SymNet EDGE Brochure
Dante gigabit network audio.
Modular I/O.
Open architecture software.
The cutting edge.
SymNet Edge scalable hardware partners with SymNet Composer open architecture software for total
design synergy. Networked audio connections use Dante protocol for ultra low latency. Multiple end user
control options complete the system.
Features:
• Four configurable I/O card slots, up to 16 channels total of local I/O plus 128 (64x64) channels of Dante
network audio.
• Eight logic inputs (or four analog control inputs) and eight logic outputs.
• Redundant Dante network audio ports on an internal gigabit switch that eliminates the need for an external
switch in many systems. Systems using 10 or more Edge mainframes and/or mainframes separated by
distances over 100 meters can be implemented with off-the-shelf gigabit hardware.
• Ethernet for configuration and control, and RS-232 for third party control systems.
• User control by Symetrix ARC wall panels, ARC-WEB web app, SymNet SymVue, third-party touch
screens.
• Port for optional redundant external power supply.
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DSP HARDWARE
Edge is designed to meet the I/O
capacity requirements of the bulk
of commercial sound installations.
Edge features four configurable I/O
card slots, up to 16 channels total of
local I/O, plus 128 (64x64) channels
of Dante network audio. Flexible I/O
and plug-and-play networking enable multiple
Edge units to scale to your projects’ demands.
EXTERNAL CONTROL
End user control options for Edge include Symetrix’ ARC wall panels,
ARC-WEB browser-based remote, SymVue custom
standalone user control application, logic I/O, and thirdparty controllers such as Crestron and AMX.
DESIGN SOFTWARE
SymNet Composer software manages all aspects of
the Edge hardware including audio, control and security
with an intuitive drag and drop CAD-style interface.
Composer’s fast, fluid navigation accelerates Site File
design with over 500 proven DSP modules.
CAPABILITIES
Built for performance, Edge trumps the competition with DSP efficiency,
consistently providing more processing per project. An internal gigabit switch
provides the bandwidth to unleash the power of Dante to deliver ultra-low
latency networked audio. Multiple units may be connected without additional
third-party network switches, or with additional hardware, configured for
redundant operation with seamless failover.
OPTIONAL I/O CARDS
EDGE 4 Channel Analog Input Card
EDGE 4 Channel Analog Output Card
EDGE 4 Channel AEC Input Card
EDGE 4 Channel Digital Input Card
EDGE 4 Channel Digital Output Card
• Mic/line input card. Up to 4 cards
per frame.
• Line output card. Up to 4 cards per
frame.
• Wideband dedicated processing.
• Digital audio input card. Use up to 4 cards per Edge frame.
• Digital audio output card. Use up to
4 cards per Edge frame.
• +48 volts phantom power.
• +24 dBu maximum output level.
• Supports AES/EBU or S/PDIF.
• Supports AES/EBU or S/PDIF.
• 54 dB of mic pre-amp gain.
• +12 dB to off of gain.
• Sample rate conversion on all
inputs.
• Nominal output sample rate of 48
kHz.
• Sync range of 12 to 96 kHz.
• Supports external clock input of 12
to 96 kHz.
• Extended dynamic range of 115
dB.
• Extended dynamic range of 117
dB.
• Field swappable by certified
technicians
• Field swappable by certified
technicians.
• Zero-latency direct outputs and
discrete reference inputs per AEC
channel.
• AEC processing available to the
card’s direct inputs or internally
routed sources.
• 11 mS AEC latency, up to 250 mS
tail length and greater than 100
dB/S convergence time.
• Field swappable by certified
technicians.
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• Field swappable by certified
technicians.
• Field swappable by certified
technicians.
Shown with (2) Analog In and (2) Analog Out cards.
A&E Specifications
Edge
The device shall provide four I/O card slots accepting
any combination of available cards providing up to 16
channels of local I/O. All signal processing, mixing and
routing functions (including I/O levels) shall be controllable
via software. Audio inputs and outputs shall be accessed
via rear panel 3.81 mm terminal block connectors. Some
I/O cards may utilize other connector types.
Network audio expansion shall be provided by the Dante
protocol with a capacity of 128 (64x64) channels. Primary
and Secondary Dante network audio connections shall
be provided for redundant network implementation.
Connectors shall be gigabit RJ45 utilizing CAT6 cable.
A designer software application shall be provided that
operates on a Windows computer, with network interface
installed, running Windows® XP or higher operating
system. Computer connection for configuration shall
be via the device’s rear panel Ethernet connector. All
internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Available DSP
components shall include (but not be limited to) various
forms of: mixers, equalizers, filters, crossovers, dynamics/
gain controls, routers, delays, remote controls, meters,
generators, onboard logic, and diagnostics.
The front panel shall include input and output signal level
indicators, I/O card type indicators as well as indicators
for POWER, ARC, RS-232, NETWORK, and DANTE
(PRIMARY and SECONDARY). Additionally, a front
panel LCD shall display certain system parameters as
well as allow editing of network parameters and may be
programmed as an ARC for custom user control via the
front panel UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT and ENTER buttons.
External control shall include dedicated software screens
as well as preset selection, I/O level control and muting
using the optional ARC wall panel remote controls via
industry-standard CAT5 cable with RJ45 connectors. A
built-in web server shall provide four instances of ARCWEB, which allows for user control from nearly any web
browser or mobile device. Logic I/O shall consist of eight
contact closure or four potentiometer inputs along with
eight logic outputs. The logic outputs may be used to
drive LEDs directly or control external relays or switchers.
All program memory shall be non-volatile and provide
program security should power fail. The device shall
provide an on board real time clock to facilitate automatic,
timed changing of presets and may sync to NTP. Thirdparty control systems may interface over IP and RS-232
using a published ASCII control protocol.
Audio conversion shall be 24-bit, 48 kHz and internal
processing shall be 32-bit or 40-bit floating point, 48 kHz.
The device shall have an IEC power input socket for 120240 VAC and a captive power input socket for an external
24 VDC supply. The device shall meet UL/CSA and CE
safety requirements and comply with CE and FCC Part
15 emissions limits. The device shall be RoHS compliant.
The chassis shall be constructed of cold rolled steel and
moulded plastic, and mount into a standard 19” 1U EIA
rack. The device shall be a Symetrix SymNet EDGE.
Mechanical Data
Performance Data
Electrical:
INputs
Number of Inputs: Four (4) switchable balanced mic or
line level.
Connectors: 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Input Level: +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Input Level: +23 dBu.
Mic Pre-amp Gain: 0, 11.8, 24, 44 or 54 dB
switchable with ± 24 dB trim.
Mic Pre-amp EIN: < -127dB with 150 ohm source
impedance.
CMRR: > 76 dB @ 1 kHz, unity gain.
Input Impedance: 8k Ohms balanced, 4k Ohms
unbalanced.
Phantom Power (per input): +48 VDC @ 10 mA
maximum.
Dynamic Range: > 115 dB, A-weighted.
THD + Noise: < -94 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu
with 0 dB gain.
Latency: 0.28 mS
Outputs
Number of Outputs: Four (4) balanced line level.
Connectors: 3.81 mm terminal blocks.
Nominal Output Level: +4 dBu with 20 dB of headroom.
Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu (+22.8 dBu into a 2k
Ohm minimum load).
Output Impedance: 300 Ohms balanced, 150 Ohms
unbalanced.
Dynamic Range: > 117 dB, A-weighted.
THD + Noise: < -95 dB, unweighted; 1 kHz @ +22 dBu
with 0 dB gain.
Latency: 0.60 mS
SYSTEM
Sampling Rate: 48 kHz, ± 100 ppm.
Frequency Response (A/D/A): 20 Hz – 20 kHz, ± 0.5
dB.
Dynamic Range (A/D/A): > 114 dB, A-weighted.
Channel Separation (A/D/A): > 108 dB @ 1 kHz, +24
dBu.
THD+Noise: < -85 dB (un-weighted); 1 kHz @ +22 dBu
with 0 dB gain.
Latency (A/D/A): 0.88 mS, inputs routed to outputs.
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Space Required:
1U (WDH: 18.91 in x 9.5 in x 1.72 in / 48.02 cm x 24.13
cm x 4.37 cm). Depth does not include connector
allowance.
Allow at least 3 inch additional clearance for rear panel
connections. Additional depth may be required depending
upon your specific wiring and connections.
100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 45 Watts maximum universal
input and/or suitable 24 VDC / 2.0 Amp auxillary power
source.
Ventilation:
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature
is 30 C / 86 F. Ensure that the left and right equipment
sides are unobstructed (5.08 cm, 2 in minimum
clearance). The ventilation should not be impeded by
covering the ventilation openings with items such as
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Certifications or COMPLIANCE:
UL 60065, cUL 60065, IEC 60065, EN 55103-1, EN
55103-2, FCC Part 15, RoHS
SHIPPING Weight:
13 lbs. (5.9 kg)
Copyright 2012, Symetrix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All specifications and features subject to change without
notice.
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