The RDNet Control 8 is a real-time monitor and control system able to manage up to 256 devices linked in a bus or up to 128 devices in a ring topology. All the data collected from the slaves are delivered to the sound engineer by USB in a local installation or by Ethernet from remote locations. The interface can be directly connected to the DSP on board of every TT+ line array module through the exclusive RDNet protocol making it possible to address in single cabinets or groups, specific presets or modification parameters in real-time. The key point of RDNet Control 8, in fact, is to ensure minimum refresh time (at least 5 per second) of all the system data performance, for example: RMS signals, compressor activity, temperature, fans speed, warnings, etc. Data transfer can be routed also through the provided xlr connectors enabling the control of the system on traditional multi-cored cables.
NETWORKED CONTROL AND MUCH MORE
RDNet is a robust management network and control platform for small, medium and large arena-sized sound systems, as well as complex and extended installations. Based on a proprietary network protocol, RDNet provides intuitive control and monitoring of every connected device/object in the RCF audio system. Each device has DSP to address specific presets or modifications of parameters to single or groups of objects. A network user can change level, delay, EQ (linear phase FiR as well) and other settings, including advanced subwoofer configurations. RDNet is not only designed for loudspeakers—you can control parameters and routing of multiple RCF devices, such as digital matrixes or amplifiers.
When online, the RDNet Control 8 unit sequentially scans all audio devices (10 scans per second), automatically labelling them with digital addresses. The loudspeaker objects are immediately added to the software synoptic as an object for each speaker (or any other audio device) found on the network.
Ethernet (Remote Control) and USB (Direct Control) PC Connect to RDNET
Control up to 8 sub-nets of up to 32 slave devices
All devices are cyclically scanned ("polling") 10 times as second
Auto detect device placement
Controlling slave devices status and functions
Monitoring and displaying faults and warnings sent from slave devices
Storing subnet user filters configuration in a removable memory card