Hot on the heels of rolling out their new DTP2 Series, Extron Electronics – world leaders in audio visual technology – have introduced a brand new Audio Expansion Interface named the AXI 016. The new product is described as a sixteen output audio expansion interface for DMP 128 Plus audio DSP systems.
Able to connect to the EXP expansion port on the DMP 128 Plus, the AXI 016 transforms the matrix from an 8 output device into a 24 output device. No extra or separate configuration is needed for the new interface, however, as all of the high performance, low-latency DSP processing occurs within the attached DMP 128 Plus. The AXI 016 audio expansion interface also supports audio DSP systems that integrate a DMP 128 Plus and a DTP CrossPoint matrix switcher.
Speaking about the newly launched audio expansion interface, Extron’s vice president of sales and marketing Casey Hall explained that it has been introduced in response to repeated customer demand:
‘There’s been a growing demand from our customers for the ability to expand the number of outputs on a DMP 128 Plus System…With the AXI 016, we meet that need with sixteen additional outputs in a small 1U, half rack width product. By leveraging the DMP 128 Plus system, with its ProDSP and flexible mix matrix, the AXI 016 expands system capabilities with a very cost effective solution.’
Allowing system designers to create DMP 128 Plus systems that support larger distributed audio applications than were previously possible using a single DMP 128 Plus DSP processor, the AXI 016 is a powerful new tool.