SSL shows expanded digital broadcast console range at IBC

Solid

State

Logic, the manufacturer of
analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music,
broadcast and post production professionals, proudly announces a
significant expansion of the C100 Digital Broadcast Console product portfolio.
The acclaimed C100 console has evolved to become the C100 HD with new Version
4.0 software that delivers an enhanced feature set and a significant boost in
processing power.

The C100
HD console is joined by the new C100 HD-S, a smaller form factor console
designed for space limited applications. The new C100 HD range is further
enhanced by the addition of a new, smaller front-loading Processor option, the Centuri
HD-S.

Solid

State Logic will exhibit its new C
Series range at IBC 2007, Sept 7-11 at the Amsterdam RAI (booth #N472 in Hall
8).

The C100
HD and HD-S consoles have an identical feature set but in different formats
tailored to ever more closely meet the needs of the entire range of broadcast
applications. Both consoles can be used with either the newly expanded Centuri
HD Processor or the new Centuri HD-S Processor options. The new product range
enhances Solid State Logic’s capacity to specify systems that are a perfect fit
for the complete spectrum of studio and truck installations.

The C100
HD consoles offer a significant increase in console processing power and
flexibility with up to 512 fader inputs. With the Version 4.0 software package,
the C100 HD consoles support a high-density processing engine and control
surfaces with access to up to 256 fully-featured input channels with full
processing capabilities. The C100 HD consoles additionally offer up to 256
additional short channel ‘premix’ inputs with fader control, pan capabilities
and access to mono, stereo and 5.1 submix (Utility) busses.

Among a
number of customer led feature requests, C100 HD V4 software now offers…

For
facilities requiring dynamic automation for broadcast post-production, the C100
HD consoles now support direct control of a DAW via HUI protocol.

A new
low-cost MADI interface may be used with any third-party MADI equipment to
further expand the I/O capacity.

To handle
broadcast playback sources from VTRs or hard-disk playout systems, the C100 HD
consoles offer a 4-element channel format, with full ‘spill’ functionality.

New
processing libraries provide fast recall of channel processing presets,
enabling a collection of favorite settings to be created and stored.

Available
from October 2007, the C100 HD-S surface is a slimline version of the control
interface, designed for space-limited applications such as small control rooms
and trucks. With a narrower fader pitch, it can pack 64 faders into less than a
92-inch width.

The C100
HD-S has low meterbridge and can accommodate storage beneath if legs are not
fitted. Standard frame sizes range from 24+8 faders to 64+8 faders in 8-fader
increments, with other sizes available by special order.

The C100
HD-S is functionally identical to the C100 HD control surface, ensuring
transparent transition between the two consoles across multiple installations
for operators and maintenance.

Version
4.0 software will be available to all existing clients in June 2007, and will
become the standard for all new consoles from that time.

Further
increasing the range of options available to C100 HD customers, a new
processing core option will also be available from July 2007 alongside the
newly expanded Centuri HD processor core. The new Centuri HD-S core is a
slimline version of the processor, designed for quiet and access-limited
applications such as small control rooms and broadcast vehicles. With a
low-power design, the electronics are convection cooled and new PSUs are
low-speed fan cooled, resulting in very quiet operation. It features a
front-loading design with no access required to the rear, with generous airflow
cavities top and bottom. The Centuri HD-S core will accept up to five DSP cards
in dedicated slots, two computer cards, GPI card, plus five more cards that can
be DSP or I/O, supporting 512 input faders. For further I/O expansion the
standard routing card can host up to eight additional redundant MADI ports.

For
maximum flexibility throughout diverse environments, the C100 HD and C100 HD-S
control surfaces and Centuri HD and Centuri HD-S processor cores are
interchangeable with new and existing products in the growing C100 HD product
portfolio. Similarly, any combination of a customized console may be used with
the C100 HD’s MORSE resource sharing and remote I/O solution.

“These
latest developments underline our support for our growing C100 user community
by responding to requests for an increase in the number of channels and a host
of new features,” comments Niall Feldman, Solid State Logic Director of Product
Marketing. “The C100 range now embraces a wider range of customers through the
new S configuration and MORSE routing engine.”