The AoIP44 is a dedicated, rack-mounting, DANTE Ethernet interface, designed for use in demanding broadcast environments. It has four balanced inputs and outputs and can be used as a stand-alone interface into a DANTE network, or in conjunction with a second, directly linked, Glensound interface as an audio 'snake', or for use as the network-connected or point-to-point interface to Glensound’s DANTE commentator units.
Glensound's Signature Series have internal power supplies as standard, in addition every unit, other than the PS1 power supply, has an external 12V DC input which may be used used as a primary power source, or for backup when connected to an optional Signature PS1 power station. The Signature case is in rack-mounting format, 1U high, and has extruded sides to which rack 'ears' are attached. These may be removed and fixed to the rear of the unit if desired. The extrusion has 'wings' at the side which may be used to mount the case to a flat surface.
DANTE is a software and hardware solution, offering high-performance audio distribution over standard IP networks, supporting hundreds of simultaneous channels of uncompressed audio with low latency and accurate synchronization. For further information, see DANTE Networking Basics. In a DANTE network, the DANTE Controller web interface controls audio routing. Any DANTE input can be routed to any other output on the network, or to multiple network output points. The AoIP is compatible with Glensound DARK series or AoIP44 DANTE interfaces when directly connected as a 'snake'.
The front panel has two LEDs, one to indicate power is present from the internal AC power supply, and the other to indicate the network is present.
The rear panel has four male and four female 3-pin XLR connectors for balanced, line level, audio connections. A locking EtherCON RJ45 connector provides a connection to the audio network. An IEC inlet connects the AC power, while a 4-pin male XLR is provided an external 12V DC power supply which can be used as a primary or backup power source.
Analogue audio: +18dBu / +18dBu, maximum, input / output, 20k ohms / 50 ohms impedance. Inputs and outputs are electronically balanced and can be wired unbalanced. Response: 'Flat until 22k'Hz, +/- 0.25dB.Distortion: 0.00134% THD at 1kHz, referred to +8dBu output. Noise: -94.6dB, residual. Dynamic range: 112.6dB. DANTE network sample rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96kHz. Power source: 100 - 240V AC, 47-63Hz; 4.3W or 12V DC, 240mA. Dimensions: Rack mounting, 1U x 123mm deep. Weight: 1.2kg.
Included accessories: Power cable, with UK 13A connector.
Optional accessories: Signature PS1 power supply, see Glensound Signature Series - Power Supply. DANTE 'Breakout boxes'. See Glensound DANTE interfaces.