MediaMatrix, a division of Peavey, proudly introduces the NION nX programmable digital audio processing node for professional and commercial audio and communications applications. Built upon the industry’s most efficient audio algorithms, NION redefines and advances the world-class power of MediaMatrix.
The internal processing core of the NION nX is based on three floating-point Analog Devices SHARC DSPs that drive the processing functionality. MediaMatrix’s Scalable I/O Architecture, a modular I/O scheme, supports a variety of optional plug-in cards for maximum versatility. The NION nX has two module bays that support up to 16 simultaneous analog audio channels, while an integrated CobraNet port provides 64 channels for a total of 80 simultaneous configurable audio channels.
NION nX utilizes NWare™ software, a Windows-based interface that works with multiple nodes across an Ethernet network, as well as additional support for third-party control and SNMP management tools. The NION front-panel interface features an LCD display, soft buttons and a rotary encoder to enable access to common system functions. Additional control interfacing is provided by both RS-232 and RS-422/485 ports, while a new configurable GPIO system makes interface with hard contacts and logic systems easier than ever.
NION is built on an embedded Linux operating system architecture designed for stable, efficient and robust performance. Low-latency audio across all I/O ports make NION perfect for performance audio projects in addition to applications where a large amount of audio processing is required. New NIO™ input/output cards enhance the configuration possibilities of all NION nodes. NIO- AES has eight AES channel pairs, each pair software-selectable as either input or output channels with S/PDIF support; NIO-8i is a line input card with eight line inputs (24-bit A/D).
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