D&M Professional introduced the PMD580 compact solid-state recorder, which adds network connectivity to the company’s PMD line of rack-mount digital recorders.
By way of its Ethernet port, the PMD580 can be positioned as a network device, allowing users to set menu parameters, schedule recording events and transfer and archive audio files via Web-based GUI interface from any PC or Mac in the network.
D&M says network accessibility allows users of solid-state digital recording devices the ability to archive audio files at designated times, and eases management of multiple units.
The PMD580 has an internal clock for scheduling recording events. For instance, lectures could be automatically scheduled for recording; multiple events can be scheduled via the Web interface; and recorded files can then be downloaded to a local PC via drag-and-drop. Files also can be uploaded automatically to a server or network location at a user-specified time.
Additionally, the PMD580 adds balanced XLR inputs and outputs, S/PDIF as well as AES/EBU digital interfaces and RS-232 control. It offers MP3 and WAV recording formats, and users can select between 16 bit and 24 bit resolution.