MediaMatrix® proudly introduces SCION™, the all-new and powerful Media and Control processor platform. This 3rd generation MediaMatrix digital signal processor (DSP) calls upon 30 years of engineering excellence in both hardware and software design together with proven 24-7-365 reliability in the most demanding and prestigious venues globally delivering the most powerful DSP based media and control system available today.
SCION, a descendant of the legendary MediaMatrix NION® platform, transcends its predecessor leveraging the latest cutting-edge integrated DSP and Control Processor architecture providing a scalable, ‘Build it Your Way’ media and control processing system fully backwards compatible with NION and the ‘N’ series of MediaMatrix audio bridges and controllers being configured and controlled from the award winning nWare™ software suite.
The Power of SCION
At the heart of a SCION is the ADI SHARC® dual core Digital Signal Processor (DSP) with ARM® Cortex® Processing Unit (CPU) high performance low-power consumption application processors. Having more than 5 times the processing power of its predecessor the NION®, with optional dual DSP-CPU boards. SCION is capable of supporting, from a single 2RU device, up to 32 channels of local analog I/O plus 64 channels via an audio network card slot, and an enormous 512i x 512o channels utilizing MediaMatrix sNET™, an AES67 streaming audio protocol, via an optional factory installed sNET card and built-in dual redundant IEEE 802.3 compliant Gbit managed switch network ports.
The SCION frame can be configured from an entry level local analog/digital device with network control to a fully featured powerhouse with front panel LCD/Control expanded local and network audio I/O and control or something in-between with optional hardware modules giving the consultant, integrator, and end-user unrivaled fit for purpose flexibility.
The SCION Media and Control Processor, including all next generation MediaMatrix ‘S’ series networkable products, natively support the new MediaMatrix sNET™ real-time steaming audio protocol being fully compliant with the AES67 technical standard for audio over IP and audio over Ethernet AoE.
The sNET protocol is an integral part of the new SCION media control expanded platform allowing for virtually unlimited real-time distribution of audio channels and future media content across local and wide area network environments by utilizing standardized network protocols and technologies that can coexist in existing network infrastructures.
Additionally, being fully qualified AES67 and SMPTE ST-2110 compliant, sNET is further compatible with devices streaming Ravenna – including Dante® devices with AES67 mode enabled.
Sharing in some strong elements of DNA with NION paves the way for backwards compatibility and convergence, allowing consultants to design
system upgrades and fresh projects with the confidence of a simplified and seamless migration path thanks to an nWare™ 3.0 new dual-compiler
tool enabling SCION and NION nodes to coexist in the same project. NIO™ Card-based I/O is also compatible with SCION providing welcomed continuity, quality and flexibility.
As the world’s first digitally configured and controlled distributed audio system, MediaMatrix has grown from roots of wisdom, through decades of understanding. SCION signifies innovation in full bloom – a technology and ideal that has been nurtured over time and is ready to flex its branches to accommodate the world’s most demanding commercial audio needs.