The DARK16AO is a versatile break out box for receiving analogue audio from a network utilising the Dante® and AES67 audio over IP (AoIP) protocols.
In total there are 16 channels of audio being received from the AoIP network and converted via low noise DACs (Digital to Analogue Converters) to balanced analogue outputs.
For ease of cabling audio outputs are presented as balanced circuits on Neutrik XLRs.
Being designed for resilient broadcast applications the DARK16AO features both redundant power supplies and redundant Dante® network links with link status GPOs (general purpose outputs (solid state relays)). Both primary and secondary network links are provided with both magnetic (copper RJ45) and fibre (SFP) interface connections. The Dante® system itself provides a completely transparent redundant link system which means that if the DARK16AO lost its primary link circuit the secondary link would automatically take over with no loss of audio.