The RedNet D64R 64-Channel MADI-Dante Bridge from Focusrite allows large-scale digital systems, such as audio consoles and conversion systems, to send multiple channels of audio over a single interface. RedNet D64R provides the link between a Dante Ethernet-based audio system and any MADI / AES10 setup. D64R supports up to 64 channels of both coaxial and optical MADI interfaces and is completely bi-directional, allowing the use of any Dante components including RedNet's high-quality interface products with a MADI system, or MADI components with a Dante system.
D64R features a sample rate converter (SRC) on each input and output allowing interfacing between MADI and Dante irrespective of the sample rate at which either system is operating. A Dante network can be connected to MADI-based digital consoles, computer cards, converters, and much more. In addition to both coax and optical MADI interfaces, RedNet D64R provides Word Clock in and out.
Dual Ethernet ports are provided, with locking etherCON connectors and several operating modes including daisy-chaining and redundancy confirmed by front-panel indicators. Two separate power supplies with fault detection capability are included, with separate power input sockets (including retaining clips) on the rear of the unit. Power status is indicated both remotely and on the front panel.
The D64R features a ruggedized, roadworthy engineered exterior and high internal build quality. In addition, it offers a compact 1 RU rackmount form factor for a full 64 channels of I/O.
D64R bridges a MADI system and a Dante network—and like the rest of the Focusrite RedNet range, it is fully interoperable with all other Dante network components. The bridging facility means that you can use RedNet's expanding range of high-quality audio interfaces to put analogue or digital I/O, as well as third-party Dante-compatible products, exactly where you need it, which is as close as the nearest Ethernet port. It also means that you can connect Dante components to digital mixing consoles, interfaces, and cards that use MADI.
Developed from the RedNet 6, Focusrite's D64R is a second-generation bridging module that can significantly expand the options and possibilities of both MADI and Dante networks.
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