Two new rack options have made their way into the DiGiCo expansion family and each with a focus on a compact system offering tonnes of connectivity and features.
The first is the SD-Mini Rack, a 4U rack that can accept SD input and output cards be they analogue or digital including AES/EBU, Dante, AES-42, ADAT, HD-SDI and Aviom. Running purely digital, the Mini can run up to 32 ins and outs. If it’s all analogue you need, then a maximum of 32 ins or outs is possible or any combination in banks of eight (8 in and 24 out for example). The Mini has MADI connectivity as standard with optical as an option . With the ability to multi sample rate to external devices via MADI and also the ability for Gain TrackingTM.
With up to a total of 14 racks on one optical loop, or 28 on a dual loop system, it is easy to see the potential for large corporate events, installations or just expansive stages. This, coupled with the ability for any of the five consoles that can sit on one optical loop being able to address all inputs and individually address output slots on any rack, giving any engineer or system designer the flexibility and power they need to make any complex situation easy and intuitive.
The second system on offer is the SD-Nano. The Nano is a 2U rack and can accept SD input and output cards be they analogue or digital including AES/EBU, Dante, AES-42, ADAT, HD-SDI and Aviom. In a completely digital configuration, the Nano can run up to 16 ins and outs. In analogue only configurations, a maximum of 16 ins or outs is possible or any combination in banks of eight (8 in and 8 out for example). The Nano Rack is Optical only.
Both the Mini and Nano come with a selection of connectionconversion modules to cater for an infinite number of configurations and situations.
So, when you need smaller racks distributed around a stage or building, the Mini and the Nano are there to provide you with flexible, affordable digital I/O totally compatible and controllable with the full range of DiGiCo consoles and the larger SD and D racks.