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RTS Intercom Systems launches the MADI-16+ scalable multichannel audio digital interface card at IBC 2010
Posted on Tuesday, September 21, 2010
RTS Intercom Systems launches the MADI-16+ scalable multichannel audio digital interface card at IBC 2010

September 10, 2010, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: RTS is pleased to
introduce the all-new MADI-16+ scalable multichannel audio digital interface
card at IBC 2010, booth 10.F38. The MADI-16+ card expands the
configuration capabilities of the ADAM matrix frame and the new ADAM-M
compact matrix frame by utilizing up to 64 channels of industry-standard MADI
(Multichannel Audio Digital Interface) technology to connect any AES-10-
compliant devices over coaxial and fiber connections.

To give the user flexible options and uncompromising quality, the MADI-16+
operates at a sampling rate of 48 kHz, and with a point-to-point configuration
that ensures little or no delay in the transmission of audio across lines. This
level of performance is essential in live broadcast environments; when a
scene changes in the blink of an eye, the communication system must react
just as quickly.

The MADI-16+ is fully scalable, allowing 16 to 64 channels of audio IN and
OUT. This forward-thinking consideration empowers users to install MADI-16+
in their existing systems knowing that the card will scale along with their
growing system requirements. The MADI-16+ is also fully compatible with
AZedit intercom configuration software – a time-tested management program
that has proven itself in the most strenuous broadcast environments.

Ralph Strader, Business Line Manager for the Critical Communications
Systems division of Bosch Security Systems, Inc., comments further on the
significance of a scalable MADI solution:

“MADI is a prominent standard throughout the industry, and this card makes
the protocol even more accessible to users across the spectrum. By
supporting up to 64 channels per card, the MADI-16+ enables users to
configure ADAM and ADAM-M systems with up to 256 ports of MADI per
frame. Being able to scale from 16 all the way to 256 ports per frame makes
the MADI-16+ perfect for installations in compact production trucks, full-scale
studios, and everything in between.”

The MADI-16+ ties the entire system together by supporting audio
connections between matrix frames. To further enhance the flexibility of the
card, the MADI-16+ can link frames using a variety of connector options,
including coaxial and fiber connections with a range of over 15 km between
ADAM/ADAM-M frames. The MADI-16+ also supports ancillary data for RTS
Intelligent Trunking between long-distance intercom systems