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Format Converters > DirectOut MONTONE.42

MONTONE.42 is a fully AES67-compliant MADI (AES10) to Audio-over-IP bridge based on RAVENNA audio networking technology. As the demand for Ethernet-based transmissions in professional audio environments increases, MONTONE.42 provides seamless integration of network audio with existing infrastructures.

Equipped with four MADI and two gigabit network ports, it serves as a versatile link for broadcast, live-sound and studio applications.

POWERFUL NETWORKING, SEAMLESS INTEROPERABILITY 
MONTONE.42 integrates RAVENNA networking technology. RAVENNA is a solution for real-time distribution of audio and other media content in IP-based network environments that offers outstanding features in terms of timing accuracy and scalability. 
It is also fully AES67-compliant (the interoperability standard from AES) for seamless compatibility with other AoIP devices. MONTONE.42 offers both an AES67 profile for straightforward network integration and RAVENNA profiles for more demanding applications requiring high performance transmission at minimum latency.

CLOCKING 
MONTONE.42 can be synchronized to MADI input, word clock, video reference, network (PTP) or internal clock. The device may also serve as a network grandmaster. The achieved clock accuracy complies with AES11 throughout the whole network.

ALL-ROUND FUNCTIONALITY 
MONTONE.42 offers highest flexibility as it provides three interface standards for MADI:

  • optical SC (single-mode or multi-mode)
  • coaxial (BNC)
  • SFP - The Small Form Factor Pluggable cage can be fitted with any SFP module suitable for the customer’s application.

*The configuration of MADI I/Os can be defined individually at order.

STREAMING 
Assemble up to four streams with an individual number of audio channels from the MADI inputs via the integrated routing matrix. Subscribe to another four streams and convert the incoming audio channels to MADI.
256 channels are supported even at higher sample rates (96 kHz).

REMOTE CONTROL 
Java-based remote control software can be accessed through the network interface to configure network streams, audio routing and all device settings.
Basic settings are also adjustable via a local interface on the front panel.

RELIABLE 
The MADI inputs can be configured as redundant inputs with automatic fail-over switching.

SAFE OPERATION 
Thanks to two phase-redundant power supplies with separate IEC inlets and AC power switches on the rear panel the device offers the highest reliability.

TECHNICAL DATA

Interfaces

 

MADI ports (I/O):

4 x I/O ports - individually configurable

Network:

2 x RJ45 Socket (1 Gbit/s)

Headphone Out:

1 x 6.3 mm TRS jack, stereo

Modules:

SC-Socket single/multi-mode 
coaxial BNC, 75 Ω 
SFP cage

Digital

 

Sample rates:

44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz (+/- 12,5%)

MADI formats:

48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX

Audio-over-IP

 

Number of streams:

4

Number of channels (I/O):

256

Standard:

RAVENNA, AES67

Headphone Out

 

Output level:

+11 dBu

SNR:

-113 dB / -117 dBA

THD @ 0 dBFS:

-101 dB

Sync

 

Word clock (I):

1 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable),
AES11 (DARS also supported)

Word clock (O):

1 x coaxial BNC

Video Reference (I):

1 x coaxial BNC (75 Ω termination switchable),
black burst (PAL / NTSC)

Network:

IEEE 1588 v2

Communication

 

Remote Software:

Java applet for browser

Global

 

Service:

USB 2.0 for firmware updates (Windows®)

Display:

3 x 16 characters LC display

Power Consumption:

15 W

Dimensions:

Width 19'' (483 mm) 
Height 2 RU (89 mm) 
Depth 10'' (254 mm)

Weight:

about 4 kg

USB Serial driver:

Windows®

Accessory

- ordered seperately

 

SFP modules (LC single-mode or multi-mode)

Device variants

- per request

Single-mode:

MADI port: SC-Socket single-mode