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EXBOX.BLDS is a sophisticated MADI redundancy switch for production environments with advanced reliability requirements. In addition to the standard changeover from one input to the other in the case of a loss of the MADI signal, the unit incorporates a unique feature from DirectOut, the Buffer Loop Detection System™.

Enhanced Signal Control
The Buffer Loop Detection System™ is used to detect silence or a corrupted input signal - e.g. caused by an application hang of the playout system (repeating buffers) or stuttered playback due to system overload.

A provided software tool creates a .wav file containing a low level signal which is inserted into the MADI stream. The artificial design of the Buffer Loop Detection Signal enables reliable and inaudible switch-over within one sample.

Input Switching
The MADI input can be switched manually by a push button on the front panel of the device. Different redundancy modes (prioritisation of inputs) offer the means to adjust the trigger behaviour of EXBOX.BLDS.

Four GPIs and four GPOs are accessible via DSUB-9 connectors. The GPIs may be used to select the MADI input or to trigger a switch-over. GPOs provide monitoring of the current input and switching state.

The device can be updated with a new or customised firmware via the integral USB port.

Safe operation
Two robust Hirose sockets are available to plug in up to two external power supply units or battery packs for safe operating conditions with redundancy. 

MADI ports (I/O):2 x SC-Socket multi-mode
1 x SC-Socket multi-mode & 1 x coaxial BNC, 75 Ω
Sample rates:44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz (+/- 12,5%)
MADI formats:48k / 96k Frame, 56 / 64 channel, S/MUX
GPI:4 x Voltage input via DSUB-9
GPO:4 x MOSFET switch via DSUB-9
Service:Mini USB 2.0 for firmware updates (Windows®)
Power supply:external, 2 x Hirose (9 - 24 V)*
Dimensions:Width 140 mm
Height 42 mm
Depth 140 mm
Weight:about 1 kg
USB Serial driver:Windows®
BOXMOUNT.XL for 19’’ rack mount
Device variants
Single-mode:MADI port: SC-Socket single-mode
Dual PSU:optional available
* 1 x power supply included