The D5 RE stand alone outboard engine system provides total audio engine redundancy through a few simple connections to any DiGiCo D5 Live console. The package is flight cased and contains a complete D5 engine assembly, two PSU’s, trackball keyboard and mouse for set-up procedure.
To get up and running, the RE is daisy-chained to the console and stage racks via standard D5 optical fibre cables and additionally, connected from MADI port 2 on the RE to the auxiliary MADI port on the D5 local rack with two 5 metre BNC MADI cables (supplied). A crossed ethernet networking cable is then connected between the CAT5 ports on console engine and RE and you are ready to sync sessions to enable the RE to mirror the D5 console.
Once set up, if the master audio engine develops a problem, audio is automatically and transparently switched to the Redundant Engine without any interruption in program material.
The Redundant Engine always mirrors the master console’s settings enabling the operator to transfer audio processing transparently back and forth between master console and RE at any time with the press of a single screen button.