Vi Option Cards

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A series of optional interface cards, designed to fit the Local Rack, Compact Stagebox, Vi1, Vi3000 and in some cases also the Vi Stagebox, enabling Vi Series™ consoles to interface directly with a wide range of other systems and audio networks using industry standard protocols.

Variants

Line IN CARD

Eight-channel line input card with 24 bit, 48kHz A/D Converter, delta-sigma conversion.Transformer- balanced inputs. 7...26 dBu input sensitivity. “Signal present” LED indicator. Inputs on standard 25-pin D-type connector (female).

Part Numbers:
ViO-LI

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000

Line OUT CARD

Eight-channel, 24 bit line output card with 24 bit D/A converters with 48 kHz operation. Electronically balanced outputs. 7...26 dBu max. output level. Outputs on standard 25-pin D-type connector (female).

Part Numbers:
ViO-LO

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000

MIC IN CARD

Four analogue microphone/line inputs, electronically balanced, with 24 bit, 48 kHz delta- sigma A/D converters (mic/line sensitivity, gainsetting in 1 dB steps, low-cut filter, and 48 V phantom power on/off controlled by console software). Green “signal present” and yellow “phantom power” indicators per channel. Inputs on standard 25-pin D-type connector (female).

Part Numbers:
ViO-MI

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000

AES/EBU CARD

AES/EBU input/ output card with 16 Ch I/O. With input SFCs only. Input SFCs can be bypassed individually. Output dither is selectable for every AES/EBU output from 24 bit, 20 bit, 18 bit or 16 bit. Settings are made with jumpers. Inputs and outputs on standard 25-pin D-type connectors (female).

Part Numbers:
ViO-AES

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000

3G SDI CARD

The 3G SDI card can de-embed up to 16 audio channels from an SDI (Serial Digital Interface) stream, and re-embed them (Embedder/ DeEmbedder card only) back on to the stream for onward transmission in a broadcast environment, saving high costs of external units and, of course, weight. These channels may be patched in to any input as usual.
Two versions of the card are available: DeEmbed only, or Embed/DeEmbed

Part Numbers:
DeEmbed Only - ViO-SDI
Embed/ DeEmbed - ViO-SDIO

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000


Dolby E CARD

The Dolby E card decodes the audio channels from a Dolby E or Dolby Digital stream and allows them to be patched into separate inputs on the console for mixing. Each card provides two full decoder sections, and can dramatically save external hardware cost, space and weight.

Part Numbers:
ViO-DOLBY

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000

ADAT CARD

The ADAT card provides two optical eight-channel ADAT inputs and outputs, with 48 kHz operation. Optical inputs and outputs are provided on Toslink connectors and can be used to record to, for example, an Alesis HD-24 hard disk recorder or other device with ADAT inputs and outputs, and receive playback audio.

Part Numbers:
ViO-ADAT

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000

TDIF CARD

This card provides two 8-channel TDIF I/O interfaces with 48 kHz operation with wordclock sync outputs on BNC connectors. Inputs and outputs are provided on standard 25-pin D-type connectors (female).

Part Numbers:
ViO-TDIF

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000

A-NET CARD

The Soundcraft A-NET® 16V card provides direct digital connection on a single Cat5e cable from the Aux or Group outputs into an Aviom® A-NET® Pro16TM Series Personal Mixer (compatible with A-16II and A360).
The Pro16 System enables musicians on stage to be fed with up to 16 subgroups of instruments or vocals which they can then mix to their own taste using their own on-stage controller. The card includes a switchable test tone and stereo pair linking via DIP switches.

Part Numbers:
Local Rack/CSB - ViO-ANET
Vi Stagebox - ViSB-ANET

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

BLU LINK CARD

The BLU Link card provides up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs to/from a BSS Blu Link ring, and can be used to interface to BSS London networked audio systems, or to the PMC Personal Monitoring Controller.
The Blu Link redundant ring allows for up to 256 channels, so the Vi Blu Link card contains internal DIP switches that allow a block of 32 sequential channels from the 256 to be addressed by the card, separately selectable for inputs and outputs.
In addition the card can be set as clock master or clock slave, according to system requirements. When acting as a slave a jumper cable (included) must be connected from the card’s wordclock out to the consoles wordclock input.

Part Numbers:
Local Rack/CSB - ViO-BLU
Vi Stagebox - ViSB-BLU

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

DANTE CARD

The Dante card allows 64 channels tobesentto/ received from a Dante network. As well as providing audio exchange with other Dante-enabled equipment, the card also allows 64 channels of audio to be connected directly to a PC or Mac computer for recording or processing, by using a standard Ethernet connection*.
Routing and setup of the network is done using an external computer running Dante Controller software (available FOC from the Audinate website).
A BNC sync output connector on the card allows the console’s wordclock input to be driven by the network clock, if required by the clocking setup.
*Requires Dante Virtual Soundcard software to be installed on the computer — one licence token supplied with each card.

Part Numbers:
Local Rack/CSB - ViO-DANTE
Vi Stagebox - ViSB-DANTE

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

CobraNet™ CARD

The CobraNet card allows up to 32 channels of input or output signals (or a combination of both) to be received by or sent from console onto a CobraNetTM network. The card must be used as the Conductor for the network. By default, the card is configured for 32 outputs.

Part Numbers:
Local Rack/CSB - ViO-COB
Vi Stagebox - ViSB-COB

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

EtherSound CARD

The Digigram EtherSound card allows up to 128 channels of audio (64 inputs/64 outputs) to be connected to the rack via a single Cat5 connection. A second Cat5 connection allows daisy chaining or full redundancy capability, ensuring the network remains uninterrupted should a cable be broken.
Available in both stagebox and local rack versions. This card is only available via Digigram’s distribution network.

Part Numbers:
Available from Digigram

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

MADI Cat 5 CARD

Two types of MADI card are available, both offering 64 channels of audio on dual redundant cables. The Cat 5 version offers cost-efective connections to a Soundcraft Stagebox using Cat 5 cable terminated in robust Ethercon connectors. Distances of up to 120m are possible using approved Cat 5 cables (see list below).

Part Numbers:
ViO-C5

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

MADI Optical CARD

The optical MADI card provides the same functionality as the Cat 5 version but on industry- standard SC fibre connectors. Two duplex SC connectors allow dual redundant cabling with automatic switchover. Connection distances of up to 1500m are possible using the standard multimode card, but a version with single-mode optical transceivers is also available allowing distances of up to 10km.
Part Numbers:
Multimode - ViO-MO
Singlemode - ViO-SO

Compatibility: Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

GPIO CARD

For general- purpose switching applications requiring total electrical isolation, this card provides 16 electrically isolated opto- coupler inputs with integrated current sink (5...24 VDC) and 16 electrically isolated outputs using SPST relay contacts. 5 VDC supply pins are available. Inputs and outputs on standard 37-pin D-type connectors (female).

Part Numbers:
ViO-GPIO

Compatibility:
Vi6 Local Rack / Compact Stagebox / Vi1 / Vi3000 / Vi Stagebox

MIC IN (x8) CARD

The Mic In card provides 8 channels of classic Soundcraft mic preamps with 10-65dB gain range, switchable 20dB PAD, 80 Hz high-pass filter and 48V phantom power with indicator LED. A transformer balanced version is available to special order.

Part Numbers:
STANDARD - ViSB-ML
TRANSFORMER BALANCED - ViSB-MLTX

Compatibility:
Vi Stagebox only

LINE OUT (x8) CARD

The Line out card provides 8 electronically balanced and protected analogue outputs. Maximum output level is +22dB.

Part Numbers:
ViSB-LO

Compatibility:
Vi Stagebox only

AES IN CARD

The AES In card provides 8 channels of AES/EBU inputs via 4 balanced XLRs. Sync LEDs indicate a valid input lock. Each input pair incorporates sample rate converters which can be bypassed, using internal jumpers, if required.

Part Numbers:
ViSB-AESI

Compatibility:
Vi Stagebox only

AES OUT CARD

The AES Out card provides 8 channels of AES/EBU outputs via 4 balanced XLRs.

Part Numbers:
ViSB-AESO

Compatibility:
Vi Stagebox only

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Vi Option Cards

Flexible and rich in expansion