Digital Alert Systems will bring the new R198 Local/Network-Controlled Multichannel AES Switch/Converter to Vegas.
DAS calls this a unique product for facilities looking to upgrade their analog EAS systems to operate in a multichannel AES digital audio world.
“The R198 makes it easy to convert any unbalanced stereo audio signal and present it as the common ‘B side’ of four independent A/B (2×1) balanced AES audio channels,” it states.
“Using synchronous electronic switching for glitch-free performance with no pops or clicks, each AES channel ensures seamless program switching of any AES audio stream. Each AES channel also features a fail-safe bypass relay, thus maintaining primary program signal integrity in the event of a power failure.”
Each AES switch is controllable by contact closures or a TCP/IP (Ethernet) LAN interface, making it suitable for use with automation or legacy EAS gear. The R198 Web server allows broadcasters to configure and operate the unit from a Web browser on standard platform without special software or cables.
Also new at DAS are added features in the DASDEC series of EAS/CAP devices including expanded filtering options and an improved user interface.
NAB Show Booth: C3346