Davicom Nourishes MAC Line

Sneak Peek: Expansion module and broadcast monitor are new
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Sneak Peek: Expansion module and broadcast monitor are new

Davicom, maker of the MAC line of monitoring equipment, is planning additions to its product family and will talk about them at the 2011 NAB Show.

The Mac Expansion Module, MEXM-1, adds extra input/output capability to any MAC product. Each MEXM-1 adds 24 metering inputs, 24 status inputs and 24 relay outputs that are integrated automatically into the MAC’s control structure. Eight MEXM-1 units can be used together and, if connected to a MAC216, will provide a total of up to 144 metering inputs, 224 status inputs and 104 relay outputs. Metering input ranges cover ±2.5, ±5, ±10, ±25 and ±50V.

Also new is the AM/FM Broadcast Monitor, AFBM. It adds AM and FM signal monitoring capability to the Davicom-MAC line of products.

The unit has high- and low-level inputs to accommodate on-site and off-air monitoring. It can monitor AM and FM signal strength and power, AM modulation index, FM peak multiplex deviation, FM carrier frequency, stereo pilot presence, L & R audio and RDS strings, all with user-defined threshold levels. The AFBM interfaces to the Davicom MACs through a USB connection, or for older MAC units via GPIO signals.

Additionally, Davicom MAC’s firmware is being updated to version 5.41. Added is an SNMP Manager to the MAC’s I/O capability. This feature allows easy control and monitoring of SNMP-enabled devices such as transmitters. Currently in pre-release, Firmware 5.41 will be available for free download to Davicom MAC users in June.

NAB Show Booth: C1112