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Optocore announces flexible M-series MADI routing upgrade for DiGiCo consoles

Optocore has announced that it has further upgraded its popular M-series MADI interfaces, making it compatible with DiGiCo premium consoles, and providing additional functionality.

Furthermore, the new, advanced versions have all the advantages of Optocore’s popular DD-series, and much more, at exactly the same price point, making it super cost-effective. M-series devices are now the principal means of plugging MADI streams directly into the DiGiCo loop to enable MADI streams to be input and output (other than DD-series and DiGiCo’s own devices).

This includes the channel count recognised by the DiGiCo devices, which is identical to the channel count provided by the DD2FR-FX and DD4MR-FX.

M-series MADI devices

This upgrade applies equally to the entire M-series, as all available channels can also be freely distributed through all MADI ports on any of the five M8 and M12 devices. For example, one show could use an M12-BNC/OPT, and provide one (1) 64/64 MADI fiber port and two (2) 32/32 MADI BNC ports, while for another show it could be two (2) 64/64 fiber MADI.

States Optocore Applications Engineering Manager, Maciek Janiszewski, “The compatibility of the M-series MADI, along with the ability to control Optocore preamps from the console, makes DiGiCo/Optocore systems by far the most effective solutions for essentially all installations.

“Furthermore, when not incorporated within the DiGiCo loop, M-series MADI functions as standalone, full-capacity MADI routers; for example the M12 allows for routing of 512/512 channels @48K.”

The new routers are shipping with immediate effect.