NTP Technology has developed a new series of remote controllable panels together with audio routing and conversion interfaces for use in a wide variety of applications
The Penta 615 Series Remote Control panels are designed for remote control of Penta 720/721/721s audio routers and converters in addition to Digital Audio Denmark’s AX32/DX32R. Comprising the Penta 615-600A, -610A and -620A models, the units can either be operated through a direct connection or in combination with an NTP Technology 635 Router Controller. In Direct Control Mode (DCM), Penta 615 Control Panels communicate directly with Penta audio routers, eliminating the need for additional devices or software. Ideal for simple router solutions based on manual control, each key on the control panel is programmed for a certain function such as source select, output select or cross-point select in DCM mode. The Penta 615-600A features 24 keys, the Penta 615-610A has 18 keys plus four rotary encoders and the Penta 615-620A offers 42 keys plus a main display. Dedicated mini displays for each key or rotary knob are standard for each model and the controls are user-programmable.
The addition of the Penta 721s, 721s-DNT and 721s-SDI compact audio interfaces solve bridging audio format problems with AES, MADI and Dante I/O connectivity. With the inclusion of a 64-channel Brooklyn module, Dante connectivity is common to all three designs, but the 721s-DNT model adds another 128 channels and on-board sample rate conversion to the table. The Penta 721s-DNT is a Dante-to-Dante converter with on-board sample rate conversion on the input promoting its application on individual IP audio networks that may run on different sample rates and digital clocks. Designed for combining SDI signals with Dante, MADI or AES, the Penta 721s-SDI adds dual 3G SDI embedding/de-embedding for broadcasters, with the SDI side providing integrated sample rate conversion. The modular 721s comes with an empty expansion card slot for inserting any of seven available expansion cards, such as analogue inputs or outputs and delay processing for lip-sync, 3G SDI in addition to AES, MADI and Dante connectivity.