The C100 raises the bar for integration of control data and audio signals into the broadcast facility. Our system reduces the cost and complexity of installation as well as maintenance and set-up demands. The console control surface is convection cooled and relatively compact making it ideally suited to studio and OB vehicle installation. Console frame sizes are available from 16 to 64 faders with Processing & I/O scaled accordingly. The Blackrock Processor unit, Router and I/O are also compact and rack based and can be located remotely from the console. A simple ‘console network’ uses redundant Ethernet data/control interconnection between the individual console tiles with the SSL Blackrock Processor, Router and I/O systems. Standard Optical MADI (AES10) digital audio cabling is used to connect the console to the Processor & I/O. MADI audio connectivity provides easy, lossless integration and distribution of bulk IO, with support for very long cable runs, reducing both the cost and time involved in cabling.
Routing & I/O
The C100 is compatible with a range of Router and audio I/O solutions which enable systems to be specified to precisely match user requirements and budget. Visit our Routing & I/O section for more information here.
SNMP fault reporting for ease of maintenance
SNMP logging for essential elements of the console’s operating status, allows potentially harmful conditions to be detected and fixed before they cause a fault. This method of pre-emptive maintenance assists in keeping the C100’s maintenance requirements outstandingly low. If a fault cannot be corrected pre-emptively, the console’s software is able to trace any failure down to an individual component on any card, or an individual line in more than one million lines of code. SNMP is then used to transmit instant notification of the failure, and enables SSL engineers to find and fix faults quickly, and generally without having to arrange a site visit.
C100 is compatible with a range of third party Production and Newscast Automation systems including systems provided by Ross, Sony and Mosart Medialab. Visit our Produciton Automation section for more information here.