Adding to its switcher offerings, Broadcast Devices Inc., has released the AES-408, an eight channel digital/analog switcher.
On the rear panel are four AES3 digital inputs and four +4 dBm analog inputs. The analog inputs can be changed to –10 dBm unbalanced inputs. Outputs consist of two AES3 digital and one +4 dBm analog.
It also offers a headphone output with volume control. Remote control is via standard GPIO and RS232/RS485.
It has detection for sample rates (32–192 kHz) and errors, e.g. parity, audio, silence, etc.
Ethernet control can be added via the BDI INT-100 Internet Interface Kit. Other options include dual power supply operation and 75 ohm BNC digital I/O. Price: $1,595