one mic input, three analog line inputs (dedicated), three analog line outputs, one digital AES3 input, one AES3 output, and two GPIO ports, each with five opto-isolated inputs and outputs. Audio inputs are presented on easy-to-install RJ-45 connectors with 1 XLR provided for Mic input. GPIO ports are standard DB-15 connections. AES67-compliant, noiseless and fan-free; can be conveniently placed adjacent to your audio devices, rack-mounted, or wall-mounted. With new 2.0 software, the xNode introduces a matrix mixer, which allows for mixing, stream conversion, and a multitude of unique solutions. Dual Ethernet ports allow connection to fully-redundant networks. Redundant power plan auto-switches from internal supply to PoE backup power when needed. Can also draw primary power directly over Ethernet from switches compatible with the IEEE 802.1af PoE standard (such as Axia xSwitch, p/n 2001-00357-000); perfect for single-cable deployment in tight locations. Requires one unused 100Base-T Ethernet port for connection to an Axia network. Auto-sensing power supply, 90VAC to 240VAC, 50 Hz to 60 Hz. 14 Watts. Occupies 1RU when rack-mounted. Now with a fully configurable mixing matrix, some user interface improvements, and AES67 compatibility enhancements. Rack-mounting kit included with each xNode.
The xNode lightweight, half-rack, high-performance IP-Audio interface from Telos Alliance is loaded with advanced features and capabilities. One-button configuration takes a new xNode from out-of-the-box to on-the-air in under one minute. They’re fanless, which means they’re noiseless too. Versatile mounting options let you deploy two xNodes in just 1RU of rack space, or on ceilings, walls, and under counters with an available wall-mount kit. xNodes have studio-grade audio performance specs. Redundant power options (using AC mains and Power-over-Ethernet) and dual-redundant network interfaces are included, both with automatic switching. And xNodes are fully AES67-compliant, so they work with all AES67 audio gear—now, and in the future. In fact, they are the first and only AoIP I/O devices that are Livewire+™, RAVENNA, and AES67 compliant. Every xNode not only supports RAVENNA audio stream interoperability, but also enables advertising/discovery of those streams natively, above and beyond AES67.
xNodes are available in Analog, AES/EBU, Microphone-level, Mixed-Signal, and GPIO versions to handle virtually any signal encountered in today’s broadcast studio.