RIOLink™
Automation System
SAS Router Controller
32KD
Analog and digital audio I/O
Serial RS485 and RS232
SAS Intercom
Windows™
Computer
32KD
SAS GPI/O
LAN/WAN
for setup and SAS
Automation software
RUBICON™
RIOLink™
Rubicon™
“Eight”
RIOLink
MULTICHANNEL
FIBER
LINK
AUDIO
RIO
CONNECT
NETWORK
FIBER
Control room
and studio
audio/GPIO
™
Rubicon™
“40”
CONTROL
RIOLink™
C
onnectivity, via the fewest number of
cables possible, is the road of futurethinking facility design. SAS is behind
the wheel and ahead of the curve with its
proprietary concept of the Connected
Digital Network™—the complete system
of audio routing, mixing, distribution, intercom,
IFB, and automation.
At the hub of this network is the SAS 32KD
Digital Router/Mixer. Connected at the spokes
are SAS RIOLinks, Rubicon console control
surfaces, router control panels, intercom
stations, digital storage and delivery systems,
production editors, computer controllers, and
much more.
The SAS Connected Digital Network has
the features and performance needed today
and the flexibility to adapt as your operation
evolves. The SAS Connected Digital Network
is the digital future, here today.
Stand-alone console
Rubicon
“24”
™
DISTRIBUTED RELIABILITY and
REDUNDANCY
Integral to the fabric of the
Connected Digital Network architecture is the design concept of
“distributed liability”—providing
multiple layers of redundancy.
Any component failure takes out
only the small section that it serves.
Audio in the 32KD is split into
multiple TDM buses, each handling
only 32 channels of audio; a disturbance on one bus only affects
that small group of channels. Two
separate control communication
buses between modules and two
separate clock buses multiply the
level of distributed reliability.
The 32KD does not use a “DSP
farm;” instead the DSPs on each
output card handle routing and
mixing for those outputs only.
Redundant power supplies are
available throughout.
The ultimate failure: loss of the
terminal room. No problem. The
RIOLink keeps on going, providing
full Rubicon console control of routing and mixing of all local sources
connected to that RIO.
And, of course, SAS router
control software provides backup
and easy restoration of your entire
system’s settings.
Until Rubicon, broadcast consoles
came in only two flavors: simple
but limited, or so powerful and
complex even seasoned DJs or
operators could be overwhelmed.
Designed for major and medium
market broadcast, Rubicon answers
the call with a clean and open layout that keeps your most frequently
needed controls both easy to understand and fingertip close. For the
power user, Rubicon’s convenient
Dynamic Control Matrix™ provides
access to more advanced functions.
Rubicon interfaces to the
Connected Digital Network via
CAT5 cables to the RIOLink or
directly to the 32KD. It can accommodate any number of input, monitor, control, and intercom modules.
For more details, see our
Rubicon companion brochure.
GPI-1600 Opto/Relay
Control Panel
One RU chassis with 16 opticallyisolated DC inputs and 16 relay-isolated DC outputs that are used for a
variety of control functions: machine
control, mic on/off/cough and
staus lamps, on-air light switching,
remote on/off, talkback command,
and much more.
The GPI-1600 interfaces via
RS485 to the 32KD’s DRC-16
Remote Control Module or to one
of RIOLink’s RS485 ports.
Intercom and IFB
The Connected Digital Network
integrates complete intercom and
IFB (interrupted fold back). SAS
provides a variety of dedicated
intercom stations with built-in microphones and speakers and instant
“talk to” or “listen to” buttons.
More details can be found at
sasaudio.com.
Configuration
The Connected Digital Network
offers extensive user setup and control capabilities via the easy-to-use
GUI-based SAS Router Control
Software and SAS Server Module.
These install on a Windows-based
computer that connects to the 32KD
via RS232. The SAS Server Module
is multi-user, and can be accessed
remotely via LAN or WAN.
Name your sources, destinations,
relays, and optos. Set trim levels on
inputs and outputs. Monitor the
entire system status on the
Crosspoint maps, even take and
remove Crosspoints. Save and
restore the entire system configuration or any part to insure your
peace of mind.
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GENERAL
Physical Size .....................................10.5”H x 19”W x 20”D
(26.7cm x 48.3cm x 50.8cm)
Power...............................................90-260 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 350 VA max
Redundant Power Supplies
Separate IEC cord AC input to each
ANALOG AUDIO
Input Impedance ................................>20k balanced
Output Impedance..............................60, balanced & floating
Maximum Level .................................+24dBu
Nominal Level....................................-20dBFS (dB relative to Full Scale Digital);
+4dBu factory default, software selectable
to 0, +4, or +8dBu
Sensitivity Adjust................................+24dBu to -24dBu, each input
CMRR ...............................................>-70dB, 20-20kHz, -90dB typical, 50/60 Hz
Frequency Response ...........................+0/-0.5dB, 20-20kHz
Dynamic Range..................................A>A 104dBFS; A>D 108dBFS; D>A 106dBFS
THD+N .............................................<0.005%, 20-20kHz
Crosstalk/separation...........................>80dB, 20-20kHz
Latency.............................................<2ms, input to output
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin
DIGITAL AUDIO
Input Impedance ................................110, transformer balanced
Output Impedance..............................110, transformer balanced
Signal Protocol...................................AES-3
System Sample Rate ..........................32, 44.1 or 48kHz, software selectable,
internal crystal; ref ±25ppm, AES-11 input
for external reference
SRC..................................................24bit input sample rate conversion, software
selectable, channel status and user bits preserved
Input Level Adjust...............................+24dB to -24dB, each input
Latency.............................................<2ms, input to output
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin or RJ-21 50 pin or 2x25 pin D-sub
HARDWARE CONTROL
Router Control Panels..........................RS485, SAS Control Protocol, 76.8kbaud
Opto In.............................................5-12VDC, 5mA max
Relay Out..........................................Form C copper contact relay
Remote Access...................................WAN and DTMF available
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin or RJ21 50 pin
SOFTWARE CONTROL
SAS Router Control Software................PC Windows™; multi user
Control
Hardware control panels with a
wide variety of feature sets and
configurations are available for
rack, desktop, or console mounting.
Control panels interface with the
Connected Digital Network via
RS485.
Virtual control panels to install
on your PC, offer many of the same
functions, interconnecting to the
Connected Digital Network via the
computer-based SAS Server Module.
More details can be found at
sasaudio.com.
Automation
Automation is an SAS software
module that permits real-time event
switching, level change, changing
of labels, and sending strings to an
IP or serial port, on a time of day
and day of week schedule.
Automation also allows setup
of salvos and events triggered by
an external stimulus or internal
router event.
SAS Server Module.............................PC Windows; multi user
SAS SoftPanels ..................................PC Windows; TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
SAS Automation Software ...................PC Windows; TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
External Automation ...........................RS232C, USI (User Serial Interface), 19.2 kbaud,
or TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
NETWORK
Connectivity.......................................Fiber, LC duplex, multi-mode (to 550m)
or single mode (to 20km)
Topology ...........................................Dual counter rotating ring, fault tolerant,
512 channel minimum capacity (each frame
has backplane capacity for up to 512 local sources,
512 network sources)
RIOLINK
Connectivity.......................................CAT5 to 200m, RJ45 connector; Fiber, LC duplex,
multi-mode to 550m, or single mode to 20km
Audio I/O Plug-In Cards ......................Analog or Digital, 16 signals (8 stereo) each;
total 32 audio in, 32 audio out
Remote control ..................................16 RS485 control ports
GPIO ................................................16 opto in, 16 GPI solid state 25W
DC resistance relay out
Serial................................................5 RS232C
0dBu = 0.775 V RMS. Measurements taken with 20-20kHz filter.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
SIERRA
AUTOMATED
SYSTEMS
2625 N. San Fernando Blvd. 1.818.840.6749 voice
Burbank, CA 91504 USA
1.818.840.6751 fax
©2004 Sierra Automated Systems & Engineering Corporation
sales@sasaudio.com
www.sasaudio.com
Brochure 32KD/V3/0404
Printed in USA
CONNECTED DIGITAL NETWOR
CONNECTED DIGITAL NETWORK™
CONNECTED
DIGITAL
NETWORK™
32KD
32KD
32KD
™
digital router /mixer
CONNECTED
DIGITAL
NETWORK™
Mainframe
The 32KD is designed for ease of service
and maximum reliability. All modules and
power supplies plug in from the front; no
need to climb into the back of the rack
fishing between bundles of cables.
Modules and power supplies are hot
swappable, so you don’t have to take the
system off-line for servicing or expansion.
Connections are made to passive plugin rear connector modules, which allow
various connector configurations to suit
your installation’s requirements.
The 21 module slots are truly universalany module can plug into any slot. This
flexibility allows for any ratio of inputs to
outputs (in groups of 32), and any combination of support modules.
The 32KD’s backplane supports 1,024
local and remote channels.
KDI-16 Digital Input Module
16 AES/EBU digital input channels via precision sample rate converters that re-clock
the data into an internally timed bit stream.
On-board input level control lets you calibrate
each input to your standard reference level.
MCU-32e Frame Controller Module
The MCU-32e generates main and standby clock, and stores all of the switcher’s
operating parameters and custom configurations in ultra-reliable non-volatile RAM.
No PC required!
It is also the primary control interface
to the Connected Digital Network:
RS232 ports connect the computer running
SAS Server Module and Router Control
Software, which is used for system configuration, monitoring, automation, and backup/restore. Two RS485 serial ports are
provided as well.
RCU-32 Redundant Clock Module
Backup to the MCU-32e for system clock
and control.
E
ngineered by the name synonymous with
the best in audio routing and network
design for more than 15 years, the 32KD
provides switching, distribution, mixing,
level control, signal processing, intercom,
IFB, and mix-minus... all in one modular,
distributed scalable routing system. The 32KD
is expandable to up to thousands of inputs and
outputs, at one location or spread throughout a
facility connected via fiber.
The SAS 32KD Router/Mixer is the proven
performer in hundreds of broadcast, network,
film production, and venue installations around
the world, and is the hub of the integrated
SAS Connected Digital Network™.
32KD
™
digital router/mixer
KAI-16 Analog Input Module
32 input channels (16 stereo, 32 mono,
or any combination) convert to digital via
linear 24bit A/D converters. On-board
input level control to calibrate each input
to your standard reference level. Any of
the KAI-16’s inputs can be used for mono
or stereo, intercom or IFB.
KDO-16 Digital Output Module
16 AES/EBU digital output channels. DSP
on the output module is used for mixing
and output level calibration.
KAO-16 Analog Output Module
32 output channels (16 stereo, 32 mono,
or any combination) via 24bit linear D/A
converters with 110dB dynamic range and
extremely low noise and distortion. DSP on
the output module is used for mixing and
output level calibration.
DRC-16 Remote Control Module
DRC-16 provides extensive remote control
capability throughout the system.
16 addressable RS485 serial ports are
used for control of the 32KD/Connected
Digital Network by the Rubicon console
control surface, Rubicon control turret
panels, SAS router control panels, intercom
stations, and GPIO opto/relay interfaces.
Each port can handle up to four controllers
of the same type.
Five RS232 ports are used to connect
to a PC for system configuration and
automation, and for two-way interface
to digital delivery and external router/
console control systems.
ANI-512 Audio Network
Interface Module
Interconnects multiple frames via fiberoptic cable on a dual counter-rotating
ring. A ring network provides more
reliability; 32KD’s dual ring provides
an extra degree of redundancy.
512 channel interconnectivity
frame-to-frame. Use one ANI-512
per 32KD frame.
KRL-16 RIOLink Input/
Output Module
The connection point in the 32KD for the
RIOLink. The KRL-16 links 32 channels of
audio in each direction,
plus RS485, RS232,
and GPIO. DSP on
the KRL-16 provides
mixing for buses
assigned to the
RIOLink when the
RIOLink is used in a
32KD system. Any
number of RIOLink
I/O modules may
be fitted in a 32KD.
SPS-6 Power Supplies
32KD switching supplies have fans to
keep air flowing through the supply
and the mainframe. Each supply has
its own AC/mains power cable, and
each output is monitored and annunciated with status/alarm LEDs.
The two supplies load-share
during normal operation, with
automatic switchover if one
should be removed or lose
primary power.
Digital TDM routing system
Proven modular design
512 channels in
6 rack units
Expandable to up to
thousands of channels
Fault-tolerant multiple
DSP, TDM bus, and control
processor architecture
Rubicon™ console control
surfaces provide complete
control room and studio
mixing via 32KD’s
signal processing
Digital and analog
24bit I/O
Simultaneous multiple
channel switching
Fiber-optic interconnect
Input/output modules
plug in from front
Passive connector modules
plug in from rear
All modules are
hot-swappable
Rack-mount, drop-in
console and
desktop controllers
Configuration and control
via SAS system software
RIOLink™
RIOLink provides reliable, fast and efficient signal
distribution throughout a facility. RIOLink performs
like an “extension cord” to the 32KD, linking 32
channels of audio in and out, 16 serial RS485 control
ports, 16 GPI optos and 16 GPO solid-state relays.
RIO’s audio inputs and outputs can be all digital,
all analog, or half of each.
RIOLink can be used to connect Rubicon and
local control room and studio equipment to the 32KD.
Should the 32KD somehow become disconnected,
RIOLink keeps going, providing full Rubicon control
of routing and mixing of all local sources.
RIOLink can also be used for stand-alone applications requiring a smaller 32x32 router/mixer.
Or use two RIOs for a digital point-to-point link.
Whether connecting a control room to the 32KD
in the terminal room, or the 32KD to a STL penthouse,
floor-to-floor or building-to-building, RIOLink will save
you time and money by replacing big bundles of
potentially troublesome wires with just a single cable.
Multiple applications:
■ Remote Input/
Output interconnection to 32KD
■ Extend your
connections with
RIOLink-to-RIOLink
■ Stand-alone for
small router/mixer
applications
Connects with CAT5
or fiber
32 audio in and
out, analog, digital or
half of each
16 GPI optos and GPO
solid-state relays
16 SAS control ports for
local connection of
Rubicon and controllers
Mainframe
The 32KD is designed for ease of service
and maximum reliability. All modules and
power supplies plug in from the front; no
need to climb into the back of the rack
fishing between bundles of cables.
Modules and power supplies are hot
swappable, so you don’t have to take the
system off-line for servicing or expansion.
Connections are made to passive plugin rear connector modules, which allow
various connector configurations to suit
your installation’s requirements.
The 21 module slots are truly universalany module can plug into any slot. This
flexibility allows for any ratio of inputs to
outputs (in groups of 32), and any combination of support modules.
The 32KD’s backplane supports 1,024
local and remote channels.
KDI-16 Digital Input Module
16 AES/EBU digital input channels via precision sample rate converters that re-clock
the data into an internally timed bit stream.
On-board input level control lets you calibrate
each input to your standard reference level.
MCU-32e Frame Controller Module
The MCU-32e generates main and standby clock, and stores all of the switcher’s
operating parameters and custom configurations in ultra-reliable non-volatile RAM.
No PC required!
It is also the primary control interface
to the Connected Digital Network:
RS232 ports connect the computer running
SAS Server Module and Router Control
Software, which is used for system configuration, monitoring, automation, and backup/restore. Two RS485 serial ports are
provided as well.
RCU-32 Redundant Clock Module
Backup to the MCU-32e for system clock
and control.
E
ngineered by the name synonymous with
the best in audio routing and network
design for more than 15 years, the 32KD
provides switching, distribution, mixing,
level control, signal processing, intercom,
IFB, and mix-minus... all in one modular,
distributed scalable routing system. The 32KD
is expandable to up to thousands of inputs and
outputs, at one location or spread throughout a
facility connected via fiber.
The SAS 32KD Router/Mixer is the proven
performer in hundreds of broadcast, network,
film production, and venue installations around
the world, and is the hub of the integrated
SAS Connected Digital Network™.
32KD
™
digital router/mixer
KAI-16 Analog Input Module
32 input channels (16 stereo, 32 mono,
or any combination) convert to digital via
linear 24bit A/D converters. On-board
input level control to calibrate each input
to your standard reference level. Any of
the KAI-16’s inputs can be used for mono
or stereo, intercom or IFB.
KDO-16 Digital Output Module
16 AES/EBU digital output channels. DSP
on the output module is used for mixing
and output level calibration.
KAO-16 Analog Output Module
32 output channels (16 stereo, 32 mono,
or any combination) via 24bit linear D/A
converters with 110dB dynamic range and
extremely low noise and distortion. DSP on
the output module is used for mixing and
output level calibration.
DRC-16 Remote Control Module
DRC-16 provides extensive remote control
capability throughout the system.
16 addressable RS485 serial ports are
used for control of the 32KD/Connected
Digital Network by the Rubicon console
control surface, Rubicon control turret
panels, SAS router control panels, intercom
stations, and GPIO opto/relay interfaces.
Each port can handle up to four controllers
of the same type.
Five RS232 ports are used to connect
to a PC for system configuration and
automation, and for two-way interface
to digital delivery and external router/
console control systems.
ANI-512 Audio Network
Interface Module
Interconnects multiple frames via fiberoptic cable on a dual counter-rotating
ring. A ring network provides more
reliability; 32KD’s dual ring provides
an extra degree of redundancy.
512 channel interconnectivity
frame-to-frame. Use one ANI-512
per 32KD frame.
KRL-16 RIOLink Input/
Output Module
The connection point in the 32KD for the
RIOLink. The KRL-16 links 32 channels of
audio in each direction,
plus RS485, RS232,
and GPIO. DSP on
the KRL-16 provides
mixing for buses
assigned to the
RIOLink when the
RIOLink is used in a
32KD system. Any
number of RIOLink
I/O modules may
be fitted in a 32KD.
SPS-6 Power Supplies
32KD switching supplies have fans to
keep air flowing through the supply
and the mainframe. Each supply has
its own AC/mains power cable, and
each output is monitored and annunciated with status/alarm LEDs.
The two supplies load-share
during normal operation, with
automatic switchover if one
should be removed or lose
primary power.
Digital TDM routing system
Proven modular design
512 channels in
6 rack units
Expandable to up to
thousands of channels
Fault-tolerant multiple
DSP, TDM bus, and control
processor architecture
Rubicon™ console control
surfaces provide complete
control room and studio
mixing via 32KD’s
signal processing
Digital and analog
24bit I/O
Simultaneous multiple
channel switching
Fiber-optic interconnect
Input/output modules
plug in from front
Passive connector modules
plug in from rear
All modules are
hot-swappable
Rack-mount, drop-in
console and
desktop controllers
Configuration and control
via SAS system software
RIOLink™
RIOLink provides reliable, fast and efficient signal
distribution throughout a facility. RIOLink performs
like an “extension cord” to the 32KD, linking 32
channels of audio in and out, 16 serial RS485 control
ports, 16 GPI optos and 16 GPO solid-state relays.
RIO’s audio inputs and outputs can be all digital,
all analog, or half of each.
RIOLink can be used to connect Rubicon and
local control room and studio equipment to the 32KD.
Should the 32KD somehow become disconnected,
RIOLink keeps going, providing full Rubicon control
of routing and mixing of all local sources.
RIOLink can also be used for stand-alone applications requiring a smaller 32x32 router/mixer.
Or use two RIOs for a digital point-to-point link.
Whether connecting a control room to the 32KD
in the terminal room, or the 32KD to a STL penthouse,
floor-to-floor or building-to-building, RIOLink will save
you time and money by replacing big bundles of
potentially troublesome wires with just a single cable.
Multiple applications:
■ Remote Input/
Output interconnection to 32KD
■ Extend your
connections with
RIOLink-to-RIOLink
■ Stand-alone for
small router/mixer
applications
Connects with CAT5
or fiber
32 audio in and
out, analog, digital or
half of each
16 GPI optos and GPO
solid-state relays
16 SAS control ports for
local connection of
Rubicon and controllers
Mainframe
The 32KD is designed for ease of service
and maximum reliability. All modules and
power supplies plug in from the front; no
need to climb into the back of the rack
fishing between bundles of cables.
Modules and power supplies are hot
swappable, so you don’t have to take the
system off-line for servicing or expansion.
Connections are made to passive plugin rear connector modules, which allow
various connector configurations to suit
your installation’s requirements.
The 21 module slots are truly universalany module can plug into any slot. This
flexibility allows for any ratio of inputs to
outputs (in groups of 32), and any combination of support modules.
The 32KD’s backplane supports 1,024
local and remote channels.
KDI-16 Digital Input Module
16 AES/EBU digital input channels via precision sample rate converters that re-clock
the data into an internally timed bit stream.
On-board input level control lets you calibrate
each input to your standard reference level.
MCU-32e Frame Controller Module
The MCU-32e generates main and standby clock, and stores all of the switcher’s
operating parameters and custom configurations in ultra-reliable non-volatile RAM.
No PC required!
It is also the primary control interface
to the Connected Digital Network:
RS232 ports connect the computer running
SAS Server Module and Router Control
Software, which is used for system configuration, monitoring, automation, and backup/restore. Two RS485 serial ports are
provided as well.
RCU-32 Redundant Clock Module
Backup to the MCU-32e for system clock
and control.
E
ngineered by the name synonymous with
the best in audio routing and network
design for more than 15 years, the 32KD
provides switching, distribution, mixing,
level control, signal processing, intercom,
IFB, and mix-minus... all in one modular,
distributed scalable routing system. The 32KD
is expandable to up to thousands of inputs and
outputs, at one location or spread throughout a
facility connected via fiber.
The SAS 32KD Router/Mixer is the proven
performer in hundreds of broadcast, network,
film production, and venue installations around
the world, and is the hub of the integrated
SAS Connected Digital Network™.
32KD
™
digital router/mixer
KAI-16 Analog Input Module
32 input channels (16 stereo, 32 mono,
or any combination) convert to digital via
linear 24bit A/D converters. On-board
input level control to calibrate each input
to your standard reference level. Any of
the KAI-16’s inputs can be used for mono
or stereo, intercom or IFB.
KDO-16 Digital Output Module
16 AES/EBU digital output channels. DSP
on the output module is used for mixing
and output level calibration.
KAO-16 Analog Output Module
32 output channels (16 stereo, 32 mono,
or any combination) via 24bit linear D/A
converters with 110dB dynamic range and
extremely low noise and distortion. DSP on
the output module is used for mixing and
output level calibration.
DRC-16 Remote Control Module
DRC-16 provides extensive remote control
capability throughout the system.
16 addressable RS485 serial ports are
used for control of the 32KD/Connected
Digital Network by the Rubicon console
control surface, Rubicon control turret
panels, SAS router control panels, intercom
stations, and GPIO opto/relay interfaces.
Each port can handle up to four controllers
of the same type.
Five RS232 ports are used to connect
to a PC for system configuration and
automation, and for two-way interface
to digital delivery and external router/
console control systems.
ANI-512 Audio Network
Interface Module
Interconnects multiple frames via fiberoptic cable on a dual counter-rotating
ring. A ring network provides more
reliability; 32KD’s dual ring provides
an extra degree of redundancy.
512 channel interconnectivity
frame-to-frame. Use one ANI-512
per 32KD frame.
KRL-16 RIOLink Input/
Output Module
The connection point in the 32KD for the
RIOLink. The KRL-16 links 32 channels of
audio in each direction,
plus RS485, RS232,
and GPIO. DSP on
the KRL-16 provides
mixing for buses
assigned to the
RIOLink when the
RIOLink is used in a
32KD system. Any
number of RIOLink
I/O modules may
be fitted in a 32KD.
SPS-6 Power Supplies
32KD switching supplies have fans to
keep air flowing through the supply
and the mainframe. Each supply has
its own AC/mains power cable, and
each output is monitored and annunciated with status/alarm LEDs.
The two supplies load-share
during normal operation, with
automatic switchover if one
should be removed or lose
primary power.
Digital TDM routing system
Proven modular design
512 channels in
6 rack units
Expandable to up to
thousands of channels
Fault-tolerant multiple
DSP, TDM bus, and control
processor architecture
Rubicon™ console control
surfaces provide complete
control room and studio
mixing via 32KD’s
signal processing
Digital and analog
24bit I/O
Simultaneous multiple
channel switching
Fiber-optic interconnect
Input/output modules
plug in from front
Passive connector modules
plug in from rear
All modules are
hot-swappable
Rack-mount, drop-in
console and
desktop controllers
Configuration and control
via SAS system software
RIOLink™
RIOLink provides reliable, fast and efficient signal
distribution throughout a facility. RIOLink performs
like an “extension cord” to the 32KD, linking 32
channels of audio in and out, 16 serial RS485 control
ports, 16 GPI optos and 16 GPO solid-state relays.
RIO’s audio inputs and outputs can be all digital,
all analog, or half of each.
RIOLink can be used to connect Rubicon and
local control room and studio equipment to the 32KD.
Should the 32KD somehow become disconnected,
RIOLink keeps going, providing full Rubicon control
of routing and mixing of all local sources.
RIOLink can also be used for stand-alone applications requiring a smaller 32x32 router/mixer.
Or use two RIOs for a digital point-to-point link.
Whether connecting a control room to the 32KD
in the terminal room, or the 32KD to a STL penthouse,
floor-to-floor or building-to-building, RIOLink will save
you time and money by replacing big bundles of
potentially troublesome wires with just a single cable.
Multiple applications:
■ Remote Input/
Output interconnection to 32KD
■ Extend your
connections with
RIOLink-to-RIOLink
■ Stand-alone for
small router/mixer
applications
Connects with CAT5
or fiber
32 audio in and
out, analog, digital or
half of each
16 GPI optos and GPO
solid-state relays
16 SAS control ports for
local connection of
Rubicon and controllers
RIOLink™
Automation System
SAS Router Controller
32KD
Analog and digital audio I/O
Serial RS485 and RS232
SAS Intercom
Windows™
Computer
32KD
SAS GPI/O
LAN/WAN
for setup and SAS
Automation software
RUBICON™
RIOLink™
Rubicon™
“Eight”
RIOLink
MULTICHANNEL
FIBER
LINK
AUDIO
RIO
CONNECT
NETWORK
FIBER
Control room
and studio
audio/GPIO
™
Rubicon™
“40”
CONTROL
RIOLink™
C
onnectivity, via the fewest number of
cables possible, is the road of futurethinking facility design. SAS is behind
the wheel and ahead of the curve with its
proprietary concept of the Connected
Digital Network™—the complete system
of audio routing, mixing, distribution, intercom,
IFB, and automation.
At the hub of this network is the SAS 32KD
Digital Router/Mixer. Connected at the spokes
are SAS RIOLinks, Rubicon console control
surfaces, router control panels, intercom
stations, digital storage and delivery systems,
production editors, computer controllers, and
much more.
The SAS Connected Digital Network has
the features and performance needed today
and the flexibility to adapt as your operation
evolves. The SAS Connected Digital Network
is the digital future, here today.
Stand-alone console
Rubicon
“24”
™
DISTRIBUTED RELIABILITY and
REDUNDANCY
Integral to the fabric of the
Connected Digital Network architecture is the design concept of
“distributed liability”—providing
multiple layers of redundancy.
Any component failure takes out
only the small section that it serves.
Audio in the 32KD is split into
multiple TDM buses, each handling
only 32 channels of audio; a disturbance on one bus only affects
that small group of channels. Two
separate control communication
buses between modules and two
separate clock buses multiply the
level of distributed reliability.
The 32KD does not use a “DSP
farm;” instead the DSPs on each
output card handle routing and
mixing for those outputs only.
Redundant power supplies are
available throughout.
The ultimate failure: loss of the
terminal room. No problem. The
RIOLink keeps on going, providing
full Rubicon console control of routing and mixing of all local sources
connected to that RIO.
And, of course, SAS router
control software provides backup
and easy restoration of your entire
system’s settings.
Until Rubicon, broadcast consoles
came in only two flavors: simple
but limited, or so powerful and
complex even seasoned DJs or
operators could be overwhelmed.
Designed for major and medium
market broadcast, Rubicon answers
the call with a clean and open layout that keeps your most frequently
needed controls both easy to understand and fingertip close. For the
power user, Rubicon’s convenient
Dynamic Control Matrix™ provides
access to more advanced functions.
Rubicon interfaces to the
Connected Digital Network via
CAT5 cables to the RIOLink or
directly to the 32KD. It can accommodate any number of input, monitor, control, and intercom modules.
For more details, see our
Rubicon companion brochure.
GPI-1600 Opto/Relay
Control Panel
One RU chassis with 16 opticallyisolated DC inputs and 16 relay-isolated DC outputs that are used for a
variety of control functions: machine
control, mic on/off/cough and
staus lamps, on-air light switching,
remote on/off, talkback command,
and much more.
The GPI-1600 interfaces via
RS485 to the 32KD’s DRC-16
Remote Control Module or to one
of RIOLink’s RS485 ports.
Intercom and IFB
The Connected Digital Network
integrates complete intercom and
IFB (interrupted fold back). SAS
provides a variety of dedicated
intercom stations with built-in microphones and speakers and instant
“talk to” or “listen to” buttons.
More details can be found at
sasaudio.com.
Configuration
The Connected Digital Network
offers extensive user setup and control capabilities via the easy-to-use
GUI-based SAS Router Control
Software and SAS Server Module.
These install on a Windows-based
computer that connects to the 32KD
via RS232. The SAS Server Module
is multi-user, and can be accessed
remotely via LAN or WAN.
Name your sources, destinations,
relays, and optos. Set trim levels on
inputs and outputs. Monitor the
entire system status on the
Crosspoint maps, even take and
remove Crosspoints. Save and
restore the entire system configuration or any part to insure your
peace of mind.
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GENERAL
Physical Size .....................................10.5”H x 19”W x 20”D
(26.7cm x 48.3cm x 50.8cm)
Power...............................................90-260 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 350 VA max
Redundant Power Supplies
Separate IEC cord AC input to each
ANALOG AUDIO
Input Impedance ................................>20k balanced
Output Impedance..............................60, balanced & floating
Maximum Level .................................+24dBu
Nominal Level....................................-20dBFS (dB relative to Full Scale Digital);
+4dBu factory default, software selectable
to 0, +4, or +8dBu
Sensitivity Adjust................................+24dBu to -24dBu, each input
CMRR ...............................................>-70dB, 20-20kHz, -90dB typical, 50/60 Hz
Frequency Response ...........................+0/-0.5dB, 20-20kHz
Dynamic Range..................................A>A 104dBFS; A>D 108dBFS; D>A 106dBFS
THD+N .............................................<0.005%, 20-20kHz
Crosstalk/separation...........................>80dB, 20-20kHz
Latency.............................................<2ms, input to output
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin
DIGITAL AUDIO
Input Impedance ................................110, transformer balanced
Output Impedance..............................110, transformer balanced
Signal Protocol...................................AES-3
System Sample Rate ..........................32, 44.1 or 48kHz, software selectable,
internal crystal; ref ±25ppm, AES-11 input
for external reference
SRC..................................................24bit input sample rate conversion, software
selectable, channel status and user bits preserved
Input Level Adjust...............................+24dB to -24dB, each input
Latency.............................................<2ms, input to output
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin or RJ-21 50 pin or 2x25 pin D-sub
HARDWARE CONTROL
Router Control Panels..........................RS485, SAS Control Protocol, 76.8kbaud
Opto In.............................................5-12VDC, 5mA max
Relay Out..........................................Form C copper contact relay
Remote Access...................................WAN and DTMF available
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin or RJ21 50 pin
SOFTWARE CONTROL
SAS Router Control Software................PC Windows™; multi user
Control
Hardware control panels with a
wide variety of feature sets and
configurations are available for
rack, desktop, or console mounting.
Control panels interface with the
Connected Digital Network via
RS485.
Virtual control panels to install
on your PC, offer many of the same
functions, interconnecting to the
Connected Digital Network via the
computer-based SAS Server Module.
More details can be found at
sasaudio.com.
Automation
Automation is an SAS software
module that permits real-time event
switching, level change, changing
of labels, and sending strings to an
IP or serial port, on a time of day
and day of week schedule.
Automation also allows setup
of salvos and events triggered by
an external stimulus or internal
router event.
SAS Server Module.............................PC Windows; multi user
SAS SoftPanels ..................................PC Windows; TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
SAS Automation Software ...................PC Windows; TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
External Automation ...........................RS232C, USI (User Serial Interface), 19.2 kbaud,
or TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
NETWORK
Connectivity.......................................Fiber, LC duplex, multi-mode (to 550m)
or single mode (to 20km)
Topology ...........................................Dual counter rotating ring, fault tolerant,
512 channel minimum capacity (each frame
has backplane capacity for up to 512 local sources,
512 network sources)
RIOLINK
Connectivity.......................................CAT5 to 200m, RJ45 connector; Fiber, LC duplex,
multi-mode to 550m, or single mode to 20km
Audio I/O Plug-In Cards ......................Analog or Digital, 16 signals (8 stereo) each;
total 32 audio in, 32 audio out
Remote control ..................................16 RS485 control ports
GPIO ................................................16 opto in, 16 GPI solid state 25W
DC resistance relay out
Serial................................................5 RS232C
0dBu = 0.775 V RMS. Measurements taken with 20-20kHz filter.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
SIERRA
AUTOMATED
SYSTEMS
2625 N. San Fernando Blvd. 1.818.840.6749 voice
Burbank, CA 91504 USA
1.818.840.6751 fax
©2004 Sierra Automated Systems & Engineering Corporation
sales@sasaudio.com
www.sasaudio.com
Brochure 32KD/V3/0404
Printed in USA
CONNECTED DIGITAL NETWOR
CONNECTED DIGITAL NETWORK™
CONNECTED
DIGITAL
NETWORK™
32KD
32KD
32KD
™
digital router /mixer
CONNECTED
DIGITAL
NETWORK™
RIOLink™
Automation System
SAS Router Controller
32KD
Analog and digital audio I/O
Serial RS485 and RS232
SAS Intercom
Windows™
Computer
32KD
SAS GPI/O
LAN/WAN
for setup and SAS
Automation software
RUBICON™
RIOLink™
Rubicon™
“Eight”
RIOLink
MULTICHANNEL
FIBER
LINK
AUDIO
RIO
CONNECT
NETWORK
FIBER
Control room
and studio
audio/GPIO
™
Rubicon™
“40”
CONTROL
RIOLink™
C
onnectivity, via the fewest number of
cables possible, is the road of futurethinking facility design. SAS is behind
the wheel and ahead of the curve with its
proprietary concept of the Connected
Digital Network™—the complete system
of audio routing, mixing, distribution, intercom,
IFB, and automation.
At the hub of this network is the SAS 32KD
Digital Router/Mixer. Connected at the spokes
are SAS RIOLinks, Rubicon console control
surfaces, router control panels, intercom
stations, digital storage and delivery systems,
production editors, computer controllers, and
much more.
The SAS Connected Digital Network has
the features and performance needed today
and the flexibility to adapt as your operation
evolves. The SAS Connected Digital Network
is the digital future, here today.
Stand-alone console
Rubicon
“24”
™
DISTRIBUTED RELIABILITY and
REDUNDANCY
Integral to the fabric of the
Connected Digital Network architecture is the design concept of
“distributed liability”—providing
multiple layers of redundancy.
Any component failure takes out
only the small section that it serves.
Audio in the 32KD is split into
multiple TDM buses, each handling
only 32 channels of audio; a disturbance on one bus only affects
that small group of channels. Two
separate control communication
buses between modules and two
separate clock buses multiply the
level of distributed reliability.
The 32KD does not use a “DSP
farm;” instead the DSPs on each
output card handle routing and
mixing for those outputs only.
Redundant power supplies are
available throughout.
The ultimate failure: loss of the
terminal room. No problem. The
RIOLink keeps on going, providing
full Rubicon console control of routing and mixing of all local sources
connected to that RIO.
And, of course, SAS router
control software provides backup
and easy restoration of your entire
system’s settings.
Until Rubicon, broadcast consoles
came in only two flavors: simple
but limited, or so powerful and
complex even seasoned DJs or
operators could be overwhelmed.
Designed for major and medium
market broadcast, Rubicon answers
the call with a clean and open layout that keeps your most frequently
needed controls both easy to understand and fingertip close. For the
power user, Rubicon’s convenient
Dynamic Control Matrix™ provides
access to more advanced functions.
Rubicon interfaces to the
Connected Digital Network via
CAT5 cables to the RIOLink or
directly to the 32KD. It can accommodate any number of input, monitor, control, and intercom modules.
For more details, see our
Rubicon companion brochure.
GPI-1600 Opto/Relay
Control Panel
One RU chassis with 16 opticallyisolated DC inputs and 16 relay-isolated DC outputs that are used for a
variety of control functions: machine
control, mic on/off/cough and
staus lamps, on-air light switching,
remote on/off, talkback command,
and much more.
The GPI-1600 interfaces via
RS485 to the 32KD’s DRC-16
Remote Control Module or to one
of RIOLink’s RS485 ports.
Intercom and IFB
The Connected Digital Network
integrates complete intercom and
IFB (interrupted fold back). SAS
provides a variety of dedicated
intercom stations with built-in microphones and speakers and instant
“talk to” or “listen to” buttons.
More details can be found at
sasaudio.com.
Configuration
The Connected Digital Network
offers extensive user setup and control capabilities via the easy-to-use
GUI-based SAS Router Control
Software and SAS Server Module.
These install on a Windows-based
computer that connects to the 32KD
via RS232. The SAS Server Module
is multi-user, and can be accessed
remotely via LAN or WAN.
Name your sources, destinations,
relays, and optos. Set trim levels on
inputs and outputs. Monitor the
entire system status on the
Crosspoint maps, even take and
remove Crosspoints. Save and
restore the entire system configuration or any part to insure your
peace of mind.
S
P
E
C
I
F
I
C
A
T
I
O
N
S
GENERAL
Physical Size .....................................10.5”H x 19”W x 20”D
(26.7cm x 48.3cm x 50.8cm)
Power...............................................90-260 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 350 VA max
Redundant Power Supplies
Separate IEC cord AC input to each
ANALOG AUDIO
Input Impedance ................................>20k balanced
Output Impedance..............................60, balanced & floating
Maximum Level .................................+24dBu
Nominal Level....................................-20dBFS (dB relative to Full Scale Digital);
+4dBu factory default, software selectable
to 0, +4, or +8dBu
Sensitivity Adjust................................+24dBu to -24dBu, each input
CMRR ...............................................>-70dB, 20-20kHz, -90dB typical, 50/60 Hz
Frequency Response ...........................+0/-0.5dB, 20-20kHz
Dynamic Range..................................A>A 104dBFS; A>D 108dBFS; D>A 106dBFS
THD+N .............................................<0.005%, 20-20kHz
Crosstalk/separation...........................>80dB, 20-20kHz
Latency.............................................<2ms, input to output
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin
DIGITAL AUDIO
Input Impedance ................................110, transformer balanced
Output Impedance..............................110, transformer balanced
Signal Protocol...................................AES-3
System Sample Rate ..........................32, 44.1 or 48kHz, software selectable,
internal crystal; ref ±25ppm, AES-11 input
for external reference
SRC..................................................24bit input sample rate conversion, software
selectable, channel status and user bits preserved
Input Level Adjust...............................+24dB to -24dB, each input
Latency.............................................<2ms, input to output
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin or RJ-21 50 pin or 2x25 pin D-sub
HARDWARE CONTROL
Router Control Panels..........................RS485, SAS Control Protocol, 76.8kbaud
Opto In.............................................5-12VDC, 5mA max
Relay Out..........................................Form C copper contact relay
Remote Access...................................WAN and DTMF available
Connector..........................................Euro 96 pin or RJ21 50 pin
SOFTWARE CONTROL
SAS Router Control Software................PC Windows™; multi user
Control
Hardware control panels with a
wide variety of feature sets and
configurations are available for
rack, desktop, or console mounting.
Control panels interface with the
Connected Digital Network via
RS485.
Virtual control panels to install
on your PC, offer many of the same
functions, interconnecting to the
Connected Digital Network via the
computer-based SAS Server Module.
More details can be found at
sasaudio.com.
SAS Server Module.............................PC Windows; multi user
SAS SoftPanels ..................................PC Windows; TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
SAS Automation Software ...................PC Windows; TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
External Automation ...........................RS232C, USI (User Serial Interface), 19.2 kbaud,
or TCP/IP to SAS Server Module
NETWORK
Connectivity.......................................Fiber, LC duplex, multi-mode (to 550m)
or single mode (to 20km)
Topology ...........................................Dual counter rotating ring, fault tolerant,
512 channel minimum capacity (each frame
has backplane capacity for up to 512 local sources,
512 network sources)
RIOLINK
Connectivity.......................................CAT5 to 200m, RJ45 connector; Fiber, LC duplex,
multi-mode to 550m, or single mode to 20km
Audio I/O Plug-In Cards ......................Analog or Digital, 16 signals (8 stereo) each;
total 32 audio in, 32 audio out
Remote control ..................................16 RS485 control ports
GPIO ................................................16 opto in, 16 GPI solid state 25W
DC resistance relay out
Serial................................................5 RS232C
0dBu = 0.775 V RMS. Measurements taken with 20-20kHz filter.
Specifications subject to change without notice.
Automation
Automation is an SAS software
module that permits real-time event
switching, level change, changing
of labels, and sending strings to an
IP or serial port, on a time of day
and day of week schedule.
Automation also allows setup
of salvos and events triggered by
an external stimulus or internal
router event.
SIERRA
AUTOMATED
SYSTEMS
2625 N. San Fernando Blvd. 1.818.840.6749 voice
Burbank, CA 91504 USA
1.818.840.6751 fax
©2004 Sierra Automated Systems & Engineering Corporation
sales@sasaudio.com
www.sasaudio.com
Brochure 32KD/V3/0404
Printed in USA
CONNECTED DIGITAL NETWOR
CONNECTED DIGITAL NETWORK™
CONNECTED
DIGITAL
NETWORK™
32KD
32KD
32KD
™
digital router /mixer
CONNECTED
DIGITAL
NETWORK™