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installations
worldwide
innovative domestic manufacturer,
MediaMatrix continues to expand.
New products across a wide variety
of applications provide designers
intuitive tools for creative design at
all levels.
THEN—1993
“Centralized
Processing”
Imagine the Possibilities
Introduction
In The Beginning
Before 1993, professional audio
systems were designed with standalone components, occupying
multiple racks with hundreds of
analog termination points. Control
was practically non-existent and
dynamic modification of signal flow
for multi-use applications was a
pipe dream. Systems were costly,
difficult to implement and almost
impossible to operate.
Previous efforts to provide configurable signal processing solutions
were dismal failures, suffering from
poor interface, clumsy design and
staggering costs. Respected manufacturers of professional audio
products were focused on limited,
costly solutions with no clear vision
of what top designers required.
The Revolution Begins
What happened next was nothing
short of a massive transformation
with results that forever changed
the process of designing professional audio systems. Today this
paradigm shift still stands as the
standard for serious audio-system
design throughout the world.
Conceived as a complete solution,
MediaMatrix® was the first fully
configurable, integrated software/
hardware audio product in the
history of the professional audio
industry. With touring-level audio
performance, cutting-edge software tools and multiple expansion
options, MediaMatrix became the
most specified audio product in
the world—a title it maintains as
the revolution continues with an
expanded product line, new tools
and more powerful processing
engines than ever.
Creative Simplicity
What began as a single product is
now a comprehensive product line.
Once the exclusive domain of highend system designers, continued
product development has resulted
in solutions for a wide variety of
systems. Whether it’s a single-box
systems or a large-scale implementation with hundreds of audio
circuits, MediaMatrix provides the
same intuitive interface.
With advanced software, stateof-the-art hardware and the
support of the industry’s most
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Today, DSP is a commodity. The
real power of MediaMatrix extends
beyond DSP with the industry’s
most robust tool set, comprehensive I/O options and the most
extensive product suite available.
This integration of benefits provides
system designers with the ability to
create, extend and modify systems
as the project progresses. System
budgets become more manageable, hardware costs are controlled,
infrastructure design is more efficient and the requirements of the
end user can evolve naturally without significant impact to system
costing. The result is an efficient,
secure, expandable and nimble system without the constraints offered
by more rigid alternatives.
System performance is ensured by
seamless support for a wide range
of user-control interfaces, providing control only where it’s needed. As user requirements change,
MediaMatrix’s powerful interface
features make it easy to create the
perfect user interface every time.
Additionally, critical controls are
maintained for access by system
engineers, secured from accidental adjustments.
An extensive array of monitoring
tools, layers of component controls
and the industry’s most advanced
configuration software simplify the
process of operation. Advanced,
configurable monitoring interfaces
including supervised monitoring of critical system parameters,
hardware health and signal levels
are easy to create and implement.
MediaMatrix provides this and
more, ensuring a long service life,
The first, the most specified, the most
powerful and the most supported audio DSP
platform in the world. Period!
minimal downtime and the lowest
cost of ownership of any signal processing architecture available.
MediaMatrix is a complete solution for evolving, dynamic systems
design. With tools for the designer,
engineer, maintenance personnel, operational staff and the end
user, competing alternatives pale in
comparison. MediaMatrix provides
stable, reliable, world-class performance time and time again.
Audio Over Networks
Signal integrity is among the most
important components of quality
system design. From pure analog
terminations to advanced digital
transports, signal flow is the foundation of any well-designed electronic
system. As technology evolves,
MediaMatrix is poised to support
current and emerging transport
systems. Multiple levels of convergence with IT infrastructure present
significant challenges for large-scale
implementations, while network
performance, stability and efficiency remain priorities for network
design. Tomorrow’s systems will
only resemble today’s technology
making MediaMatrix the only serious choice for wide-area implementations. With the industry’s
most advanced network support
and continuous software development, MediaMatrix is used in more
converged systems than any other
audio technology available.
Enter CobraNet
Developed during the late 1990s,
CobraNet is now the leading standard for transport of high quality
audio over Ethernet based networks. Key to the acceptance of
the world’s most ambitious transport technology was the integral
support for standard, off-the-shelf
Ethernet hardware. MediaMatrix
was the first licensed signatory to
the CobraNet standard and the
first to integrate CobraNet simultaneously in systems with analog
and AES signal transports. Today,
flexible signal transport remains
key to future MediaMatrix product development, as Peavey engineers work to ensure that the
CobraNet standard meets tomorrows demanding requirements.
NION®, The Next
Generation
CONTENTS
Installations Worldwide..........4
NION®..................................10
NWare™.................................14
As MediaMatrix approaches its 15th
anniversary, emerging trends in
system technology present product development engineers with
significant challenges. New operational requirements, coupled with
new requirements that have not
yet been defined, make the system
of tomorrow a moving target.
The foundation of MediaMatrix is
rooted in adaptability, flexibility and
robust integration with software
systems. The core of MediaMatrix
technology is designed to support
dynamic integrations of legacy
systems, and current and emerging
technology.
NION Cards..........................16
XControl®.............................18
MediaMatrix® Frames..........20
I/O Interfaces........................22
ControlMatrix®.....................24
PageMatrix™. ........................30
NOW—2007
“Distributed and/or Centralized Processing”
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A Division of Peavey Electronics Corporation
Airports &
Transportation Centers
Installations Worldwide
Rail Stations
Bus Terminals
Multi-Modal Facilities
Shipping Ports
Pleasure Cruise Terminals
Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International
Airport, Atlanta, GA • The New Beijing
Capital International Airport, Beijing, China •
Edinburgh International Airport, Edinburgh,
Scotland • Heathrow International Airport,
London, England • Phoenix Sky Harbor
International Airport, Phoenix, AZ • Sydney
International Airport, Sydney Australia •
ZhengZhou Airport, ZhengZhou, China
Transportation facilities are among
the most challenging of all system
installations. A dynamic air travel
market with new regulations presents the most significant challenge.
Crowded terminal buildings and
high ambient noise environments
are key factors that designers must
consider when choosing signal
processing for paging. In crowded
gate areas, reliability is critical.
MediaMatrix® paging systems with
ControlMatrix™ paging controllers
feature redundancy, monitoring
and supervision options for the
ultimate in system stability.
Performing Arts Centers
Large Event Venues
Opera Houses
Live Performance Theaters
Symphony Halls
Concert Halls
Live Music Clubs
Amphitheaters
Stadiums
Arenas
Coliseums
Race Tracks
Community Sports Fields
Gymnasiums
Aqua Sports Facilities
Lyric Opera House, Chicago, IL • Sydney
Opera House, Sydney, Australia • Nan-Jing
Cultural Arts Center, Nan-Jing, China •
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY • Hyperion
Theatre at California Adventure, Anaheim, CA
• MSU Riley Center, Meridian, MS
For over ten years, the world’s
most prestigious performing arts
facilities have relied on MediaMatrix
technology. From front-of-house
drive to back-of-house paging, the
world’s finest rooms have implemented MediaMatrix systems.
From opera houses and symphony
halls to the local community theater, MediaMatrix continues to be
the first choice. Extensive audio
processing functionality gives the
designer all of the tools that are
required for creating a world-class
electro-acoustical performance.
MediaMatrix’s rich networking
functionality provides intuitive tools
for configuring remote tuning locations and front-of-house control
for system operation, equalization
and monitoring. For small or large
venues, multiple-venue facilities or
large scale campus settings, networking your audio systems means
less hardware, more control and
easy system management.
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Superdome, Home of the New Orleans Saints,
New Orleans, LA • Miller Park, Home of
the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee, WI •
Bank One Ballpark, Home of the Arizona
Diamondbacks, Phoenix, AZ • Safeco Field,
Home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle, WA •
Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia • Las
Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
In today’s competitive convention
and arena market, multiple-use,
large-event venues have become
mainstream. Once the staple of
large metro areas, this type of
venue is now found in smaller
markets everywhere. From major
league sports to high school rodeo,
sound reinforcement and audio
visual technology is an integral
component of these facilities.
MediaMatrix has been the primary
audio processing system for more
major sporting events around
the world than any other professional DSP-based audio system.
Numerous world championship
football, soccer, baseball and basketball games have been played
under the umbrella of MediaMatrix
audio.
MediaMatrix is now the leading
technology for the audio, communications and integrated media
installations and the established
standard in configurable audio systems throughout the world.
More Than 5,500 Installations Worldwide
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Installations Worldwide
MediaMatrix® is now the leading technology for audio,
communications and integrated media installations,
and the established standard in configurable audio
systems throughout the world.
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Meeting Facilities
Gaming
Entertainment Venues
Convention Centers
Hotels
Civic Centers
Community Centers
Casinos
Sports Facilities
Riverboats
Motion Picture Theatres
Carnival Midways
Motion Base Rides
Large Format Film Theatres
Theme Parks
Museums
Cruise Ships
Arcades
Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic City,
NJ • The Boston Convention and Exhibition
Center, Boston, MA • Hawaii Convention
Center, Honolulu, HI • Opryland Convention
Center, Nashville, TN • Kansas City
Convention Center, Kansas City, MO • San
Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
Meeting places throughout the
world are powered by MediaMatrix®
audio. Extensive use of room combining, paging and remote control features make MediaMatrix a
must-have for convention centers
the world over. Integral, intuitive
audio devices including the powerful Room Combiner makes easy
work of multiple, large-scale room
combining. And with seamless
support for popular third-party
controllers, building powerful enduser interfaces is easy.
MediaMatrix’s extensive networking support provides simple,
cost-effective management of
distributed audio I/O and control
locations. Staff members can log
on securely to monitor, control
and operate the system from any
location. MediaMatrix provides
specific functionality to create
manageable user interfaces. Standalone control clients can be distributed throughout the facility on any
number of PCs already existing on
your network. Standard Ethernet
and support for custom control
applications eliminates the need to
implement a separate cabling system just for audio control. Where
there is a network port, there is an
audio controller.
Bellagio Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV •
Venetian Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV •
Paris Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV • Aladdin
Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV • Beau Rivage
Hotel & Casino, Biloxi, MS • Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino, Biloxi, MS
Once the staple of Las Vegas and
Atlantic City, gaming has become
a common part of today’s entertainment options. From full-blown
resort casinos to the neighborhood
bingo hall, MediaMatrix technology
is the perfect component for the
wide variety of systems common
in these facilities. Large casino
systems create serious challenges
for the audio integrator. Complex
zone paging and music distribution
systems coupled with timed messaging, ambient level sensing make
these systems a perfect match for
the MediaMatrix product line.
With a wide complement of interface options, MediaMatrix integrates
seamlessly with other building systems. Fire alarm, communications,
paging, security and signage systems
become integral parts of a larger,
integrated system. MediaMatrix is
at the core.
California Adventure Park & Disneyland,
Anaheim, CA • Universal Studios
Hollywood, Hollywood, CA • Walt Disney
World, Epcot & Universal Studios, Orlando,
FL • Tokyo Disney Seas, Tokyo, Japan •
Euro Disneyland, Paris, France • Hong Kong
Disneyland, Hong Kong, China
From the world’s most famous
mouse to regional theme parks,
MediaMatrix has become the standard of the industry for audio processing in themed entertainment
venues. This market is at the core of
MediaMatrix’s rich history of providing audio to the world’s most popular theme parks and attractions.
MediaMatrix’s powerful audio
processing tools, coupled with its
inherently intuitive interface, make
it the only real choice for large-scale
audio integration. Seamless interface with show controllers, filmand disc-based playback media are
more reasons why MediaMatrix is
the perfect choice for integration
into large-scale systems.
Complex audio transport supporting
hundreds of zones, countless layers of
control and 24/7 seamless operation is
typical for large-scale integration.
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Government Facilities
Houses of Worship
Courtrooms
Congressional Chambers
Hearing Rooms
Council Chambers
Municipal Facilities
Churches
Synagogues
Temples
Chapels
Fellowship Halls
Mosques
Installations Worldwide
South Carolina State Legislature, Columbia,
SC • Beijing Parliament House, China •
U.S. Senate Chambers, Washington, DC •
Canadian Parliament House • Florida State
Legislature, Tallahassee, FL • Hearing
Rooms of the U.S. Senate & House of
Representatives, Washington, DC
MediaMatrix was born into government audio work. From the
very first MediaMatrix installation at the United States Senate
Chambers and recent implementations of NION® processing systems in both the Senate and House
of Representatives has continued
to be the first choice of system
designers and government for
almost fifteen years. Now installed
in major governmental facilities
around the world, MediaMatrix
knows no political boundary.
Elaborate, complex mixing requirements common to large facilities
of parliament and congress make
MediaMatrix the only choice. Where
multiple mixes must be created for
archival recording systems, press
rooms, media feeds and sound reinforcement, MediaMatrix’s unique
ability to create powerful configurations continues to keep it at the
forefront of the design community. Stable, continuous operation,
redundancy and easy controllability are only a few of the reasons
MediaMatrix systems are the perfect choice.
LDS Conference Center, Salt Lake City, UT •
St. James Cathedral, Seattle, WA • Potter’s
House Church, Dallas, TX • The Fellowship
Church, Dallas, TX
It is possible that houses of worship
represent the single most critical
application for sound reinforcement
in the world. Religious organizations
everywhere depend on their sound
systems to clearly, accurately and
reliably distribute the spoken word
to their faithful.
In addition to the spoken word,
today’s high-tech, contemporary
facilities are creating even more
demanding audio requirements
that can stretch traditional systems
beyond their limits. Full-blown
drama, musical theater and live
concerts are becoming a common
tool of evangelical bodies around
the world.
Beyond the worship space, there
are numerous requirements for
reliable sound in adjacent spaces.
Fellowship halls, educational buildings, gymnasiums and administrative facilities all require audio.
MediaMatrix can provide processing for these additional systems
usually with little, if any, additional
hardware. MediaMatrix software,
and its powerful method of creating “virtual” systems, makes adding
a building a much easier and costeffective project.
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For applications
where pristine
audio performance
and efficient
design tools
are priorities,
MediaMatrix®
continues to be
the consultant’s
first choice.
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NION n6
NION n3
NION
®
NION nX
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NION®
A unique, almost unbelievable combination of processing power,
I/O flexibility, control and versatile infrastructure support.
NION is the latest in a long line of quality audio products from MediaMatrix®. Rooted in the legacy of the
incredible power of MediaMatrix technology, NION takes the world’s standard for audio processing to higher
levels than ever before.
Built on a new architecture designed for stable, efficient and robust performance, NION features a new 512channel audio bus for seamless expandability. Low-latency audio makes NION perfect for performance audio
projects, in addition to applications where a massive amount of audio processing is required. A new floatingpoint-based DSP engine, coupled with the world’s most efficient and high performance audio algorithms makes
NION the most powerful configurable DSP core ever built for the commercial, engineered systems marketplace.
The new NWare™ programming software includes advanced configuration and control tools (including an
optional ControlManager software/hardware package), support for SNMP and a new vector-based graphical
user interface. Intuitive network-centric role assignments and extensive transport options make NION an
unbeatable product for large and small projects alike. NION will change the way you design forever!
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NION n6
NION n3
NION nX
Distributed or Centralized Processing?
The debate between centralized and distributed processing models is long over. NION® supports a robust infrastructure with systems built with modular network nodes. Each node includes an extremely powerful DSP engine,
configurable I/O and a robust, 448-channel, low-latency expansion bus. From simple stand-alone systems to large
hybrids of multiple configurations, NION supports any combination of processing, I/O and control.
Software
With NION, a robust vector-based software interface
provides powerful, intuitive tools for configuring, controlling and managing NION systems. NWare™ and its
associated Kiosk control client make it easy to manage audio transport, control, redundancy and hardware
role assignments across any size of implementation.
Robust control functionality and support for SNMP
provide rock-solid performance. And best of all, the
industry’s most comprehensive and continually expanding device set is provided, continuing the legendary power of MediaMatrix audio processing.
Modular
Key to the power of NION products is Peavey’s Scalable I/O Architecture for maximum design flexibility and efficient hardware management. NION processing nodes are available in multiple configurations
with more to come. The n6 and n3 audio processing nodes provide four
Scalable I/O Card bays while the new nX includes two bays. All NION
hardware products support the same variety of modular plug-in cards
and software tools.
Front panel audio and status monitoring
NION
®
Robust air handling
Intuitive user input
Visual communications status
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Nion®
feature set:
NION n6 / NION n3 / NION nX
• Floating point DSP Engine
• Integrated flash-based storage
• World-famous MediaMatrix audio algorithms
®
• 96 channels total audio I/O
• Windows-based configuration and control client
(Windows® 2000 or XP)
• Full support for SNMP network management tools
• 32-bit processing engine
• 24-bit conversion
• Universal industrial-grade power supply
• Scalable I/O architecture with two or four NIO Series
card bays
• Software support for large-scale multi-node systems
• Advanced DSP compiler
• Low-latency audio performance
• Configurable GPIO with optional DIN rail euro
breakout panel
• Integrated, modular CobraNet I/O
• Network-centric architecture
• Transparent control grouping across physical “NioNodes”
• Supports centralized, distributed or hybrid processing
infrastructure
• Supports redundant, self-healing configurations
• Supports sample rates from 16 kHz to 96 kHz
• Integrated serial support
• Stand-alone, Multiple and/or distributed operation
• Front panel interface with intuitive user input controls
• NWare™ programming and control software package
• Robust embedded Linux system processor/controller
• ControlManager software/hardware control solution for
multiple projects in one installation
• Supports ControlMatrix & PageMatrix paging
applications
®
™
• 32x32 CobraNet transport included in all models
NION® n6/n3 exclusive... XDAB (external digital audio bus)
Seamlessly shares channels of digital audio between NIONs in a project.
• Exclusive to NION, n6 & n3
• Buss level expansion supports stacking of multiple NION nodes for large implementations
• Very low latency (two standard vectors)
• Direct connection between DSP system buss with very low latency
• Fully configurable
• Self-healing/redundant architecture
• Inherent Category 6 structured cable connectivity (3 meters/10’ max length)
Universal power supply
Four I/O bays support NIO Cards
Integrated CobraNet I/O
Serial control RS-232
X-DAB expansion bus
Serial control RS-422/485
Ethernet with SNMP support
Configurable GPIO
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The most
powerful
DSP control
software
available...
NWare™
One software solution for small projects such as small
churches or a corporate boardroom to mammoth convention
centers and airports.
• NWare™, a new programming and control software package for NION®
• Infinite project scalability
• Native Windows® XP software coding
• World-famous MediaMatrix® audio algorithms
• One software system for all NION DSP solutions
• Extensive network control and operational support
• XML Support
• Support for most popular graphics standards
• One software system for all NION DSP solutions
• 32-bit processing engine
• 24-bit conversion
• Low-latency audio performance
• Network-centric architecture
• Scalable I/O Architecture with two or four 8-channel bays
®
NION NWare
™
• Integrated, modular CobraNet™ I/O
• Supports centralized, distributed or hybrid processing models
• Integrated serial support
• Full support for SNMP network management tools
• Software support for large-scale multi-node systems
• Advanced DSP compiler
• Transparent control grouping across multiple “NioNodes” and projects
• Supports redundant, self-healing configurations
• Supports sample rates from 16 kHz to 96 kHz
• Stand-alone, multiple and/or distributed operation
• ControlManager™ software/hardware control solution for multiple projects in one installation
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Any Project From the Basic to the Complex
Graphical User Interface
Basic GUI
Complex GUI
Programming Interface
Simple Schematic
Complex Schematic
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NIO-8ml II
NIO-8i
NIO-8o
NIO-AES
®
NION Signal Processing Cards
GPIO-25
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NION® Modular NIO Signal Processing Cards
NION NIO-8 ML II
NION NIO-8i
• Eight Line Mic or Line Level Input audio channels
• 24 bit A/D
• 48 or 96 kHz audio sampling rate supported
• High reliability DIN Connector to backplane, using
slide rail for alignment
• Mini-Euro Connectors for easy input connection
• Eight Line Level Input audio channels
NION NIO-8o
NION NIO-AES
The NION NIO-8 ml II Mic/Line Input Card is an 8
channel mic/line level input device for use in NION
DSP frames. Depending on the NION model up to 4
NIO-8 ML II cards may be loaded in a NION DSP.
The NION NIO-8o Line Output Card is an 8 channel
line level output device for use in NION DSP frames.
Depending on the NION model up to 4 NIO-8o cards
may be loaded in a NION DSP.
• Eight Line Level Output audio channels
• 24 bit A/D
• 48 or 96 kHz audio sampling rate supported
• High reliability DIN Connector to backplane, using
slide rail for alignment
• Mini-Euro Connectors for easy output connection
The NION NIO-8i Line Input Card is an 8 channel
line level input device for use in NION DSP frames.
Depending on the NION model up to 4 NIO-8i cards
may be loaded in a NION DSP.
• 24 bit A/D
• 48 or 96 kHz audio sampling rate supported
• High reliability DIN Connector to backplane, using
slide rail for alignment
• Mini-Euro Connectors for easy input connection
The NION NIO-AES Input/Output Card is an AES
I/O device configured in 8 pairs of channels. The AES
I/O device is for use in NION DSP nodes. Depending
on the NION model up to 4 NIO-AES cards may be
loaded in a NION DSP node.
• Eight Channel Pairs of AES Input or Output audio
channels
• Input or Output Channel pairs may be selected
individually in software
• 48 or 96 kHz audio sampling rates supported
• S/PDIF Supported, enabled with internal dipswitches
• High reliability DIN Connector to backplane, using
slide rail for alignment
• Mini-Euro Connectors for easy input connection
GPIO-25
The GPIO-25 is a DIN rail mountable breakout panel
with removable Euro-style captive wire connectors.
• Allows easy wiring access to the 25 pin “D” connector
GPIO port
• Eliminates soldering “D” connectors
• Includes 24” DB-25 to DB-25 interconnect cable
• Includes 4” section of DIN Rail
• Euro connector with screw down terminals
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XControl® 4X4, 4L, & 4S
4X4
Remote Control Panels
4L
The XControl Series of flush-mount control panels are designed to provide
simple, cost-effective and powerful control for MediaMatrix audio systems.
With support for the NION®, X-Frame™ 88 and MM™ Series audio
processing products, XControl provides easy implementation and intuitive
access to multiple controls within NWare™, MWare™ and XWare™ software
applications. The fully programmable XControl panels can be configured for
many uses, from a simple volume control to a full-featured control panel
for message playback, paging management or even as separate frequency
levels for multiple equalization filters. XControl panels make user control for
MediaMatrix systems simple, intuitive and flexible.
®
XControl Remote Control
4S
Wall-Mount
Controllers
• Up to eight panels on a single XFrame 88
• Up to 32 on NION® & Frame-based
MM Series MediaMatrix systems
• RS-485 multi-drop network
• Easy wiring & installation
• Configurable controls
• Attractive cosmetic packages
• Flexible
• Addressable
• Tracking controls for multiple
locations
• Software upgradeable
• Bus or local power supply options
• Low power requirements
XControl 4x4
XControl 4L
XControl 4S
The 4x4 can be configured to be
anything from a simple volume
control to a full-featured control
panel for message playback, paging management or even as separate frequency levels for multiple
equalization filters. Changing the
configuration is easy and installation couldn’t be simpler, thanks
to the XControl RS-485 network and flexible power options.
The 4x4 makes user control for
MediaMatrix systems intuitive
and flexible.
• Programmable functions
• Two-gang NEMA mount
• Rotary control assignable to four
functions
• LED indicators indicate control status
• Four assignable soft buttons
• LEDs indicate button function
• Label space for customization
The 4L can be configured for a large
variety of uses. From basic control
over audio levels to multiple channels of equalization control, the 4L
is a perfect companion. Like the
4x4, the 4L’s rotary controls can
be tracked across multiple locations. Creating control across large
installations has never been easier.
Add MWare’s logic functionality to
the mix and the sky is the limit.
• Programmable functions
• One-gang NEMA mount
• Rotary control assignable to four
functions
• LEDs indicate button function
• Label space for customization
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The 4S can be configured for a
large variety of uses. A simple
music select panel, control for
message playback or scene
recall for use with MediaMatrix’s
powerful preset functionality
are just a few of the possibilities.
Combine multiple 4S panels in a
single installation for even greater
preset control, or mix and match
with the 4L to create even more
flexible control options.
• Programmable functions
• One-gang NEMA mount
• Rotary control assignable to four
functions
• Configurable for trigger or switch
operation
• LEDs indicate button function
• Label space for customization
NWare™ User-Control GUIs
Kiosk NWare™ Personality
No Tool
Bar
Editing tools
not available
in this mode.
Pages Defined by User Login
Export pages as needed.
Project Design Mode
• Administrator defined GUI
(graphical user interface) control
environment for the NION® DSP
• Kiosk software loads on remote
PC terminals for user control
functionality
• NWare™ configurable to export
control pages to the kiosk user
• Multiple User/Password and
security options
• Offers remote control on Ethernet
or WiFi
• Multiple project monitoring and
control
• Many simultaneous remote PC
control locations supported
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MM-960nt
MM-DSP-CN II
MM-DSP-RJ
MM-DSP-AES
MF 280r
MF 280b
MF 280c
MediaMatrix® Mainframes - Miniframes
Mainframe™ Series
The legacy of MediaMatrix is represented with the classic MM-960nt
Mainframe. The MM-960nt is available in many configurations with
open and fixed architecture options. From small, stand-alone
applications to large-scale integrated systems. All MediaMatrix
frames are built with industrial-grade hardware, heavyduty power supplies and chassis systems designed for
professional use.
MF 180r
MF 180c
®
MediaMatrix Frames/Cards
X-Frame 88
MM-960nt Mainframe
• Passive backplane architecture
• System controller card
• Integrated VGA controller
•10/100/1000 Base-T network
interface port
• Redundant 400 Watt power supplies
• Universal voltage power supplies
• Windows® XP Professional OS
DPU
• Two RS-232 COM ports
• Supports up to eight DPU cards
• Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.8 GHz
• 512 MB DDR PC2700 RAM
• 80 GB hard drive with drive sled
• DVD-R/RW drive
Digital Processing Units
At the heart and soul of frame-based MediaMatrix processing systems is the classic MM-DSP Series DPU
card. Each DPU in the product line includes four time-tested, proven Motorola 56K Series DSP processing
chips. Three I/O options are available including CobraNet, Analog or AES/EBU.
MM-DSP-CN II
DPU Card w/ CobraNet™ I/O
MM™-DSP-RJ
DPU Card
MM-DSP-AES
AES3 Card I/O
• 24-bit processing
• Four Motorola 80 MHz 56002 DSPs
• 64 channels of CobraNet I/O (32
input/32 output)
• CobraNet technology using
standard Ethernet
• Integrated RS-485 port supports
CobraNet serial bridging
• Supports up to 16 input bundles
or 16 output bundles
• 24-bit processing
• Four Motorola 80 MHz 56002 DSPs
• 64 channels of analog I/O (32
input/32 output)
• 24 bit AD/DA converters
• Software selectable sample rate of
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz
• 24-bit processing
• Four Motorola 80 MHz 56002 DSPs
• Software selectable sample rate of
32 kHz, 44.1 kHz, and 48 kHz
• Sample-rate converter for each input
• 16 AES3 stereo input signals (32
channels)
• 16 AES3 stereo output signals (32
channels)
• External house sync support
• AES/EBU compliant when used
with the 16XT
• Support for S/PDIF I/O
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Level I/II Contractor DSP Processing
Miniframe™ II Series
The ever-popular Miniframe Series offers the performance of framebased MediaMatrix in a cost effective 2U package. The fully integrated
Miniframe bundle includes an industrial rack mount frame, Windows
operating system and integral MM-DSP Series DPU for one of the most
powerful off-the-shelf DSP systems currently available.
Miniframe 280r
• Two DSP-RJ DPU cards included
• Intel Pentium 4 Series CPU
• 512 MB DDR RAM
• MWare 3.3.5 included
• 64x64 maximum I/O configuration
Miniframe 280b
• One DSP-CN DPU card included
• One DSP-RJ DPU card included
• Intel Pentium 4 Series CPU
• 512 MB DDR RAM
• MWare 3.3.5 included
• 64x64 maximum I/O configuration
32x32 via standard BoB
32x32 CobraNet™
Miniframe II Features:
• Integrated System controller with
genuine Intel® CPU and SD RAM
memory
• MWare™ system design software
• Integrated VGA video
• ATAPI CD-ROM
Miniframe 280c
• 10/100 network interface port
• Universal voltage power supplies
• Windows® XP Professional OS
• One RS-232 COM ports
• Two DSP-CN DPU card included
• Intel Pentium 4 Series CPU
• 512 MB DDR RAM
• MWare 3.3.5 included
• 64x64 maximum I/O configuration
Miniframe 180r
• One DSP-RJ DPU card included
• Intel Pentium 4 Series CPU
• 512 MB DDR RAM
• MWare 3.3.5 included
• 32X32 maximum configuration
Miniframe 180c
X-Frame™ 88
Perhaps the most amazing of all DSP systems currently available, the
classic X-Frame 88 is the industry’s best DSP value. At the core of the
X-frame 88 is the same DPU made famous by frame-based MediaMatrix
packaged with XWare™, a “light” version classic MediaMatrix software.
One of the most specified DSP systems in existence, the X-Frame 88
is perfect for smaller applications or as a supplement to larger, framebased systems. Complete with onboard I/O, the X-frame 88 includes
eight mic or line inputs, eight outputs, four control logic ports and an
RS-485 data port. The popular MM-8802 Breakout Box extends the I/O
of the X-Frame 88 to 24x24.
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• One DSP-CN DPU card included
• Intel Pentium 4 Series CPU
• 512 MB DDR RAM
• MWare 3.3.5 included
• 32X32 maximum configuration
MM™ 8802
MM™-Line 4
MM™-AES 4
MM™-Mic 4
MM™-OUT 4
16XT™ AES3
CAB™ Series
MM™-8802
The MM™-8802 breakout box provides simple, efficient and cost-effective I/O expansion for all classic
MediaMatrix products. With modular input bays and support for external control support, the MM-8802
includes front panel metering, 24-bit A/D converters and balanced line-level outputs. Connectivity is robust
with MediaMatrix RJ type TX/RX interface to support Mainframe, Miniframe and X-frame 88 products.
• Eight line-level analog inputs or optional mic inputs in four channel groups.
• Eight line-level analog outputs
• 24-bit quantization 64x over-sampling AD/DA converters
• Software selectable 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz sampling rate
• Eight 0-10 V analog control voltage inputs
• Eight 5 V TTL logic outputs
• Fault annunciation via front panel LED and rear contact closure
• Software-selectable analog and digital input sensitivity/output drive
• Supports RJ type and legacy “BoB cable” termination schemes
• Single-rack-space. Forced air cooled package
Input/Output
Card Options
MM™-Line 4
MM™-OUT 4 (CAB 4n only)
• Four channels of low impedance, balanced analog inputs
• Software controllable analog gain
• Up to two can be used in X-Frame 88 or MM-8802
• Can be mixed with MM-Mic 4 (four line / four mic)
• Up to four can be used in CAB 4n
• Four line level outputs
• Support for only the CAB 4n
• Up to four can be used in a CAB 4n
I/O Interfaces
MM™-Mic 4
• Four channels of electronically balanced microphone inputs
• Each channel has software-controlled 48 Volts
phantom power
• Each channel has software-controlled analog gain
• Up to two can be used in X-Frame 88 or MM-8802
• Can be mixed with MM-Line 4 (four mic / four line)
• Up to four can be used in CAB 4n
16XT™ AES3
Companion Break-Out Box
• AES/EBU standards compliant
• Converts MM-DSP-AES DB37 cable to AES3 breakout for convenient wiring
• I/O transformer
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CAB™ I/O Series
for CobraNet™Audio Transport
As the first manufacturer to embrace CobraNet, the MediaMatrix®
product line includes several options for interfacing this industry-standard
audio transport technology. Options for reliable transport of uncompressed
digital audio, analog I/O and AES are available for transport using standard
Ethernet hardware and media. NWare™ & MWare software make it
easy to source and deliver audio from any network location for multiple
combinations of remote or local locations.
CAB Shared Features:
• Four 16-position front panel
rotary switches for unit ID
• Eight N/O-N/C relay (CAB 8
Series)
• Front panel level meter for each
channel
• Supports RS-485 bridging
• 24-bit quantization 64x oversampling
• Word clock for system redundancy
“buddy link”
• 48 kHz sample-rate
• Advanced audio routing when
integrated with MediaMatrix
• Eight 0-10 VDC control voltage
inputs (CAB 8 Series)
• Universal power supply (100-240
V 50-60 Hz)
• Eight 5 V TTL outputs (CAB 8
Series)
CAB 4n
CAB Models:
The CAB 4n breakout box was designed specifically for NION-based
systems. Additional support for legacy MediaMatrix makes the CAB
4n an efficient option for a wide variety of systems. With support for
the MM Series 4-channel input and output cards, the CAB 4n is a costeffective way to get the required system I/O. The CAB 4n supports
any combination of I/O cards including the new MM-AEC4 Acoustic
Echo Cancellation card and the MM-Out4 modular output card. Short
loading is supported for maximum flexibility. The CAB 4n also includes
configurable GPIO with a handy DIN-rail breakout assembly and support
for RS-485 serial bridging.
• Scalable I/O Architecture
• Supports all 4-channel I/O cards
• 8x8, 16x0, 0x16, 12x4 or 4x12 I/O configurations
• Supports short-loading
• Integrated CobraNet Serial Bridging, available with
Rear Panel
16x16 or 32x32 channels support
• Configurable GPIO
• DIN rail breakout panel for external control
terminations
• Fan cooled 2U package with new NION cosmetics
• Front panel audio metering
• Front panel network status and fault indicators
• Word clock sync option supports MediaMatrix
Buddy Link
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• CAB 4n CM2 (configurable using MM 4 I/O cards)
• CAB 4n CM1 (required for ControlMatrix projects)
• CAB 8i Eight mic/line inputs
• CAB 8o eight line-level outputs
• CAB 16i sixteen line-level inputs
• CAB 16o sixteen line-level outputs
• CAB 16d sixteen digital audio inputs & sixteen digital
audio outputs AES3 and S/PDIF compatible
ControlMatrix®
ControlMatrix is a comprehensive,
industrial paging solution seamlessly integrated with MediaMatrix®
NION® and frame-based DSP audio systems. Built on the stability
of a robust, mission-critical paging
controller, ControlMatrix provides
powerful, versatile & efficient paging
functionality for the most demanding
applications. A powerful feature set
that includes dynamic priority group
paging, message scheduling, textto-speech conversion, ADA signage
Paging Perfected
ControlMatrix systems have been
installed in world-class transportation facilities worldwide. The openended architecture makes ControlMatrix an excellent solution for
integration within transportation
system infrastructure. Integrated
software and extensive options for
transporting audio, control and data
make ControlMatrix perfect for terminal buildings, ticketing lobbies and
boarding areas. Support for thirdparty database systems, including but
control is available with integrated,
configurable remote panels. Both
stations and control panels are supported by an extremely stable redundant power supply designed for
mission-critical applications.
ControlMatrix represents the next
generation in high-end paging communications. The world-class performance and proven reliability of
MediaMatrix audio products is behind every ControlMatrix system.
With the full resources, technical
support and product development
that has made MediaMatrix the first
choice of the world’s best audio designers, ControlMatrix is making the
best audio systems even better.
Airports
Transportation Centers
Stadiums and Sports
Complexes
Convention Centers
Educational & Corporate
Campuses
Manufacturing Facilities
Theme Parks
Hospitals
ControlMatrix
®
Casinos
Cruise Ships
support, redundant operation and
integrated supervisory technology
provide stable, reliable performance
for critical applications.
Built on an open-architecture, network-based transport model designed to maximize infrastructure
and minimize proprietary cabling,
ControlMatrix provides flexible connectivity options with support for
CobraNet™ audio networks, standard
Ethernet and serial data systems.
not limited to FIDS/MUFIDS, is natively supported. Interface to ADAcompliant signage systems, serial and
TCP/IP-driven control systems is integral without invasive requirements
for additional hardware.
A wide range of hardware options
provide a simple and efficient design
model. Full-featured microphone
paging stations with high-quality audio electronics and intuitive controls
are available for routine paging and
administrative locations. Additional
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Government Facilities
Military Bases
Fully integrated, IP-based audio and visual paging management.
Features and Capabilities
PCU Series Paging Stations:
FIDS:
• Desktop and surface mount station options
• Integral 4 and 32 programmable button “direct
access” capabilities
• 12 button keypad paging stations with support for up
to 999 programmable paging codes
• Integral password security
• Integral high quality microphones with noise
cancellation circuitry
• Optional seamless telephone paging support
• 16 telephone paging lines are supported, scalable
using 2 and 4 channel telephone paging units
• Voice-driven user prompts
• Optional “store and forward” paging operation for
zone management and maximum audio performance
• High performance audio performance (48k .wav
format audio)
• Robust priority management software
• 16 simultaneous record talk paths
• 32 simultaneous playback talk paths
• Supports seamless communications (TelNet) with any
3rd party database
• Automated database-driven paging announcements
with TTS and .wav file assembly
• Station security/capability via MUFIDS / PC terminals
• Remote control of .wav file page announcement,
transfer and storage
Other features, capabilities and benefits:
• Support for 31 different languages/voices available
(male and female)
• Supports Unicode non-Romanized character sets
• Multiple user and language/voice playback supported
• Seamless integration and assembly of pre-recorded
messages
• Comprehensive message scheduling and intuitive
graphical user interface
• Scheduling of messages, background music and local/
assignable inputs
• FIDS updated/automated announcements support via
station-triggered control
• Security/activity logging
• Supports up to 250 PCU Series paging stations and
250 paging zones*
• Dynamic Priority Grouping for unlimited priority levels
• Full Auto Redundancy support
• Mission critical, integral QnX operating system
• SMS, email and printer support for log filtering,
parsing and automated error/fault notifications
• Simple system expansion and interlinking to other
ControlMatrix systems
• Unlimited expansion capability with MediaMatrix
NION audio signal processing systems
ADA compliant signage display:
* With single Q-Host system at press time. Inquire for multiple
host systems.
Text to speech:
• Support for all current signage displays via serial and
TCP/IP Protocols
• Pre-recorded messages associated with text files
• Control of color and style on a per message basis
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ControlMatrix
®
ControlMatrix® System Diagram
Infrastructure—the heart of any large scale integration.
ControlMatrix supports multiple head end configurations.
ControlMatrix®
Intelligent Paging Solutions
from MediaMatrix®
Next-generation airport paging designed
to meet the challenges of a dynamic
airport market.
• Support for Automated Boarding
Announcements
• Supports NION® as the DSP engine
and ControlManager™ for added control
features
• Western language support for Courtesy
Announcement and Text-to-Speech
applications
• Improved Text-to-Speech engine includes
improved voice sampling
• Crest Audio NexSys® amplifier control
support
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PCU 5
PCU 4
PCU 2
PCU 3
RMP 1
ControlMatrix®
Products
The ControlMatrix product line continues to expand with the addition of
several new options. The PCU™ Series of paging stations has been expanded
with more options, including support for the new RMP1 slave station. The
new station configurations make ControlMatrix perfect for airport gate/
jetway applications and provide an even more efficient option for system
designers. With a choice of five paging stations and supplementary options,
a wide range of system configurations are possible.
®
PCU Series Paging Stations
Q-Host Paging Controller
A-Host Messaging
Controller
C-Host Courtesy
Announcement Controller
System Management
Software
PCU 1
Q-Host
C-Host
S560
PCU 2100
A-Host
TPU 2/4
ControlMatrix
®
PCP 2
PCU5™
PCU4™
PCU2™
• Attractive desktop package
• Keypad paging access supports 999
zones
• Includes 32 quick-select page code
buttons
• Stem-style dynamic microphone
• “Push-to-talk” bi-color status LED
• Integrated microphone preamplifier
• Rear-mounted cable harness for easy
termination
• Operates on DC or AC power
• Balanced line level audio output
• Data network interface supports
CobraNet serial bridging
• Attractive surface-mount package
• Keypad paging with LCD display
• Handheld microphone with PTT
switch included
• “Push-to-talk” bi-color status LED
• Busy status LED
• Integrated microphone preamplifier
• Removable Euro connectors for easy
termination
• Operates on DC or AC power
• Balanced line-level audio output
• Data network interface supports
CobraNet serial bridging
• Standard NEMA 4G mounting with 3”
deep backbox
• Supports one RMP1 sub-station
• Attractive desktop package
• Keypad paging with LCD display
• Keypad paging access supports 999
zones
• Stem-style dynamic microphone
• “Push-to-talk” bi-color status LED
• Integrated microphone preamplifier
• Rear-mounted cable harness for easy
termination
• Operates on DC or AC power
• Balanced line level audio output
• Data network interface supports
CobraNet serial bridging
PCU3™
RMP1™
PCU1™
• Attractive surface-mount package
• Four paging code select buttons
• Handheld microphone with PTT
switch included
• “Push-to-talk” bi-color status LED
• Busy status LED
• Integrated microphone preamplifier
• Removable Euro connectors for easy
termination
• Operates on DC or AC power
• Balanced line-level audio output
• Data network interface supports
CobraNet serial bridging
• Standard NEMA 4G mounting with
2” deep backbox
• Supports one RMP1 sub-station
• Attractive 2G flushmount package
• Assignable paging via attached PCU3
or PCU4 paging station
• Handheld PTT microphone with
mounting clip included
• “Push to Talk” bi-color status LED
• Busy LED
• Seamless interconnect to PCU3 and
PCU4 Paging Stations
• Independent balanced mic-level audio
output
• Removable Euro connector
• Standard NEMA 2G mounting with
2” deep backbox
• Attractive desktop package
• Four paging code select buttons
• Stem-style dynamic microphone
• “Push-to-talk” bi-color status LED
• LED zone status indicators
• Integrated microphone preamplifier
• Rear-mounted cable harness for easy
termination
• Operates on DC or AC power
• Balanced line-level audio output
• Data network interface supports
CobraNet serial bridging
Desktop administrative paging
station with stem microphone
Surface
mount
four-button
paging station with
handheld microphone
Surface-mount paging station
with handheld microphone
Surface-mount,
paging station
with handheld
microphone
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Desktop paging
station with stem microphone
Desktop
fourbutton
paging
station
with stem
microphone
Q-Host™
ControlMatrix® paging controller
• QNX operating system
• Integrated hardware/software package
• Ethernet control interface
• CobraNet audio interface (Ethernet)
• Dynamic messaging support with
optional S560 Messaging Card
• Graphical user interface for
configuration & control
• Includes one Windows remote client
license (WRAC)
• Full zone and station management
• Support for CobraNet Serial Bridging
• Recorded audio file storage
• Expandable architecture
PCU2100™
Load-sharing redundant power
supply
• Two internal power supply modules
for full redundant operation
• Fault alarm for each module with
front panel LED status indicator
• Dual Form C rear-panel fault
contacts
• Supplies regulated power for up to 16
PCU Series paging stations
• Supplies regulated power for multiple
control panels
• Operates in redundant/single
supply mode
• Supports all PCU Series field devices
• Integrated active RS-485
distribution system supports up to
16 data home runs
• Rear-panel mode select switch
• Front-panel mode status LED
• Integrated fault control with
automatic reset
• Removable rear-panel Euro connectors
A-Host™
ControlMatrix® messaging
controller
• QNX operating system
• Integrated hardware/software package
• Ethernet control interface
• CobraNet audio interface
• Dynamic messaging support
• Supports up to two S560
MessageNet Cards
• Up to two A-Hosts supported in each
head-end
• Graphical user interface for
configuration & control
• Support for CobraNet Serial Bridging
• Recorded audio file storage
• Expandable architecture
S560™ MessageNet Card
The S560 MessageNet card provides
optional dynamic messaging for
ControlMatrix paging systems. The S560
is configurable as a single option for the
Q-Host Paging Controller or in multiple
configurations with the A-Host
supplementary controller. Each S560
provides up to four simultaneous audio
record streams and up to eight
simultaneous audio playback streams via
CobraNet for seamless audio integration.
C-Host™
Courtesy messaging controller
• Windows® 2000 operating system
• Powerful text-to-speech engine
• Included 512MB RAM supports up to
3 voices
• Supports up to seven voices with
maximum of 1GB RAM
• Voices available in multiple
languages, male or female
• Ethernet control interface
• Seamless integration with the Q-Host
• Supports multiple users and
playback voices
• Integrated hard disk storage
ControlMatrix® software provides integrated
paging and messaging control and
management. The QNX-based applications
provide an extremely stable, efficient and
high-performance operating platform.
Optional Windows clients are also available
for administrative control and supervision.
TPU2™/ TPU4™
Telephone paging units with two/four ports
PCP2™
• Provides telephone-based paging to up to 999 paging codes
• Simulates PCU2 paging station functionality
• Accepts up to two/four analog station port lines
• Provides automated paging via DTMF
• Prompts recorded as standard WAV files
• Four-digit PIN number for security (configurable per line)
• Includes 1U rack-mount kit
• Connects to Q-Host or A-Host COM port for control
• Connects to CABs for audio inputs and outputs
• Panel mounted DB9 connector
• Supports pluggable connectors for
PCU1, PCU2 and PCU5 stations
• Rear-panel, removable Euro
connectors for easy termination
• Stainless plate
• Standard NEMA 1G
Surface-mount terminating panel
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System Controller
Station Four-W
Station Four
PageMatrix™
Station Ten
Among the most complex applications in the commercial audio industry, paging is now made easy with PageMatrix,
our basic paging plug-in for NION® Series and MediaMatrix® frame-based audio processing systems.
With PageMatrix, paging system design is simplified with intuitive cost-effective paging products. A stand-alone
software application, paging controller and a host of remote paging stations provide an integrated and flexible
approach for many paging applications. With MediaMatrix DSP processing at the core, PageMatrix provides the
end user simple, transparent access to MediaMatrix’s powerful routing capabilities. With the integral WavePlayer
software device, remote access of pre-recorded messages is only a button away.
Typical PageMatrix Configuration
RS 232
Audio
CAT 5 w/audio, data, and power
NION
PageMatrix
™
PageMatrix Command Center
Required for initial programming only
PageMatrix Paging Center
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PageMatrix System Controller
(Command Center)
• 16 station ports powered
• 99 page zones available via MediaMatrix
• 24 VDC input for emergency backup of stations
• Supports up to 4 MediaMatrix DSP headend systems.
• Supplies 24VDC to remote stations.
• Utilizes industry standard CAT 5 cable and RJ-45 connectors for efficient installation.
• Euro connectors for efficient audio connection to break-out-box
Paging Stations
Station Four-W
• Four zone presets, programmable via PageMatrix command center
• 5-pin XLR low-Z mic input
• Electronically balanced
• Mic level control +25 dBu full scale
• Electronically balanced output
• Handheld push-button mic
• No local power required
• Powered by 24 VDC from command center
• Robust RS-485 communication
• Standard NEMA 4G mounting with 2” deep backbox
Station Four
• Four zone preset
• 3-pin XLR low-Z mic input
• 5-pin XLR aux low-Z mic input
• Electronically balanced inputs
• Mic level control +25 dBu full scale
• Electronically balanced output
• No local power required
• Powered by 24 VDC from command center
• Robust RS-485 communication
• Simple interconnect using RJ-45 standard connectors and CAT 5 cable
Station Ten
• 99 zone presets, programmable via PageMatrix command center
• 3-pin XLR low-Z mic input
• 5-pin XLR aux low-Z mic input
• Electronically balanced inputs
• Mic level control +25 dBu full scale
• Electronically balanced output
• 20 X 2 LCD backlit
• No local power required
• Powered by 24 VDC from command center
• Robust RS-485 communication
• Simple interconnect using RJ-45 standard connectors and CAT 5 cable
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A Division of Peavey Electronics Corporation
mediamatrix.peavey.com
5022 Hartley Peavey Drive • Meridian, MS 39305
Phone: (601) 483-9548 • Fax: (601) 486-1678
Features and specifications subject to change without notice.
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Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Inc.
Pentium® 4 is a registered trademark of Intel Inc.
ATI is a registered trademark of ATI Technologies Inc.
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