The technical partnership between DirectOut and globcon continues to bear fruit with major updates and general performance improvements to globcon support for DirectOut’s catalogue.

globconThe most important update in terms of controlled devices is support for one of the most significant DirectOut products, the Madi.SRC, which can now be driven via software for the first time. DirectOut has also released a dedicated firmware upgrade that is required to control the device via globcon, and which is now available from download.

‘We are absolutely delighted to offer free globcon support for the Madi.SRC,’ DirectOut MD, Jan Ehrlich. ‘As one of our well-recognised and most established products, the hardware has proven itself to be a versatile problem solver and is doing a very reliable job as re-clocker and sample rate converter. ‘It’s hard to improve a solid working product, however globcon support is really a feature that adds a big improvement to the hardware since it is now able to monitor what’s going on. That’s the icing on the cake for our Madi.SRC.’

Another major improvement is the completion of control plug-ins for the whole Andiamo series: Andiamo.AES and Andiamo.AES (SRC), along with management of MIDI-over-Madi and Serial-over-Madi features of all Andiamos via globcon. The DO.Net implementation for M.1k2 has also been developed, and enables control of the Andiamo Series through globcon via Ethernet UDP. The software now also runs a firmware compatibility check of controlled devices, and automatically resizes the matrix channel count when switching from 1FS to 2FS or 4FS.


‘It has been a very “hot” summer here in our R&D Department, but we are really proud of what we have accomplished,’ says globcon Software Development Manager, Alessandro Bigi. ‘Our cooperation with DirectOut is proving extremely fruitful, and in a very short time we were able to make lots of steps forward in building the software. More features are already in the pipeline and will be disclosed quite soon.’

‘In the few months since we began the cooperation with globcon, most of our products are implemented and controlled by the software, and this is absolutely fantastic,’ adds Ehrlich. ‘Offering a very comprehensive and reliable feature set now, the official release date for globcon control is planned for Q4 2018.’

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