The HAL1x Programmable DSP Audio Distribution Multiprocessor from Rane allows you to easily create an extensive, far-reaching network of audio and paging zones. It has 9600 MIPS of processing power, and includes its own Halogen control software for Windows, which assists in everything from dynamic signal routing to cable testing.
The HAL1x has 8 on-board analog inputs and outputs, but it can serve as the brains to an audio network expanding up to 512 inputs and 512 outputs. In addition to its Euroblock analog connectors, HAL1x offers four Remote Audio Device (RAD) ports and an Expansion Bus with support for up to 32 EXP1x expansion units. Each EXP1x provides 8 RAD ports.
Rane's Remote Audio Devices (RADs) contain inputs with built-in A/D conversion and outputs with built-in D/A conversion. They can be placed up to 592.1 feet (150 m) from HAL1x, sending 48kHz/24-bit digital audio back and forth over CAT 5e connections. RADs are available in over 20 different combinations of input/output connectors.
Rane's DR-series wall-mount remote controls can toggle parameters from within each output zone, such as volume, DSP presets, input source, and system states. The HAL1x supports up to 12 DRs, but has dedicated inputs for 8. The remotes connect by CAT 5e cables at lengths up to 984.3 feet (300 m).
The Halogen software enables complete control of all components networked to the HAL1 from an Ethernet-connected Windows-based PC. It's indispensable in designing, configuring, and dynamically controlling your HAL audio system. It splits your workflow into two sections, hardware and processing. The hardware workspace allows you to see all connected devices, specify them, and troubleshoot. The processing workspace is where all the virtual patching, DSP effects processing, preset design/recall, zone link, and room combination settings take place. The HAL1 can also support external control systems, such as AMX, Crestron, and Stardraw.