The C16B-2 is a compact and lightweight 2 RU 16 Channel SDI embedded, AES/EBU digital and analogue audio monitoring system that provides visual and aural monitoring.
A large vacuum fluorescent display located on the front panel displays the audio on 16 bar graph VU/PPM meters, additionally the C16B-2 provides ITU1770-3/1771 measurements. SDI signal status, group audio presence and a reset timer for the LKFS meter are also visible on the display.
With simplicity in mind the C16B-2 has been designed with an intuitive user interface to allow for easy access to the signals and information you need to monitor. Twelve illuminated pushbuttons located directly below the display allow for intuitive channel source and mode selection for on the fly monitoring. The DIS pushbutton easily allows the operator to toggle the display between SDI Embedded and AES/ANALOGUE audio mode.
A high quality military spec rotary shaft encoder is used to provide volume control with a unique push to mute function. Also located on the front panel is a 1/4" jack for use when headphones are required. The C16B-2 internal speakers will automatically mute once a headset has been detected when plugged in.
One 3G/HD/SD-SDI signal can be connected to the BNC on the rear panel while a reclocked output is provided. 75 Ohm Unbalanced AES/EBU inputs are on 4 BNC connectors while the 8 channel analogue audio input is on a 25 Pin female D-Sub connector. Two 3-Pin terminal block connectors also provide a stereo monitor output. This monitor output follows the signal that is being monitored on the internal speakers. The front panel volume control can also be used to control the monitor output by placing a jumper on the GPI connector.
An Ethernet port located on the rear panel allows the operator to connect to the unit using the free openGear dashboard software application. This unique feature provides future software upgrades.
The C16B-2 is powered by an internal power supply, while a high quality class D amplifier and full range speakers provide an intelligible audio for complete confidence monitoring.