PL+S 2012: Avid to showcase Venue SC48 remote system

Avid will be showcasing its Venue SC48 Ethernet AVB-enabled remote system at this year’s Prolight + Sound show in Messe, Frankfurt.

Taking place from March 21st-24th the Messe, Frankfurt show will see Avid showcasing its new Venue SC48, which consists of the SC48 console and new Venue Stage 48 remote box, Ethernet Snake Card, and Venue 3 software.

The SC48 Remote System is designed to serve as an alternative to the all-in-one SC48, allowing engineers to place the I/O away from the console and closer to sources for optimal sound. Furthermore, marking a world first in the live sound industry, a fully redundant Ethernet AVB snake connectivity over Cat6 cable is intended to offer engineers optimum reliability without cable clutter.

Meanwhile, Avid’s Venue 3 software upgrade offers Venue customers a host of new features, including faster workflows to speed up all aspects of mixing. SC48 customers will especially benefit, as the software upgrade offers more busses, input processing channels, plug-in slots, and Pro Tools channels than before.

“Customers are realising the benefits of networked I/O solutions and are seeking ever more powerful features in compact mixers,” said Sheldon Radford, Avid senior product manager. “With the SC48 Remote System, they get the sound, performance, and reliability Venue systems are known for, plus the flexibility to split up the I/O and place each distribution where needed for optimal sound. They can customise the system to support up to 48 inputs on stage or distribute the I/O to handle a variety of sources on stage, at FOH, and even another location anywhere in the room.”