SERIX Stand alone On Air Digital Audio Mixers
SERIX is a stand alone mixer with integrated matrix and DSP, and it can be integrated into a Mandozzi Radio House System with a central IDEA matrix. The SERIX mixers are especially well suited for self operation. The mixers are configured, and the snapshots stored, by a technician beforehand, and then the operators can use the mixer in a very easy way. They have in principle only to move the faders to start a player and to adjust the audio levels, and to touch a few keys to answer the phone calls that arrive via hybrids or codecs.
A typical radio station consists of several SERIX mixers and an IDEA matrix that acts as interface to the outside world (external lines, telephone hybrids and codecs, etc.), and assures the interconnection between the mixers. The central matrix connects the mixers to the central I/O, and it also establishes the connections between the mixers. The central matrix is also used to connect the studios to any of the mixers.
The mixers consists of a certain number of fader modules with 4 motor faders each and a central module for communication, monitoring and parameter setting. The mixers dispose of their own core (MIXBRAIN) with the DSP and matrix functions, and of their own I/O interface unit (concentrator).
Every mixer control processor MIXBRAIN is connected to its concentrator via a CAT 5 cable for the control signals and the audio signals, and the connection between the concentrator and the matrix is made via Gigabit fibres that carry the control and the audio signals. The mixers can be remotely controlled from any PC connected to Internet. The user can operate the mixer by his keyboard and mouse as if he were using the touch screen of the SERIX mixer.