RTS Highlights ODIN Digital Intercom at the 2018 IBC Show

RTS will highlight the ODIN OMNEO digital intercom matrix at the 2018 IBC Show. The latest solution in an ongoing program of IP-focused product launches, including the ROAMEO DECT-based wireless system and KP-Series keypanels, ODIN is a major new addition to the RTS portfolio.

ODIN encapsulates the latest RTS innovations into a compact single rack unit package that offers IP technology along with analog connectivity. While previous-generation digital matrix products were significantly larger and more costly to own and operate, ODIN’s feature set and form factor are designed to make a professional matrix solution more accessible and easier to use than ever before, opening up the benefits of IP-based communications for wide range of new markets and users of all levels.

The solution has the ability to seamlessly integrate into the most sophisticated, large-scale intercom operations, extending the value of the initial investment, while also providing a path for system expansion for smaller users who want to upgrade existing systems to the latest technologies.

With connectors for OMNEO IP technology, analog two-wire and four-wire, the solution supports IP-based ROAMEO wireless systems and KP-Series keypanels, and, as always, analog RTS legacy keypanels. Dante-enabled OMNEO is standard on RJ-45 connectors or is available using optional optical fiber connectors. 

Users can flexibly define ports to use any of the available connector types. As a user’s capacity needs evolve, a single the solution can grow from the basic 16 ports to a maximum of 128 ports; up to eight units can be connected via an optical Inter-Frame Link to create a single matrix with up to 1024 ports. 

The unit’s energy-efficient design uses less than 50 watts of power, minimising operating costs, and additional features include redundant power supplies and five cooling fans (two of which are redundant). 

The front panel has a color graphical user interface based on icons to support the most common setup and configuration tasks. The AZedit and IPedit software applications have been updated to support ODIN for more complex configuration tasks. 

Whether users want to expand intercom functionality with an IP-capable system at a regional theatre or large house of worship, or whether the goal is to start streamlining a larger system’s footprint and cost of operation in an OB (Outside Broadcast) van or broadcast control room, this solution stands apart as the most comprehensive intercom solution RTS has ever made … all in one rack unit.

The solution combines the functionality of multiple RTS technologies into one future-proof package, including: the capacity of two OMI-64 cards — up to 128 channels of digital audio over IP in OMNEO format — fully compatible with Dante and AES67; connections for up to 16 analog key panels; inter-frame-link connectivity for linking multiple frames together; a powerful master controller; built-in connectors for analog two-wire party line; and redundant power supply for an extra layer of protection against failure.

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