The IP88AD is a combined analog and AES digital input/output BLADE. It handles input and output, each with 8 stereo channels, 16 mono channels, or any combination totaling 16 discrete channels. Half of these are analog, the other half AES digital.
I/O BLADEs are far more than mere access units connecting studios, elements and Wheatstone control surfaces in the WheatNet-IP Intelligent Network. Yes, I/O BLADEs convert audio and logic inputs to data streams on the network and convert outgoing data streams to hardware outputs. But these 1RU I/O units ? which come in analog, digital and analog/digital I/O units - also have intelligence inside. Each I/O BLADE comes with a CPU and operating system so you can do amazing things with your audio network, starting with routable mixing, logic-follow-audio and a whole lot more.
Standalone Input / Output router with 4 stereo analog inputs (8 mono), 4 AES-3 digital inputs and 4 stereo analog outputs (8 mono), 4 AES-3 digital outputs. Internal audio clip player. Internal DSP audio processing channel. Interface via DB25 or RJ-45 connections. 12 assignable GPIO logic ports. Network multiple I/O Blades through gigabit Ethernet switch.
CPU with OS and standalone operation
24-bit A/D and D/A convertors
1RU, no fans
One Gigabit Ethernet port
Two stereo 8x2 utility mixers
Stereo multiband processor
Embedded audio playback
Silence sensing can be applied to any outputs
16 analog input channels
16 analog output channels
RJ-45 connectors for audio (8 in, 8 out)
Four D-Sub connectors for audio (2 in, 2 out)
12 universal logic ports (GPIO) on 2 RJ-45 connectors
128 software logic ports
Front panel headphone jack
Two colorful OLED displays on front