IBC 2017

IBC 2017: Solid State Logic delivers largest single System T configuration to-date

Solid State Logic has delivered its largest single System T configuration to-date, for immediate delivery to a large international broadcast facility.

At the core of the system are two sets of redundant T80 Tempest Engines with a total capacity of 1600 fully processed audio paths, assignable to any control surface. The control network includes two 82-fader surfaces, each with three operator positions and four large multi-gesture touch screens.  There is also a PC-based T-SOLSA (SSL Online/Offline Set-up and control Application) control position with an additional 16-fader hardware control panel, assignable to either control surface.

The whole system has over 5400 input channels and 4500 output channels of Solid State Logic Network IO, all connected to a redundant Dante Network operating at both 96kHz and 48kHz.

While large, this system is still scalable as desired, simply by adding additional System T control devices, Tempest processing engines, and Dante, AES67, SMPTE 2110-based I/O. Dante routing is distributed, so no dedicated routing hardware is required – simply a suitable IP infrastructure built with COTS (Common Off-The-Shelf) switching hardware. A single 24-port Ethernet switch, for example, is the equivalent of a 12,000 x 12,000 cross-point router.

Any Dante I/O can be added to a System T network, which means that System T can also choose from over 1000 I/O devices from over 350 manufacturers, including multi-format devices like the SSL Network I/O: MADI Bridge that can bring existing I/O to the new IP-based infrastructure.

SSL’s System T is a complete networked audio-production environment designed from the ground up as a powerful, scalable, and flexible system for anything from large multi-studio broadcast facilities, to stadiums, trucks, and everything in between.

System T has an IP-based networked control and audio infrastructure and a highly configurable architecture. All audio connectivity is via Dante, with AES67 and SMPTE 2110  compatibility, with direct Dante network routing control from any System T surface, touchscreen, or T-SOLSA PC application.

A single T80 Tempest Audio Engine can handle more than 3,000 inputs and 3,000 outputs and has a capacity of 800 fully processed audio paths. Control options range from large multi-operator consoles to flypack solutions like the new Tempest Control Rack (TCR) to single-fader panel or PC-based software control. The system is compatible with Ross Overdrive, Grass Valley Ignite, Sony ELC, and Vizrt Mosart production automation.

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