Peavey - MediaMatrix CAB 4n-Dante

The CAB™ 4n continues in the tradition of high-end audio networking set forth by the time-tested CAB Series. In fact, the CAB 4n break-out box was designed specifically for NION®-based systems.

The CAB 4n features MediaMatrix®'s Scalable I/O Architecture, with support for the popular line of MediaMatrix I/O modules (up to four modules configurable for 16x0, 0x16, 12x4, 4x12 or 8x8 operation, IxO). All inputs can be configured in groups of four channels for microphone or line level in any of the available configurations.

The CAB 4n features a versatile, performance-oriented GPIO port, which provides configurable contacts for analog, digital and dry contact use. All of the GPIO ports are configurable from the NWare™ software and include an easy DIN rail mounting system for efficient rack wiring and service.

  • Four 16-position front panel rotary switches for unit ID
  • Front panel level meter for each channel
  • 24-bit quantization 64x oversampling
  • 48kHz sample-rate
  • 8 Configurable GPIO pins
  • 4 "Form C" relays with NO and NC connections, contacts rated for 1A
  • Fault relay for hardware indication of unit status, NO and NC connections, contacts rated for 1A
  • Universal power supply (100-240V 50-60Hz)
  • Scalable I/O Architecture
  • Configurable for 16x0, 0x16, 12x4, 4x12 or 8x8 operation
  • Inputs configurable in groups of four channels for microphone or line-level input and line-level output
  • GPIO port
  • GPIO-25 DIN rail breakout panel for external control terminations
  • Fan cooled 2U package with NION cosmetics
  • Front panel audio metering
  • Front panel network status and fault indicators

Case Studies

Construction of the Parliament House of Melbourne was begun in 1856, but this seat of power for the Australian state of Victoria remains unfinished and ever changing. Law and tradition require that every word spoken during a session of Parliament or related Committees be transcribed into writing. This task has shifted to a system of recording and transcribing audio, and new AV technologies have opened the door to replace and improve upon the older cabling system of the past.

The newly designed Campi Westend and Riedberg Goethe-University in Frankfurt is regarded as one of the leading German colleges for research and teaching. The university wished to design and implement a scalable, comprehensive AV solution that covered two campuses each with a large number of buildings and rooms, and allow faculty and students access to a full range of media, including recording.