SSL V4 Software Expands Capability of C100 HDS Digital Broadcast Console

Solid State Logic will introduce its V4 software for the industry-standard C100 HDS digital broadcast console in Booth C3310 at the NAB Show. Demonstrating on-going development of the C100 HDS, the V4 software release offers features and options that significantly increase capability, productivity, and connectivity for the high-end broadcaster.

“The well-established C100 HDS continues to dominate the broadcast, education, and high-end corporate market by providing uncompromising power, flexibility, and sound quality,” says CEO Piers Plaskitt. “With the V4 software, this most powerful console presents more options for integrating into existing broadcast systems, while providing new creative tools for engineers and producers.”

Highlights of the new software include C-Play, which integrates a professional audio-playout system into the console surface, provides an ergonomic design for the operator, integrated recall of playlists with console projects, and a competitive price.

Compatibility with external studio systems is significantly enhanced. V4 includes integration with Mosart Medialab newscast automation. Mosart adds to existing support for Sony ELC and Ross Overdrive. Full duplex connectivity with Reidel RockNet Audio Networks (including remote preamp control and compatibility with its Independent Gain System) expands compatibility with installed audio networks. “Audio Follow Video” capabilities are enhanced with independently programmable ramp-on/off fade times.

Among redundancy capabilities, V4 introduces Loop Redundancy Mode for the SSL MORSE Stagebox and the new Alpha-Link Live-R MADI I/O unit.

Building on the success of the Alpha-Link Live low-cost console I/O unit, the new Alpha-Link Live-R unit adds a set of Redundant MADI optical-fiber connections to the existing Alpha-Link Live. The new Loop Redundancy Mode reduces the number of cables required for redundant fibre-system installation and doubles the number of audio signals that can be passed between the C10/C100 and the modular B-RIO I/O unit.

V4 also offers several surround-production additions. The 5.1 fold-down system adds user-adjustable individual Center, Rear (LS and RS), and LFE gain setting, an overall stereo output level trim, and a new M-3/M-6 mono fold-down option. A new 5.1 BLITS Tone Ident generator routes to all 5.1-format PGM, ASG, Channel, and Utility Buses.

V4 software for C100 HDS is due for release in June 2011.