NEUTRIK introduces improved series of ‘stage-ready’ compact line I/O to Dante® interfaces

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Dachau, Germany – 13 June 2024. NEUTRIK has introduced the NA-2 DLINE series of tough, ultra-compact line I/O to Dante® / Dante® to line I/O interface boxes. Shown at this year’s Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, the new end-of-network devices provide ideal breakout solutions for analogue and Dante® signal paths in-the-field; designed and specified for all manner of live sound and media production

applications, including live sound, event, AV installation and integration, location media acquisition, and outside broadcasting requirements.

With a miniature form factor and rubber encased metal housing, the new NA-2 DLINE series devices are extremely robust, able to withstand the more extreme demands of a wide range of live performance and media production and acquisition environments.

 

Rugged construction and rigorous adherence to standards extends to RoHS / REACH compliance, including high levels of flame retardancy and enhanced ESD protection, enable the use of these interface modules in harsh climatic and electronic environmental conditions. Lockable chassis connectors are featured for both the line audio and network I/O connections.

 

The series comprises three models. The NA-2O-DLINE and NA-2I-DLINE are respectively Dante® to 2-channel line output, and 2-channel line input to Dante® interfaces. The NA-2I20-DLINE is a simultaneous Dante® to 2-channel line output and 2-channel line input to Dante® device, enabling this tiny box to feed analogue audio signals into a Dante® network while at the same time receiving a mix from another Dante® source.

 

Dante® streams are sported at 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz sample rates, at 16, 24 and 32 bit resolution, over 100 BASE-TX (PoE support) Ethernet. Network connection is via an etherCON® chassis with a SYS / SYNC status LED indicator ring. The line I/Os – on balanced XLR – offer enhanced audio performance parameters. NA-2 DLINE devices are also AES67 compliant, supporting their use with other AoIP networks like RAVENNA, Q-Lan and Livewire. All three models operate in conjunction with a Power over Ethernet switch or a PoE injector (802.3 af/at; class 1).

 

For fixed installation applications, the protective rubber casing with the use of various optional mounting brackets, to enable 19U rackmounting, fixing to the underside of tables and consoles, or within floor boxes, or truss mountings.

The evolution of military optronics – ODU presents pioneering connection solutions for demanding military operations

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Optronics form an integral part of today’s operational military equipment, playing a decisive role in the tactical superiority and safety of armed forces. From night vision technology and thermal imaging to enhanced head-up displays (HUDs) and augmented reality glasses, these optoelectronic systems are now indispensable tools.

However, the use of such highly sophisticated optronics in extreme environments and the high sensitivity of such systems, present manufacturers with special challenges.

 

 

In particular, the interfaces and connections of the optronics are a potential weak point.

Connectivity challenges for optronics:
1. Break resistance: The connection systems have to withstand enormous tensile and
torsional forces, which can lead to bent or broken contacts. Conventional push-pull mechanisms increase the leverage on the connection, due to their design.

Therefore, to meet the requirements of highly innovative optronics, ODU has developed best-in-class ODU-AMC® connectors that are many times more robust than conventional half-shell coded systems. They offer reliable protection against twisting and breakage, enabling the transmission of various data protocols for imaging applications such as HDMI.

  1. Environmental protection: For a solution that can be used as flexibly as possible, the interfaces and connections of the optronics must be able to withstand extreme levels of dust, water and shock – ODU connectors meet the highest environmental standards. With an immersion depth of up to 20 metres and protection classes IP6K8 and IP6K9K. This makes them ideally suited for use in harsh environments without reducing the performance of the optronics.
  2. Hermetic sealing: Optronics are often filled with inert gas, such as nitrogen or argon, to eliminate an oxygen-containing atmosphere. Vacuum‐tight connector systems with glass potting technology for extremely high pressures are available from ODU.
  3. The smallest foot-print: Naturally, all of the above have to be achieved, together with the ability to lock securely, in the most confined spaces – The ODU-AMC® connectors are designed specifically for this situation.

ODU – an experienced provider of interconnectivity

ODU offers comprehensive support for vision system and accessory OEM’s.

The solutions available enable improved cross-platform functionality including

STANAG 4695 connection to portable battery systems (PDUs) for soldiers.

ODU has many years of experience and is a proven supplier for major OCCAR procurement projects in the field of night vision equipment for the German and Belgian armed forces. ODU is also the main supplier for one of the largest projects for the integration of augmented reality in the US armed forces.

Through decades of collaboration with customers, ODU offers extensive experience in the development of customized connection solutions.

 

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