ACCESS Rackmount

An IP audio codec that sets the standard

Product Overview

Sophisticated. Versatile. Reliable.

Content matters, but having the right technology is crucial for bringing any plan to life. The perfect studio counterpart to ACCESS portable units, and also a dependable point-to-point codec, ACCESS Rack is a full-featured IP audio codec that offers unparalleled reliability. ACCESS works over a range of connections, including Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G networks. And with CrossLock and BRIC Technology, the most sophisticated network management technology on the market, ACCESS is able to handle even the rockiest data connections.

The 1U 19” rack mount ACCESS features balanced stereo XLR inputs and outputs, AES I/O on XLR,  Ethernet port, POTS modem, multiple USB ports, and serial and contact closure ports. ACCESS Rack can be directly controlled with a keyboard or mouse, a USB touch screen monitor, or driven with a standard web browser.

Features

  • USB ports
  • Built-in Ethernet ports
  • MPEG 4/AAC algorithms included
  • CrossLock Technology
  • User-friendly browser-based interface

ACCESS Rackmount works with:

ACCESS NX
ACCESS 2USB
ACCESS Rackmount
BRIC-Link II
BRIC-Link
Comrex POTS codecs (with limitations)

IP Networks

IP networks are available virtually everywhere. ACCESS Rack offers several ways to get connected. You can use the integrated Ethernet ports to connect to wired DSL or broadband cable IP networks. ACCESS Rack has a built-in POTS/PSTN modem for use on legacy analog phone lines.

CrossLock

Quite simply the most advanced network management tool on the market today, CrossLock gives users the ability to manage and bond multiple data connections together simultaneously. When a new network is introduced, Crosslock will immediately evaluate how much bandwidth is available, while factoring in latency and jitter information, and combine the two connections to take advantage of all available bandwidth. More than just combining networks, CrossLock can also monitor each data connection individually and, when necessary, apply appropriate error correction, recovery, or concealment techniques.

User Interface

ACCESS Rack is controlled with an easy-to-use browser based interface. Using any Flash-enabled browser, you can log-in from anywhere to manage settings, adjust controls, and monitor connections. ACCESS Rack also works with Codec Commander, so you can easily manage a fleet of codecs from a single window.

Specifications

ACCESS Rackmount Specifications

  • Balanced stereo XLR line-level audio inputs – 0dBu
  • Balanced XLR line-level audio outputs – 0dBu
  • AES3 XLR Digital audio input
  • AES3 XLR Digital audio output

Audio Levels

  • Audio input level: 0 dBu
  • Audio output level: 0 dBu

Other Connections

  • Telephone line: RJ-11 6-pin modular jack
  • Ethernet Ports: 1000 baseT
  • Contact Closures: DB-9 male
  • Serial Port: DB-9 female
  • VGA Monitor port: DB-15 female
  • Keyboard Connector: PS/2
  • Mouse Connector: PS/2
  • Power: 3 conductor IEC
  • 2x USB

Power and Physical

  • Internal Supply: 120/240 VAC 60/50 Hz 50 Watts
  • Size: 1U Rack – 19″ W x 9″ D x 1.75″ H (48.25 cm x 22.86 cm x 4.5 cm)
  • Weight: 9 lbs (4 kg)

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