OUR PART # MONGOOSE
Mongoose can replace the analog mic and line level portions of an audio system with digitized audio over regular CAT 5 cable. Mongoose can be used with or without CobraNet. Mongoose and its Tracker software work with Rane’s Remotes Audio Devices (RADs) and your CobraNet network to deliver digital audio between the equipment room/rack and remote spaces, about 100 meters (328 feet).
The Mongoose’s 32-by-32 digital audio matrix router receives its first 16 audio channels from up to eight RADs via the eight rear panel 8P8C (RJ-45) Remote Audio Device ports. The second 16 matrix input channels come from two eight-channel CobraNet receive (Rx) Bundles via standard CobraNet Primary and Secondary/backup ports. The 32 matrix router outputs transmit 16 channels to eight RADs and 16 more channels to two CobraNet transmit (Tx) Bundles.
A family of RAD models connect to the Mongoose. Each converts analog audio to or from 24-bit, 48 kHz digital audio. Standard CAT 5 cable and termination transport four digital audio channels – two channels in each direction – as well as power, ground and a communications channel via Rane’s proprietary RAD Network. Status indicators are at the RAD signal entry points, at the front and back of the Mongoose, and in Mongoose Tracker software.
Mongoose’s rear panel Ethernet port provides direct or network connection to a computer running Rane’s Mongoose Tracker software. Inexpert users are assured easy network communications with Zeroconf (Link-local/mDNS) and DHCP support. Yet, facility network managers can configure Mongoose like any other IP network device. The Ethernet port also supports Auto MDI/MDIX which automatically detects and permits either an Ethernet crossover cable (included) or a standard Ethernet cable to be used when directly connecting to a computer.
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