For Engineers

C100… Built to Perform Under Pressure

The C100 offers the exceptional level of reliability which SSL customers have come to expect, and which the broadcast industry demands. In addition, its powerful routing capabilities and capacity for integration into a broadcast facility place the minimum of burden on the engineer’s shoulders.

Primed for Reliability
Built and installed entirely by SSL to match your exact specifications, accompanied by full on-site training and long term technical support, the C100 is primed for reliability. Its extensive redundancy, rapid self-healing DSP and remote diagnostics make intrusions into the control room a rarity.

100% proprietary, robust, virus-proof hardware and software systems
The C100 is manufactured to the very highest standards at SSL HQ in Oxford, England with all of the pride and tradition of UK manufacturing. Unlike other broadcast audio systems, all of the C100’s console computer systems are 100% proprietary, so the C100 is extremely stable, robust and 100% virus-proof.

Fully redundant audio and control systems
The C100 comes with a high degree of redundancy as standard, with the option of including full redundancy for all elements of the console. Individual control surface tiles, or bays can be switched off during operation without affecting the audio, and their operation seamlessly transferred to other tiles/bays. All PSUs are dual redundant.

Pre- and post-sales support: specification, installation, commissioning, training
Solid State Logic enjoys an unrivalled reputation for outstanding service at every stage of your system’s life cycle. During the purchasing process, SSL’s Project Engineering team will work with you to ensure that your system precisely matches your requirements. All C100 consoles are delivered, installed and commissioned by highly skilled, experienced Service Personnel, requiring minimal down-time for installation. On-site training minimizes disruption caused by operator error, and on-going 24/7 support is provided by specialist SSL engineers.

Internal self-testing, error-correcting software
About 10% of the console’s code consists of SSL’s own built-in self-checking, self-healing software. Conditions which might result in a fault are therefore quickly detected, providing the opportunity to correct errors before they are ever realised. Self-healing DSP provides fast, fault-tolerant processing recovery in under 1/5th second.

Seamless Facility Integration
The C100’s high level of audio and data integration means that resource reallocation, and even console maintenance, can be performed remotely with the minimum of disruption.

Quick Reallocation of Projects and Signals
While B-RIO provides local IO over fibre-optic cable, the addition of a MORSE router offers powerful, fully integrated resource sharing throughout the facility, enabling seamless reallocation of projects and signal feeds without any re-plugging, using no external computer systems or third party hardware.

Diagnostics and Fault Prevention
Internal SNMP diagnostics monitors key critical system elements and generates alerts to help prevent problems. In addition to SNMP, because C100 HD is Ethernet based, extensive Remote Diagnostics capability is available either to client support teams within client Firewalls or by SSL support staff located externally if Firewall access is permitted.