PL+S 2017: SSL expands live console range4 April 2017
SSL will present the new L200, a new mid-scale console at the Prolight + Sound event in Frankfurt.
L200 features a row of three 12-channel Fader Tiles, providing a total of 38 faders including the Master and Focus Faders in the Master Tile. A centrally-located 17” multi-gesture touchscreen gives access to all of the consoles’ functions, and combines with Quick Controls in the central Fader tile to provide intuitive, immediate hands on hardware control. The Master Tile, located alongside the screen also provides Mute Group, Solo/Talkback, Assignable keys, and Automation controls.
The console’s vital statistics are: 144 processing paths all of which have full processing. These paths can be configured as up to 96 input channels, up to 48 aux sends, up to 24 stem groups and 6 masters. A 4 x 32 input, 24 output Matrix is provided in addition to this. Like all SSL Live consoles L200 has a flexible architecture that allows console configuration and surface layout to be easily configured to suit the demands of each production.
The L200’s unique inverted T chassis design is driven by ergonomic considerations. It keeps all essential console controls within easy reach and brings sprung arm mounted external screens/devices closer to the centre of the console. Arms can be mounted on either or both sides of the console.
SSL’s also announces the Network I/O range, which offers high specification interfaces that use Dante technology and AES67 transport to connect to AoIP network systems. The range includes mic/line, MADI, AES, and SDI interfaces. The addition of the new Network I/O SB 32.24 Stagebox brings a high capacity on-stage I/O unit to the range.
New software releases for SSL live and broadcast consoles introduce shared control over all SSL Network I/O Stageboxes with full gain compensation to facilitate elegant integration of broadcast and live console technology within a single installation. The company is also announcing the BLII-Dante HC Bridge, a 1U unit that provides a bi-directional bridge between SSL’s proprietary ‘Blacklight II’ high bandwidth optical format and a single Dante HC connection, delivering 256 channels of ultra-low latency 96kHz (512 channels @ 48kHz) audio in and out of a Dante network