Advanced Digital Audio Processor for Installation Applications with Configurable DSP, Audio Networking and Acoustic Echo Cancellation
- Advanced digital audio processor with open architecture software-configurable functionality
- Comprehensive library of DSP algorithms optimised for installation applications
- 8 Channels of wide band Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC) for telephone and video conferencing
- Auto mixer functionality for multiple microphone applications
- Optional DM80-Dante* card for IP-based audio networking
- PC-based software with intuitive graphical user environment
- 10 high-headroom analogue universal mic/line inputs
- 6 electronically balanced low impedance line level outputs
- USB audio connection for integration with computer based audio
- ULTRANET digital audio transport output for connection to compatible devices
- Ethernet port for software configuration via CAT5/5e cable
- RS232 connector for interfacing with 3rd party control systems
- Rugged 1U rackmount chassis for ease of installation
- Auto-ranging universal switch-mode power supply
- 10-Year Warranty Program*
- Designed and engineered in the U.K.
Modern meetings and telephone/ video conferencing requires a flexible digital audio processor with user-friendly features, such as user-configurable DSP and routing options, multiple inputs and outputs – and auto mixing. Designed for installation in boardrooms, council chambers, courtrooms and more, the DM8000 also provides 8 channels of wide band Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC), effectively removing secondary room reflections from the signal path. The highly versatile DM8000 seamlessly integrates with computer based conferencing systems and audio networks via USB, and can be remotely controlled using the built-in Ethernet and RS232 ports.
Advanced Digital Audio Processor
At the heart of the DM8000 is an advanced digital audio processor, with the power and versatility to handle even the most challenging application. Designed around an open architecture format, system integrators can easily configure the DM8000 to meet the requirements of any customer – and create systems that are eminently expandable, and virtually future-proof.
The DM8000 DSP is equipped with a comprehensive library of processing modules that can be deployed and configured using the free DM8000 DSP Designer software. This easy-to-use software allows the entire signal and processing structure to be defined and compiled right on your PC – and then run within DM8000's robust onboard DSP. Processing modules include: Input; Output; ULTRANET I/O digital audio transport output for use with compatible devices; AEC for up to 8 channels; USB In and Out; Mixers; Auto Mixer; Equalisers; Feedback Suppression; a variety of audio filters, and much more. DM8000 provides a massive audio toolkit, empowering you to create the ideal custom configuration for any application.
Acoustic Echo Cancellation
Office spaces, boardrooms and conference centers are often constructed with only a passing consideration regarding acoustics. Surfaces are typically hard, such as glass, painted/hardwood walls, and even steel and stone, all of which can trigger reverberation and echoes that can make a teleconference less than optimal. The DM8000's uses its wide band AEC module to detect and eliminate secondary room reflections from the signal path, so all participants enjoy the highest quality sound – whether the content is speech, music, or multimedia.
Applications such as city council meetings and courtrooms require the use of multiple open microphones, which means special attention must be given to input gain setting and feedback elimination. Or, you can let DM8000's Auto Mixer and Feedback Suppressor modules do the heavy lifting for you. Easy to set up and use, DM8000's Auto Mixer modules automatically adjust and balance levels for up to 8 inputs and combine them into a single output. And the onboard Feedback Suppressor behaves much like an highly-surgical parametric equaliser, detecting and removing feedback frequencies before they can become an issue. It's like having a sound engineer riding the controls, ensuring exceptional performance – from start to finish.
IP-Based Audio Networking
By using the built-in Ethernet connection, multiple DM8000 devices can be linked, creating a network for system-wide programming and control of a variety of Input sources. DM8000's PC-based software provides an intuitive graphical user environment for system configuration and remote control up to 100 m (328 feet) via CAT5/5e cable. This extremely versatile network can accommodate multiple mic inputs, a live band or stereo music source, as well as telephony – and send the resulting mixes to up to 6 destinations. The DM8000 is an audio networking command center that leaves the competition in the dust!
DM8000 provides massive connectivity, allowing you to build mixes that simple audio systems cannot match – and it does it in a manner that is both intuitive and robust. Connections include: 10 high-headroom analogue universal mic/line inputs; 6 electronically balanced low impedance line level outputs; USB audio for integration with computer based conferencing systems; and an optional ULTRANET digital audio transport output for use with compatible devices. And if additional system control is desired, the DM8000's onboard RS232 connector lets you interface with a variety of 3rd part control systems – now that's versatility!
A variety of compatible products are available to help you take your DM8000 to the next level of versatility. The CP8000UL or CP8000EU can easily add superb control over volume and selection for up to 6 auxiliary inputs. The DM80-DANTE lets you harness all of the processing benefits of the DM8000, even when used in third-party system applications. Need even more? Consider adding the DM8008 Channel Output Box, a rugged 19" 1U rack-mount chassis designed specifically for the ULTRANET environment that provides 8 channels of analogue output, making it ideal for hotel, house of worship, casino, and myriad other professional audio applications.
Exceptional Performance and Value
As you can see, the DM8000 provides a tremendous feature set, maximum flexibility and full networking support, transforming the common telephone/video conference call into an immersive experience. Easy to configure and run in virtually any application, the DM8000 is the modern communications solution – at an affordability level the competition simply cannot touch.