MORSE Router MORSE Stagebox

System Components

3U and 6U chassis sizes are available for the stagebox and router units, allowing for compact systems with space to expand, or more dense concentration of audio I/O and router crosspoint matrices. Cards are interchangeable between the two sizes of chassis, allowing existing modules to be re-deployed within a facility or re-used in an expanded frame when an upgrade is required.

In both frame sizes, the router can be configured as a fully redundant, mirrored system, with every module duplicated – PSU, sync clock input, communications controller, crosspoint matrix, and MADI I/O. Embedding of stagebox control data on the fibre-optic cable removes the need for separate serial/ethernet cabling, and offers the same interference immunity benefits as the audio enjoys.

The inherent interdependence of backplane designs is avoided by using an internal star configuration of connections, allowing hot swap of all stagebox and router cards, which offers low-impact maintenance – even while on-air.

Industry standard MADI connections on stageboxes and router allow any compatible audio equipment to be connected. Stagebox status and I/O parameter values (mic gain, digital SRCs, etc.) may optionally be viewed and updated using a web browser via a TCP/IP connection.

The router and stagebox hardware have low power consumption, convection cooling, proprietary technology using flash memory, thus removing the common causes of failure and offering the silent operation that allows studio floor positioning.

The optional ‘Administrator’ PC control software can be used to create password-protected user accounts, with control of which parts of the system may be accessed (eg. routing matrix, mic control), using the same arbitration of ownership as the consoles.

As many PCs as required may be connected to the system, with the Administrator PC enforcing access restrictions. Conversely, all PCs may be disconnected, leaving the system controlled solely by the C100 console(s).