Sonifex bringing new products to BVE North 2013
“Our design team has been very busy again this year offering a numbe rof new products which include two headphone amp belt-packs, a silence detection unit with Ethernet & USB, and a 2-input, 8-output vidoe distribution amplifier for reclocking and distributing up to two 3G, HD or SD SDI sources,” says Richard Butlin, sales manager, Sonifex.
The new portable, battery powered belt packs are the CM-BH4W 2-wire/4-wire headphone amp with speaker and the CM-BHA headphone amplifier with limiter & loudspeaker, for use in live applications such as in-the-field news reports. The CM-BH4W uses audio transformers at its input and output, providing galvanic isolation and ensuring that communications are loud and clear. It can operate in 4-wire and IFB modes with an AGC to maintain output level, using a talk switch which can be latching or momentary. The CM-BHA has a wide incoming signal gain and an adjustable limiter to prevent and indicate excessive levels. Both units have a long battery life (up to 200 hours on one 9V battery) and a low battery warning LED.
The new Redbox RB-VHDA2x4 3G/HD/SD-SDI 2-input, 8-output video distribution amplifier is a high performance, reliable dual input and eight output digital video distribution amplifier for re-clocking and distributing up to two 3G, HD (high definition) or SD (standard definition) SDI sources. By default, it acts as two independent video distribution amplifiers, with input 1 routed to outputs 1-4 and input 2 routed to outputs 5-8. Either input can also be routed to all outputs if desired which can be selected by the Input Select switch on the front panel or via the built-in webserver. The webserver also provides status information for the unit.
Finally, there is the new RB-SD1IP silence detection unit with Ethernet & USB, which offers all the functionality of the existing RB-SD1 with several extra capabilities. Ethernet connectivity allows finer set-up and control via a browser based GUI together with a real-time view of signal levels and alarm statuses. SNMP V1 is implemented so that the unit can be controlled by existing network management systems and GPI pins enable the generation of SNMP traps on behalf of other, non-networked, hardware. A front panel USB port can hold a pre-recorded message which the unit can play out in the event that both main and auxiliary signals fall silent.