NTP Technology announces new monitor control capabilities for its Penta 720 analog/digital/analog interface and Penta 721 digital audio matrix. These new features allow full control directly from Avid Artist, S6, MC Pro and 5-MC control surfaces.
"This extended capability delivers improved efficiency both in live recording and post-production," says NTP Technology Sales Director Mikael Vest. "Monitor control is made via NTP DADman software using the Avid EUCON protocol. The software can be preconfigured by the user or administrator to allow a variety of input and output combinations. Full control of the Penta 720 and Penta 721 is then provided.
"Matrix settings, signal levels, summing, talkback, cue mix, fold-down and mix-down functions can be selected or adjusted direct from the Avid control surface. Control room monitors, individual monitoring, cues, stems and signal inserts can all be managed flexibly, quickly and easily. All audio formats can be configured, including 5.1 to 9.1 surround up to 32 channels. The Penta 720/721 can also be controlled directly from our DADman software.
"Housed in a compact 2U chassis, the Penta 720 modular unit is designed for use in audio recording and mixing as well as post-production.
The Penta 720 comes as standard with interface for Avid Pro Tools and eight AES/EBU and MADI inputs and outputs. It can optionally be fitted with a Dante IP audio interface and two optical MADI interfaces. Analogue Line in and Line out cards as well as 3G-SDI embedder/deembedder cards can be installed in the modular unit.
The DX32 is a digital audio bridge and router interface designed for applications such as multi-room recording studios, post-production facilities and audio distribution installations. It allows all digital input and output routing to be managed within a single unit or a combination of units. With near zero latency, the DX32 can be used to expand I/O channel count and interface digital components, providing a high quality bridge between AES/EBU, MADI, Avid Pro Tools HDX and the Dante IP audio network.
At its core, the Penta 721 is a 384 x 384 router which can patch any input to any one or more outputs on a mono channel basis. In its interface role, the Penta 721 provides up to 192 channels on one electrical MADI I/O port and two optical ports, 64 channels on Pro Tools HDX, 16 AES/EBU channels and 64 channels on Ethernet Layer 3 using Dante IP audio technology.
The AX32 and DX32 have identical audio processors. The AX32 frame can additionally be equipped with analog and 3G SDI audio cards.
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