CDC MC Optical-1 Bridge

  • Overview

    The CDC MC Optical-1 is a small free standing, cost effective DI sized bridge, with a single MegaCOMMS pair and a single optical LC port. This unit is fitted with dual redundant connectors for external “wall-wart” / in-line PSUs.

    Feature Summary

    • Free standing MegaCOMMS optical bridges options
    • 128 channels can be sent up to 2 km (6,561 feet)
    • 0.011 millisecond of latency over 2 km
    • 1 pair of MegaCOMMS ports (Tx, Rx)
    • 1 duplex multi-mode or single mode SFP LC optical ports
    • MegaCOMMS network ports glow either red or blue for Rx (receive) or Tx (transmit)
    • Dual PSU connectors fitted as standard



    106.20mm wide (4.18”) x 33.70mm (1.32”) high x 143.5mm (5.65”) deep


    260g / 0.57lb


    Cadac’s MegaCOMMS digital network allows the audio infrastructure to be designed to meet the requirements of the most challenging applications. With a choice of local I/O cards, stageboxes and audio network bridges plus a dedicated router to handle the dynamic management of the audio, the network can be as complex or as simple as required. 

    All Cadac digital audio is transmitted using Cadac’s proprietary MegaCOMMS digital interconnect protocol which provides less than 0.4 ms latency from analogue input on stage, through the CDC eight or CDC six, to analogue output on stage, plus robust error correction and advanced system clocking.

    The protocol provides up to 128 bi-directional channels of 96 kHz / 24-bit audio along with all control data and clock synchronisation. This is all carried on coaxial cable with runs of up to 150 meters (492 feet) from the console or MC Router. The benefit of combining audio, control, and clock into one single network simplifies connectivity, shortens set-up time and reduces investment in cabling infrastructure.