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AES: STAGETEC to roll out NEXUS Dante interface and integrated Loudness Metering (only english)


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Long awaited IP interface hits the market in October along with Internal NEXUS loudness metering

San Francisco, October 2012: Showcased for the first time in spring 2012, the long awaited production version of the Dante™ interface module for NEXUS audio network system and NEXUS based audio consoles such as AURUS and CRESCENDO is available end of October.
The new XDIP board connects NEXUS to networks running Audinate’s Dante™, which enables powerful audio and media networks to be created even on existing standard Ethernet infrastructure using TCP/IP. The card is equipped with sampling rate converters on all 64 inputs and outputs as standard. XDIP is fully compatible with Dante’s unique plug and play network integration with automatic device discovery and system configuration and complies with the emergent AVB standard. Audinate also supplies software that turns your PC or MAC Ethernet port into a virtual soundcard when connected to a Dante network. So, for example, you can plug a DAW into NEXUS without the need for additional hardware.

Loudness Metering
STAGETEC has also extended the functionality of NEXUS audio networks and NEXUS based audio consoles with another new loudness metering feature. Now measured loudness values may be exported for long term logging and legal audit trail. “In broadcast where our systems are in common use, the importance of loudness metering and logging is increasing rapidly“, affirms Sam de Pauw, international sales manager of STAGETEC. “Our new interface to the most sophisticated loudness logging system on the market today significantly eases the burden of documenting and analyzing loudness measurements for our customers!“
Exactly one year ago, SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP unveiled the first version of integrated loudness metering for NEXUS. This enabled each NEXUS Base Device to provide simultaneous and independent metering for three audio programs with up to eight channels each. The results of the integrated measurement can be inserted directly as metadata into a Dolby E stream.
The NEXUS software includes loudness metering in accordance with the American ATSC RP A/85 as well as with the international ITU and European EBU recommendations and enables external peripherals to be eliminated.

The fully digital NEXUS is one of most versatile audio network and routing systems on the market today and is a core product of STAGETEC, the Berlin based R&D company within the SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP. With a completely modular structure and connected via fiber-optics, NEXUS forms decentralized audio-networks of any desired size. A wide choice of boards configured individually and mounted in compact 19'' racks make NEXUS a true multi-purpose device providing not only audio routing but also A/D and D/A conversion, signal processing, audio format conversion, signal transmission (SDI), power amplifier control plus intercom matrix and talkback functionality.
NEXUS and the router node NEXUS STAR are also hosts to the audio processing of STAGETEC mixing consoles such as AURUS and CRESCENDO.

Please visit the SALZBRENNER STAGETEC MEDIAGROUP at the AES Convention at booth no. 526.

For more information on Dante™ please see: www.audinate.com
Dante™ is a Trademark of Audinate.
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