prolight+sound, Frankfurt, March 2017: Good news for users of the popular Stage Tec NEXUS audio network: With software release V5.28 NEXUS systems can now be upgraded to more than double the size possible previously. Until now, the number of Base Devices was capped at 31. The audio network can manage up to 64,000 I/Os. "Many NEXUS systems are already being deployed to connect entire complexes, such as broadcast facilities and 2017 04 StageTec NEXUSfilm production studios," explains Alexander Nemes, Sales Manager at Stage Tec, adding, "Scalability has been doubled yet again – sufficient for any currently conceivable network!"

By combining an enhanced number of Base Devices with the recently increased capacity of NEXUS fibre-optic lines, it has become possible to upgrade new and existing systems to create truly large-scale networks. The fibre-optic cables joining the base devices cover great distances, turning the network into the link between rooms, buildings, and in the future even cities.

NEXUS works with an internal bus system based on time division multiplexing and provides a wide range of I/O options, including IP technology. The system's functionality goes far beyond that of a pure audio router. It handles control tasks, switches external signals transparently through the network, performs DSP functions and offers many extra features. Since its inception, Stage Tec has been continuously developing the system, with the result that it is capable of much, much more than was even conceivable when it was launched. Even the oldest legacy systems can be upgraded, and today's NEXUS is fully backwards compatible.

NEXUS won the Primetime Engineering Award Emmy® in 2010. The official announcement at the award ceremony lauded NEXUS as the finest, most versatile audio routing system available today.

The software release V5.28 will be available at the end of the second quarter.

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