SSL Intros New Blackrock Processor System

Solid State Logic (SSL) will demonstrate the latest generation of the market leading C100 Digital Broadcast Console at NAB (booth N4031). The console will be showcased with the new Blackrock processor system, accompanied by the new B-RIO modular I/O rack, MORSE Stage Box and MORSE router.

“The development of the new technology in Blackrock and B-RIO enhances the robustness, flexibility and space efficiency of the C100,” says Dan Duffell, head of marketing for SSL. “The C100 HD-S Console is the operational interface for a completely scalable, expandable system that is custom configured to precisely match client requirement, and the introduction of Blackrock enhances our capability to deliver what our customers need now and over the coming years.”

The Blackrock Processor Core is a new miniaturized version of the established Centuri Processing Core that reduces the size of the rack enclosure to a compact 2U and supports full processor core redundancy.

Key Blackrock features include optional processor core redundancy with fast changeover; integrated 5-port Ethernet switch; redundant connections to the control surface; 56 or 64 channels of I/O per MADI port; and four ports standard, upgradable to eight ports.

The new B-RIO is a modular ‘local’ I/O housed in a space efficient 7U enclosure. It has integrated 24 GPI card, integrated MADI x 4; 5 audio card expansion slots for Mic, Line & AES card options; single-sided access; and support for N+1 redundant MADI links

The Blackrock and B-RIO combination are scaled and configured to exactly meet customer requirements making dedicated DSP power for processing and system configuration available to the operator at all times. The space and cost efficient Processor and I/O options enable engineers to specify systems which exactly meet technical and budgetary requirements.

The MORSE Stagebox provides fiber connected modular remote I/O. The MORSE Stage Box can either directly address Blackrock in simple installations or be used in conjunction with a MORSE router in multi room environments where resource sharing is required.

Meanwhile the MORSE router provides a modular resource sharing engine for all SSL C-Series consoles. Key MORSE router features include fast switchover of any control room between multiple studio floors and parallel usage of the studio floor resources by multiple control rooms.

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