Solid State Logic to showcase C100 HD Plus consoles
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of tools for creative audio professionals, will showcase its new C100 HD PLUS and C10 HD PLUSdigital broadcast consoles for the European market at IBC 2014 (Hall 8, Stand D83). SSL’s digital broadcast console range has an enviable reputation for sonic excellence, refined user control interfaces, innovative software features and streamlined integration within a complex networked and automated broadcast infrastructure. The new ‘PLUS’ versions of the acclaimed C100 and C10 consoles bring together innovative features and the added value consolidation of SSL Production Assistant software to offer users the most powerful and flexible systems SSL has ever produced.
The new C100 HD PLUS Large Format Broadcast Console is designed to offer a complete production solution for news and sports in a single, standard, high-power configuration. Whether the application is an automation controlled web channel, through to the largest of sports productions, the new standard processing configuration at the heart of the C100 HD PLUS console delivers more processing than ever before in an SSL broadcast console. SSL’s third generation digital broadcast console is the most technically refined system available anywhere in the world. Redundant Blackrock Processor cards in a compact 2U rack process 588 audio mix paths with 256 channels of 6 Band EQ and 284 channels of Dynamics with 512 channels of integrated MADI I/O.
The new C10 HD PLUS is ‘out of the box’ the world’s most powerful Compact Digital Broadcast Console. With frame sizes from 16 to 48 faders, the self-contained fanless console can be built into vans for ENG operations, specified for network-scale sports productions or positioned for all-round production demands in mid-scale broadcast facilities. The simple, button-driven surface is easy for new operators, while the innovative feature set provides all of the options that a broadcaster needs for the most sophisticated production. New ‘PLUS’ features provide the established and proven C10 platform with an enhanced level of performance, making it a great investment for facilities with plans to grow. Integrated into the C10 HD PLUS, the Blackrock Processor card offers 216 audio paths with 160 channels of 6 Band EQ and 188 channels of Dynamics with 512 channels of integrated MADI I/O. The new C10 HD PLUS also features a redesigned fader panel colour scheme.
Also look for new features for MADI-Bridge, the industry’s first fully broadcast-ready interface between MADI and Dante. The new features for the MADI-Bridge include bi-directional Sample Rate Conversion and a unique and powerful new ‘Split Mode.’ ‘MADI-Bridge’ provides an interface between a Dante IP Audio Network and MADI. With 64 channels per Bridge @ 48kHz, or 32 channels at 96kHz, redundant MADI, IP Network ports and PSU, the Bridge is built for uninterrupted fully-redundant operation. In addition to the built-in clock redundancy in Dante controller, the MADI-Bridge includes a pair of sync inputs for use as a self-redundant Dante Grand Master clock. The unit can synchronise to Video sync, tri-level or black and burst, Word clock, MADI or PTP Network sync. MADI-Bridge also features a front panel headphone socket (with rotary level control) and built-in headphone monitor routing, to truly replace traditional patch bay routing and fault-finding functionality with equivalents in the IP Audio domain. GPIO connections allow for transfer of tally info and switching functions across the network with the audio.