DiGiCo: New consoles set for broadcast audio16 September 2014
Dedicated broadcast versions of the SD7, SD5, SD10, SD9 and SD11 consoles are being showcased at IBC. The SD7B console, based on the SD7 live digital console, is designed for multi-engineer operation with three touch screens and dual redundant processor engines. It features a 5.1 monitoring matrix with a 48 by 6 source to speaker selection.
SD7B handles up to 996 simultaneous optical plus 224 MADI, 24 analogue and AES/EBU connections. It can run two high-speed Optocore loops, with any combination of 448 inputs and outputs on each loop and all at 96KHz.
Another new arrival is the SD11B, equally at home as a desktop console or mounted in a 19-inch rack, while the SD10B has a broadcast-specific feature set that includes multi-channel folding under a single fader. This allows users to configure stereo, LCR, 5.1, or up to 11 mono channels under a single fader strip, which can be unfolded for individual control, or neatly folded up for convenience.