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MediaMatrix nControl Expands Nion DSP

MediaMatrix by Peavey unveiled its new nControl hardware and software package at InfoComm 09 in Orlando. The new product expands the control capabilities of the company's Nion digital signal processing system.

MediaMatrix by Peavey unveiled its new nControl hardware and software package at InfoComm 09 in Orlando. The new product expands the control capabilities of the company's Nion digital signal processing system, according to the company.

MediaMatrix nControl is an auxiliary processing system that provides expanded control processing and additional extensive Python scripting capabilities for the Nion platform. According to the company, nControl allows users to monitor the operation and health of all devices on a network via SNMP. Devices with serial ports connect to the nControl either directly or to a supported network serial server for control and management.

The nControl supports I/O cards that allow it to act as a media server, including audio recording and playback over CobraNet. An FTP interface permits transferring audio files across the network to the nControl for recording and playback without requiring a project to be deployed.

Additional internal cards and network-connected devices are available to expand the general-purpose I/O and serial functionality allowing for custom, application-specific system configuration. The GPIO expansion enables the use of TTL logic, switches, LEDs, and other custom circuitry for additional control-driven functions. Support for RS-232, EIA-485, and EIA-422 serial interfaces is available locally to the nControl and connected across the network.

Other features of nControl include two Gigabit Ethernet ports expandable to 10 Gigabit, a 3RU rackmountable form factor, recording and playback of audio via CobraNet, monitoring and control of devices on a network, expandable GPIO for specific applications, Intel Pentium E2160 Dual Core 1.8 GHz processor, and two 250GB 7,200-rpm SATA-300 drives configured as RAID 1 array.



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