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AUDIOWAY Bridge B2 – Smart Audio-over-IP Gateway

AWB-B2-backThe BRIDGE B2 is an intelligent gateway between MADI digital audio and AES67/Dante™ synchronous audio-over-IP streams. Forming the backbone of your infrastructure, the BRIDGE B2 is the ideal solution to distribute and interconnect your MADI and AES67/Dante mission-critical streams in the studio.

  • Stainless steel 1U chassis power consumption <50 W
  • Front panel control interface for rapid overview of current status
  • Dual AC/DC power supply 4 configurable GPIOs Wordclock synchronisation 24-bit audio routing: 44.1 kHz to 96 kHz
  • AES67/Dante interface: 64-in/64-out EtherCON connector AoIP stream redundancy Integrated 4-port switch
  • MADI interface: 1 x optical 64-in/64-out connector 1 x BNC 64-in/64-out connector

Use case Example

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AUDIOWAY BRIDGE B2 core

Size 483 x 253x 44 mm (19” rack, 1 U height), approx. 3.5 kg
Dual Power Supply 100-240 VAC + 12 VDC – Maximum 50 W
Operating: Temperature / Humidity 0 °C to 40°C / 5% to 90% (non-condensing)
Front panel LED status LED display – Networks and links Rx and Tx activities – Events   
Clocks inputs In addition to its internal clock, AUDIOWAY BRIDGE can be synchronized to word clock, MADI input, Dante or AES67 network.

Word clock Input: Zin=1KΩ or 75Ω  selected by software

Clock outputs Word clock output
GPI/O GND and Power DC Output 12V (250mA max)

4 GPI/O individually configurable. GPI can be set as ADC level input

Sampling rate 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.1 kHz, 96 kHz (48 kHz for AES67 interoperability)

 

DANTE interface

Connectors 2 x Neutrik EtherCON RJ45 + 2 x RJ45 on integrated 4 ports Gigabit switch  
Dante and AES67 modes Compliant with AES67 interoperability recommendation

Redundant in Dante mode with Primary and Secondary ports, replicated on ports 3 and 4

AoIP Inputs / Outputs Up to 64 / 64 AES67 or redundant Dante input/output channels, sample format 24 bits

32 / 32 input/output channels at 96 kHz

Clock synchronisation Automatic from Dante network. Eligible to Grand Master Clock.

Bridges Dante PTPv1 to AES67 PTPv2

 

MADI interface

Connectors 2 x 75 Ω BNC and 2 x SC multi/single-mode optical connectors, automatic switching
Audio Inputs / Outputs Up to 64 digital inputs/outputs, 24 bits resolution

MADI 56 / 64 channels mode S-Mux or Multiple Rate

 

Routing and monitoring

Routing matrix Up to 64×64 routing backplane, fully managed by the AVS-Monitor application
Monitoring Any output can monitor the routing backplane, whatever its technology

 

Control and monitoring Environment

AUVITRAN AVS-Monitor ® Smart PC application enabling remote setting, control, routing and monitoring of all MADI or Dante audio streams and clocking status. Control pages manage the specific parameters of every audio interfaces cards

AVS-Monitor can simultaneously manage several AUDIOWAY BRIDGE on a LAN

Windows  10 / 8 / Seven / Vista / XP,  32 or 64 bit versions

Audinate Dante Controller For audio patch of any Dante device, and additional AoIP routing features: multicast/unicast; redundant mode or switch mode…
Dante Virtual Sound Card Optional Dante Virtual Soundcard software (license purchase required, see Audinate)

Benefits

  • Gateway between AES67/Dante and MADI
  •  24/7 mission-critical operation with dual AC/DC power supply
  • Redundancy of Dante networks
  • Seamless studio management with AVS-monitor, Dante Controller and multiple presets
  • Reduce the cost and complexity of AoIP integration into your studio infrastructure