Projects with High Channel Requirements in a Small Space
A 19" wide and 3U to 15U high NEXUS Base Device is the intelligent binding that supplies the modules with the necessary voltage, the system clock of the CPU as well as audio and control data, monitors them and enables the user to operate them. A 3U level can accommodate up to twenty modules; in addition, the controlling XCPU card is located in one level. In addition to the three possible active levels, i.e. 3U, 6U or 9U, a Base Device can contain up to two passive levels (each with a height of 3U), which can be filled with additional front panels of I/O boards to make full use of the space of the active levels. A good example of this is the XMIC+ card in the XLR version, whose inputs one to four are mounted directly on the PCB and whose remaining inputs five to eight are connected to a remote front panel connected with a Cat5 cable. In addition, all Stage Tec-NEXUS boards have a predetermined breaking point so that the front panels can be mounted independently of the actual slot, which means the overlapping of an 8HP wide front panel over the slot of another board whose separated front panel can be mounted on a passive plane. The connection is then made via a ribbon cable. A special case with particularly low weight is the 1U Base Device, in which the cards are inserted transversely instead of lengthwise as usual and which contains active ventilation due to the insufficient convection cooling. With its high channel density and small footprint in the NEXUS Base Device, HXAD is particularly appealing to users where every gram counts. Both in the OB van and in the mobile setup, the lightweight design of the Base Devices comes in handy. Added to this is the large number of channels on the HXAD board, with which many signals can be converted.
Tenders Under High Cost Pressure
Tenders can often be tight with the budget, but you don't want to forego quality. The HXAD input board comes with 16 high-quality line level converters in just one board, which saves space in the NEXUS Base Device and also the cost of a second input board. For an effective balance of space, price and channel capacity, the HXAD card, of course in the usual Stage Tec quality. The slim 4HP wide design with D-Sub or RJ45 jacks takes up little space, in contrast to the XAD+ board in XLR design which has eight times the width required to accommodate the same number of channels. The main difference to the XAD+ card is the common mass of the channel pairs and the double number of inputs.