Available Summer 2020
PENTA 721s is a new generation audio router and audio distribution interface from NTP Technology, which provides a versatile and flexible interface for signal distribution of analog, and digital audio via AES/EBU and MADI, as well as routing via IP Gigabit Ethernet and optical fibre networks including Dante. It has all the features of the Penta 721 with the addition of a card slot that can accept one of the 7 Penta interface cards to exactly match your I/O requirements.
PENTA 721s is a compact 1U digital audio interface designed for stand-alone use in recording studios, radio stations and stage venues.
It comes as standard with the following I/O:
- Eight channel AES/EBU input/output channels
- MADI in/out
- Two IP Audio Ethernet in/outs connected to a 64-channel Dante interface, with support for AES67 with SAP & Dante Domain Manager
- Card slot for one of seven optional NTP I/O and processing cards, and a slot for optional Dual MADI Module
- 64 MADI / BNC
- 2 IP Audio RJ45 Ethernet Ports ( DANTE Brooklyn 2 card included as standard)
- 8 AES/EBU I/O and 1-3 MADI I/O
- Word clock and VBB in and out
- AES11 Sync Input ( clock)
- 512 x 1512 routing
- IP audio L3 Ethernet I/O powered by Dante
- TCP/IP control via NTP Router Control System and Stand alone control applications for PC Single or Dual power supply
- 1 Card Slot – choose from one of the seven Penta Option Cards
- D–slot mini-module slot for optional ST optical MADI connection or dual SFP MADI optical in/out. 128 MADI
- Flexible patching and routing of digital audio signals providing
- Stand alone IP audio interface and format converter
- Interface for NTP TDM router systems
- Low latency, tightly synchronised, transport of uncompressed audio over IP networks using off the shelf switches
- DADman control software and compatible with Dante Domain Manager
The PENTA 721s has 1 large user configurable slot for one of the seven optional I/O cards including a 128 ch Dante interface. There is a slot for the optional Dual MADI Module labelled Optical I/O, and includes as standard an Dante/AES67 Interface using the two Ethernet ports on the rear.
The large slot can be configured with any one of the seven available analog and digital cards, in addition to the digital interfaces provided on the base unit. Check out the features of each of the available Penta I/O cards here.
PENTA 721s include a 512×512 multiplexer,enabling all analog and digital inputs and outputs to be routed in any combination; this enables the unit to also split signals for advanced signal distribution. The multiplexer can be used to establish the static connections of the signal inputs and outputs, and furthermore it incorporates soft switching with a fade down and fade up functionality of the signal level. Soft switching ensures that setting or changing a signal path can be made without any audible click or artefact.
PENTA 721s are TCP/IP controlled via one or two Ethernet ports. Control and supervision can be made by the NTP RCCore control system, and the operation is done via the NTP VMC control software client applications. A simple dedicated software control application for Windows is available for controlling and setting up PENTA 721s on a unit to unit basis when less advanced operation is required.
The IP Audio routing is for larger systems controlled by the NTP RCCore Router Control System, for easy and simple setting of connections on the Gigabit IP Ethernet. PENTA 721s can also be controlled by the Dante IP Audio routing controller software.
IP Audio Powered by Dante
The PENTA 721s IP Audio protocol is based on the robust tried-and-tested Dante™ digital audio network technology, and will interoperate with products of other brands that comply with Dante.
The Dante IP Audio format provides fast, flexible, and economical audio routing via IP and is compatible with NTP PENTA 720 Modular I/O and other Dante devices. The IP Audio routing provides Low latency, tightly synchronised, transport of uncompressed audio over Gigabit IP Ethernet Layer 3 networks using off the shelf switches, and routers for audio routing via one or more sub-nets. A total of 512 channels can be routed on a 1 Gigabit network, and more if the network capacity is higher.
Penta 721s – Advanced High Reliability Digital Routing Solutions
SVG SportsTech On Demand: NTP Technology’s Kurt Howell Presents Its Next-Gen Router
NTP Technology’s National Sales Manager, North America Kurt Howell talks viewers through the new NTP-721s, its next-generation audio router and audio distribution interface, which provides versatile and flexible interface for signal distribution of digital audio via AES/EBU, MADI, DANTE, optical fiber networks, and an expansion slot for any of the 8 expansion cards available from NTP.