DiGiCo Releases the Purple Box
The crew over at DiGiCo have released yet another innovative product building on the acclaimed SD-Series' expansion and compatibility functions. The latest addition has been given the charismatic title of the Purple Box.
The Purple Box is a CAT5e/MADI to optical convertor. It is capable of taking either a CAT5e connection from a DiGiCo SD console or D-Rack, or a MADI connection from an SD console, SD-Rack or other MADI device and convert it for optical transmission, or vice versa. Purple Box allows two MADI or D-Rack streams, or combination of the two.
Purple Box has 128 available channels and, as previously mentioned, has completely independent I/Os within the box, the only commonality being the power supplies, two of which are supplied for redundancy. Purple Boxs standard interface is opticalCON, but it can also be ordered with ST or HMA connectors.