Audio & I/O Distribution
The Audio Communications Environment Network (ACENet) is ASTi’s innovative solution for distributing professional-grade audio over Ethernet. ACENet technology is a standard feature of the Target sound and communications platform, ACE Communications Units (ACU/ACU2), ACE-Remote Interface Units (ACE-RIU) audio interface network modules, and select 3rd party network capable audio amplifiers. ACENet realizes low-noise and low-latency transport of digitized audio and control signaling between Targets and associated ACENet devices.
Pure Sound: ACENet audio is sampled at a 48kHz rate, and is uncompressed producing incredible signal-to-noise ratios, and eliminating compression artifacts, such as ringing, warbling, drop-outs, and hissing.
Fast Delivery: Delivers digital audio between Target, ACUs, ACU2s, ACE-RIUs, and select 3rd party Audio Amps in less than 6 milliseconds.
Software Reconfigurable: Compatible with 802.3 Ethernet and VLANs, enabling audio network reconfiguration using software instead of physically relocating hardware.
Go Long: ACENet architecture supports cascading Ethernet switches and fiber optic media. The distance between Targets and remote ACENet devices can reach thousands of feet.
Reduced Setup and Install Costs: Save time and money by using commercial Ethernet switches and cabling to interconnect ACENet devices.Learn more
ACE Remote Interface Unit (ACE-RIU) is a compact 48kHz digital and audio distribution module that connects remotely located operator headsets, speakers, and control panels to the ACENet network.
Configurable Front-End: Adjustable amplifiers provide flexiblity to connect with a wide variety of commercial and military headsets, speakers, and mics. (Use the ACU for applications requiring software-configurable amplification.)
Radio-Over-IP: Connect ACE-RIUs to live comms such as: radios, intercom systems, and E&M voice cards.
Discrete Control Interfaces: One digital input and output per channel. Digital inputs sense external switches, and digital outputs switch external devices under software control.
Serial I/O ports: Plug-and-Play interface for operator panels like the Hand-Held Terminal and ASTi SINCGARS.
Compatible with Legacy Ancillary Equipment: ACE-RIU drops into installations that used the DACS RIU, making it an elegant choice for facility updates. Customers can re-use DACS RIU equipment including: analog/control cables, headsets, PTTs and HHTs.
Compact and Rugged: 4 channel module fits applications from desktop to industrial "rack-and-stack."Learn more
The ACU2 provides remote interfacing of audio and I/O peripherals over ASTi's Ethernet-based ACENet architecture. The ACU2 expands on the ACU devices with stereo support and reduced size
High Fidelity Audio: 48 kHz digital audio distribution and balanced pro-audio style interfaces.
Software Configurable: Adjustable amp/preamp gains and mic power selection to accommodate a wide range of audio peripherals such as military and commercials headsets, audio amps, speakers, mics, recording equipment, and real radio/communications equipment.
Serial Data Ports: Plug and play controls interface for simulated communications panels, Hand-held Terminal, and live radio control, into the communications environment.
Integrated Discrete Control Interfaces: Configurable digital/analog I/O provide direct integration of PTT units and volume controls. Analog inputs may operate in digital mode (contact closure sensing), or as a conventional 8-bit analog inputs.
Stereo Support: Stereo operation (independent left and right output) is supported on a single connector, greatly reducing cabling complexity and installation footprint for applications requiring stereo operators.
Reduced Footprint: Each ACU2 supports four configurable mono/stereo operator positions in a single compact unit. At one-fourth the size of the ACU, the ACU2 fits easily on a desktop. In addition, mounting two ACU2 units side-by-side in 1U 19” rack space provides 8 mono/stereo operator positions.
Power Daisy Chain: A convenient power daisy chain connection allows operation of two ACU2 units from a single power supply.Learn more
The ASTi Interface - Delta (AI-Delta) is a compact audio and I/O distribution device that connects local or remote operator headsets, speakers, control panels, and other peripherals to the network via Ethernet.
Compatible with: Voisus
Stereo Support: supports stereo operation (i.e., independent left and right output) on a single connector, reducing cabling complexity.
Reduced Footprint: takes up little space and fits easily on a desktop.
Software Configurable: includes adjustable preamplifier gains and sidetone for easy, direct connection to a variety of audio or communications systems and peripherals.
Routable: supports IPv4 and IPv6 LAN and WAN topologies.
Integrated I/O: includes configurable digital and analog I/O for direct connection of PTT units, volume controls, switch detection, radio PTT activation, and other control applications.
Dual USB Ports: provides ability to connect USB peripherals based on need (e.g., USB headset and foot switch).Learn more
The ASTi Interface - Single (AI-S) is a compact audio distribution device that connects remotely located operator headsets, speakers, control panels, and other peripherals to the Voisus network via Ethernet.
Compatible with: Voisus
Stereo Support: Stereo operation (independent left and right output) is supported on a single connector, reducing cabling complexity and installation footprint for applications requiring stereo operators.
Reduced Footprint: The AI-S has a compact footprint and fits easily on a desktop.
Software Configurable: Adjustable preamp gains and sidetone for easy, direct connection to a variety of audio/communications systems and peripherals.
Serial Data Port: Provides a convenient control interface for ASTi Hand-Held Terminals (HHTs), simulated panels, and live radio control.
Integrated I/O: Configurable digital and analog I/O for direct connection of PTT units, volume controls, switch detection, radio PTT activation, and other control applications.Learn more