Soundweb London
Introduction
What is Soundweb London?
 Soundweb London provides a range of configurable and fixed I/O devices
offering open architecture audio processing including…..
 Dynamics, Mixers, Equalization, Crossovers & Filters, Delay, Matrices, plus
lots more…..
 Network audio distribution protocols for transmitting audio real-time
between multiple locations
 Advanced logic for managing audio and control interfaces
 A range of methods for controlling Soundweb London Devices
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Applications…..
 Stadia
 Theme Park
 Hotel
 Bar
 Club
 Conference Center
 Court Room
 Retail
 Cruise Liner
 Sporting Venue
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Soundweb London Overview
 Local Inputs & Outputs
 Four cards slots each providing 4 channels of I/O
 Card slots labeled as A, B, C & D
 Each connector provides 2 channels of balanced I/O
 Multiple configurations available including…..
 16x0, 12x4, 8x8, 4x12, 0x16
 Partial fit options also available (example: 4x8, 4x4 etc…..)
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Soundweb London Overview
 Available Card Options
 4 Channel Analog Mic/Line Input Card
 4 Channel Analog Line Output Card
 4 Channel Digital Input Card (AES/EBU and S/PDIF)
 4 Channel Digital Output Card (AES/EBU and S/PDIF)
 4 Channel Analog Mic/Line Input Card with AEC processing per channel*
 Telephone Hybrid Card with 2 Analog Mic/Line Input *
* only compatible in the BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160 & BLU-120 devices
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Soundweb London Overview
 Card Type Indicator
 Analog Input Card - Green
 Analog Output Card - Orange
 Digital Input Card - Blue
 Digital Output Card - Red
 AEC Input Card - White
 Telephone Hybrid Card – Yellow
 ….. all visible without device power
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Soundweb London Overview
 Digital Cards Configuration
 2 x Stereo AES/EBU Signals
 1 x Stereo AES/EBU Signal & 1 x Stereo S/PDIF Signal
 2 x Stereo S/PDIF Signals
 Word Clock In on Digital Output Cards
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Soundweb London Overview
 General Purpose Input Output (GPIO)
 12 Control Input pins supporting two-state and continuous controls
 Providing remote volume, source, mute & preset control
 Internally pulled up to +5 volts
 6 Control Output pins
 Allowing control of external LED’s and Relays
 0V or +5V output
 Opto-Watchdog for system hardware status monitoring
 Support of 3-wire mode for long cable runs
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Soundweb London Overview
 Ethernet Connector
 HiQnet Ethernet control port - HiQnet is the communications protocol from
Harman that allows Harman HiQnet products to be controlled and monitored via
a standard Ethernet network infrastructure
 Connection via HiQnet London Architect to Configure, Control & Monitor a
Soundweb London device
 Supporting DHCP, Auto IP & Manual IP address assignment
 Control of Soundweb London devices from third-party control systems, such as
AMX or Crestron
 Simple control of external devices such as projectors, video matrix, etc….
TCP or UDP commands
Via
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Soundweb London Overview
 RS-232 Port
 Control of Soundweb London devices from third-party control systems, such as
AMX or Crestron
 Simple control of external devices such as projectors, video matrix, etc…. from
a Soundweb London device
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Soundweb London Overview
 Locate Button
 Bi-directional Locate for identification of hardware devices from….
 Front of device
 Rear of device
 HiQnet London Architect Network window
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Soundweb London Overview
 Networking Audio Distribution Protocols
 Network based audio distribution protocols for transmission of digital audio
between multiple Soundweb London device and other Pro products
 BLU link (Digital Audio Bus)
 BLU link is a proprietary network audio distribution protocol to BSS Audio
providing a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels in a ring
or bus topology
 CobraNet
 Licensed technology with primary and secondary ports for fault tolerance
utilising standard Ethernet hardware
 More information to come…..
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Soundweb London Overview
 Product Badge
 Detailing the Soundweb London device type
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Soundweb London Overview
 Front Panel Indication
 Local I/O
 Identifying the I/O card type fitted per slot
 I/O Signal, Clip and Sync/48V
 Network Indication
 For CobraNet and HiQnet control
 Front Panel LCD
 Device Information including device type and name, status, firmware version,
IP address and local time
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Audio Distribution Protocols
 Digital audio network distribution protocols available to Soundweb London
devices…..
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CobraNet
 CobraNet TM is licensed technology to Cirrus Logic and is considered an
industry standard in the professional audio industry as a network digital
audio distribution protocol, featuring…..
 Supporting standard Ethernet hardware
 64 Channel per connection (32 x 32)
 Creating up to a 40 x 40 matrix within a Soundweb London device
 Latency options of 5.3ms, 2.6ms & 1.3ms
 Supporting 48kHz & 96kHz
 Redundancy options available
 Supports both copper and optical infrastructure
 Easily scalable and configurable in real time
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CobraNet
 Topology example…..
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BLU link
 BLU link is a proprietary network audio distribution protocol to BSS Audio
featuring…..
 Ring / bus topology (Direct connection between devices)
 256 Channel bus
 Supporting up to 128 x 128 matrix within a Soundweb London device
 Low-Latency with 4 samples between devices
 Supporting 48kHz & 96kHz
 Fault-Tolerant through a self-healing network
 100m/300ft on Cat 5e cable between devices
 Fiber Media Converter to extend distance
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BLU link
 Topology example…..
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MC-1 Fiber Optic Media Converter
 The MC-1 is an optical media convertor for use with BLU link to achieve
distances over 100 meters between devices
 Gigabit Media Conversion
 10 km (6.2 miles) Transmission Distance Using 131Onm Single Mode Fiber
Cable
 Automatic Link Restoration
 Status LEDs
 SC Style Fiber Connector
 RJ45 Copper Connector
 External 12V DC Power Supply
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Soundweb London Configurable Devices
 Introducing the Configurable Devices within Soundweb London products
family enabling a truly flexible and scalable system built to the needs of any
application…..
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BLU-80
 Configurable I/O
 Signal Processing 1X
 CobraNet™
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BLU-32
 Configurable I/O
 Signal Processing
 CobraNet™
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BLU-16
 Configurable I/O
 Signal Processing 1X
 CobraNet™
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BLU-800
 Configurable I/O
 Signal Processing 4X
 CobraNet™
 Digital Audio Bus
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BLU-320
 Configurable I/O
 Signal Processing
 CobraNet™
 Digital Audio Bus
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BLU-160
 Configurable I/O
 Signal Processing 4X
 CobraNet™
 Digital Audio Bus
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BLU-120
 Configurable I/O
 Signal Processing
 CobraNet™
 Digital Audio Bus
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Comparison Table
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Soundweb London Pre-Configured Devices
 Introducing the Soundweb London BLU-100 Series, a range of products
with Pre-Configured local I/O yet retaining the processing power and
flexibility as their configurable family members
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Soundweb London BLU-100
▪ 12 Analogue Inputs (with 48v Phantom Power per Channel)
▪ 8 Analogue Outputs
▪ Configurable Signal Processing
▪ 48 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
▪ 12 Control Inputs / 6 Logic Outputs
▪ Support for Ethernet & Third Party Control
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Soundweb London BLU-101
▪ 12 Analogue Inputs (with 48v Phantom Power per Channel)
▪ 8 Analogue Outputs
▪ Configurable Signal Processing
▪ 12 Channels of AEC Processing with Auto Gain Control
and Noise Cancellation
▪ 48 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
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Soundweb London BLU-102
▪ 10 Analogue Inputs (with 48v Phantom Power per Channel)
▪ 8 Analogue Outputs
▪ Configurable Signal Processing
▪ 8 Channels of AEC Processing with Auto Gain Control
and Noise Cancellation
▪ RJ-11 Telephone Input / Output Port
▪ 48 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
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Cost Effective Break-In / Break-Out Boxes
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BLU-BIB
 8 Analogue Audio Inputs
 DIP Switches for Channel Range Selection
 256 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
 Front Panel Input Gain & Phantom Power Control (With Lock-out Setting)
 Clear Front Panel LED Indication
 12VDC External Power
 Half Rack Width, Desk Mount or Wall Mount Chassis
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BLU-BOB 1
 8 Analogue Audio Outputs
 DIP Switches for Channel Range Selection
 256 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
 Clear Front Panel LED Indication
 12VDC External Power
 Half Rack Width, Desk Mount or Wall Mount Chassis
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Rack Mount Kit
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Rack Mount Kit
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BLU-BOB 2
 8 Analogue Audio Outputs
 DIP Switches for Channel Range Selection
 256 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital Audio Bus
 Clear Front Panel LED Indication
 12VDC External Power
 19” 1RU Chassis
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Soundweb London BLU link Topologies
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BLU-100 Series
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Systems - Standalone BLU-10x
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BLU-100 Series
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Systems - Increasing Inputs or Outputs
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BLU-100 Series
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Systems - Multiple BLU-10x Devices
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BLU-100 Series
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Systems - Mixed Soundweb London Family
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Digital Audio Bus - BLU link
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BLU-xx0
 256 Channels

49 - 256
BLU-100 Series
 48 Channels
1 - 256
1 - 256
 Channels 1-48
 Pass-through of 49-256
1 - 48
BLU-xx0
BLU-100
BLU-xx0
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Soundweb London AEC Card…..
 Compatible with BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160 and BLU-120 Devices
 Four Independent Channels of AEC
 On Board Processing with
 Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
 Noise Cancellation (NC)
 Non-Linear Processing (NLP)
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Soundweb London Telephone Hybrid Card…..
 Compatible with BLU-800, BLU-320, BLU-160 and BLU-120 Devices
 Telephone Interface (POTS)
 2 Analogue Mic/Line Input Channels
 Line Echo Cancellation
 Worldwide Certification
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BLU-HIF Telephone Headset Interface
▪ RJ-22 Jack for Connection to Headset Jack of VoIP/Digital Phone
▪ 1 Balanced Analogue Input, 1 Balanced Analogue Output for Connection to
Soundweb London Device
▪ 2.5mm Jack for Alternate Connection to Cellular Phone with TRS Headset
Jack
▪ Two Cables with Different Wiring Configurations for Quick Compatibility with
Most VoIP/Digital Phones (included)
▪ Rugged Metal Chassis
▪ Surface/Under-Table Mountable
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BLU-HIF Telephone Headset Interface
▪ Using the BLU-HIF with a VoIP/Digital Telephone
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BLU-HIF Telephone Headset Interface
▪ Using the BLU-HIF with a Phone Equipped with a 2.5mm TRS Jack
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HiQnet London Architect
 Providing…..
 Configuration
 Control
 Monitoring
 of a Soundweb London system.
 Available FOC from…..
 http://www.bssaudio.com/
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Control Options
 Soundweb London BLU-3 / BLU-6 (Analogue Controllers)
 Soundweb London BLU-10 / BLU-8 (Ethernet Controllers)
 Online PC Control (HiQnet London Architect & HiQnet System Architect)
 Third Party Serial Control
 Third Party Ethernet Control
 Control Inputs and Logic Outputs
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BLU-3 & BLU-6
 Cost effective analogue Wall Controllers
 Connected to the Control Inputs of any HiQnet Soundweb London device
 BLU-3
 BLU-6
 5-Position Source/Preset Selector
 8-Position Source/Preset Selector
 Rotary Control
 Up/Down Spin Pair
 Two control pins plus ground
 Three control pins plus ground
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BLU-10
 Ethernet Connectivity
 Touch Screen Display
 Up to 100 Pages with between 1 and 8 Functions per Page
 Customizable Navigation
 Password Security
 12-48V DC or PoE Powering
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BLU-8
 Ethernet Connectivity
 Programmable Ethernet Remote Controller
 Single, Four or Eight Zone Operation
 Simple but Powerful Control Surface
 Password Security
 12-48V DC or PoE Powering
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BLU-8 Single Mode…..
Level
Sources
Meter
Presets or
Parameters
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BLU-8 Button Mode…..
Sources or
Presets per
Zone
Level per
Zone
Meter per
Zone
Zones
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BLU-8 Encoder Mode…..
Level per
Zone
Zones
Meter per
Zone
Sources or
Presets per
Zone
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Third Party Serial and Ethernet Control
 For control of Soundweb London devices via Third Party Controllers
 Assisted by the Soundweb London Interface Kit
 AMX and Crestron Third Party Control Modules are
available for download at http://www.bssaudio.com/downloads.php,
enabling easy integration to your control system
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Resources…..
▪ Datasheets
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Resources…..
▪ Installation Guides
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Resources…..
▪ Online Acoustic Echo Cancellation Video…..
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Latest Version of HiQnet London Architect
▪ Available from http://www.bssaudio.com/
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Any Questions?
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