Dante


Dante/AES67 Talkback


Now with version 3 firmware, the FWD8000 is a Dante enabled four wire box with eight four wire inputs and eight four wire outputs plus eight IFB inputs. A mix output and a hot microphone output are also available on the network.
In addition to the network connections four of the four wire inputs and outputs are mirrored onto the rear of the unit for local analogue use as well as two IFB inputs.
These analogue inputs and outputs may now also be used as a Dante breakout box (new feature with v 3 firmware) with three assignable inputs and three assignable outputs, these are also selectable via Dante Controller and may be assigned to analogue versions of any of the Dante inputs or outputs. Operational adjustments are simple using our version3 firmware incorporating the FWD8000 internal web server. Power may be PoE, an external 12 volt supply or battery or via the IEC mains inlet.

FWD8000 rear

Each channel has a cut switch, a ifb monitor button plus a vox incoming audio present indicator.
Press the talk keys down for momentary operation and up to latch. The latch operation can be defeated if required. Units can be supplied with a headphone jack or a 5 pin XLR headset connector.
There is an 'all talk' key which can be set to talk to any or all of the four wire outputs. There is also a microphone cut button. When a talk key is pressed incoming audio to the loudspeaker is normally dimmed to prevent feedback, the level may be adjusted or defeated as required. The unit includes two 3:1 and one 2:1 network mixers.

FWD8000 rear

The FWD8000 has a secondary ethernet interface which may be used as a switch output or for network redundancy.
Mains requirement is 110-240VAC 50/60Hz.
Dimensions: 1RU 200mm deep.




Also with version 3 firmware, the FWD6006 is a six channel desktop version of the FWD8000 above. It is a Dante enabled four wire box with six four wire inputs, six four wire outputs plus six IFB inputs. A mix output and a hot microphone output are also available on the network.
In addition to the network connections three of the four wire inputs and outputs are mirrored onto the rear of the unit for local analogue use as well as two IFB inputs.
These five analogue inputs and three analogue outputs may now be used as a Dante breakout box (new feature with v3 firmware) These are selectable via Dante Controller and may also be assigned to analogue versions of any of the Dante inputs or outputs. Operational adjustments are simple using our version 3 firmware incorporating the FWD6006 internal web server. Power may be supplied by PoE, an external 12 volt supply or battery or via the IEC mains inlet.

FWD6006 rear FWD6006 rear
Each channel has a cut switch, a ifb monitor button plus a vox incoming audio present indicator.
Press the talk keys down for momentary operation and up to latch. The latch operation can be defeated if required. Units can be supplied with a headphone jack or a 5 pin XLR headset connector.
There is also a microphone cut button. When a talk key is pressed incoming audio to the loudspeaker is normally dimmed to prevent feedback, the level may be adjusted or defeated as required.


The FWD6006 has a secondary ethernet interface which may be used a switch output or for network redundancy.
Mains requirement is 110-240VAC 50/60Hz.

Dimensions: 100mm high, 180mm deep, 200mm wide.




The B-DF4 is a network four channel four wire unit in a compact aluminium beltpack enclosure.
With four audio inputs and four audio outputs it will meet the most demanding beltpack requirements. The B-DF4 has a built in speaker so may be used as a handy four wire box.
B-DF4 front
The talk buttons can be programmed to operate push to talk, latching or 'smart' (tap to latch, push to talk). When selected to talk the buttons illuminate red.
Listen input(s) may be enabled/disabled in conjunction with the listen select switch. Buttons may be set to flash on incoming audio.
Programming the B-DF4 is simple using the OLED display which also shows line input and output levels during normal operation.

The following features are programmable:

• Microphone amplifier gain range 30dB to 60dB
• Phantom power on/off
B-DF4 front • Highpass filter some/lots
• Mic limiter some/lots
• Headphone limiter some/lots
• Sidetone on/off/full level/-6dB/-12dB
• Loudspeaker on/off
• Talk switch mode momentary/latching/smart
• Headphones - select individual inputs to left/right/both ears
• Vox input detect on/off

Power may be supplied Power over ethernet (PoE) or a 9-16 volt external DC supply.