DHD Audio, a specialist in professional digital broadcast studio equipment and systems, has ended 2023 with a number of key developments, which include the new XS3 IP Core, plus an enhanced version of the established XD3 IP Core. Both made their first trade show appearance at IBC 2023 in Amsterdam.
“The modular structure of our digital audio mixing systems allows great flexibility during initial configuration and to support subsequent changes in operational workflow as well as scalability,” said Marc Herrmann, Managing Director of DHD Audio.
“Our new XS3 Studio IP Core and XD3 High-Capacity IP Core also meet the demand for local and offsite IP connectivity, including applications such as multi-location programme production and live news sourcing.”
Occupying just 1U of rack space, the XS3 Studio IP Core supports up to 20 stereo faders on DHD audio mixing consoles via an accompanying multi-I/O interface module. An integral setup assistant tool allows a system supervisor to choose between default settings with a choice of assignable-button functions and display layouts.
More advanced settings can be selected using DHD’s Toolbox configuration software, which can be activated via an optional license.
For larger systems, DHD’s XD3 High-Capacity IP Core supports up to 96 stereo audio faders plus 10,240 x 12,288 channel routing. The latest version has a quad-core CPU capable of running additional features such as Thimeo Audio Technology’s Stereo Tool as a fully integrated option. A demonstration version of Stereo Tool is included in each quad-core-equipped XD3.
DHD also announced first deliveries of its TX2 ultra-compact audio production console. “The TX2 is designed for daily operation wherever space is at a premium,” Herrmann added. “Integral to the TX2’s panel are a 10.1-inch capacitive multi-touch IPS display, two assignable potentiometers and six silent multi-colour hardware buttons. Customers can configure the mixer layout to perfectly match their workflow.”
“Looking back on a successful year, we are very pleased to be supporting an increasing number of happy customers around the globe and accelerating the transition to IP within modern broadcast facilities,” he concluded.