Apex introduces Intelli-X3 series of system management processors

Apex Audio has unveiled the first model of its next-generation Intelli-X3 series, the Intelli-X3 648 system management processor with optional Dante networking capacity for full network redundancy.

With internal processing up to 192 kHz, high-end, studio-grade analogue circuit designs and mastering-grade compressors as standard, Intelli-X3 delivers audio performance in a robust 1U form factor with a smart front panel user interface.

The Belgian manufacturer’s Intelli-X3 provides system management tools for comprehensive system alignment and EQ, through to the provision of IIR and custom FIR-based crossovers. I/Os can be selected (in pairs) to be either analogue, AES/EBU or Dante, enabling a mix of audio formats to be used simultaneously.

Designed to be plug-and-play, the Intelli-X3 is simple to configure and integrates easily into any network via internal 3-way Ethernet switches. Both automatic IP (DHCP) and static IP configuration is provided as standard, enabling plug-and-play connectivity and more rigid IP assignments for use in fixed installations. SNMP support is also provided. Wireless access points can be directly connected to Intelli-X3 devices allowing direct control over a wireless network.

Apex’s software application, Intelli-Ware, provides control from both portable touch and tablet PCs as well as from tethered PCs. The software is accessible from multiple PC devices simultaneously – a handy feature for engineers needing to optimise audio from various locations throughout a venue or festival site for example.

Finally, an optional Dante module provides audio-over-IP networking capability supporting full network redundancy with ultra-low latency. This automatically prevents any audio loss or interruption in the event of a connectivity problem on the primary network.