Looking to interface with older EAS systems that do not support AES and facilities wishing to add digital streams, Digital Alert Systems has developed the R198. The single RU R198 is an analog stereo in/four AES digital audio out A-D converter and distribution amp.
The rear panel has XLR ins and outs for each of four channels along with a master channel. Each channel sports a block connector as well. The R198 is remote controllable via the Web via a built-in Web server. It is compatible with the DAS DASDEC emergency messaging platform.
Vice President of Business Development for Digital Alert Systems and Monroe Electronics Bill Robertson said the R198 “replaces numerous discrete components; reduces the cost and complexity of installation; and offers a simple, easy-to-use solution for converting to AES audio and switching digital audio streams.”