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AUDIOWAY Bridge B3 – Smart Audio-over-IP Gateway

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The BRIDGE B3 is an intelligent gateway between AES/EBU digital audio and AES67/Dante™ synchronous audio-over-IP streams. In your infrastructure, the BRIDGE B3 is the ideal solution to connect any digital audio equipment with your Audio-over-IP studio. Thanks to its redundancy, the BRIDGE B3 can also provide secure distribution of your critical AES/EBU streams on any Dante redundant network.

  • 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
  • AES/EBU interface: 16-in/16-out mono Wordclock synchronisation and SRC (sample rate conversion) on each input

Use case Example

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AUDIOWAY BRIDGE B3 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, any AES/EBU 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

 

AES/EBU interface

Connectors 2 x DB25 connector, YAMAHA pinout, AES59 levels
Audio inputs / outputs 16 Mono AES/EBU digital inputs / outputs, 24 bits resolution , 110 Ω, AES balanced  

ASRC available on each stereo input (-140dB THD+N)  

 

Routing and monitoring

Routing matrix Up to 64×16 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 AES/EBU 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 AES/EBU 
  • 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