BLU-325 Soundweb London I/O Expander with BLU Link and AVB

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SP86747

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BSS by HARMAN
$5,181.02
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Overview
The Soundweb London BLU-325 offers configurable I/O, Ethernet AVB audio and a high bandwidth, fault tolerant digital audio bus.

The BLU-325 is configurable through HiQnet London Architect. A rich palette of logic objects and a “drag and drop” method of configuration provide a simple and familiar design environment.

The BLU-325 features Ethernet AVB audio. The BLU-325 is capable of simultaneously transmitting and receiving up to 64 channels of Ethernet AVB audio (64 x 64). Primary and Secondary ports are provided for fault tolerance—a future feature. Support for the Secondary port will become available in a future firmware release. Control is through a separate Ethernet port.

The BLU-325 also features a low latency, fault tolerant digital audio bus of 256 channels which uses standard Category 5e cabling giving a distance of 100m between compatible devices. Fiber media converters can be used to increase the distance between devices to over 40 km.

Four card slots facilitate many different device I/O configurations. Each slot can accommodate any of six available I/O cards, including the Analog Input Card, Analog Output Card, Digital Input Card, Digital Output Card, AEC Input Card, and Telephone Hybrid Card. Each card supports four channels.

Analog Input Cards provide software configurable gain in 6 dB steps up to +48 dB per channel and software selectable Phantom Power per channel. Digital Input Cards and Digital Output Cards process AES/EBU and/or S/PDIF audio and offer a variety of clocking and syncing options. AEC Input Cards and Telephone Hybrid Cards facilitate specialized processing and interfacing primarily for teleconferencing applications. (Further information about the I/O cards can be found on dedicated datasheets)

Phantom Power, Sync, Signal Present and Clip information per channel is easily accessible, without the requirement for a PC, from clear front panel LED indication. Device-specific information such as Device Name, Device Type, Firmware Version Number, Time, IP Address and Subnet Mask is available from the front panel display. A bi-directional locate function allows devices to be identified both from and within HiQnet London Architect.

12 Control Inputs and 6 Logic Outputs allow the BLU-325 to be integrated with GPIO compatible devices. The Soundweb London Interface Kit, comprehensive documentation which details how Soundweb London systems can be integrated with third party control systems, is included within the installation of HiQnet London Architect.

The BLU-325 and the other members of the Soundweb London family provide the building blocks of the perfectly tailored system solution.

KEY FEATURES:
• Four Input / Output Card Slots
• Configurable Inputs / Outputs
• Analog Inputs (with Phantom Power per
Channel)
• Analog Outputs
• Digital Inputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF)
• Digital Outputs (AES/EBU and S/PDIF)
• AEC Inputs
• Telephone Interface
• Rich Palette of Processing and Logic Objects
• Ethernet AVB Audio
• 64 x 64 Audio Input/Output Channels per Device
• 256 Channel, Low Latency, Fault Tolerant Digital
Audio Bus
• Clear Front Panel LED Indication
• Informative Front Panel Display
• Bi-Directional Locate Functionality
• 12 Control Inputs and 6 Logic Outputs for GPIO Integration
• Soundweb London Interface Kit for Third Party Control System Integration (Documentation)
• HiQnet Device
• Configuration, Control and Monitoring from HiQnet London Architect

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Front Panel Led Indicators:
Per Input: Signal Present, CLIP, SYNC/48V, I/O card type (IN, OUT, DIG, AEC)
Other: LCD Display, Master, Network Link active, Data Activity
Analog Inputs: Up to 16 electronically balanced on Phoenix Combicon removable screw connectors
Mic/Line Inputs: Nominal gain 0 dB, electronically switchable up to +48 dB,in +6 dB steps
Input Impedance: 3.5kO
Maximum Input Level: +20 dBu with 0 dB input gain,+8 dBu with 12 dB gain
CMRR: >75 dB at 1 kHz
Input Noise (E.I.N.): <-128 dBu typical with 150O source
Phantom Power: 48V nominal, selectable per input
A/D Latency: 38.7/Fs
Digital Inputs: Up to 16 AES/EBU or S/PDIF on Phoenix/Combicon removable screw connectors
Input Impedance: 110 ohm (AES/EBU), 75 ohm (S/PDIF)
Sample Rate: 48 kHz or 96 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion: 32-96 kHz
THD+N: <-140 dB
Latency: 3/Fso + (56.581/Fsi) + (55.658/Fso)
Analog Outputs: Up to 16 electronically balanced on Phoenix/Combicon removable screw connectors
Maximum Output Level: +19 dBu
Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz (+0.5 dB/-1 dB)
THD: <0.01% 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +10 dBu output
Dynamic Range: 108 dB typical, 22 Hz - 22 kHz unweighted
Crosstalk: <-75 dB
D/A Latency: 28/Fs
Digital Outputs: Up to 16 AES/EBU or S/PDIF on Phoenix/Combicon removable screw connectors
Output Impedance: 110 ohm (AES/EBU), 75 ohm (S/PDIF)
Sample Rate: 48 kHz or 96 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion: 32-96 kHz
THD+N: <-140 dB
Latency: 3/Fso + (56.581/Fsi) + (55.658/Fso)
Control Ports: 12 inputs and 6 outputs
Control Input Voltage: 0 to 4.5v
Control Input Impedance: 4.7kO to +5V (2-wire mode), >1MO (3-wire mode)
Logic Output Voltage: 0 or +5V unloaded
Logic Output Impedance: 440Os
Logic Output Current: 10 mA source, 60 mA sink
Watchdog Output: Phoenix/Combicon connector for fail-safe control
Opto Output Current: 14 mA maximum
Withstanding Voltage: 80V maximum (Off)
Series Impedance: 220O (isolated)

Control Network:
Connectors: RJ45 Ethernet connector
Maximum Cable Length: 100m/300 ft on Category 5 cable between device and Ethernet switch

Digital Audio Bus:
Connectors: 2 x RJ45 Ethernet connectors
Maximum Cable Length: 100m/300 ft on Category 5e cable between devices
Maximum Number of Nodes: 60
Latency Per Node: 4/Fs

Ethernet AVB Audio Network:
Connectors: 2 x RJ45 connectors
Maximum Cable Length: 100m/300 ft on Category 5e cable between device and Ethernet switch

Power and Dimensions:
Mains Voltage: 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: <35 VA
BTU Rating: <188 BTU/hr
Operating Temperature Range: 0º to 45º C (32º to 113º F)
Dimensions (H(U) x W x D): 1.75" (1U) x 19" x 12.5" (45 mm x 483 mm x 318 mm)
Weight: 9 lb. / 4.1 kg (estimated)
More Information
Weight 9.000000
Length 19
Width 12.5
Height 1.75
Color Black
Manufacturer BSS by HARMAN
Manufacturer Model Number BSSBLU325M-US
Manufacturer Part Number BLU-325
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