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.