Operating Manual for OPTOCORE M
Operating Manual for OPTOCORE M-Series
OPTICAL/COAXIAL MADI SWITCH WITH ETHERNET
Optical Digital Network Device
© Copyright 2017 All rights reserved
OPTOCORE GmbH
Lohenstr. 8
82166 Munich-Gräfelfing
Germany
M-Series
Operating Manual
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Important Safety Instructions
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Please read this manual carefully.
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Please keep this operating manual in a safe place.
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Heed all warnings.
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Follow all instructions.
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This device may only be used in accordance to the information provided in this operating
manual. Ensure that all recommendations, especially the safety recommendations as detailed in
this operating manual, are followed before and during the usage of the device.
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Do not use this device near water, for example, in humid or damp rooms.
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Clean only with a dry cloth.
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Do not block or cover any ventilation slits. Install the device in accordance with the operating
manual.
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Do not install or place the device near any heat source such as radiators, power-amplifiers, or
any other heat producing equipment.
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Protect the power cord from being stepped on, crushed, pinched or damaged in any other way.
Pay special attention to plugs and sockets of the device.
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Never switch on power amplifiers before the complete system is stable and the level meters of
the OPTOCORE CONTROL software indicate a normal level.
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Do not place this device on an unstable table, tripod, cart, etc. The device may fall, causing
serious damage to the device.
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The device can be disconnected from the power supply by pulling the plug. These must be freely
accessible at all times. The device should be disconnected during lightning storms or when
unused for long periods of time.
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The device must be grounded; any disconnection of the grounding is not permitted.
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The internal components of the switched-mode power supplies operate at very high voltages.
Coming into contact with them can lead to considerable electric shock, which may result in
death.
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Only use attachments specified by the manufacturer.
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This device contains no user serviceable parts: only refer to authorized, qualified service
personnel for any servicing.
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Your warranty will be voided if you tamper with the internal components.
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Purchaser Information
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Operating Manual
Please read this manual. If you call for technical support, we will assume that you have already done
so. Study the operating manual carefully in order to familiarise yourself with the device and its
operation. The operating manual contains important information on proper use of the device.
It cannot be guaranteed that this operating manual will not contain typographical mistakes or
misprints. The operating manual is regularly revised and updated.
Modifications, which serve the purpose of technical improvement of the device, may be carried out
without prior notification.
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Transport and Shipping
Always ensure careful handling of the device. The device should be transported and shipped in
shock-absorbing transport cases. If these are not available, we recommend well-padded packaging
such as the coated carton in which the device was delivered.
We strongly advise against the use of light weight flight-cases without shock-absorbing rack-in-rack
mounting.
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Environments
This device can be used in E1, E2, E3, E4, or E5 environments (as listed below) according to the
harmonized European standards EN55103-1 and EN55103-2 “Electromagnetic compatibility –
Product family standard for audio, video and audio-visual and entertainment lighting control apparatus
for professional use”
E1-Residental
E2-Commercial and light industrial
E3-Urban outdoors
E4-Controlled EMC environment e.g. broadcast and TV-studio
E5-Heavy industry
The product is intended for the use in moderate climate.
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Ventilation
Do not block or cover any ventilation openings. Install the device in accordance to the operating
manual. Allow for sufficient space around the units (at least 200 mm ≡ 7,87" free space behind the
rear-panel of the device) and make sure to allow for air circulation near the ventilation openings on
both sides of the device. Keep the rear of the rack open during operation. Do not operate the device
close to heat emitting equipment, such as power-amplifiers. Leave sufficient space (minimum ½ RU)
between the device and any heat emitting devices housed in the same rack.
M-Series devices may be placed on top or beneath other Optocore products,. except a DD32E,
without additional space for up to 4 adjacent rack spaces.
Please note:
Do not populate more than 4 adjacent rack spaces with Optocore devices.
Maintain 1RU of empty space between each 4 RU of Optocore devices.
Keep the equipment rack open during operation.
Ensure air circulation around the devices.
Maintain at least 200mm (~8”) clearance behind the rear panel of the devices.
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Water and Moisture etc.
To prevent fire or shock hazard do not expose the device to direct sunlight, dust, water, or rain during
operation or storage.
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Cleaning
Only use a dry linen cloth to clean the device. If the unit is very dirty, moisten a cloth using a little
water and a small amount of household detergent. Never use cleansing agents containing solvents to
clean the device.
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Operating and Storage Temperature
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Operating temperature: -20 C …50 C ≡ -4 F … 122 F; ensure proper ventilation
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Storage temperature: -20 C …60 C ≡ -4 F … 140 F
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Power Supply
The device can be disconnected from the power supply by unplugging the power cord. The power
cords must be freely accessible at all times. The device should be disconnected during lightning
storms or when the device is unused for a long period of time.
Important:
The switched-mode power supplies operate at very high voltages.
Coming into contact with the power supplies can lead to considerable electric shock,
which may result in death.
Never disconnect the main plug by pulling the cable, always pull the plug itself.
Power-supply cords should be routed in such a way that they are not likely to be walked on, crushed,
pinched or damaged in any other way. Pay special attention to the plugs and the sockets of the
device.
Important:
A damaged power cable must be replaced immediately.
The device must be grounded. Disconnecting the ground is strictly prohibited. Ensure
that the device is always grounded using the power connector.
Do not cover the ground connection of the power connector with any kind of
insulation material!
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Fuse
There is no fuse in the device. The power supplies contain circuitry that protects the device from
overload.
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Lightning
For additional protection of this device during lightning storms or when it is left unattended and
unused for a long period of time, disconnect the power cord. This will prevent damage to the device
due to lightning and power line surges. Disconnection from the mains power supply is only possible
by disconnecting the power plug from the main socket.
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Eye Safety
This product is a Laser Class 1 product. It complies with IEC 60825-1, FDA 21 CFR 1040.10, and
1040.11.
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External objects and/or liquids with the device
Never push objects of any kind into the device through openings in the casing. They may come into
contact with dangerous voltage points or short out parts that could result in fire or electric shock.
Never spill liquid of any kind on the device.
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Cables and Accessories
Only use attachments that are specified by the manufacturer of the device.
Use high quality, properly terminated, cables to connect the device. The device should only be used
with optical fibre cables that are specified for use with the devices’ optical transceivers and within the
specified power budget of the optical transceivers. When not in use, ensure that the optical
connectors on the device and the optical fibre cables are covered with the provided caps.
Do not place this device on an unstable table, tripod, cart, etc. The device may fall, which can cause
injury and serious damage to the device. Any mounting of the device should follow the manufacturer’s
instructions, and should use mounting accessories recommended by the manufacturer of the device.
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Servicing
Do not attempt to service this device yourself.
The device contains no user serviceable parts, components or controls. The operation of an opened
device is not permitted. Such operation can lead to damage of the device’s components due to lack
of air-flow through the device.
The device may not be serviced, altered or modified without authorization from Optocore or an
Optocore authorized distributor / dealer. Only qualified service personnel may carry out repair and
maintenance work on the device. The warranty of the device will be voided if any unauthorized
maintenance or repair work has been carried out..
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CE/FCC-Conformity
This document confirms that the M-Series devices (M12-OPT, M12-BNC, M12-OPT/BNC, M8-OPT, M8-BNC)
bearing the CE (Communauté Européenne) label meets all requirements in the EMC directive 2004/108/EG laid
down by the Member States Council for adjustment of legal requirements. Furthermore the product complies with
the rules and regulations of the low-voltage directive 2006/95/EG and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances
Recast Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2). This product bearing the CE label complies with the following standards,
ratified by CENELEC (Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique):
Electromagnetic compatibility – Product family standard for audio, video, audio-visual and
entertainment lighting control apparatus for professional use
EN 55103-1, Emission
EN 55103-2, Immunity
EN 60065, Safety requirements
FCC notice
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may
cause harmful interference to radio communication. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to
cause harmful interference, in which case you will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Optocore GmbH could void the user’s authority to operate
this equipment.
Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class[A] digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada
Cet appareil numérique de la class[A] est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada
The authorised declaration and compatibility certification lies with the manufacturer and can be viewed on
request. Responsible as manufacturer is:
OPTOCORE GmbH, Lohenstr. 8, 82166 Munich-Gräfelfing, Germany
represented by Marc Brunke, Managing Director
N.B. The awarding of the CE label confirms the compliance with legal directives issued for the manufacturer and
marketing of electronic and electrical devices. As such the CE label is not a "seal of quality" but rather proof that
the device bearing the CE label conforms with the electromagnetic compatibility standards laid down in the above
named testing regulations.
Munich, 11.12.2013
Marc Brunke
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M-Series – OPTICAL/COAXIAL MADI SWITCHES WITH ETHERNET
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions..................................................................................................................................... 3
Purchaser Information ............................................................................................................................................... 4
CE/FCC-Conformity .................................................................................................................................................. 7
Device Description .................................................................................................................................................. 10
Front Panel .............................................................................................................................................................. 12
Rear Panel .............................................................................................................................................................. 14
Device Details ......................................................................................................................................................... 16
MADI Ports................................................................................................................................................... 16
Optocore Fibre Optic Connection ................................................................................................................ 16
SANE Ports .................................................................................................................................................. 16
RS485 Auxiliary Ports .................................................................................................................................. 16
Word Clock .................................................................................................................................................. 16
Ethernet Ports .............................................................................................................................................. 16
Power Supply ............................................................................................................................................... 17
Transmission Delay ..................................................................................................................................... 17
Control ..................................................................................................................................................................... 17
Optocore bandwidth allocation ................................................................................................................................ 17
SANE bandwidth allocation ..................................................................................................................................... 18
Connectors and Cables ........................................................................................................................................... 19
Optical MADI Ports ...................................................................................................................................... 19
Coaxial MADI Ports...................................................................................................................................... 19
Optical Connection ....................................................................................................................................... 19
SANE Ports .................................................................................................................................................. 19
Principal and Auxiliary Ports ........................................................................................................................ 19
RS232-Connection....................................................................................................................................... 19
Connector Hood Quality............................................................................................................................... 19
USB-Connection .......................................................................................................................................... 19
Word Clock-Connection ............................................................................................................................... 19
Mains-Connection ........................................................................................................................................ 19
Standalone Application Example ............................................................................................................................ 20
Network Examples .................................................................................................................................................. 21
Example 1 .................................................................................................................................................... 21
Example 2 .................................................................................................................................................... 22
Technical Specifications .......................................................................................................................................... 25
Dimensions and Weight .......................................................................................................................................... 26
Warranty and Liability .............................................................................................................................................. 27
Shipping Contents ................................................................................................................................................... 28
Company Information .............................................................................................................................................. 28
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Device Description
Congratulations on your purchase of a M-Series device standalone MADI switch with Optical Digital Network
Interface with Cat5 based SANE, Ethernet and data interfaces. The M-Series device manual will quickly
demonstrate the advantages of the device and help to ease your day-to-day workload in a professional audiovisual environment.
The M-Series device is a standalone MADI switch, which can be networked and integrated with the OPTICAL
OPTOCORE and CAT5 SANE DIGITAL NETWORK SYSTEMs. The unit provides up to eight MADI input and MADI
output ports, offering up to 512 input and 512 output digital audio channels on coaxial and/or fiber MADI. Each MADI
port can be adjusted to handle different formats according to the AES standards (56 or 64-channel MADI). Device can
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operate in sample rates up to 192 kHz (sample rates above 96 kHz are available upon request). The device is
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perfectly suitable for 3 party equipment integration, especially with Soundcraft, Studer, Lawo, SSL digital
consoles.
Please note:
Fiber MADI ports on M-Series devices are equipped with special fiber transceivers
which support both singlemode and multimode connectivity. Please use multimode
cable in each case
The M12 can be equipped with any combination of two MADI boards – 4 dual-port coaxial MADI board or 4
duplex optical MADI board. As a result M12 switch can be delivered in 3 different flavors – M12-OPT (8 duplex
Optical MADI ports), M12-BNC (8 dual coaxial MADI ports) or M12-OPT/BNC (4 duplex optical MADI and 4 dual
coaxial MADI ports).
The M8 can be equipped with one of MADI board - 4 dual-port coaxial MADI board or 4 duplex optical MADI
board. M8 switch can be delivered in 2 options – M8-OPT (4 duplex Optical MADI ports) or M8-BNC (4 dual
coaxial MADI ports).
Redundant fibre Optocore connections can be established using two provided SFP-based LC multimode or
singlemode optical LINK-interfaces. The dual redundant ring structure provides maximum safety in a network with
an outstanding low latency. It facilitates the use of the advantages of fibre optical transmission in all sorts of
temporary and permanent applications, especially when long distance connections and high-quality audio are
required.
The M-Series device enables connectivity to the SANE network via RJ45 ports. It is possible to use SANE as a
Cat5 based cost-efficient extension to the optical core system. SANE ports may be used as point-to-point MADI
over Cat5 or as a bridge interface between SANE and OPTOCORE, providing in total up to 128 input and 128
output additional channels.
Two built-in Ethernet ports can be used to establish 100Mbit Ethernet LAN through the OPTOCORE and SANE
networks. The M-Series device together with R-Series devices behaves like one 100Mbit Ethernet switch. SANE
ports can be used for Ethernet transport as well, so up to four ports can be used to provide Local Ethernet
connection via single M-Series device.
The M-Series device provides both word clock input and output. Additionally four RS485 ports allow the transport
of a wide range of standards such as RS422, DMX, MIDI, and CAN-Bus (bi-directional, requires special firmware
version). In addition to the audio signals, video and data signals are transmitted through the common fibre
connection. The dual power supply unit, with automatic switchover, permits a redundant power supply and
safeguards against malfunctions in the event of a power supply failure.
The M-Series devices are the perfect I/O interfaces for a wide range of professional audio devices with MADI
inputs and outputs such as digital consoles and I/O systems. The high number of channels exchanged by one MSeries device makes it the ideal and the most cost effective interface for digital console systems as well as a
perfect central device offering individual channel routing feature. The number of input channels can be defined in
groups of eight by the OPTOCORE CONTROL software. Only this number of channels is allocated for
transmission via fibre optical connection. This keeps the system highly flexible in order to build the network
exactly suiting the application needs. The M-series device, for example, can transmit 128 channels to a digital
console system from various Optocore devices such as DD32R-FX, X6R-FX or V3R-TP. If only eight return
channels from the console are required, only those eight channels instead of 512/256 inputs can be received at
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the M-Series device and transmitted via fibre optical connection, leaving the other channels to be shared with the
other network devices. Networks with M-Series devices and other Optocore allow the transport of a huge amount
of digital signals, e.g. 768 audio channels with a sample rate of 48 kHz, 32 RS485 channels and three video
channels. Depending on the type of fibre optic transceiver, distances from 700 m up to 120 km can be covered.
The dual optical interfaces with data transfer rates up to 2 Gbps are equipped with LC-connectors, commonly
used and absolutely reliable in permanent installations. For rough applications such as touring and live
productions the 1U OptoCon panel, with rugged and secure fibre optic connectors can be added to the rack.
All Optocore devices are designed and built using the latest programmable microprocessors and FPGA (field
programmable gate array) logic circuitry. This allows the devices internal logic to be updated, in the field, ensuring
a continual state-of-the-art device.
Optocore devices, and complete networks, are configured and operated using the OPTOCORE CONTROL
software. The software provides access to all configuration parameters and controls needed to operate the
system, including: naming channels, setting gains and phantom power, routing as well as recall and capture of
partial or full system configurations. The software can be operated offline as well as online with level meters for all
channels on the network.
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Front Panel
M12-OPT / M12-BNC / M12-OPT/BNC
M8-OPT / M8-BNC
Word Clock LED:
Indicates the selected word clock source:
INT:
Internal word clock – The device is a system master
BNC:
External word clock via BNC WC Input
NET:
Word clock received from network
Status LEDs of 8 MADI Ports (4 MADI Ports for M8) :
BNC:
OPT:
CAT:
POE:
Four Dual Coaxial MADI Board
Four Bi-Directional Optical SC Board
Future option
Future option
ERROR:
LAN:
MADI:
POWER:
Red:
Error with incoming MADI signal
Yellow: Ethernet communication present
Green: MADI Signal present
Future option
AUDIO LINK:
Indicates the audio link status
SL1:
SL2:
OL1:
OL2:
Communication is established via SANE 1 (rear panel)
Communication is established via SANE 2 (rear panel)
Communication is established via Optocore LINK 1 (rear panel)
Communication is established via Optocore LINK 2 (rear panel)
System status
Master LED:
Indicates the Word Clock Master unit
OPTO LED:
Optocore communication is established
SANE LED:
SANE communication is established
Device ID Display:
Indicates the identification number of the device
HEALTH LED:
PWR 1 LED:
PWR 2 LED:
Green: Power supply to the device works, temperature is below the limit
Power supply 1 is working correctly
Power supply 2 is working correctly
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USB plug and LED:
USB connection for remote control and update via PC
Green: Indicates data activity
RS232 plug:
D-Sub-9 RS232 connection for remote control and update via PC
LAN LINK:
Indicates the Ethernet link status
S1:
S2:
UP:
L1:
L2:
Ethernet communication is established via SANE 1 (rear panel)
Ethernet communication is established via SANE 2 (rear panel)
There is other device with physical Ethernet port enabled on the network
Ethernet communication is established via LAN 1 (rear panel)
Ethernet communication is established via LAN 2 (rear panel)
Sample Rate LED:
Yellow: 44,1 / 48 / 88,2 / 96 / 176,4 / 192 kHz
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Rear Panel
M12-OPT
M12-BNC
M12-OPT/BNC
M8-OPT
M8-BNC
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RS485:
4 x RS485/RS422 (D-Sub-9) auxiliary port for data transmission
Word Clock IN:
BNC Word clock input allowing synchronization of Optocore devices/network
from an external word clock source
Word Clock OUT:
BNC Word clock output for synchronization of external devices
MADI PORTS:
M12-OPT
8 x SC multi/single-mode optical MADI inputs and
8 x SC multi/single-mode optical MADI outputs
M12-BNC
8 x coaxial BNC MADI inputs and
8 x coaxial BNC MADI outputs
M12-OPT/BNC
4 x SC multi/single-mode optical MADI inputs and
4 x SC multi/single-mode optical MADI outputs
4 x coaxial BNC MADI inputs and
4 x coaxial BNC MADI outputs
M8-OPT
4 x SC multi/single-mode optical MADI inputs and
4 x SC multi/single-mode optical MADI outputs
M8-BNC
4 x coaxial BNC MADI inputs and
4 x coaxial BNC MADI outputs
POWER 2:
Mains input for power supply 2 (100 … 240 V)
POWER 1:
Mains input for power supply 1 (100 … 240 V)
SANE 1:
SANE RJ-45 interface for data transmission + 100 Mbit Ethernet
SANE 2:
SANE RJ-45 interface for data transmission + 100 Mbit Ethernet
LINK 1:
Full-duplex, full bandwidth LC-type optical interface for Optocore transmission
(SFP multimode transceiver included, singlemode transceiver option available
on demand)
LINK 2:
Full-duplex, full bandwidth LC-type optical interface for Optocore transmission
(SFP multimode transceiver included, singlemode transceiver option available
on demand)
LAN 1:
100 Mbit RJ-45 Ethernet interface
LAN 2:
100 Mbit RJ-45 Ethernet interface
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Device Details
MADI Ports
MADI (Multichannel Audio Digital Interface) was first standardized by the AES10-1991 for the transmission of 56
digital audio channels in one frame. The revision AES10-2003 enhanced the number of channels to maximal 64
digital channels. The M-Series supports the formats according to both standards. If an external device cannot
handle a 64 channel MADI frame the ports can be set to the ‘older’ AES10 standard with OPTOCORE
CONTROL.
The M-Series devices are equipped with up to eight MADI input ports and eight MADI output ports, each
transmitting or receiving up to 64 audio channels. This amounts to a total number of up to 512 input channels and
512 output channels per device. The interfaces are SC multi/singlemode for optical connections and/or BNC
connectors.
The M-Series device is the perfect main MADI hub unit for a wide range of professional audio devices with MADI
inputs and outputs such as digital consoles, DAW, playback devices and professional broadcast units. The huge
amount of channels exchanged by one M-Series device makes it the ideal and the most cost effective interface
for digital console systems as well as a perfect central device offering individual channel routing feature.
The number of input and output channels exchanged at each port and transmitted on the fibre optical connection
can be defined in the OPTOCORE CONTROL software (for details refer to OPTOCORE CONTROL SOFTWARE
Manual). This keeps the matrix easy-to-handle and the quantity of channels per device in the network flexible.
Optocore Fibre Optic Connection
The device is equipped with the Optocore FX communication module. The OPTOCORE ® OPTICAL DIGITAL
NETWORK SYSTEM utilizes Time Division Multiplex technology (TDM) with a Fibre Channel based 8B10B-NRZIcoding. Static time slots guarantee a synchronous transmission of all channels, at all times, without the use of
dynamic bandwidth or latency. All signals connected to the intercom, audio, video, word clock and auxiliary ports
of the device are transmitted simultaneously on one fibre while the second fibre of the LINK-Interface receives
data from the network. The second LINK-Interface pair is identical to the first one, and can optionally be used for
network redundancy.
SANE Ports
The device is equipped with two RJ45 200MBit SANE Ports, capable of transmitting 64 channels of synchronous
audio and 100MBit Ethernet. SANE 2 port is compatible with MADI over Cat protocol.
RS485 Auxiliary Ports
The auxiliary ports provide four RS485 interfaces to establish a maximum of four half-duplex or two full-duplex
connections between the devices. A wide range of bi-directional and unidirectional standards can be connected,
such as RS485, CAN-Bus (bi-directional, requires special firmware version), or RS422, DMX, MIDI
(unidirectional). The ports automatically sense whether they are sending or receiving control data.
The ports and their destinations are configured in the OPTOCORE CONTROL software..
Word Clock
Devices with Optocore/SANE modules are equipped with an internal, high quality, low jitter clock generator as
well as Word Clock inputs and outputs. Any device on the network can act as the master of the network and pass
Word Clock to networked Optocore/SANE devices.
The internal/networked Word Clock is available at the Word Clock output connector of each device on the network
to synchronize non-networked devices.
In standalone network configurations external synchronization is not required.
The Word Clock input termination can be switched on using the OPTOCORE CONTROL software’s Local
Settings. External termination is not required to avoid cable reflections.
Word Clock master negotiation after any Word Clock source failure is done automatically.
Ethernet Ports
M-Series devices supports Optocore and SANE Ethernet transport. Two LAN ports interface with all other LAN
and SANE/LAN ports in the Optocore and SANE Network creating a large unmanaged virtual 100Mbit Ethernet
switch.
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Power Supply
The device is equipped with two power inputs and power supply units. If one power supply fails, due to
malfunction of the feeding power line or the power supply unit itself, the device will automatically switch over to
the other power supply unit. In order to make the power supply redundant, both power inputs must be connected
to the mains supply, if possible to different phases, power supply systems, or even better, one of them to an
uninterrupted power supply (UPS).
The power supply units operate with mains voltage of 100 ... 240 V and frequency of 50 … 60 Hz. Thus the
device can be used throughout the world without any modifications or transformers.
Important:
The switched-mode power supplies operate at very high voltages.
Coming into contact with the power supplies can lead to considerable electric shock,
which may result in death.
To prevent electric shock, do not remove any covers of the device.
Transmission Delay
The Optocore system delay including the matrix is fixed to 41,6 µs @ 48 kHz for all channels. The additional
transport delay per Optocore unit (<200 ns) in the network is insignificant in comparison. Overall system delay is
dependent on the converters used and the length of network cables in the system. Assuming ‘normal’ cable
lengths of <700 m per link, the additional delay is considered marginal.
The transmission delay is constant between any points in the network.
Control
All system and device parameters are configured using the OPTOCORE CONTROL software.
The system can be configured and controlled centrally, over the Optocore network, with the exception of the initial
configuration of the unique identifier (ID) of the device.
The OPTOCORE CONTROL software is capable of running multiple instances on the same PC or by using the
OPTOCORE CONTROL software’s Client/Server mode.
Please note:
Please refer to the Optocore Quick Start Guide for the basic system configuration and
setup.
For more detailed setup please refer to the Optocore Software Manual
Optocore bandwidth allocation
The standard bandwidth allocation of an Optocore network is as follows:
Audio
256 Channels @ 48 kHz – 1 Gbit network
768 Channels @ 48 kHz – 2 Gbit network
RS485 Data
32 Channels
Video
3 CVBS Video Channels *
Ethernet
100 MBit Fast Ethernet *
* If the network is used for transport of Ethernet compatible data the capacity is reduced to one CVBS video
channel plus 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet.
Please note:
Optocore R-Series devices equipped with 2Gbit fibre transceivers are required for
2Gbit network operation.
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SANE bandwidth allocation
The standard bandwidth allocation of a SANE link is as follows:
Audio
64 Channels @ 48 KHz
Ethernet
100 MBit Fast Ethernet
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Connectors and Cables
Optical MADI Ports
The MADI-interfaces are equipped with SC multimode optical connectors. Standard SC cables are perfectly
suitable for interconnection of devices. It is recommended to use multimode cable for MADI connectivity. The
MADI transceiver provided by Optocore supports both multi-mode and single-mode connectivity as long as the
multimode cable is used.
Coaxial MADI Ports
The MADI-interfaces are equipped with standard BNC 75 Ω - connectors. The applied coax cables should have
the 75 Ω characteristic impedance.
Optical Connection
Multimode transceivers connected using a 50 µm OM3 fibre cable can be used for applications requiring cable
lengths of up to 700 m (worst case).
Single mode transceivers connected using a 9 µm fibre cable can be used for applications requiring cable lengths
of up to 70 km (worst case).
The total optical loss should be less than 6dB between transceivers.
For portable applications, such as touring and other temporary installations, ruggedized HMA Expanded Beam
Connectors, mounted on 1 RU panels and portable cables on cable drums are available.
Please refer to the Product Brochure available at www.optocore.com.
SANE Ports
Use standard, fully wired, twisted pair cable (Cat 5, Cat 5e, Cat 6) terminated with RJ-45 connectors. SANE
utilizes all four pairs of the Cat 5 cable, two pairs for standard Ethernet transmission and two pairs for the SANE
synchronous audio transport. A SANE cable shall not exceed a total cable distance of 100 m..
Principal and Auxiliary Ports
Each of the four channels requires a shielded twisted pair cable.
If two or more channels are wired to the same cable, a common braided shield should enclose the pairs.
RS232-Connection
Use a standard shielded RS232 cable.
Connector Hood Quality
Locking screws for D-Sub connectors should be compatible with 4-40 UNC. Care should be taken in selecting the
right type of connector hoods in order to fulfil the requirements of EMI-radiation directives. Full metal connector
hoods should be used, approved acc. to VDE 0871, FCC 20780 and EMC directive 2004/108/EG, providing
attenuation > 40 dB between 30 MHz up to 1 GHz. The shield of the cable should have contact to the connector
hood.
USB-Connection
Use a USB-A to USB-B cable between PC and Optocore device.
LAN-Connection
Use standard twisted-pair-cable (Cat-5, Cat-6) with RJ-45 connectors.
Word Clock-Connection
Use 75 Ω-coaxial-cable with BNC-connectors.
Mains-Connection
Standard power cords with IEC C13 connectors.
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Standalone Application Example
An application example below displays the benefits of M12-OPT/BNC working as a standalone MADI router
device. M12-OPT/BNC is equipped with two MADI board each with four bidirectional MADI ports. Four of them
are coaxial, the rest four are optical with SC connectors. Video Router, DSP Processor, Playback System and
Intercom Matrix are connected to the optical MADI ports while, two OB VANs, Digital Audio Workstation and
Digital Mixing Console are connected to the BNC MADI ports.
OPTOCORE CONTROL SOFTWARE controls single channel routing, channel naming as well as quick stream
switching using Macros. Each channel can be routed from any input to any output of the MADI switch, this also
enable passive input to multiple outputs splitting. Each MADI port can be adjusted individually as a ASE10-1991
or AES10-2003 with 56 or 64 I/O channels. RS232, USB or LAN can be used for a configuration connection. M12
has a build in Fast Ethernet four-port switch.
As an addition M12 device is equipped with two power supplies with automatic switchover mechanism to prevent
power malfunction.
Fig. 1: A standalone application example of M12-OPT/BNC device
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Network Application Examples
Example 1
M8-OPT devices can be used in a redundant fiber optic network. It can be used as a redundant MADI extender
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for 3 party consoles to transport all audio signals and control data between stage unit and FOH local equipment.
Drawings below present configurations with LAWO and Soundraft consoles in the one network. As an additional
unique feature audio channels from Dallis frame can be splitted to Soundraft system and from Souncraft Stage
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Rack to LAWO HD-Core system. For a detailed information regarding 3 party manufacturers transport please
refer to the proper Integration Guide documents.
Fig. 2: Redundant network with two M8-OPT in a configuration with Lawo and Soundcraft
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Example 2
Second example shows how to use OPTOCORE devices as a stage I/O for different mixing consoles. Up to four
Emulation Modes (which enable the control of Optocore preamps directly form the console) are available in the
system and up to two devices connected with M-Series device allowing remote preamp control from Soundcraft,
Studer, Lawo, SSL and Yamaha. X6R-DualMic devices with 8 dual microphone preamps are used in this
example. It enables a unique feature to control gain independently from two different consoles connected to M8OPT. After enabling Emulation Mode using OPTOCORE CONTROL software; all adjustments such as gain,
Phantom power and Pad switches can be set directly from console without any additional control unit or software.
Connection between console’s Local rack and OPTOCORE NETWORK is made using MADI digital signal, with
no additional cables or protocols required.
Additionally Playback System and Intercom Matrix are connected to M8-OPT using optical MADI to exchange
audio signals between all devices connected in the network.
DD32R-FX device connected in the ring adds AES connectivity to the system, which can be used for DSP
Proccesor or for loudspeaker management with no additional latency and unnecessary AD/DA conversions.
Fig. 4: Redundant network with one M8-OPT, four X6R-series converters and DD32R-FX.
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For more details regarding the connecting of 3 party consoles please refer to Quick Start Guides for each
console or Optocore Control Software Manual.
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Each Channel
+
-
GND
Euroblock
Connection Tables
Pin-out
Pin-out
Auxiliary Ports 4 x RS485
Auxiliary Ports 4 x RS485
RS485
RS485
Channel
Channel
Pin
Pin
11
22
33
4
4
++
11
22
33
4
4
--
66
77
8
9
5
GND
GND
Please
Please assure
assure correct
correct polarity
polarity “+”
“+” and
and “-“
“-“
at
both
(!)
sides
/
devices
when
connecting
at both (!) sides / devices when connecting
external
external equipment
equipment to
to the
the RS485
RS485 ports.
ports.
5
5
1
D-Sub-9D-Sub-9- female
female
Locking system
system acc.
acc. to
to 4-40
4-40 UNC
UNC
Locking
9
Pin-out
Pin-out
Channel
+
Pin
Pin
SANE – Synchronous Audio and Ethernet
RS232-Port
SANE /
Ethernet
Ethernet
A device compatible with
“MADI” Out
InPower
Out
Internally
10/100MB Fast Ethernet can be
RS232
–
4
3
1 Use standard
bridged
connected
to acable,
SANEmale
port for
+5VS GND
female,
to
connect
to
PC
Ethernet data communication.
5
6
2
1, 4, 6 7, 8
9
5
SANE /
“MADI”
RS232In
RXD
3
7
8
6
TXD
2
5
1
D-Sub-9- female
Locking system acc. to 4-40 UNC
9
RJ-45
6
Pin-out
USB-Port
USB
Channel
Pin-out
VBUS
D-
1
2
Connection Tables
Pin
GND
D+
3
4
Optocore
Balanced Mic/Line Inputs, Line Outputs
RXD
TXD
Pin-out
Each Channel
Pin
+
-
Optical Fibre-Port USB device-connector
1
2
GND
Euroblock
LC connectors
Pin-out
Auxiliary Ports 4 x RS485
Pin-out
Channel
+
Pin
Pin -
RS232-Port
RS485
Channel
1RS232 2
RXD
1
TXD
2
36
27
3
4
Internally
Bridged
3
4
1, 4,8 6
5
7,98
GND
Power
+5VS
5
9
Please assure correct polarity “+” and “-“
at both
(!) 1-modem
sides / devices
Use
cable,when
maleconnecting
– female, to
GNDexternal equipment to the RS485 ports.
connect to PC
5
1
D-Sub-9D-Sub-9- female
female
Locking system acc. to 4-40 UNC
UNC
9
6
X6R/V3R-FX
Pin-out
15 /USB-Port
19
Pin-out
Channel
Channel
USB
RS232
VBUS
DRXD
TXD
Pin
Pin
1
3
2
2
GND
Internally
Dbridged
+
3
1, 4, 6
5
4
7, 8
Pin-out
9
Power
+5VS
GND
9
5
USB
device-connector
Use
standard RS232 cable, male –
female, to connect to PC
1
D-Sub-9- female
M-Series
rev. 2.0
RS232-Port
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USB-Port
Locking system acc. to 4-40 UNC
rev. 1.2
BI-C Cable
The D-Sub-9 BI-C enables the bi-directional transmission of control data between RS485 connector and Yamaha
HA Remote port. The RS485 Ports 3 and 4 of the connector are used.
Auxiliary Port 4 x RS485
X3...X4: I/Os
D-Sub-9-male
Fastening system 4-40 UNC
M-Series
COM RS422
X3: R x D
X4: T x D
D-Sub-9-female
Fastening system 4-40 UNC
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Technical Specifications
MADI Ports
Inputs
Outputs
Data rate
Impedance
Inputs
Outputs
Data rate / Wave length
Max. cable length
Inputs
Outputs
Inputs
Outputs
Data rate
Impedance
Inputs
Outputs
Data rate / Wave length
Max. cable length
SANE, LAN ports
Audio
LAN
Auxiliary Ports
Data channels
Data rate
Impedance
Convention AES10-1991 / AES10-2003
M12-BNC – EIGHT BNC
Number / Connectors
MADI digital audio channels
Number / Connectors
MADI digital audio channels
Termination
M12-OPT – EIGHT OPTICAL SC
Number / Connectors
MADI digital audio channels
Number / Connectors
MADI digital audio channels
8 / coaxial
56 or 64 per Input
8 / coaxial
56 or 64 per Output
125 Mbps
75 Ω
8 / optical SC Multimode
56 or 64 per Input
8 / optical SC Multimode
56 or 64 per Output
125 Mbps / 1310 nm (typical)
1500m / 5000 ft.
50/125 µm
M12-OPT/BNC – FOUR OPTICAL SC / FOUR BNC
Number / Connectors
4 / coaxial | 4 / optical SC multimode
MADI digital audio channels
56 or 64 per Input
Number / Connectors
4 / coaxial | 4 / optical SC multimode
MADI digital audio channels
56 or 64 per Output
M8-BNC – FOUR BNC
Number / Connectors
4 / coaxial
MADI digital audio channels
56 or 64 per Input
Number / Connectors
4 / coaxial
MADI digital audio channels
56 or 64 per Output
125 Mbps
Termination
75 Ω
M8-OPT – FOUR OPTICAL SC
Number / Connectors
4 / optical SC Multimode
MADI digital audio channels
56 or 64 per Input
Number / Connectors
4 / optical SC Multimode
MADI digital audio channels
56 or 64 per Output
125 Mbps / 1310 nm (typical)
50/125 µm
1500m / 5000 ft.
Convention
TIA - 568A/B, Optocore
TIA - 568A/B, IEEE - 802.3
Convention EIA / TIA-485
Digital control data
200 Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
Termination
Source
4
Up to 10 Mbps
330 Ω
≤ 10 Ω
Drive level
Zero level
Sense level
Hardware standard 75 Ω / BNC
Depending on selected sample rate
Output
Input
Output
Referring to GND
Input
Up to 192 kHz
≤5Ω
75 Ω
≥ 1 Vpp
+ 1.7 V
≥ 400 mVpp
Optical Connection
Complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11
Remote Control
Convention
EIA / TIA - 232
USB 2.0 - Device
TIA-568A/B, IEEE - 802.3
Word clock
Data rate
Impedance
RS232
USB Port
LAN
Power supply
Type
Mains voltage
Frequency
Power consumption
Security classification
Security regulations
Mains connector
Cooling
M-Series
57 600 Baud
12 Mbit/s
10/100 Mbit/s
2 independent power supplies with function check and automatic switch-over
Switch-mode, universal input
100 … 240 V
50 … 60 Hz
Depending on device, 32VA – Max
Class 1: basic insulation, connected to the protective grounding conductor
Harmonised European standard EN60065
acc. to IEC-950
Passive, via surface and ventilation-slits on both sides
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Dimensions and Weight
Front panel:
width
height
depth
483 mm / 19 inch
44 mm / 1.73 inch
200 mm / 7.87 inch
Rear panel:
width
438 mm / 17.25 inch
Weight
M8-OPT, M8-BNC:
2.70 kg ≡ 6.0 lbs
M12-OPT, M12-BNC, M12-OPT/BNC:
2.83 kg ≡ 6.2 lbs
Please note:
Modifications that serve the purpose of technical improvement may be carried out
without prior notification.
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Warranty and Liability
Summary of Warranty
OPTOCORE M-Series device is warranted against defects in material and workmanship for 60 months (5 years)
from the date of purchase. This warranty does not include mechanical damages caused by misuse. This warranty
covers the original registered purchaser only and is not transferable. This warranty does not apply to devices
which have been purchased in used condition or demonstrator equipment.
OPTOCORE will, at its discretion, repair or replace a defective product, providing that the defect has occurred
under normal operating conditions.
This warranty does not cover damage from acts of God, accident, abuse, neglect, contamination, unauthorised
modification, misuse, or operation outside of the environmental specifications for the product, improper site
preparation or maintenance, or abnormal conditions of handling. This would include over-voltage failures, and
conditions outside of the products specified ratings, problems with customer-supplied software or interfacing, or
normal wear and tear of mechanical components. OPTOCORE will acknowledge the evaluation of warranty after
inspection.
Not covered by this warranty are defects arising from electromagnetic or electrical interferences, deficiency,
excess, or surge of electrical supply, air conditioning, or humidity. This also includes repairs made necessary by
dirt, abrasion, moisture, rust, corrosion, or similar conditions.
Devices on which the Serial Number has been removed or defaced are not eligible for warranty service.
OPTOCORE devices contain no user-serviceable components: refer to qualified service personnel for repair or
upgrade. The warranty will be void if you tamper with internal components. Please address any questions or
inquiries to OPTOCORE or your distributor/dealer.
For a full warranty conditions refer to the Warranty Card attached to every Optocore device with a first shipment.
How to Obtain Warranty Service
When discovering a problem with an OPTOCORE device, you should contact either Optocore directly or a
dealer/distributor to determine and confirm a hardware fault. If it is a software issue the hardware must not be
returned to OPTOCORE, OPTOCORE will issue a support ticket in this case.
If hardware service is required within the warranty period, take the equipment, along with warranty card, to the
nearest authorised OPTOCORE dealer/distributor. The dealer/distributor will make sure that the device is
serviced according to the terms of warranty by OPTOCORE or an authorised service centre.
If the equipment needs to be returned directly to OPTOCORE, first contact support@optocore.com.
OPTOCORE requires the serial number of the equipment intended for return, as well as a short description of the
problem. If possible, you should also provide us a phone number where you can be reached during regular
working hours. To return a defective product, please contact your distributor / dealer. Our web site:
http://www.optocore.com/ provides a complete list of Optocore distributors / dealers.
Make sure the equipment being returned is packed carefully to protect it from damage during shipment.
OPTOCORE requires that shipments are pre-paid and insured – unless specifically authorized in advance.
We strongly advise not to use simple flight-cases without rack-in-rack mounting.
Declaration of Liability
Optocore accepts no liability for damage caused to other devices through operation of the M-Series device.
Optocore is not liable for any damage caused by shipping accidents, misuse, abuse, operation with incorrect AC
voltage, operation with faulty peripheral equipment, or improper or careless installation of the device.
Neither OPTOCORE nor anyone involved in the production of the equipment shall be liable for
any indirect, special, disciplinary, consequential, or incidental damages arising out of the use
or inability to use this equipment even if OPTOCORE has been advised of the possibility of
such damages. In no event shall the liability of OPTOCORE exceed the purchase price of any
defective equipment.
Optocore accepts no claims for compensation whatsoever (e.g. cancellation of events).
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Shipping Contents
The standard shipment of a M-Series unit contains the following:
•
1 M-Series unit
•
1 fiber patch cable LC-LC
•
2 power cables
Any additionally purchased equipment such as optical wave-guide cables in required lengths, D-Sub cables and
adapters, RS232 cables, and international electric cables, which have been supplied on your request and your
purchase order, cannot be listed above.
Please note that due to the Ecology reason standard shipment does not contain printed copy of User Manual. All
latest OPTOCORE user manuals can be downloaded from the website:
http://www.optocore.com/index.php/support/downloads
Printed version of User Manual is available on a special demand. Please contact support@optocore.com
if printed version is required.
Company Information
Mailing Address:
OPTOCORE GmbH
Lohenstr. 8
D-82166 Munich-Gräfelfing
Germany
Telephone:
+49 – (0)89 – 8999640
Fax:
+49 – (0)89 – 89996455
Internet:
www.optocore.com
Email:
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