Symetrix has added the Prism 0x0 to its series of Dante-enabled DSPs.

Symetrix Prism 0x0Offering expansion via 64 channels of bidirectional Dante networking, the Prism 0x0 delivers cost-effective processing, mixing and routing for Dante-enabled endpoints – used as the DSP core of a Dante network or as a DSP co-processor, it targets applications requiring powerful, cost effective, advanced signal processing coupled with an industry-standard network audio interface.

The Prism 0x0 is identical to the other Prism DSPs (and to Symetrix Radius and Edge products) in its processing power and delay memory. It is unique in that it has no analogue inputs or outputs and no external control inputs or logic outputs. Housed in a half-rack 1U-high chassis, the unit offers includes flexible mounting options and draws power over Ethernet (PoE+).

‘The Prism 0x0 has many applications,’ says Symetrix Senior Product Manager, Trent Wagner. ‘For example, a lot of digital consoles have Dante but don’t offer feedback elimination, auto-mixing, and FIR filters for processing loudspeakers. Simply insert the Prism 0x0 between the remote stage-input boxes and the console, if Dante-enabled, or use the Prism 0x0 as an insert or bus processor. For outputs, relay the signals through the Prism 0x0, if the amps are Dante-enabled, or insert it on the console’s buses.’

Wagner also notes that in a multi-room meeting or conferencing facility that is all Dante based, money can be saved by centralising and sharing certain resources. A Prism 0x0 in each room handles local Dante mic and speaker processing, while Symetrix Radius and Edge DSPs in a central machine room manage the AEC, mixing, and mic routing and assign resources such as telco lines.

‘The Prism 0x0 is also a great solution in a larger system where you just need to add some extra processing or signal aggregation,’ adds Wagner. ‘Choose it if you need loudspeaker processing for a bank of amps at the scoreboard and Jumbotron in a sports stadium or if you need to aggregate a bunch of wall panel I/O boxes in a convention centre in order to reduce the number of network home runs.’

Like other Prism-series DSPs, Prism 0x0 can be customised, connected and configured using the Windows-based CAD Symetrix Composer software. It 0x0 can be controlled from Symetrix ARC wall panels, Arc-Web browser-based interface and from third-party touchscreens. An embedded web server enables remote audio metering and diagnostics of the Prism 0x0 hardware, which features an easy-to-read OLED display, as well as ARC, Dante and Ethernet ports.

‘Thanks to its open-architecture flexibility, future expansion capability and top-notch sound quality, the Prism series has become a go-to component in the integrator’s toolkit,’ says Symetrix founder and CEO, Dane Butcher. ‘The new Prism 0x0 is the most powerful Dante-enabled, open-architecture processing node on the market. Its 64x64 Dante implementation and powerful DSP reduce system costs so that, combined with compatible Symetrix I/O expanders and control products, it enables integrators to deliver high performance systems at an amazing price point. Prism 0x0 is a great solution for commercial, corporate, house of worship, education and government installs alike.’


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