SymNet | Network Audio Solutions

SymNet | Network Audio Solutions
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The world class solution for delivering
and processing sound in virtually any
commercial application including convention
centers, airports, nightclubs, shopping
malls, corporate boardrooms, classrooms,
and worship environments... just to name a
few!
Advanced Digital Signal Processing is at
the core of SymNet. Our solutions simplify
system design, deliver superb fidelity, and
add value for designers, integrators and end
users. Only from the engineers at Symetrix.
Only SymNet.
Overview
1
SymNet Designer Software
2-3
SymNet Hardware
4-5
DSP Hardware
8x8 DSP
6-7
DigIO 12x12 DSP
8-9
Express
10-11
Expansion Boxes
CobraLink
12-13
BreakIn12
14-15
BreakOut12
16-17
HomerLink Breakout
18-19
Control I/O
20-21
Wall Panels
Wall Panels
22-23
Accessories
ARC-PS
24-25
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Overview
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Overview
require additional networking gear and expertise whereas
SymLink does not require this. The system is ready to go the
moment it is connected.
SymNet Audio Matrix is a scalable DSP platform configured by
SymNet Designer software and made by Symetrix. Installed in
Convention Centers, Sports Arenas, Houses of Worship and
Primarily, most audio routing for larger DSP systems is for I/O. To
many other venues throughout the world, consultants, integrators keep cost down, integrators stack up input and output hardware
and end-users rely on the robust stability of the SymNet platform. and then route audio into (or out of) a unit that has DSP. Since
SymLink handles this, it doesn’t eat up Ethernet network
SymNet is an open architecture system. This means DSP
bandwidth. Instead, only the audio that needs to be sent over
modules (EQ, compression, etc.) are placed into the design
long distances is sent over the network. We have found SymNet
and connected using standard drag n’ drop methods. Various
can facilitate higher I/O counts than systems using only EthernetSymNet hardware can be chained together to provide a custom
based routing solutions and requires less external networking
audio solution for the client. SymNet’s main advantage can be
hardware.
summed up in one word “Options”; options for DSP processing,
options for audio routing and options for control.
The CobraNet advantage is distance. CobraNet can send
DSP Processing
SymNet developed at break neck speed to incorporate user
input and fine tune the system architecture. There have been
over 10 software releases since the product was released over
5 years ago. It is now an advanced DSP platform. SymNet
includes more than 350 DSP processing modules. In addition to
all the standard processes you would expect to find (such as EQ,
compression, etc.) there are advanced DSP modules not offered
by competitors. One for instance is the BGM Combiner for
room combine scenarios. This module works together with the
wall panels located in the rooms so the panels are linked when
zones are combined. These combiners also work with SymNet’s
Automixing solution that has been widely received in the market.
Another development is free floating Echo Cancelling DSP
modules that can be placed anywhere in a SymNet design.
The module is not directly attached to hardware inputs and is
available on any SymNet hardware with DSP. In addition to this,
SymNet has a full logic library for addressing the challenges that
are not necessarily audio based. These are just a few examples
of the DSP process that help you provide your client with an
elegant audio and control system.
Routing
SymNet offers two routing options to move audio between
units. One is SymLink; a proprietary high speed audio bus that
connects SymNet hardware. The other is CobraNet which has
become an industry standard for routing audio over Ethernet.
Both have their advantages.
The SymLink advantage is speed. Audio travels between
units directly connected with CAT5 cable at a speed of 0.08
milliseconds per unit. Sixty-four channels of audio and control
route in a circle around the connected hardware. Another
advantage is simplicity. Ethernet based audio transport systems
audio over Ethernet using standard network hardware. Media
converters allow the signals to be sent over fiber optic to achieve
incredible distances between units. Another advantage is that
CobraNet is an industry standard that many manufacturers
support. Equipment between these manufacturers can be
connected together and share audio. SymNet has been on the
leading edge of CobraNet developments since it was introduced
into the market.
Control
Routing and processing audio is only part of the equation. How
the system is controlled in real-time is a very important aspect
of an installed audio system. To the end user, that wall panel or
that computer screen is the audio system. This is why Symetrix
offers a full line of wall panels called Adaptive Remote Controls
or ARCs that control virtually any function inside a SymNet
system. These panels are typically used for source selection,
zone volume and preset switching. However, these are not like
other wall panel solutions. These panels are scalable and can
be chained together and fully configured to meet even the most
esoteric switching and control needs.
In addition, SymNet allows integrators to design custom control
screens that can be password protected and used by technicians
or end users. And finally, SymNet integrates with external
control systems such as those manufactured by AMX, Crestron
or others with advanced integration features like unsolicited
response.
Overall, SymNet systems are flexible and stable. The
systems perform reliably for years once they are installed and
adjusted. The audio quality has been revered by many system
professionals and used in high-end recording studios and home
theaters. SymNet allows you to create a customized, elegant and
low maintenance system for your client. It is the future of audio
and control processing at your fingertips.
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SymNet Designer Software
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SymNet Designer Software is a CAD style drag-and-drop
Windows application used to configure all SymNet hardware
including ARC (Adaptive Remote Control) wall panels. The
software supports an open architecture so the entire audio signal
path is defined by the system designer. DSP modules such as
compressors and equalizers are placed into a design and easily
connected with SymNet’s elegant wiring method. SymNet Site
files are created on a PC and then loaded into SymNet hardware.
The Site file is stored onboard the SymNet hardware so it can be
retrieved and edited at a later time.
DSP Modules are at the core of a DSP system. SymNet
has more than 350 modules including Mixers, Matrixes,
Equalizers and filters, Compressors/Limiters, Automatic Gain
Control, Sound Pressure Level computers, AutoMixers, Room
Combiners, Feedback Fighters, Control Logic, and more.
Modules like the BGM Combiners specifically address difficult
integration issues. In addition to internal signal routing, the BGM
combiners link wall panels in room combine scenarios so that
panels track together when zones are combined. This is a first
for a DSP-based room combine solution. Other modules like
the AutoMixers and the Feedback Fighters have met with great
success and are used everyday in SymNet systems.
1 Input, Standard
In #1
Ref In
Out #1
(13%)
Echo Canceller
Control Screens are simple user interfaces for the technicians
and the end-user that run on a connected PC. These screens
are assembled by the system designer from DSP parameters
in a SymNet design. Password protection allows different users
separate interfaces for controlling the system while preventing
access to the underlying design.
Presets are snapshots of module settings. Presets are built
by storing either entire module settings, or specific parameter
values into any of the 1000 preset locations. Presets can be
triggered from SymNet Designer software, ARC wall panels or
third party external control systems.
Super-modules are blocks of DSP programming. These blocks
can be moved between SymNet designs via an import/export
function. SymNet Designer includes a variety of pre-built Supermodules. These pre-built modules cut design time and help to
quickly evaluate DSP usage for a given design. Super-modules
can be password protected to prevent access to their internal
DSP components. Each Super-module can support a dedicated
control screen so selected parameters can be adjusted in realtime.
External Control of SymNet is straightforward and extremely
flexible. Symetrix offers a full line of ARC wall panels that are
fully configurable to control any function available in the software.
Analog control inputs allow connection of potentiometers and
contact closures, used to control parameters and/or trigger
presets in the system. External equipment can be switched from
SymNet hardware via contact closures and relays.
SymNet uses a straightforward protocol to easily integrate
with external control solutions from Crestron, AMX and others.
Unsolicited Response automatically sends updated values
to external control systems when parameters are changed
in SymNet. This simplifies control system programming by
eliminating the need for constant polling.
Control Modules are logic based processing modules. These
modules can be assembled in various combinations to elegantly
overcome unique performance challenges often encountered in
system design. Commonly used control modules are Logic gates
(And, OR, XOR), and Flip Flop modules for switching. SymNet
also includes an RS-232 string output module for control of
external devices such as video projectors and switchers. These
examples are the tip of the iceberg; SymNet’s control module
library is extensive and widely used in SymNet designs.
Event Scheduler allows time-based triggering of presets or
external switching connections like Relays and Open Collector
outputs. Events can be scheduled on daily, weekly, or monthly
basis, or custom calendars can be created to trigger events on
unique timelines.
SymNet Designer Software Installations can be downloaded
for free at www.SymNetAudio.com.
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SymNet Designer Software
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Symnet Designer DSP and Control Modules
Module Classes
Module Variations
Mixers and Matrixes
Mono/Mono, Mono/Stereo, Stereo/Stereo, LCR,
Matrix (Mono and Stereo), Gain, Inverter, VCA,
Summer
Automixers
Gain-sharing, Gating
Combiners
Standard, Automix, BGM, BGM Automix
Conferencing
Echo Canceller, Echo Reducer, Dialer
Filters and EQs
Crossover, Parametric, Graphic, British,
Highpass, Lowpass, Bandpass, Allpass, Shelf,
CD Horn, Small Speaker, Feedback Fighter
Loudspeaker Management
Smaart-Compatible, Standard
Dynamics
Compressor/Limiter, Split Compressor/Limiter,
Limiter, AGC, Expander/Gate, Ducker,
Continuous SPL Computer, Gap-sensing SPL
Computer
Delays
Up to 2 seconds per module, mono and stereo.
Routers
Input Selector, Output Selector, Distributor,
Priority Selector, Switch
Signal Generators
Pink Noise, White Noise, Sine Wave, Sawtooth
Wave, Square Wave, Triangle Wave
Meters and Analyzers
Bar Graph, Gauge, Oscilloscope
Control Modules
Latched Button, Momentary Button, Radio
Button, Fader, RS-232/485 Input, Inverter,
Threshold Detector, Range Detector, Scaler,
Taper Converters, Ramp Processor, Comparator,
Input Logic, Delay Logic, Counter, Flip-flop,
Binary Decoder, Binary Encoder, Multiplexers,
Meters, Preset Trigger, Audio Level Detector,
Audio Peak Detector, Relay Output, O/C Output,
RS-232/485 Output, RS-232 String Output
Zone 1 – Audio
2 Room Combiner
Zone 2 – Audio
In #1
In #2
BGM #1
BGM #2
BGM #3
BGM #4
Room
BGM
Room
BGM
#1
#1
#2
#2
(1%)
In #1
In #2
Out #1
(1%)
Zone 1
In #1
In #2
Out #1
(1%)
BGM Combiner
Zone 2
4 BGM
Audio Sources
Zone 1 – ARC-SWK
Zone 2 – ARC-SWK
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SymNet Hardware
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SymNet is a modular system utilizing a variety of hardware I/O
configurations, offering many options to the system designer.
The hardware falls into two groups: SymLink and Express.
This grouping of devices allows the system designer to tailor
both features and price points to the client’s needs.
SymNet Express hardware is targeted for applications
where a single, stand-alone unit is sufficient for all the audio
processing required between the microphones and the power
amplifiers.
These applications typically include houses of worship,
school auditoriums, media rooms, and others where flexible
signal processing is required, yet budget limitations must be
observed. All Express models are addressable over Ethernet
and can be placed on a facility’s LAN.
All SymLink hardware models include the SymLink bus, a
proprietary interconnect which supports up to 64 low latency
channels of audio and control, freely circulating between
a maximum of 16 SymLink devices. These devices are
connected to each other in a ring topology using shielded
CAT5 cable. In order to support the high speed, low latency
bus, SymLink cables are restricted to 10 meters between
devices. In practice, the SymLink components are generally
located in the same rack. Models: 8x8 DSP, DigIO 12x12 DSP,
BreakIn12, BreakOut12, CobraLink.
However, Express hardware also includes the new 16x16
CobraNet chip from Cirrus Logic which allows for some
expansion as well as connection to a larger SymNet SymLink
system. Its rear panel connections support a split network for
separate management of CobraNet audio and Ethernet control
over a LAN. Express hardware is a cost-effective solution for
bridging distant hardware units requiring no more than 16
channels of audio in either direction. Express hardware is also
compatible with third party CobraNet-enabled amplification
systems or powered speaker enclosures. Models: Express
4x4 Cobra, Express 8x8 Cobra, Express 4x12 Cobra, Express
12x4 Cobra.
Also included in the SymLink group, used for routing audio
over longer distances, CobraLink hardware is used to break
out of a SymLink Ring and convert the audio format to
CobraNet, Cirrus Logic’s multichannel, bi-directional industry
standard protocol for networked audio. This hardware allows
interconnection of multiple SymLink rings, and provides direct
Ethernet access for control of the hardware from a facility’s
LAN, if so desired.
SymNet Audio Hardware Model Comparison
8x8 DSP
BreakIn12
BreakOut12
CobraLink
DigIO 12x12 DSP
DSP processors
4x 66MHz
-
-
-
2x 66MHz
Analog audio inputs
8
12
-
-
-
Analog audio outputs
8
-
12
-
12* (AES/TOSLINK)
64 (SymLink)
Digital audio ins
64
64
64
32 (CobraNet)
64 (SymLink)
Digital audio outs
64
64
64
32 (CobraNet)
64 (SymLink)
12* (AES/TOSLINK)
64 (SymLink)
Max. Cobra channels
-
-
-
32 in / 32 out
-
Analog/binary control inputs
8
-
-
-
-
Hardware group
SymLink
SymLink
SymLink
SymLink / CobraNet
SymLink
Relay outputs
3
-
-
-
-
Binary outputs (O.C.)
6
-
-
-
-
RS-485
1
-
-
1
1
RS-232
2
1
1
2
1
Ethernet
-
-
-
yes
yes
* Direct connections to four channels - HomerLink BreakOut required for channels 5-12.
** SIMD - Single Instruction Multiple Data architecture achieves increased performance per MHz in many modules.
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SymNet Hardware
Symetrix
CobraNet
+
Ethernet
CobraLink
SymLink
BreakIn 12
BreakOut 12
DigI/O 12x12 DSP
SymNet 8x8 DSP
Network Hardware
(Switch)
This illustration of a typical SymNet Network Audio Solution shows how a local SymLink Ring of hardware (above) can be connected to another SymLink Ring (right
middle) or multiple distributed Express devices (right) by CobraNet in order to make
a large system.
CobraNet
Ethernet
Express
SymNet Audio Hardware Model Comparison... continued
Express 12x4 Cobra
Express 8x8 Cobra
Express 4x12 Cobra
Express 4x4 Cobra
DSP processors
2x 100MHz SIMD**
2x 100MHz SIMD**
2x 100MHz SIMD**
2x 100MHz SIMD**
Analog audio inputs
12
8
4
4
Analog audio outputs
4
8
12
4
Digital audio ins
16
16
16
16
Digital audio outs
16
16
16
16
Max. Cobra channels
16 in / 16 out
16 in / 16 out
16 in / 16 out
16 in / 16 out
Analog/binary control inputs
2 pots or 4 switches
2 pots or 4 switches
2 pots or 4 switches
2 pots or 4 switches
Hardware group
CobraNet
CobraNet
CobraNet
CobraNet
Relay outputs
1
1
1
1
Binary outputs (o.c.)
2
2
2
2
RS-485
1
1
1
1
RS-232
1
1
1
1
Ethernet
yes
yes
yes
yes
* Direct connections to four channels - HomerLink BreakOut required for channels 5-12.
** SIMD - Single Instruction Multiple Data architecture achieves increased performance per MHz in many modules.
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DSP Hardware
Introduction
8x8 DSP
Symetrix
The SymNet 8x8 DSP is the original model in the SymLink series of network
audio processors. It is the hardware platform used to execute system designs
created in SymNet Designer software. Up to sixteen 8x8 DSPs, or other
SymLink hardware models, can be networked together in a ring topology
via the low latency, 64-channel SymLink Bus to provide high channel-count
processing systems for use in convention centers, arenas, university and
corporate campuses, large houses of worship, theaters, hotels, and casinos.
Powered by four Analog Devices SHARC processors, the 8x8 DSP
delivers pristine audio through eight line/mic-selectable analog inputs (with
independent 48 VDC phantom power per channel), eight line-level analog
outputs. Coupled with a comprehensive external control connectivity scheme,
this unit is a very powerful tool for the modern system designer or integrator.
This is made evident by the number of audio professionals around the globe
who bet their reputations on SymNet 8x8 DSP hardware every day.
The power and flexibility offered by the SymLink Bus cannot be overlooked.
The sharing of digital audio and control at an average latency of 80
microseconds between hardware units opens vistas in applications and
system capabilities not offered by other systems. 64 configurable bus
channels of digital audio can be used and reused across multiple units in a
ring to far exceed 64 channels of system I/O.
External control options are plentiful. The 8x8 DSP supports RS-232 control
systems, the complete line of ARC wall panels, other RS-485 control
devices, a full compliment of analog control inputs, and an assortment of
binary outputs. The rear panel RS-232 port can issue text string commands
to compatible third-party devices such as projectors, negating the need for
additional external control hardware in some cases.
Specifications
General Specifications
Audio Specifications
Processors
4 x Analog Devices SHARC 21065L @ 66 MHz
Converter Type
24-bit Sigma Delta
Raw processing capacity
264 MIPS, 528 MFLOPS sustained
Sampling Rate
48 kHz, +/- 100 ppm
Analog control inputs
0-10 VDC
Frequency Response
20-20 kHz, +/- 0.25 dB
Recommended external control
potentiometer
10k Ohm, linear
A/D dynamic range
> 113 dB, A-weighted
RS-232 host serial I/O
115.2 or 57.6 kbaud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
D/A dynamic range
> 114 dB, A-weighted
RS-232 accessory serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
Total THD+ Noise
< 0.005% @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
RS-485 serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired in parallel with STP
cable.
Delay memory
86 mono seconds
SymLink Cable
Shielded CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 10 meters
Input impedance
6.67k Ohms, balanced
Maximum devices per SymLink Ring
16
Output impedance
210 Ohms, balanced
Maximum SymLink Rings
31
Maximum input level
+24 dBu
Maximum stored presets
1000
Maximum output level
+24 dBu, 100k Ohms
Mic preamp EIN
-129 dBu typical, 22-22 kHz, A-weighted
Phantom power (per input)
+48 VDC, 10 mA
Input CMR
> 70 dB @ 60 Hz
Channel separation
> 100 dB, in through out @ 1 kHz
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 21.6 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 8.5 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 75W maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F.
Fan on equipment right pulls hot air out of unit. Air intake at equipment left. 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.
Shipping Weight
6 kg (12 lbs.)
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DSP Hardware
8x8 DSP
Symetrix
Rear Panel
Device Config
Main Power
RS-232
Analog Control Inputs
Binary Outputs
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BOOT MODE
RS-232
100-240
VAC
50/60 Hz
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THIS UNIT CONTAINS NO USER SERVICEABLE PARTS.
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ANALOG CONTROL INPUTS
BINARY OUTPUTS
INPUT
75 WATTS
MAXIMUM
A
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---- RS-485 ---- --- RELAY 3 --- --- RELAY 2 --- --- RELAY 1 ---
RS-485
ANALOG OUTPUTS
--- CHAN 4 --- --- CHAN 3 --- --- CHAN 2 --- --- CHAN 1 ---
C NC NO C NC NO C NC NO
SymLink
Analog Inputs
Analog Outputs
IN
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IN
+V
IN
+V
IN
ANALOG INPUTS
--- CHAN 4 --- --- CHAN 3 --- --- CHAN 2 --- --- CHAN 1 ---
--- CHAN 4 --- --- CHAN 3 --- --- CHAN 2 --- --- CHAN 1 ---
--- CHAN 8 --- --- CHAN 7 --- --- CHAN 6 --- --- CHAN 5 ---
--- CHAN 8 --- --- CHAN 7 --- --- CHAN 6 --- --- CHAN 5 ---
+V
--- CHAN 8 --- --- CHAN 7 --- --- CHAN 6 --- --- CHAN 5 ---
Relays
■ Main Power: Accepts power from detachable IEC power cable (100240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 75 Watts max).
■ RS-232: Default serial communications interface for a 3rd party
accessory controller. Port Settings: 38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1
stop bit, no parity, no flow control. (By default the front port is reserved for
SymNet Designer host communications. Host Port Settings: 115 or 57.6
kbaud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.)
■ SymLink: Low-latency 64-channel audio and data bus. TRANSMIT
connects to the next downstream SymLink device’s receive port. RECEIVE
connects to the previous SymLink device’s transmit port. This forms the
“SymLink Ring”. Use shielded CAT5 cables less than 10 meters in length,
standard straight-through wiring.
■ Device Config: Configures the RS-232 port host mode baud rate,
SymLink Master/Slave status and SymLink device address.
■ RS-485: Connects to a Control I/O, ARC-PS, ARC or other Symetrix
SymNet family RS-485 controller, wired in parallel (A to A, B to B and GND
to GND) using shielded twisted pair. Port Settings: 38.4 kbaud (default), 8
data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ Relays: 3 SPDT relays rated at 3 Amps, 24 VDC, resistive; 0.3 Amps, 60
VDC, resistive and can be wired normally open or normally closed. These
relays can also be used for power failure detection or emergency alarm
system integration.
■ Binary Outputs: 6 open collector outputs with a paired common ground
pin. O/C outputs go low (0V) when active, and are internally pulled high
(5V) when inactive and can drive external LED indicators directly.
■ Analog Control Inputs: 8 analog control inputs able to be used
as potentiometer inputs or as switch inputs (+10 VDC reference voltage
supplied).
■ Analog Outputs: 8 analog line level audio inputs with individually
software-selectable level of -10 dBV or +4 dBu as well as continuous trim.
■ Analog Inputs: 8 analog mic / line level audio inputs with individually
software-selectable phantom power and level of -50 dBu, -40 dBu, -20
dBu, -10 dBV or +4 dBu as well as continuous trim.
Architect and Engineer Specifications
SymNet 8x8 DSP Network Audio Solution
The DSP network audio solution shall provide eight balanced mic/line inputs,
eight balanced line outputs, eight analog control inputs, six open collector
outputs, three binary relay outputs, and one RS-485 interface, all on plugin barrier-strip connectors. The unit shall include SymLink Bus transmit
and receive ports on two RJ-45 connectors. One front panel 9-pin D-sub
connector shall be for host computer connection, and one rear panel 9-pin
D-sub connector shall be for RS-232 control. Audio inputs and outputs shall
be analog, with internal 24-bit A/D & D/A converters operating at a sample
rate of 48 kHz. The unit shall support onboard throughput of 8x8 digital audio
channels.
All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). SymLink Bus connections shall
allow sharing of digital audio within multi-unit systems. A designer software
application shall be provided for creating/connecting DSP system
components within each hardware unit. Available system 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. Serial communications shall be
utilized for software control and configuration.
After initial programming, processors may be controlled via dedicated
software screens, third-party RS-232 control systems, and/or optional
analog or RS-485 remote control devices. A designer software application
shall operate on a Windows computer, with network card installed, running
Windows 98/2000/XP.
The network audio solution shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL
60065.
The DSP network audio solution shall be SymNet 8x8 DSP.
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DSP Hardware
Introduction
DigIO 12x12 DSP
Symetrix
The DigIO 12x12 DSP is the essentially the digital I/O version of the 8x8 DSP
model in the SymLink series of network audio processors. It is the hardware
platform used to execute system designs created in SymNet Designer
software. Multiple units can be networked together via the low latency, 64channel SymLink Bus to provide high channel-count processing systems for
use in convention centers, arenas, university and corporate campuses, large
houses of worship, theaters, hotels, and casinos.
DigIO 12x12 DSP combines pristine audio quality, a variety of digital audio
connectivity options, two Analog Devices SHARC processors, and Ethernet
control into a very powerful tool for the modern system designer or integrator.
In addition to onboard DSP functions, this unit, along with the optional
HomerLink Breakouts, provides a direct digital audio interface to a SymLink
Ring. The avoidance of multiple analog-to-digital audio conversion stages is
desirable and ultimately improves the integrity of the processed audio.
The power and flexibility offered by the SymLink Bus cannot be overlooked.
The sharing of digital audio and control at an average latency of 80
microseconds between hardware units opens vistas in applications
and system capabilities not offered by other systems. 64 configurable bus
channels of digital audio can be used and reused across multiple units in a
ring to far exceed 64 channels of system I/O.
External control options are plentiful. The DigIO 12x12 DSP supports RS-232
control systems, the complete line of ARC wall panels, and other RS-485
control devices. The rear panel RS-232 port can issue text string commands
to compatible third-party devices such as projectors, negating the need for
additional external control hardware in some cases.
Onboard digital audio connections include one each AES/EBU 48 kHz
input and output pair, and one each optical S/PDIF 48 kHz input and output
pair. Dual rear-panel RJ-45 connectors allow interconnection of optional
HomerLink Breakout hardware via CAT5 cable. Each HomerLink Bus
connection supports 4x4 channels of AES/EBU audio, in pairs, at a latency
of one 48 kHz sample. With a recommended cable length of 100 meters, this
hardware solution provides a long distance, low latency interface between a
FOH console or other remote location, and a SymLink Ring.
Specifications
General Specifications
Processors
Audio Specifications
2 x Analog Devices SHARC 21065L @ 66 MHz
Sampling Rate
48 kHz, +/- 100 ppm
Raw processing capacity
132 MIPS, 264 MFLOPS sustained
Digital Input Sync Range
30-100 kHz (with SRC)
48 kHz, +/- 100 ppm and +/- 90 degrees (w/o SRC,
source phase-locked to DigIO Word Clock output)
RS-232 host serial I/O
115.2 or 57.6 kbaud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
Sync Output Frequency
48 kHz, +/- 25 ppm (Word Clock)
RS-232 accessory serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz @ > 44.1 kHz (with SRC)
20 Hz - 24 kHz @ 48 kHz (w/o SRC)
RS-485 serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired in parallel with STP
cable.
Dynamic range
> 120 dB, unweighted (with SRC)
144 dB, unweighted (w/o SRC)
Ethernet/CobraNet Cable
Standard CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 100 meters
Total THD+ Noise
< 0.0003% @ 1 kHz, -1 dBfs (with SRC)
N/A (w/o SRC)
HomerLink Cable
Standard CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 100 meters
Delay memory
43 mono seconds
Maximum devices per SymLink Ring
16
Input and Output impedance
110 Ohms, +/- 10% (AES)
Maximum SymLink Rings
31
Maximum input level
0 dBFS (24-bit)
Maximum stored presets
1000
Maximum output level
0 dBFS (24-bit)
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 26.7 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 10.5 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 25W maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86 F.
Fan on equipment right pulls hot air out of unit. Air intake at equipment left. 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.
Shipping Weight
6 kg (12 lbs.)
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DigIO 12x12 DSP
Symetrix
Rear Panel
Input 1-2 AES/EBU
RS-232
Input 3-4 S/PDIF
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UNIT
1 2 4 8 16
BOOT MODE
INPUT 25 WATTS MAXIMUM
100-240
VAC
50/60 Hz
HOST: 57k / 115k
SLAVE / MASTER
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RS-232: ACC / HOST
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
RESERVED
Main Power
DEVICE CONFIG
RS-232
RS-485
10/100 Base T
SymNet
Audio Matrix
SymLink
TRANSMIT
RECEIVE
WORD
CLOCK
OUT
I/O 9-12
I/O 5-8
HOMER- HOMERLINK
LINK
OUTPUT 1-2
AES / EBU
INPUT 1-2
AES / EBU
OUTPUT INPUT
3-4
3-4
S/PDIF S/PDIF
DigIO
12x12 DSP
GND B A
ETHERNET
HomerLink
RS-485
Device Config
SymLink
Ethernet
Output 1-2 AES/EBU
Output 3-4 S/PDIF
Word Clock Out
■ Main Power: Accepts power from detachable IEC power cable (100240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 25 Watts max).
■ Word Clock Output: Provides a SymNet system sample clock
reference of 48 kHz.
■ Device Config: Configures the RS-232 port mode, RS-232 port host
mode baud rate, SymLink Master/Slave status and SymLink device
address.
■ HomerLink: Each HomerLink port transmits 4 AES-3 mono channels
and receives 4 AES-3 mono channels over standard CAT5. Connects
to a HomerLink BreakOut device or directly to another DigIO using a
HomerLink Crossover Adapter (model 810HLXO) as a means of simple
digital patching.
■ RS-232: Default serial communications interface for a 3rd party
accessory controller. Port Settings: 38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop
bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ RS-485: Connects to a Control I/O, ARC-PS, ARC or other Symetrix
SymNet family RS-485 controller, wired in parallel (A to A, B to B and GND
to GND) using shielded twisted pair. Port Settings: 38.4 kbaud (default), 8
data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ Output 3-4 S/PDIF: Digital outputs 3-4 in S/PDIF optical format on
TOSLINK connectors.
■ Input 3-4 S/PDIF: Digital inputs 3-4 in S/PDIF optical format on
TOSLINK connectors.
■ Output 1-2 AES/EBU: Digital outputs 1-2 in AES-3 format on XLR
■ Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port for SymNet Designer host control
connectors.
over IP. IP control must be setup from SymNet Designer via RS-232 first for ■
Input 1-2 AES/EBU: Digital inputs 1-2 in AES-3 format on XLR
security.
connectors.
■ SymLink: Low-latency 64-channel audio and data bus. TRANSMIT
connects to the next downstream SymLink device’s receive port. RECEIVE
connects to the previous SymLink device’s transmit port. This forms the
“SymLink Ring”. Use shielded CAT5 cables less than 10 meters in length,
standard straight-through wiring.
Architect and Engineer Specifications
DigIO 12x12 with HomerLink Breakouts
The network audio solution shall provide AES/EBU stereo input on one 3pin female XLR connector, AES/EBU stereo output on one 3-pin male XLR
connector, optical S/PDIF stereo input on one TOSLINK connector, optical
S/PDIF stereo output on one TOSLINK connector, and word clock output on
one BNC connector. Digital I/O expansion shall be provided by HomerLink
ports on two RJ-45 connectors. Audio inputs and outputs shall be digital
operating at a sample rate of 48 kHz. Onboard sample rate conversion shall
be provided. The unit shall support onboard throughput of 12x12 digital audio
channels.
Available HomerLink Breakouts configurations shall include AES 8x8, AES
4x4, TOSLINK 8x8, TOSLINK 4x4, and TOSLINK/AES. Each shall include
appropriate audio connections and one RJ-45 HomerLink connection per 4x4
channel block.
All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). SymLink Bus connections
shall allow sharing of digital audio within multi-unit systems. A designer
software application shall be provided for creating/connecting DSP system
components within each hardware
unit. Available system components software application shall be provided for
creating/connecting DSP system 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. Ethernet or serial communications shall be utilized for software
control and configuration.
After initial programming, processors may be controlled via a dedicated
computer over Ethernet, dedicated software control screens, third-party
RS-232 control systems, and/or optional RS-485 remote control devices. A
designer software application shall operate on a Windows computer, with
network card installed, running Windows 98/2000/XP.
The DSP audio matrix solution shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL
60065.
The DSP audio matrix solution shall be DigIO 12x12 with HomerLink
Breakouts.
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DSP Hardware
Introduction
Express
Symetrix
SymNet Express is a family of 19” rack-mountable digital signal processors
(DSP) that are setup and controlled by SymNet Designer software. They
are ideal for audio applications such as churches, conference rooms,
courtrooms, night clubs and many others. SymNet ARC Wall panels easily
integrate with Express hardware and provide simple user control of the
system.
There are four analog I/O options available for the Express line: 12x4, 4x12,
8x8, and 4x4. Express units also employ the industry standard CobraNet
technology to share audio between units supporting 16 inputs and 16 outputs
of CobraNet audio over Ethernet in addition to the analog I/O. Express units
are intended for single unit installations as well as installations with meager
expansion requirements.
Units are initially configured through the RS-232 port on the rear panel.
This same port is used to connect to external control systems from AMX,
Crestron, and others. Once the system is initially configured, Express units
can be addressed and controlled over Ethernet.
Any of the line of SymNet ARC wall panels can be connected via CAT5
cable to an RJ-45 jack on the rear panel. One channel of analog audio can
be routed to or from the wall panel over the CAT5 cable for simple paging or
monitoring needs. Express also includes an RS-485 port for extending the
ARC and external control capacity.
Specifications
General Specifications
Audio Specifications
2 x Analog Devices SHARC 21161N @ 100
MHz
Processors
Converter Type
24-bit Sigma Delta
Raw processing capacity
200 MIPS, 800 MFLOPS sustained
Sampling Rate
48 kHz, +/- 100 ppm
Analog control inputs
0-5 VDC
Frequency Response
20-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB
Recommended external control
potentiometer
10k Ohm, linear
A/D dynamic range
> 110 dB, A-weighted
RS-232 host serial I/O
115.2 or 57.6 kbaud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
D/A dynamic range
> 110 dB, A-weighted
RS-232 accessory serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
Total THD+ Noise
< 0.005% @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
RS-485 serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity,
no flow control wired in parallel with STP cable.
Delay memory
43 mono seconds
Ethernet/CobraNet Cable
Standard CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 100 meters
Input impedance
6.67k Ohms, balanced
ARC Cable
Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load.
Output impedance
204 Ohms, balanced
Maximum devices per SymLink Ring
1
Maximum input level
+29 dBu with 6 dB pad, +23 dBu w/o pad
Maximum SymLink Rings
31
Maximum output level
+24 dBu, 100k Ohms; +21 dBu. 600 Ohms
Maximum stored presets
1000
Mic preamp EIN
-129 dBu typical, 22-22 kHz, A-weighted
Phantom power (per input)
+48 VDC, 10 mA
Input CMR
> 70 dB @ 60 Hz
Channel separation
> 100 dB, in through out @ 1 kHz
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 27.4 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 10.8 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 60W maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86
F.
Fan on equipment right pulls hot air out of unit. Air intake at equipment left. 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.
Shipping Weight
6 kg (12 lbs.)
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Express
Symetrix
Rear Panel
ARC Audio
RS-232
AUX Power
Analog Inputs
Main Power
RS-232
ARC AUDIO
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SymNet Express 12x4 Cobra
AUX POWER
+24VDC
2.5A
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WARNING! 15VDC!
USE ONLY WITH
ARC DEVICES!
ARC
RS-485
GND B A
/ 57k
RS-232: Host / Acc
RING
1 2 4 8 16
ETHERNET
BOOT MODE
ARC
INPUT
60W MAX
100-240V
50/60Hz
BOTH SUPPLIES MAY BE CONNECTED AT THE SAME TIME
HOST: 115k
DEVICE CONFIG
Device Config
RS-485
COBRANET/
ETHERNET
RELAY
OUT
O/C
OUT
C NC NO
2
CobraNet/
Ethernet
Ethernet
■ Main Power: Accepts power from detachable IEC power cable (100240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 60 Watts max).
■ Aux Power: Accepts power from Symetrix model PS-7 or user-supplied
auxiliary power connection (24 VDC, 2.5 Amps, 60 Watts max).
■ ARC: Distributes power and RS-485 data to one or more ARC devices.
■ ARC Audio: Splits a single analog line level audio signal off of the ARC
port. Can be wired to a line level analog input or output jack for remote
audio over CAT5.
■ RS-485: Connects to a Control I/O, ARC-PS, ARC or other Symetrix
SymNet family RS-485 controller, wired in parallel (A to A, B to B and GND
to GND) using shielded twisted pair. Port Settings: 38.4 kbaud (default), 8
data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ RS-232: Serial communications interface for SymNet Designer on the
host PC or a 3rd party accessory controller. (Mode is determined by the
“RS-232: Host / Acc” mode switch.) Port Settings (Host): 115 or 57.6
kbaud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control. Port Settings (Acc):
38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ Device Config: Configures the RS-232 port mode, RS-232 port host
mode baud rate and Ring Number (device address).
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ANALOG INPUTS
11
10
9
8
ANALOG INPUTS
7
6
5
4
3
2
ANALOG OUTPUTS
1
4
3
2
ANALOG INPUTS
1
CONTROL IN
1
2B 2A
1B 1A
Analog Outputs
Analog Inputs
O/C Out
Relay Out
Control In
■ Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port for SymNet Designer host control
over IP. IP control must be setup from SymNet Designer via RS-232 first for
security.
■ CobraNet/Ethernet: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port for CobraNet audio,
16 send and 16 receive channels. (Future software versions may support
SymNet Designer host control over IP+CobraNet on this same port.)
■ Relay Out: 1 SPDT relay rated at 3 Amps, 24 VDC, resistive; 0.3 Amps,
60 VDC, resistive and can be wired normally open or normally closed. This
relay can also be used for power failure detection or emergency alarm
system integration.
■ O/C Out: 2 open collector outputs with a paired common ground pin.
O/C outputs go low (0V) when active, and are internally pulled high (5V)
when inactive and can drive external LED indicators directly.
■ Control In: 2 analog control inputs able to be used as 2 potentiometer
inputs, 2 mechanical rotary encoder inputs, or as 4 switch inputs (+5 VDC
reference voltage supplied).
■ Analog Outputs: 4, 8 or 12 analog line level audio inputs with
individually software-selectable level of -10 dBV or +4 dBu.
■ Analog Inputs: 4, 8 or 12 analog mic / line level audio inputs with
individually software-selectable phantom power and level of -50 dBu, -40
dBu, -20 dBu, -10 dBV or +4 dBu.
Architect and Engineer Specifications
SymNet Express
The series of four DSP audio matrix devices shall include four different
configurations of balanced mic/line inputs and balanced line outputs on
plug-in barrier-strip connectors. These configurations shall be 12x4, 4x12,
8x8, and 4x4. Each shall be offered with CobraNet compatibility. Additionally
each unit shall include two analog control inputs, one open collector output,
and one relay output on plug-in barrier-strip connectors, ARC interconnect
on one RJ-45 connector, ARC Audio on one plug-in barrier strip connector,
and 24V DC backup power on one 4-pin male XLR connector. The units shall
include one RJ-45 connector for CobraNet network audio. Audio inputs and
outputs shall be analog, with internal 24-bit A/D & D/A converters operating at
a sample rate of 48 kHz.
All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). Software shall be provided for
creating/ connecting DSP system components within each hardware unit.
Available system
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.
Ethernet or serial communications shall be utilized for software control and
configuration.
After initial programming, processors may be controlled via dedicated
software screens, third-party RS-232 control systems, and/or optional
analog or RS-485 remote control devices. A designer software application
shall operate on a Windows computer, with network card installed, running
Windows 98/2000/XP.
The DSP audio matrix series shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL
60065.
The DSP audio matrix series shall be SymNet Express.
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Expansion Boxes
Introduction
CobraLink
Symetrix
The CobraLink unit functions as a translator between SymLink and CobraNet
protocols. It has no onboard DSP. It allows the sharing of digital audio
between SymLink rings, Express units, and third-party CobraNet-compatible
hardware including amplifiers and powered speaker enclosures. A maximum
of thirty one CobraNet addresses, with associated SymLink rings, can be
designated in a single system design.
The unit includes 64 channels (32 transmit and 32 receive) of Cirrus Logic’s
industry-standard CobraNet protocol for audio over Ethernet.
CobraNet-to-SymLink routing is handled entirely from the SymNet Designer
software.
This software-controlled-hardware scheme allows system designers an
enormous amount of flexibility by supporting broadcast or multicast bussing
in incremental send or return bundles up to eight channels, selectable latency
options, selectable bit-depth options, and direct network addressability from
SymNet Designer over Ethernet. When incorporated in a SymLink Ring,
CobraLink hardware occupies the number 1 position.
Specifications
General Specifications
Audio Specifications
RS-232 host serial I/O
115.2 or 57.6 kbaud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
Dynamic range
144 dB
RS-232 accessory serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired straight-through,
only pins 2, 3, and 5 required
Maximum audio input
channels
32
RS-485 serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired in parallel with STP
cable.
Maximum audio output
channels
32
SymLink Cable
Shielded CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 10 meters
CobraNet Cable
Standard CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 100 meters
Maximum devices per SymLink Ring
1
Maximum SymLink Rings
31
Maximum stored presets
1000
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 21.6 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 8.5 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 6 VDC output, 20W maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86
F.
The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items
such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Shipping Weight
6 kg (12 lbs.)
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Expansion Boxes
Symetrix
Rear Panel
CobraLink
RS-232
Main Power
CobraLink
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PRIMARY
SECONDARY
green: link/activity
red: fault
green: in use
orange: conductor
RING
1 2 4
8 16
BOOT MODE
BAUD
POWER INPUT
+6VDC
3.0A
RESERVED
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LYNNWOOD, WA USA
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RS-232
B-
CobraNet
A+
+
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1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8
DEVICE CONFIG
TRANSMIT
RECEIVE
SymLink
RS-485
Primary
CobraNet
SymLink
Device Config
RS-485
Secondary
CobraNet
■ Main Power: Accepts power from Symetrix PS-4 (included) power
supply only (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 6 VDC output, 20 Watts max).
■ Device Config: Configures the RS-232 port host mode baud rate and
Ring Number (device address).
■ SymLink: Low-latency 64-channel audio and data bus. TRANSMIT
connects to the next downstream SymLink device’s receive port. RECEIVE
connects to the previous SymLink device’s transmit port. This forms the
“SymLink Ring”. Use shielded CAT5 cables less than 10 meters in length,
standard straight-through wiring.
■ RS-232: Default serial communications interface for a 3rd party
accessory controller. Port Settings: 38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop
bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ RS-485: Connects to a Control I/O, ARC-PS, ARC or other Symetrix
SymNet family RS-485 controller, wired in parallel (A to A, B to B and GND
to GND) using shielded twisted pair. Port Settings: 38.4 kbaud (default), 8
data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ Primary CobraNet: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port connects the
SymLink Ring to a CobraNet network. Also provides SymNet Designer host
control over IP. IP control must be setup from SymNet Designer via RS-232
first for security.
■ Secondary CobraNet: 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port allows for a
complete secondary CobraNet network if all CobraNet devices on the
network have Secondary CobraNet connections.
Architect and Engineer Specifications
CobraLink
The CobraNet interface shall provide CobraNet interconnect on two RJ45 connectors, SymLink Bus transmit and receive ports on two RJ-45
connectors, RS-485 interface on one plug-in barrier-strip connector, host
computer connection on one front panel 9-pin D-sub connector, and RS-232
control on one rear panel 9-pin D-sub connector, CobraNet audio shall
operate digitally at a sample rate of 48 kHz. CobraNet audio channel count
shall conform to established protocols and shall be limited to 32 transmit x 32
receive.
The unit shall have no onboard digital processing (DSP) capabilities.
SymLink Bus connections shall allow sharing of digital audio within multi-unit
SymNet systems. CobraNet connections shall allow sharing
of digital audio with other CobraNet-compatible hardware. Software shall
be provided for connecting the unit to other SymNet components, and
configuring CobraNet communication. Ethernet or serial communications
shall be utilized for software control and configuration.
After initial programming, systems including CobraLink may be controlled via
dedicated software control screens, third-party RS-232 control systems, and/
or optional remote control devices. Software shall operate on a PC computer,
with network card installed, running Windows 2000/XP.
The CobraNet interface shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL 60065,
The CobraNet interface shall be CobraLink.
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Expansion Boxes
Introduction
BreakIn12
Symetrix
The BreakIn12 is an analog audio input channel expander for SymLink
hardware. It has no onboard DSP, and cannot function in a stand-alone
mode. Its sole purpose is to increase system analog input channel count
while reducing system cost-per-channel. Each analog input is line/micselectable with five coarse gain levels and available 48v phantom power
per channel. Onboard SymLink Bus connectors support the interface of
BreakIn12 units within a SymLink Ring. Bus assignments and performance
characteristics are set via SymNet Designer software.
While DSP requirements vary among system designs, two BreakIn12 units
can generally be supported by one 8x8 DSP.
All I/O parameters are accessible via outboard control from third-party control
systems, ARC wall panels, or other control devices properly connected to a
SymLink Ring.
Specifications
General Specifications
Audio Specifications
Shielded CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 10 meters
SymLink Cable
Converter Type
24-bit Sigma Delta
Maximum devices per SymLink Ring
15
Sampling Rate
48 kHz, +/- 100 ppm
Maximum SymLink Rings
31
Frequency Response
20-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB
Maximum stored presets
1000
A/D dynamic range
> 111 dB, A-weighted
Total THD+ Noise
< 0.003% @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
Input impedance
6.67k Ohms, balanced
Maximum input level
+22 dBu
Mic preamp EIN
-128 dBu typical, 22-22 kHz, A-weighted
Phantom power (per input)
+48 VDC, 10 mA
Input CMR
> 70 dB @ 60 Hz
Channel separation
> 110 dB, in through out @ 1 kHz
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 26.7 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 10.5 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 75W maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86
F.
Fan on equipment right pulls hot air out of unit. Air intake at equipment left. 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.
Shipping Weight
6 kg (12 lbs.)
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BreakIn12
Symetrix
Rear Panel
Device Config
Main Power
RS-232
ADDR
1 2 4 8 16
BOOT MODE
BreakIn12
RESERVED
INPUT
75 WATTS
MAXIMUM
Analog Inputs
BAUD
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ANALOG INPUTS
Audio Matrix
100-240
VAC
50/60 Hz
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TRANSMIT
RECEIVE
SymLink
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DEVICE CONFIG
-- CHAN 12 --
-- CHAN 11 --
-- CHAN 10 --
-- CHAN 9 --
-- CHAN 8 --
-- CHAN 7 --
-- CHAN 6 --
-- CHAN 5 --
-- CHAN 4 --
-- CHAN 3 --
-- CHAN 2 --
-- CHAN 1 --
SymLink
■ Main Power: Accepts power from detachable IEC power cable (100240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 75 Watts max).
■ Device Config: Configures the SymLink Master/Slave status and
SymLink device address.
■ RS-232: This connection is for factory use only. All communications with
the BreakIn12 is via the SymLink bus under the control of a SymNet DSP
or CobraLink master unit.
■ Analog Inputs: 12 analog mic / line level audio inputs with individually
software-selectable phantom power and level of -50 dBu, -40 dBu, -20
dBu, -10 dBV or +4 dBu.
■ SymLink: Low-latency 64-channel audio and data bus. TRANSMIT
connects to the next downstream SymLink device’s receive port. RECEIVE
connects to the previous SymLink device’s transmit port. This forms the
“SymLink Ring”. Use shielded CAT5 cables less than 10 meters in length,
standard straight-through wiring.
Architect and Engineer Specifications
BreakIn12
The BreakIn12 analog input expander shall provide twelve balanced mic/line
inputs on plug-in barrier-strip connectors. The unit shall include SymLink Bus
transmit and receive ports on two RJ-45 connectors. Audio inputs shall be
analog, with internal 24-bit A/D converters operating at a sample rate of 48
kHz.
The unit shall have no onboard digital processing (DSP) capabilities.
SymLink Bus connections shall allow sharing of digital audio within multi-unit
systems. Software shall be provided for connecting the unit to other DSP
system components.
The analog input expander shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL 60065.
The analog input expander shall be BreakIn12.
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Expansion Boxes
Introduction
BreakOut12
Symetrix
The BreakOut12 is an analog audio output channel expander for SymLink
hardware. It has no onboard DSP, and cannot function in a stand-alone
mode. Its sole purpose is to increase system analog output channel count
while reducing system cost-per-channel. Each analog output is balanced
line level with +4 dBu and -10 dBV reference levels per channel. Onboard
SymLink Bus connectors support the interface of BreakOut12 units within a
SymLink Ring. Bus assignments and performance characteristics are set via
SymNet Designer software.
While DSP requirements vary among system designs, two BreakOut12 units
can generally be supported by one 8x8 DSP.
All I/O parameters are accessible via outboard control from third-party control
systems, ARC wall panels, or other control devices properly connected to a
SymLink Ring.
Specifications
General Specifications
Audio Specifications
Shielded CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 10 meters
SymLink Cable
Converter Type
24-bit Sigma Delta
Maximum devices per SymLink Ring
15
Frequency Response
20-20 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB
Maximum SymLink Rings
31
D/A dynamic range
> 110 dB, A-weighted
Maximum stored presets
1000
Total THD+ Noise
< 0.0025% @ 1 kHz, -1 dBFS
Output impedance
210 Ohms, balanced
Maximum output level
+24 dBu, 100k Ohms
Channel separation
> 112 dB, in through out @ 1 kHz
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 26.7 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 10.5 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100 to 240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 75W maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86
F.
Fan on equipment right pulls hot air out of unit. Air intake at equipment left. 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.
Shipping Weight
6 kg (12 lbs.)
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BreakOut12
Symetrix
Rear Panel
Device Config
Main Power
RS-232
ADDR
1 2 4 8 16
BOOT MODE
BreakOut12
RESERVED
INPUT
75 WATTS
MAXIMUM
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BAUD
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ANALOG OUTPUTS
Audio Matrix
100-240
VAC
50/60 Hz
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TRANSMIT
RECEIVE
SymLink
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
DEVICE CONFIG
-- CHAN 12 ---- CHAN 11 ---- CHAN 10 -- -- CHAN 9 --
-- CHAN 8 -- -- CHAN 7 -- -- CHAN 6 -- -- CHAN 5 --
-- CHAN 4 -- -- CHAN 3 -- -- CHAN 2 -- -- CHAN 1 --
SymLink
■ Main Power: Accepts power from detachable IEC power cable (100240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 75 Watts max).
■ Device Config: Configures the SymLink Master/Slave status and
SymLink device address.
■ RS-232: This connection is for factory use only. All communications with
the BreakOut12 is via the SymLink bus under the control of a SymNet DSP
or CobraLink master unit.
■ Analog Inputs: 12 analog line level audio inputs with individually
software-selectable level of -10 dBV or +4 dBu.
■ SymLink: Low-latency 64-channel audio and data bus. TRANSMIT
connects to the next downstream SymLink device’s receive port. RECEIVE
connects to the previous SymLink device’s transmit port. This forms the
“SymLink Ring”. Use shielded CAT5 cables less than 10 meters in length,
standard straight-through wiring.
Architect and Engineer Specifications
BreakOut12
The BreakOut12 analog output expander shall provide twelve balanced line
outputs on plug-in barrier-strip connectors. The unit shall include SymLink
Bus transmit and receive ports on two RJ-45 connectors. Audio outputs shall
be analog, with internal 24-bit D/A converters operating at a sample rate of
48 kHz.
The unit shall have no onboard digital processing (DSP) capabilities.
SymLink Bus connections shall allow sharing of digital audio within multi-unit
systems. Software shall be provided for connecting the unit to other DSP
system components.
The analog output expander shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL
60065.
The analog output expander shall be BreakOut12.
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Expansion Boxes
Introduction
Symetrix
HomerLink Breakout boxes provide cost-effective digital audio channel
expansion for DigIO 12x12 DSP units. They can also be connected to each
other via “crossover” CAT5 cable and function as stand-alone, 8x8 digital
audio snake interfaces.
Available in two digital audio formats - AES/EBU pairs on XLR connectors,
and optical S/PDIF pairs on TOSLINK connectors – the five 19” rackmountable models support either 4x4 or 8x8 channel counts of digital audio.
HomerLink Breakout
HomerLink is a proprietary interconnect protocol that transports 4x4 channels
of AES/EBU audio, in pairs, over a single CAT5 cable with a latency of one
48 kHz sample. It has a recommended maximum cable length of 100 meters.
All of the HomerLink Breakout boxes act as format converters between
standard digital audio connections and HomerLink.
Specifications
General Specifications
Audio Specifications
Standard CAT5, maximum device to device
length = 100 meters
HomerLink Cable
• Specifications below assume use with DigIO 12x12 DSP. Refer to DigIO 12x12
DSP for full specifications.
Sampling Rate
48 kHz, +/- 100 ppm
Digital Input Sync Range
30-100 kHz (with SRC)
48 kHz, +/- 100 ppm and +/- 90 degrees (w/o SRC,
source phase-locked to DigIO Word Clock output)
Sync Output Frequency
48 kHz, +/- 25 ppm (Word Clock)
Frequency Response
20 Hz - 20 kHz @ > 44.1 kHz (with SRC)
20 Hz - 24 kHz @ 48 kHz (w/o SRC)
A/D dynamic range
> 120 dB, unweighted (with SRC)
144 dB, unweighted (w/o SRC)
Total THD+ Noise
< 0.0003% @ 1 kHz, -1dBfs (with SRC)
N/A (w/o SRC)
Input and Output impedance
110 Ohms, +/- 10% (AES)
Maximum input level
0 dBFS (24-bit)
Maximum output level
0 dBFS (24-bit)
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 15.7 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 6.18 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100-120 VAC @ 60 Hz or 220-240 VAC @ 50 Hz, 9 VDC output, 5
Watts maximum.
Use proper supply for your locale or line voltage. (TOS4 module only)
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86
F.
The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items
such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Shipping Weight
2.0 kg (4.4 lbs.)
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Expansion Boxes
Symetrix
Rear Panel
HomerLink Breakout
* HomerLink BreakOuts are available in five configurations: 800HLA4 (4-channel AES-3 BreakOut), 800HLA8 (8-channel AES-3 BreakOut), 800HLAT (4channel AES-3 and 4-channel S/PDIF Optical BreakOut), 800HLT8 (8-channel S/PDIF Optical BreakOut), 800HLT4 (4-channel S/PDIF Optical BreakOut)
800HLAT shown below.
Input 1-2 S/PDIF
Output 1-2 S/PDIF
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Audio Matrix
OUTPUT 3-4
AES-3
OUTPUT 1-2
AES-3
INPUT 3-4
AES-3
INPUT 1-2
AES-3
HOMERLINK
Main Power
TOS4
HOMERLINK
HomerLink Digital BreakOut
OUTPUT 3-4
S/PDIF
OUTPUT 1-2
S/PDIF
INPUT 3-4
S/PDIF
INPUT 1-2
S/PDIF
POWER INPUT
+9VDC
0.2A
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HomerLink
Output 1-2 AES-3
Output 3-4 AES-3
Input 1-2 AES-3
Input 3-4 AES-3
■ HomerLink: Each HomerLink port transmits 4 AES-3 mono channels
and receives 4 AES-3 mono channels over standard CAT5. Connects to a
DigIO 12x12 DSP device or directly to another HomerLink BreakOut using
a HomerLink Crossover Adapter (model 810HLXO) to create a simple
digital snake or format converter.
■ Output 3-4 AES/EBU: Digital outputs 3-4 in AES-3 format on an XLR
connector. (AES4 module only)
■ Output 1-2 AES/EBU: Digital outputs 1-2 in AES-3 format on an XLR
connector. (AES4 module only)
■ Input 3-4 AES/EBU: Digital inputs 3-4 in AES-3 format on an XLR
connector. (AES4 module only)
■ Input 1-2 AES/EBU: Digital inputs 1-2 in AES-3 format on an XLR
connector. (AES4 module only)
HomerLink
Input 3-4 S/PDIF
Output 3-4 S/PDIF
■ Output 3-4 S/PDIF: Digital outputs 3-4 in S/PDIF optical format on a
TOSLINK connector. (TOS4 module only)
■ Output 1-2 S/PDIF: Digital outputs 1-2 in S/PDIF optical format on a
TOSLINK connector. (TOS4 module only)
■ Input 3-4 S/PDIF: Digital inputs 3-4 in S/PDIF optical format on a
TOSLINK connector. (TOS4 module only)
■ Input 1-2 S/PDIF: Digital inputs 1-2 in S/PDIF optical format on a
TOSLINK connector. (TOS4 module only)
■ Main Power: Accepts power from Symetrix PS-6 or PS-6E (included)
power supply only (100-120 VAC @ 60 Hz or 220-240 VAC @ 50 Hz, 9
VDC output, 5 Watts max). (TOS4 module only)
Architect and Engineer Specifications
DigIO 12x12 with HomerLink Breakouts
The network audio solution shall provide AES/EBU stereo input on one 3pin female XLR connector, AES/EBU stereo output on one 3-pin male XLR
connector, optical S/PDIF stereo input on one TOSLINK connector, optical
S/PDIF stereo output on one TOSLINK connector, and word clock output on
one BNC connector. Digital I/O expansion shall be provided by HomerLink
ports on two RJ-45 connectors. Audio inputs and outputs shall be digital
operating at a sample rate of 48 kHz. Onboard sample rate conversion shall
be provided. The unit shall support onboard throughput of 12x12 digital audio
channels.
Available HomerLink Breakouts configurations shall include AES 8x8, AES
4x4, TOSLINK 8x8, TOSLINK 4X4, and TOSLINK/AES. Each shall include
appropriate audio connections and one RJ-45 HomerLink connection per 4x4
channel block.
All internal processing shall be digital (DSP). SymLink Bus connections
shall allow sharing of digital audio within multi-unit systems. A designer
software application shall be provided for creating/connecting DSP system
components within each hardware
unit. Available system components software application shall be provided for
creating/connecting DSP system 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. Ethernet or serial communications shall be utilized for software
control and configuration.
After initial programming, processors may be controlled via a dedicated
computer over Ethernet, dedicated software control screens, third-party
RS-232 control systems, and/or optional RS-485 remote control devices. A
designer software application shall operate on a Windows computer, with
network card installed, running Windows 98/2000/XP.
The DSP audio matrix solution shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL
60065.
The DSP audio matrix solution shall be DigIO 12x12 with HomerLink
Breakouts.
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Introduction
Symetrix
The Control IO is an RS-485-based peripheral for SymNet systems. It is
compatible with SymLink and Express hardware. Control IO also has a
stand-alone operational mode known as ASCII mode which is compatible
with third-party hardware and other non-SymNet devices.
Control IO functions as a hardware interface for analog controls, extending
the capabilities and connectivity supported by SymNet DSP models. The unit
provides an assortment of external control options that can be assigned to
any parameter within a SymNet system design. Programming assignments
and firmware version upgrades are handled within SymNet Designer. The
Control IO package includes eight analog control inputs, eight open collector
outputs, four normally open/normally
Control I/O
closed relays, and four RJ-45 connectors to support four SymNet ARC wall
panels, each with a discrete channel of ARC audio. A DB-15 connector
functions as a MIDI interface. This allows communication from generic MIDI
devices, or the CM Labs Motor Mix control surface that can be configured to
function as a mixing console-type interface for SymNet.
In ASCII mode the Control IO may be integrated into other third-party
hardware and systems, such as those from AMX, Crestron, and others.
Compatible systems must be capable of communicating with Control IO
over RS-485. All of the capabilities listed above apply, with the exception of
ARC wall panel support. ARC wall panels are proprietary and only work with
SymNet systems.
Specifications
General Specifications
Analog control inputs
0-5 VDC
Recommended external control
potentiometer
10k Ohm, linear
Recommended external control
encoder
Mechanical, rotary
O.C. maximum external power
supply voltage
50 VDC
O.C. maximum external power
supply current sinking
100 mA
O.C. maximum output current
17 mA
O.C. off output voltage
4 VDC typical
O.C. output resistance
240 Ohms
RS-485 serial I/O
38.4 kbaud (default) 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no
parity, no flow control wired in parallel with STP
cable.
ARC Cable
Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load.
Maximum devices per RS-485 bus
32
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 15.6 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 6.1 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 15 VDC output, 20 Watts maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86
F.
The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items
such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Shipping Weight
2.0 kg (4.4 lbs.)
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Expansion Boxes
Symetrix
Rear Panel
Device Config
Control I/O
ARC Audio
MIDI I/O
RS-485
MIDI I/O
ANALOG CONTROL INPUTS - SWITCH / POT / ENCODER
1
RELAY OUTPUTS
C NC NO C NC NO C NC NO C NC NO
8
OPEN COLLECTOR OUTPUTS
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
+5V
2
+5V
3
+5V
4
+5V
A
+5V
B
+5V
RS-485
ADDR
1 2 4 8 16
8
RS-485
+5V
RESERVED
ASCII / SYMNET
DEVICE CONFIG
+5V
ARC AUDIO
CONTROL I/O
POWER INPUT
UPGRADE / RUN
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REMOTE ARCs
Main Power
4
3
2
1
Relay Outputs
B A
B A
B A
B A
B A
B A
B A
B A
Open Collector Outputs
Remote ARCs
Analog Control Inputs
■ Main Power: Accepts power from Symetrix PS-4 (included) power
supply only (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 15 VDC output, 20 Watts max).
■ Remote ARCs (x4): Distributes power and RS-485 data to one or
more ARC devices.
■ Device Config: Configures the RS-485 device address.
■ Relay Outputs: 4 SPDT relays rated at 3 Amps, 24 VDC, resistive;
0.3 Amps, 60 VDC, resistive and can be wired normally open or normally
closed. This relay can also be used for power failure detection or
emergency alarm system integration.
■ RS-485: Connects the SymNet system’s RS-485 bus, wired in parallel
(A to A, B to B and GND to GND) using shielded twisted pair. Port Settings:
38.4 kbaud (default), 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, no flow control.
■ MIDI I/O: Allows external MIDI control via a standard DB15 “joystick” to
(2) DIN 5 MIDI IN and MIDI OUT cables adapter. (Adapter not included).
■ ARC Audio (x4): Splits a single analog line level audio signal off of
the ARC port. Can be wired to a line level analog input or output jack for
remote audio over CAT5.
■ Open Collector Outputs: 8 open collector outputs with a paired
common ground pin. O/C outputs go low (0V) when active, and are
internally pulled high (5V) when inactive and can drive external LED
indicators directly.
■ Analog Control Inputs: 8 analog control inputs able to be used as 8
potentiometer inputs, 8 mechanical rotary encoder inputs, or as 16 switch
inputs (+5 VDC reference voltage supplied).
Architect and Engineer Specifications
Control I/O
The external control interface shall provide eight analog control inputs,
eight open collector outputs, and four relay outputs on plug-in barrier-strip
connectors. The unit shall provide four ARC ports on RJ-45 connectors, four
ARC Audio channels on plug-in barrier-strip connectors, MIDI interface on
one 15-pin D-sub connector, and RS-485 interface on one plug-in barrierstrip connector.
The unit shall function as an external control interface for SymNet and other
systems. A designer software application shall be provided for assigning
control within DSP system components. RS-485 communications shall be
utilized for software control and configuration.
The external control interface shall be CE marked, CSA tested to UL
60065.
The external control interface shall be Control IO.
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Wall Panels
Introduction
Symetrix
The SymNet series of Adaptive Remote Controls, commonly referred to as ARCs, provide
straightforward, intuitive user control of SymNet systems. This family of RS-485 based wall panels
falls into two groups – Menu ARCs and Modular ARCs.
Menu ARC Overview
The ARC-2 is a menu-style ARC with its 8character backlit display. Capable of supporting
up to thirty-one scrolling characters, the display
provides instant user feedback for control
assignments, default settings, and actions.
With a capacity of twenty-four menu items,
each with sixteen sub-menu items, the ARC-2
is able to provide user control over gain, recall
presets, activate source selectors - virtually any
parameter in SymNet is assignable to an ARC-2.
The three buttons are used for menu navigation,
to change values, and to lock the panel out
disabling/enabling of the remote. All firmware
upgrades and control assignments, including
item labeling and parameter limits, are handled
within SymNet Designer.
Modular ARC Overview
The Modular ARCs provide system control in wall panels that are very straightforward and nontechnical. The five base models can be customized with EX expansion panels to create more complex
control devices, with a total of two knobs and four sets of switches per RS-485 address. All control
assignments and firmware upgrades are handled from SymNet Designer. All Modular ARCs include
an onboard logic input, open collector/LED driver output, connection point for an optional key lock,
connection points for a single channel of ARC audio, and mount on standard Decora inserts.
ARC-SWK is a dual-gang controller that
combines the functional attributes of the K1 and
the SW4 into a single control. In addition to the
assignable functions of the knob and buttons, the
SWK can function as part of a room-combining
solution along with the BGM Combiner modules
in SymNet Designer. It also has a “Select and
Set” mode that allows the buttons to call to
certain parameters that can then be adjusted
using the encoder. A dual-gang white mounting
plate is included.
ARCs
Architect and Engineer Specifications
Adaptive Remote Control (ARC)
The series of remote control wall panels shall
be designated in two groups – Menu ARC, and
Modular ARC. The Menu ARC (ARC-2) shall
include one 8-character backlit alpha-numeric
display, one momentary button for menu
selection, and two momentary buttons for value
increment/decrement. The Menu ARC shall mount
in a standard U.S. single-gang backbox. Power
and control shall be connected via two RJ-45
connectors, or screw-type barrier-strip.
Modular ARC wall panels shall consist of multiple
models that mount in standard U.S. single- or
dual-gang backboxes, and shall be compatible
with standard Decora faceplates. ARC-K1 shall
include one push-button rotary encoder, one
eight-segment LED stack, and two status LED
indicators; ARC-SW4 shall include four momentary
buttons with four corresponding status LED
indicators; EXK shall include one push-button
rotary encoder, one eight-segment LED stack, and
two status LED indicators, EX4 shall include four
momentary buttons with four corresponding status
LED indicators; ARC-SWK shall consist of one
ARC-K1 tied to one EX4. ARC-Mic shall include
one onboard electret condenser microphone and
one momentary push-to-talk button, tied to one
EX4; ARC-XLR shall include one 3-pin female
XLR connector and one momentary push-to-talk
button, tied to one EX4.
Adaptive Remote Controls shall function as
external user controllers for SymNet systems. A
designer software application shall be provided for
assigning control within DSP system components.
RS-485 communications shall be utilized for
software control and configuration.
The series of wall panels shall be CE marked,
CSA tested to UL 60065.
The series of wall panels shall be Adaptive
Remote Control - ARC.
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ARCs
ARC-Mic is a dual-gang controller with an
onboard electret condenser microphone and pushto-talk button mounted alongside an SW4 button
set. It is typically used as an in-wall paging station,
but can be used in other applications such as talkback, intercom, or as a microphone for ambient
noise sensing. A dual-gang white mounting plate
is included.
ARC-K1 is a push-button rotary encoder with an
eight-segment LED stack on a single-gang Decora
insert. It has two additional LEDs, labeled “A” and
“B” that illuminate to indicate which of the two
available controls is active. A single-gang white
mounting plate included.
EX4 is an expander version of the ARC-SW4. It
is identical in functionality, but will not operate
as a stand-alone control. It must be added on to
another Modular ARC. It is mounted on a standard
Decora insert but does not include a wall plate.
ARC-XLR is a dual-gang controller with a linelevel input on an XLR connector with push-to-talk
button mounted alongside an SW4 button set.
ARC-SW4 consists of four momentary pushbutton switches with corresponding tri-color LEDs
mounted on a single-gang Decora insert. The
buttons have two different operational modes:
independent or mutually exclusive. A single-gang
white mounting plate is included.
EXK is an expander version of the ARC-K1. It
is identical in functionality, but will not operate
as a stand-alone control. It must be added on to
another Modular ARC. It is mounted on a standard
Decora insert but does not include a wall plate.
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Introduction
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The ARC-PS is a nineteen inch rack-mountable power supply capable of
supplying power and control over CAT5 cable to a maximum of ten ARC wall
panels. Panels can be connected in a “star” configuration, “daisy-chain,” or a
combination of the two. RS-485 from a SymNet DSP
ARC-PS
is connected to the ARC-PS euroblock connector. The unit includes eight RJ45 connectors for CAT5 cable, and corresponding euroblock connectors for
eight discrete channels of ARC audio.
Specifications
General Specifications
RS-485 serial I/O
Data pass-through wired in parallel with STP
cable.
ARC Cable
Standard CAT5, distance dependent upon load.
ARC output voltage
15 VDC (dependent upon power supply)
ARC maximum output current
1.3 A per port, 1.3 A total
Mechanical Data
Item
Specifications
Remarks
Space Required
1U (WDH: 48.3 cm x 10.2 cm x 4.37 cm / 19 in x 4.0 in x 1.72 in).
Depth does not include connector allowance.
Allow at least 1 inch additional clearance for rear panel connections. Additional depth
may be required depending upon your specific wiring and connections.
Electrical
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 15 VDC output, 20 Watts maximum.
No line voltage switching required.
Ventilation
Maximum recommended ambient operating temperature is 30 C / 86
F.
The ventilation should not be impeded by covering the ventilation openings with items
such as newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Shipping Weight
2.0 kg (4.4 lbs.)
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ARC-PS
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Rear Panel
Power Input
RS-485
ARC-PS
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POWER INPUT
8
RS-485
B A
ARC
7
ARC AUDIO
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ARC
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ARC AUDIO
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ARC
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ARC AUDIO
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ARC AUDIO
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ARC
2
ARC AUDIO
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ARC AUDIO
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ARC
ARC AUDIO
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POWER
+15VDC 1.33A
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ARC
ARC
ARC Audio
ARC
ARC Audio
ARC
ARC Audio
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ARC Audio
ARC
ARC Audio
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ARC Audio
■ Main Power: Accepts power from Symetrix PS-4 (included) power
supply only (100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 15 VDC output, 20 Watts max).
■ Remote ARCs (x8): Distributes power and RS-485 data to one or
more ARC devices.
■ RS-485: Connects the SymNet system’s RS-485 bus, wired in parallel (A
to A, B to B and GND to GND) using shielded twisted pair.
■ ARC Audio (x8): Splits a single analog line level audio signal off of
the ARC port. Can be wired to a line level analog input or output jack for
remote audio over CAT5.
Architect and Engineer Specifications
ARC-PS
The ninteen inch rack-mount wall panel power supply shall provide eight ARC
ports on RJ-45 connectors, eight ARC Audio ports on plug-in barrier-strip
connectors, and RS-485 interface on one plug-in barrier-strip connector.
The unit shall function as a power supply and RS-485 data router for SymNet
ARC wall panels.
The rack-mount wall panel power supply shall be CE marked, CSA
tested to UL 60065.
The rack-mount wall panel power supply shall be ARC-PS.
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