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Advanced High Reliability Digital Routing Solutions

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NTP Technology develops, manufactures and distributes advanced high reliability digital routing solutions for major international radio and television broadcasters.

With Dante AoIP getting more and more leverage in today’s broadcast environment, the need for easy and flexible control of audio routing and signal flow is increasingly relevant and more challenging than ever.

At NAB 2018, NTP Technology is introducing advanced routing solutions with its new Dante/AES67 Penta 720 and Penta 721 audio routing interfaces. These new rackmount units allow more Dante channels and provide full compliance with the new Dante Domain Manager software for management of multiple network domains and IP subnets.

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NTP Penta 720 and 721
Penta 720 Router Dante Connectivity
Penta Router Block Diagram

IP Audio with Penta 720 and 721

With NTP’s new Penta units, broadcasters can manage and route Dante channels with greater speed and simpler functionality using the DADman control software, the NTP VMC database driven control system, or a third party system via the Probel SW-P-08 control protocol.

With increased focus on network security in today’s broadcast environments, location trucks, and performance venues, access to AoIP control can now be restricted for typical users and the network can be pin-locked via Audinate’s Dante controller.

There is a distinct advantage in using NTP’s Penta system as the routing matrix, because all relevant input and outputs are easily accessible for routing, as well as summing in the Penta summing matrix.

NTP innovative routing solution configures all Dante channels according to the need for fixed connectivity and IP tielines, and then uses that matrix on the Penta for the dynamic routing.

In cases where multiple subnets are a part of the network configuration, the Dante Domain Manager can be used for bridging audio between subnets and also distribute PTP clock information.

Domains can be set up to target defined groups of units across the network, and within the domains a Penta can be used for routing as well as audio I/O.

Penta 720 Modular Audio Interface

8 TO 48 CHANNEL A/D-D/A CONVERTER WITH DIGITAL AUDIO MATRIX

Download the Penta Brochure…  Learn more about the Penta 720…

PENTA 720 is a new generation of audio router and audio distribution interfaces from NTP Technology, which provides a versatile and flexible interface for signal distribution of analogue and digital audio via AES/EBU, MADI, SDI SD/HD/3G embedded audio as well as routing via IP Gigabit Ethernet and optical fibre networks.

PENTA 720 is a 2U modular audio interface designed for use in television or radio studios, outside broadcast vehicles and public-event venues. It comes with eight channel AES3 input/output channels, MADI, two IP Audio Ethernet in/outs and an Avid Pro Tools interface.

Up to eight optional cards can be incorporated to match specific operational requirements. The range of available plugin cards includes an eight-channel analogue input interface, eight-channel analogue output, two-channel SDI/HD/3G embedder interface and a two-channel SDI/HD/3G deembedder interface.

All cards support hot-swop. A mini-module slot is available for dual SFP MADI optical input/output module, which is also compliant to the NTP HotLink/Dual MADI format.

Penta 720 front panel
Penta 720 rear panel

720 Key features:

  • 8 AES/EBU I/O and 1-3 MADI I/O
  • 8 card slots for analogue and digital I/O cards supporting hot-swop
  • Interface for AVID Pro Tools
  • IP audio L3 Ethernet I/O powered by Dante
  • TCP/IP control via NTP Router Control System and
  • Stand alone control applications for PC
  • Single or Dual power supply

720 Key Benefits

  • Analogue and Digital audio interfacing
  • Interfacing and routing of embedded audio in video SDI SD/HD/3G signals
  • Flexible patching and routing of digital audio signals providing
  • Stand alone IP audio interface and format converter
  • Interface for NTP TDM router systems
  • Low latency, tightly synchronised, transport of uncompressed audio over IP networks using off the shelf switches

The cards slots of the PENTA 720 can hold the following cards:

  • 8 ch analog input card
  • 8 ch analog output card
  • 2 ch 3G/HD/SD SDI audio
  • embedder/de-embedder card

Penta 721 Modular Audio Interface

Learn more about the Penta 721…

PENTA 721 is a new generation audio router and audio distribution interface from NTP Technology, which provides a versatile and flexible interface for signal distribution of digital audio via AES/EBU, MADI, Avid Pro Tools interface as well as routing via IP Gigabit Ethernet and optical fibre networks.

PENTA 721 is a compact 1U digital audio interface designed for stand-alone use in recording studios, radio stations and stage venues. It comes with eight channel AES/EBU input/output channels, MADI, two IP Audio Ethernet in/outs and an interface for Avid Pro Tools as well as a mini-module slot for ST optical MADI connection or dual SFP MADI optical in/out

Penta 721 front panel
Penta 721 rear panel

721 Key features:

  • 8 AES/EBU I/O and 1-3 MADI I/O
  • Interface for AVID Pro Tools
  • IP audio L3 Ethernet I/O powered by Dante
  • TCP/IP control via NTP Router Control System and
  • Stand alone control applications for PC
  • Single or Dual power supply

721 Key Benefits

  • Flexible patching and routing of digital audio signals providing
  • Stand alone IP audio interface and format converter
  • Interface for NTP TDM router systems
  • Low latency, tightly synchronised, transport of uncompressed audio over IP networks using off the shelf switches

The mini-module slot can hold one of the following modules:

  • Dual SFP MADI optical input/output module, which is also compliant to the NTP HotLink/Dual MADI format
  • Multi mode MADI I/O ST optical interface