Arrakis Systems is expanding its IP products line. The latest is DARC, an IP-based virtual console/network platform that leverages the company’s Simple IP foray into audio IP technology.
Turnkey packages utilizing preconfigured Dell Optiplex computers and Simple IP I/O boxes will be available in 8-, 12- and 16-input channel/three-out bus packages. Dante-compatible devices can be used as substitute hardware.
The virtual touchscreen-oriented software routes and automatically configures input channels along with allowing access to Dante hardware on the network. The larger network can connect multiple studios and facilities. It is AES67-compatible for interfacing with other networks.
For those wanting to stick with a more hardware-oriented approach, Arrakis is bringing to the NAB Show the DARC Surface, a control surface mixer that is operates within the DARC IP network. It will be available in 8-, 12- and 16-channel models.
NAB Show Booth: N6510